Past and Upcoming Events

Future of European Economy

Photo taken during the Future of the European Economy event in Helsinki

Upcoming Events

Past Events

(22.4.2024) Market Force: Ensuring the Competitiveness of the Single Market for the next 30 years

Market Force Event

The Single Market faces challenges like new regulations, particularly on ESG factors, and non-tariff trade barriers. Join us to discuss how policymakers can enhance the Single Market without introducing new barriers and focus on areas like digital and service sectors. Register now.

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(18.4.2024) Liberal Afterwork: EU's Due Diligence Policy

LA Event

Join us for the second edition of the Liberal Afterwork this year. The aim of the Liberal Afterwork is to connect local chapters of European liberal parties with a presence in Brussels. It is organised by the Brussels office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF Europe). Click here to register.

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(16.4.2024) The role of women in and after war - lessons learned from Ukraine

Ukraine Event

The event will assess the role and needs of women, take stock of lessons learned in Ukraine, and propose solutions for greater empowerment of women and girls. Click to register.

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(15.4.2024) The Cyprus Connection: Uncovering Russia's Media Strategy in the EU

Cyprus Event

Join us for a panel discussion on the urgent challenge of combating disinformation in European democracies, particularly in the context of Russia's hybrid warfare tactics, exemplified by its campaign targeting Ukraine. Cyprus serves as a pertinent case study, demonstrating significant Russian influence and the repercussions on EU integrity. Register now to join the conversation with expert panelists.

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(16.4.2024) Publication Launch: Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index

Timbro Event

The event will reveal the latest edition of Timbro's Authoritarian Populism Index, which assesses political trends of all European democracies since 1980 and outlines the experiences of countries run by authoritarian populists. Register now.

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(10.4.2023) How will the US Election Shape Transatlantic Security

US Elections Event

The upcoming US presidential election will not only significantly influence the United States but also extend its effects to the European Union. The election's outcome will have profound implications for the global economy, climate policies, social movements, and geopolitical dynamics. Register now for insights from Dr. Ian Lesser and Dr. Giovanni Grevi on future US-EU security relations.

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(9.4.2024) Being Queer and LGBTQIA+ in South Asia and Europe


Join us for an insightful discussion on LGBTQIA+ rights in Europe and South Asia. Despite progress, challenges persist, with right-wing populism threatening advancements. Organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, this event aims to foster political debate and develop liberal policies amid ongoing elections. Register now.

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(5.3.2024) Pegasus Unveiled: The Struggle to Protect Freedom in the Digital Age

Pegasus Unveiled

Pegasus, a spyware developed by NSO Group, is known for its capability to hijack a smartphone's microphone and camera, as well as access a wide array of personal data including emails, text messages, and documents. Our upcoming event encourages dialogue on digital sovereignty and cybersecurity, emphasizing the importance of balanced regulation.

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(6.12.2023) Ukraine's EU Integration Process

Ukraine Event

On 8 November, the European Commission adopted its 2023 Enlargement Package, which recommends to open accession negotiations with – among others – Ukraine. We invite you to join us for an evening with key representatives from both the EU and Ukraine to discuss the accession progress report and its implications, as well as the role of Liberals in driving forward the necessary institutional reforms both in the EU and Ukraine.

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(5.7.2023) Continuity or Change? The Next Chapter of EU-Turkey Relations

EU-Turkey Relations

2023 is a significant year for Turkey, marking the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic and recent elections. Despite economic challenges and geopolitical shifts, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been re-elected, raising questions about Turkey's foreign policy and its impact on EU-Turkey relations. Join us with our speakers Beate Apelt, Demir Murat Seyrek and moderator Sahra Lissek as we explore Turkey's evolving political landscape, its regional relationships, and discuss the future of EU-Turkey ties.

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(4.7.2023) 30 Years of European Citizenship at the Onset of the Spanish Presidency of the Council

Cross-party group of MEPS meeting

The ECIT Foundation, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, is honoured to invite you to the 2nd Annual meeting of the MEP Cross-Party Group on European Citizenship. Co-hosted by MEP Maite Pagazaurtundúa (Renew) and MEP Doménec Ruiz Devesa (S&D), this meeting will focus on the role of the new Spanish Presidency in promoting European Citizenship.

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(28.6.2023) The Disinformation Landscape Across Europe


Come join us this Wednesday for an insightful webinar on the disinformation landscape across europe brought to you by FNF Europe and EU DisinfoLab. In this webinar, we will present our series of country factsheets that highlight the disinformation landscape across EU Member States, from the most emblematic cases to recurrent narratives, community actors, and policy initiatives. Our panel of experts dedicated to studying and combating this phenomenon will share their thoughts and extensive knowledge, and answer your questions during the Q&A.

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(25.4.2023) Defending Freedom and Democracy

Disinformation Event

Recent years have shown the great danger that disinformation and foreign interference can pose to elections and democracies around the world. What happens, if public discourse becomes one-sided, access to independent information difficult and spaces for civil society are shrinking? In our upcoming event, we will showcase some of our work and partners in the global fight against disinformation, while shedding light on the current state of disinformation in the Philippines, Mexico and the EU. Join us in discussing on how (liberal) actors can tackle the spread of fake news and support each other internationally with our distinguished speakers!

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(19.4.2023) The EU-India Trade Negotiations

EU-India Event

The EU-India trade negotiation is a paradox of simplicity and complexity, marked by difficult concessions and the need for a successful outcome. Join an expert exchange to discuss the current negotiations and avoid another failed process, crucial for the strategic partnership of both India and the EU.

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(15.2.2023) The Future of the European Economy

European Economy

The Future of the European Economy is a discussion panel and networking event organized by FNF Europe and the German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce. It took place on the 15th of February in Helsinki, Finland, where industry leaders and experts discussed the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Europe's economy. While the future of the European economy is complex and uncertain, there are also opportunities for growth and success. With the right policies and investments, Europe can overcome its challenges and build a strong and sustainable economy for the future.

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(14.11.2022) Gender x Geopolitics

Women in Security

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?

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(4.10.2022) Warsaw Security Forum 2022

Warsaw 22

Friedrich Naumann Foundation will participate in this year's Warsaw Security Forum. The #WSF2022 Global Outlook track will offer a wide perspective on the current world developments including: Perspectives for Ukraine, NATO's readiness to react, shaping the Long-term Response to Russia’s Imperialism and relations with China and the Indo-Pacific Security.

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(28.11.2023) Europa, wir müssen reden: Chatkontrolle, Vorratsdatenspeicherung, Rechtsstaatlichkeit – wie schützen wir Bürgerrechte in Europa?

Podcast Event

Es ist nicht gesichert, dass wir in Europa auch zukünftig so frei leben können, wie wir es aktuell tun. Freiheit und Rechtsstaatlichkeit – und damit die Grundpfeiler unserer liberalen Demokratie – sind bedroht. Im Rahmen eines Live-Podcast hören wir von stellv. Vorsitzende der Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung, Bundesjustizministerin a. D. Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger und MdEP Moritz Körner, wie sie die aktuellen Herausforderungen bewerten und welche Schritte wir nehmen müssen, um diesen zu begegnen.

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(12.9.2022) Nicaragua Untold: The Fall of Democracy Under the Ortega Regime

Berta Valle event

Join us in person for this unique opportunity to meet Berta Valle, wife of presidential pre-candidate Félix Maradiaga who in 2021 was detained and still remains imprisoned along with 170 other political prisoners. We talk to his wife, Berta Valle, about the current situation in Nicaragua and future scenarios.

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