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), Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR), University of Economics and Business (VNU-UEB), Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), among other localities and organisations. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us or reach our team here.
Celebrating Entrepreneurship: The 'ABCs of Entrepreneurship' Event EP4 in Vibrant Vietnam
Join us in Hanoi as the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and WOWS Global unite to inspire and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs. Dive into the 'ABCs of Entrepreneurship' on Nov 18, 2023, and gain insights from experts, celebrate female founders, and explore the future of fundraising. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with industry leaders. Your journey into the world of entrepreneurship begins here.
German Supply Chain Act: Sustainability focus and Vietnam's implications
The 2023 German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act prioritises sustainable criteria in global supply chains. Prof. Dr. Andreas Stoffers, Country Director of FNF Vietnam, and Ms. Lanh Huyen Nhu, Coordinator of the 'Sustainable and Climate Resilient Supply Chains in Vietnam' Project at the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce (AHK) in Vietnam spoke with Vietnam Investment Review (VIR) on the opportunities and challenges the new law provides for Vietnam.
Europe must unite in the face of global challenges
The Reshape Europe Conference of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom on 10 October 2023 set a milestone in the global dialogue on the question: How can Europe become more resilient and sovereign to stand up to autocratic governments? Together with international experts, the Foundation discussed the challenges of the new era in terms of economy, security, energy and the liberal values of democracy.
Neighbouring real estate wobbles and their impact on Vietnam
For many foreign investors, the two neighbouring countries of Vietnam and China seem to be similar in terms of their socioeconomic and political structure. Thus, investors exercising caution with the Vietnamese market. Prof. Dr. Andreas Stoffers, Country Director of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Vietnam, outlined his thoughts to the Vietnam Investment Review (VIR).
FNF x VEPR: Summer School 2023
FNF Vietnam once again accompanies the Vietnam Economic and Policy Research Institute (VEPR) in this year's Summer School for excellent students. With the topic ‘Public policy analysis and planning from an economic and legal perspective,’ held in Thai Nguyen Province over four days, the programme welcomes 30 excellent students along with speakers who are experts in the field.
Bugra Kilinc: First working experience in Asia
Bugra Kilinc, who works as a Junior Researcher at FNF Vietnam's office in Hanoi from June to August 2023, shares his thoughts after living for the first time in Asia.
Fritz Kuermayr: A little closer to the world of liberalism
Fritz Kuermayr, an Austrian student, had a chance to serve abroad as an intern at the project locations of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Madrid (Spain) and Hanoi (Vietnam), from September 2022 to July 2023. Here he shares some thoughts upon concluding his journey as he gained valuable experiences and memories.