The Foundation for Freedom in Germany and the World
Based on the principles of liberalism, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom offers political education in Germany and abroad. With our events and publications, we help people to become actively involved in political affairs. We support talented young students with scholarships. Since 2007, the addition "for freedom" has become an established part of our foundation's name. After all, freedom isn't exactly in trend these days. This makes it all the more important to campaign for freedom and to take on the responsibility that goes hand in hand with it. We have been doing this since our foundation on May 19th, 1958. Our headquarter is based in Potsdam, and we maintain offices throughout Germany and in over 60 countries around the world.
"The first thing we can do to help achieve unrestricted freedom is to try to become free ourselves as much as we can."
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The Foundation's mission
For Friedrich Naumann, the liberal thought leader who gave his name to the foundation, one thing was clear: a strong democracy needs responsible citizens.
Theodor Heuss, who consciously wanted to establish a link to the "Staatsbürgerschule" (citizens' school) founded by Friedrich Naumann in 1918, established our foundation and named it after Friedrich Naumann.
The Annual Report 2019 provides an overview over our projects and work in Germany and abroad as well as highlighting our most interesting events.
The most important bodies of the Foundation are the board of trustees and the board of directors. The organizational chart provides a complete overview.