Our Foundation operates in Greece since 2012. This is the second period of our work in the country, following the "long" 1980s. Our work began with the sovereign debt crisis, supporting liberal agencies to promote certain reforms that would liberate the economy. It continues on 3 thematic pillars: (a) empowerment of civil society; (b) encouragement and advancement of entrepreneurship; and, (c) support to liberal political projects, especially at the local-municipal level of administration. Additionally, since 2013 we run the Liberal Political Academy, an inclusive program for political education for independent individuals.
On a quest for female empowerment
Katerina Papanikolau is a senior consultant who has examined the topics of female empowerment, human rights, and upskilling for years. She has studied biology, specialised in psychotherapy, and has devoted most of her energy to creating a more tolerant, healthier environment for people.
Meet Katerina Papanikolaou from Greece
Passionate, liberal, enthusiastic – this is how Katerina Papanikolaou describes herself. She is a senior consultant and she believes in the value of human rights and in female empowerment.
Documentary “Life, flourishes again…Hope has the power to transcend all disasters”
The “European Cities Network on Migration” aims at strengthening migration management along with liberal principles through a transnational network of local communities. As the main aim of the project, local community stakeholders cooperate to share experiences and practices regarding the integration of migrants, and they develop inclusive, sustainable common policies based on European principles.
Aegean Sea, Migration and Human Rights’ violations
Sevan Nisanyan, a 66-year-old linguist and blogger was arrested on the island of Samos last week and faced deportation. He had been detained after Greek authorities refused to renew his residence permit. The court took the decision to release him on 7th of January with the obligation to leave Greece within two weeks.
From the Cold War and the Marshall Plan to the pandemic and the EU Recovery Fund: Reconstruction, Development and Freedom
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the University of Macedonia, School of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, organize an international conference on Europe in the post-pandemic era. The Conference will be held at Thessaloniki, Greece on 19-21 November, 2021.
The title of the Conference is “From the Cold War and the Marshall Plan to the pandemic and the EU Recovery Fund: Reconstruction, Development and Freedom.”
2nd Balkan Forum between Greece-North Macedonia | 26-29 August
The 2nd Youth Balkan Forum between Greece and North Macedonia is coming up this week, 26-29 August, in Halkidiki.
It is organized by the Prespes Agreement Observatory, a research unit founded by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, and the European Policy Institute-Skopje.
That’s the spirit of Liberalism, that’s the spirit we need!
The authentic Liberal Academy was present also in 2021. Following the hygienic measures against COVID-19, the Young Liberals Greece and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, joined forces again meeting with talented members of the new generation from 20 to 25 July, in Halkidiki.