The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been present in Greece since 2012 and is based in Athens. By strengthening liberal forces and conveying liberal values and positions, the Greece Office contributes to the development and consolidation of a pluralist democracy and an open, market economy and rule of law in Greece. It is committed to preserving freedom of action with the aim of strengthening European values in Greece.
Europe and Greece: a common destiny
FNF’s public opinion survey on "EUROPE" reveals that the future of Greece is concomitant with the common European destiny. Almost 6 in 10 citizens (58%) positively assess the country's participation in the EU; a trend with remarkable stability since 2001 (60%) and 2012 (51%).
Cross-Border Journalism Training
Journalists from Kosovo, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace were gathered in Alexandroupoli from 25 to 29 September, as part of the training programme in cross-border journalism. The programme was supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Greece and Cyprus and coordinated in cooperation with the Digital Communication Network Global and the Peace Journalism Lab of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Strengthening bonds between alienated neighbors in the region: Greece, Bulgaria, North Macedonia
For the completion of the final round of the project “Strengthening Bonds Between Alienated Neighbors: Greece, Bulgaria, North Macedonia”, which is supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the organization SEE in Action, brought together CSO's representatives from Greece, Bulgaria, and North Macedonia whose organizations are actively engaged in the field of rural and urban aspects of the environment in South-East Europe region. The third meeting took place in Sofia, Bulgaria from the 21st until the 23rd of October 2022.
Survey: The image of Europe in Greece today
Greek men and women appear to be divided regarding the overall assessment of the European Union, with 48% of citizens positioning themselves positively and 50% negatively on the matter, while citizens' concern about the energy crisis is significant, according to the new nationwide survey "The image of Europe in Greece today" published by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom - Greece and Cyprus (FNF) in collaboration with Kapa Research.
Issues That Matter: Greek and Turkish Dialogue Podcast Series
The ‘Issues that Matter: Greek and Turkish Dialogue Podcast Series’ aims to contribute to the better understanding between the Greek and Turkish public opinions on issues and themes that resonate with the global political agenda.
Safety for Journalists Training School
From the 29th till the 31st of August the Safety for Journalists Training School was organized by the International and Peace Journalism laboratory of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration Journalism.
Hacked - The crippling liberal facade of Mitsotakis
The wiretapping scandal has caused considerable problems for the Greek government and inevitably damaged the public image of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at national and international level. There is no doubt that a shadow of doubt and uncertainty hovers over Greek society. Many experts and political analysts are concerned about the state of democratic institutions and freedom of expression in the country. As a result, Mitsotakis is losing not only his liberal and progressive façade, but also his voters, as the latest polls show.