The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is a German foundation devoted to the promotion of liberal principles and to political education, both in Germany and abroad. FNF opened its office in Vietnam in September 2012 with a wide range of topics: Provincial Competitiveness Index, Free Trade Agreements, Market economy and Smart City. Our partners include Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Viet Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR), University of Economics and Business (VNU-UEB), Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and other organisations. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us or reach our team here.
FNF Vietnam - A decade for Freedom and Economic Development
On November 14, 2022, in Hanoi, the 10th anniversary of the FNF Office in Vietnam took place in Hanoi with the presence of his Excellency, Dr. Guido Hildner, the Ambassador of Germany. On this special occasion, FNF Vietnam also welcomed a high-level delegation from Germany including CEO - Ms. Annett Witte; Head of the International Department - Mr. René Klaff; and other FNF's Country Directors from Southeast Asia and East Asia to attend.
10 Years Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation Vietnam (2012-2022) – Partners in Freedom
FNF stays committed to our goal of supporting Vietnam on its way to economic freedom, prosperity, and wealth. Our principles are based on loyalty to our long-term partners. For me as Country Director Vietnam, it is a great pleasure to celebrate 10 years of FNF Vietnam with our friends, supporters, and partners at a GALA Event on 14th November 2022.
The Journalist Training Programme of 2022 has begun!
The LGBTQ+ community is still a marginalized group in Southeast and East Asia. Behind the headlines, the community still lack legislative protection of their civil liberties such as laws on gender recognition and equality in marriage. FNF Southeast and East Asia (SEEA) is supporting young journalists to dig deep into the stories behind the headlines of various discrimination and subliminal hostility that is still experience by the LGBTQ+ community in the region.
“Smart Finance”, FNF’s financial education initiative for Young Vietnamese
The goal of becoming rich quickly unites many young Vietnamese. However, due to the lack of financial expertise, a growing number of people lose money every year in Ponzi schemes and obscure investment projects. Our new project of video series co-hosted with Lao Dong Newspaper, one of Vietnamese largest newspapers, has pioneered to launch a financial education initiative called “Tai chinh thong minh / Smart Finance“.
Phu Yen: FNF supports international cooperation to promote the value of geopark heritage and sustainable tourism
On July 23, in Tuy Hoa city, with the support from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF), the Institute of European Studies (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences) and Phu Yen province organized the conference "International cooperation to promote the value of geopark heritage and sustainable tourism in Phu Yen province".
Online Seminar on Personal Finance
For many young students there is a lack of basic knowledge about personal finance, especially in terms of personal investment in the future. As a result, we would like to provide students with basic knowledge about personal finance to act as a helpful guide and increase their capacity to budget, invest and plan for the future.
FNF SEEA Journalist Training Program 2022
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) would like to cooperate with five freelance journalists (or teams) in Southeast and East Asia by supporting their research and their publication of a multimedia feature article about “LGBTQ+ Life in Southeast and East Asia”. Our Program includes training by high-profile journalists and a 2,000 Euros honorarium for your multimedia article.