The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. Our South Korea project is focused on forward-looking topics such as smart cities and the 4th industrial revolution. The North Korea project organizes capacity-building programs in environmental planning and water management. We work with the Center for Local Autonomy, Hanyang University (CLA), Korea Local Information Research & Development Institute (KLID), and many other local partners. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
Global Europe – Global Expectations
Today, we are experiencing that the European Union and its model of democratic societies are losing their worldwide popularity. The growing global influence of actors with values, political systems, and worldviews that are diametrically opposing to those of the EU, as well as the renaissance of geopolitical blocs (as evidenced by the abstention of some states in the UN in condemning Russia's war of aggression), further reinforce this trend. In the new era of geopolitics, characterized by strategic rivalry between authoritarian states on the one hand and liberal democracies on the other, these are alarming signs. In order to prevail against authoritarian regimes, the liberal model of EU democratic societies must regain its attractiveness in the world.
Digital Book of Condolences for Dr. Taaks
The FNF Korea team wanted to create a space to leave messages for Dr. Taaks and further honour his memory.
To make this place easily accessible worldwide, we created an website where you can leave messages for the digital book of condolences.
Dr. Christian Taaks, the Head of FNF Korea office passed away on Sep 10, 2022 at the age of 61. FNF Korea deeply mourns the passing away of Dr. Christian Taaks.
Liberal Human Rights Work 2022
In over 60 countries, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom promotes human rights and supports organizations and human rights defenders working for the protection of human rights and the rule of law. This report offers an insight into the foundation's Liberal Human Rights work in 2022.
FNF-KSCES Roundtable seminar on 'EU as a Global Player'
On November 10th 2022, FNF Korea and the Korean Society of Contemporary European Studies (KSCES) held a round table seminar at Jinjinsura Gwanghwamun in Seoul. The event aimed to offer opportunities to delve deeper into the current and future role of EU in the world to discuss strategic solutions to strengthen it.
An Overview of South Korean Media’s EU Representation before and after COVID-19
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Southeast and East Asia and Prof. Sae Won Chung from Pukyong National University have collaborated to produce a policy paper entitled “Overviewing South Korean Media’s EU Representation before and after COVID-19: A Semantic Network Approach”. The paper aims to analyse the South Korean media representation of the EU pre- and post COVID-19 pandemic.
Metaverse and Digital Literacy
On November 8th, 2022, FNF Korea held a special seminar on “Metaverse Industry, its Users and Digital Literacy” in cooperation with Korea Media Management Association (KMMA) at Ryse Hotel in Seoul.