The European Dialogue of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has offices in Brussels, Madrid, and Prague.
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.
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Resource Dependency from China: A Possible Way Out for Europe
After months of crisis experience with Russia’s manoeuvring in energy policy, Europe has learned the hard way: it is not advisable to rely majorly on one single partner when it comes to essential resources. This applies especially when the trust relationship with that partner has already been burdened by tensions and scepticism from the beginning. Now Europe is struggling desperately with the effects of the Russian attack on Ukraine and its economic consequences. There can only be one conclusion: Don’t rely on one partner only!
Poems of Liberty: Reshape Europe
Poems of Liberty is back this time as part of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation "Reshape Europe" campaign, which is a global dialogue
on how Europe can become more resilient in order to stand up to the enemies of freedom worldwide. Explore our selection of poems paired with comics from our past Animate Europe projects.
France's New Security Strategy
NATO foreign ministers are meeting in Bucharest today to discuss further action in the Ukraine war. The Atlantic Alliance expects further Russian attacks on Ukrainian energy supplies in the coming days and weeks. French President Emmanuel Macron, in presenting the new national security strategy, also ultimately prepared the French people for the possibility of a war into which France could be drawn. The country does not need to make a U-turn with its strategic military culture, as Germany has done with the "Zeitenwende" in its foreign and security policy.
Sustainability - The Way Forward for UK-German Relations
As the global balance of power has shifted more than ever since the last seventy years, solidarity and strong partnership on the European continent and between liberal allies have never been more important. Although no longer united by common membership of the EU, the ties between Britain and Germany remain strong. Sir Graham Watson talks about post-Brexit security cooperation between the UK and the EU in the face of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, possible solutions to rising energy prices and the future of the UK-Germany relationship.
Call for Contributions: Poems of Liberty – Human Rights Edition 2022
We are back with another Poems of Liberty Edition for the 2022 International Human Rights Day and we are looking for YOUR contributions! Choose one of the three submission categories and share your inspiring poem with us.
Gender x Geopolitics
Register for this high-level event in Brussels taking place on Monday the 14th of November on how to make security policy more inclusive. Research shows that the inclusion of women in peace negotiations, results in more sustainable social and political peace. How can women contribute to the prevention of conflicts and the promotion of reconciliation?
Franco-German Perspectives on the European Political Community
The European Political Community met on the 6th of October in Prague and created a new platform for dialogue. Member states of the European Union can now reach out to their Eastern European partners. However, Germany and France have different historical relations and ideas about Eastern Europe. In the context of the Ukraine war, can they reach common ground?