Through the connection of EU experts, civil society, and decision makers we seek to foster open dialogue and discuss liberal policy solutions to European challenges. Together with our liberal partners, we develop formats and campaigns to promote rule of law, free markets and human rights. Moreover, we coordinate EU co-funded projects in the field of democracy support, development cooperation and human rights protection.
The Alliance of Her
The second Alliance of Her Session came to a close! After a long wait due to Covid, our participants were finally able to return to Belgium, the „home“ of the academy program. Watch our recap video to get a glimpse of our action-packed program and our talented participants & trainers!
Some thoughts on migration policy
It is often the case, in matters concerning migratory movements, that "critical" situations distort citizens' perceptions of these issues. Moreover, the urgent response to these periodic and cyclical crises prevents the construction of a common and consistent policy that recognises the nature and root causes of migratory phenomena, in order to deal with them effectively and intelligently in the medium and long term.
Renewable energies in the Mediterranean: from the ambition of the Desertec project to the actual need for a real Euro-Mediterranean Green Deal.
It was under this premise that one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived to supply three continents with clean energy was born in 2003: the Desertec project, which aimed to create a network of renewable energy production centers, mainly concentrated solar energy, between Europe and the Middle East and North Africa, with the objective of producing enough electricity to cover a large part of the demand of the countries in the region in 2050.
Slovak disinformation websites capitalise on the harrowing images of human suffering
Following the example of the Belarusian and Russian state-controlled media, Slovak disinformation websites also capitalise on the harrowing images of human suffering at the EU borders. The disinformation actors also tried to justify the illegal annexation of Crimea and the suspicious Russian troop build-up near Ukraine. But the most resonating, as usual, was the topic of the pandemic.
Advancing women’s place in the entrepreneurial scene
For the past six years, Sana advised the United Nations, European Commission, corporate institutions and organisations on gender issues. She was heavily involved in SDGs discussions, she helped draft several resolutions and recommendations on gender in New York, Bali, Geneva, and Paris and presented them to UN representatives. Today we had the chance to interview Sana Afouiaz, find out here what we have learned.
After Italian elections: A glimpse of hope from Rome, and Italy.
On October 3rd and 4th, Italians went to vote in local elections for around 1.200 mayors. A runoff, when necessary, was held last weekend. The political landscape before the election was rather uneven.
The Mediterranean, a sea of cultures adapted to each person
The world has changed, but not enough to unseat the Mediterranean Sea as the richest enclave on Earth in history, art, philosophy, music, literature, science and technology. The undisputed cradle of civilisation - even allowing for China's millennia-long history - its immense cultural diversity has been projected globally like no other.
Prisoner of Conscience: Azat Miftakhov, RussiaHuman Rights
How can Innovation foster Democracy?Innovation for Democracy
We are looking for a Project Coordinator for our Kyiv office from 1 January 2022FNF Ukraine Team
Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Plus Employees in Public and Private Sector in TurkeyLGBTI+ in Turkey