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.
Migration in Greece
The lack of a modern and sustainable migration policy in Greece is evident. Experts and representatives of CSOs’, report the main issues, they face in their effort to promote a smooth integration of refugees/immigrants in Greece. Konstantinos Saravakos, head of KEFiM's Research Programs and PhD candidate in University of Macedonia, gathers experts’ reports and presents policy proposals for a more effective immigration policy.
Publication: “European Cities Network on Migration: Getting the Skills Synchronized”
Migration increasingly becomes a challenge for Europe. The “European Cities Network on Migration” aims at strengthening migration management along liberal principles through a transnational network of local communities. 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 and carry these to the European level.
Open Call for Project Proposals 2023 - Greece and Cyprus
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Greece and Cyprus Office is launching an open call for project proposals for the year 2023. We look forward to receiving your ideas.
The image of Europe in Greece today: commentary by Vasiliki Georgiadou
The professor of Political Science at Panteion University, Vasiliki Georgiadou, was one of the speakers who honored with their presence at the discussion panel of the research of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation on the Image of Europe in Greece today, which took place in November 2022.
The image of Europe in Greece today: commentary by Alexander Skouras
Reading the FNF survey findings, I was reminded of Friedrich Hayek’s warning from 1949, that to win the battle of ideas against illiberalism we should “make the philosophic foundations of a free society once more a living intellectual issue, and its implementation a task which challenges the ingenuity and imagination of our liveliest minds”.
Europhilia? – A commentary on the Ups and Downs of Greek Public Opinion on the European Union (EU)
On 212 densely printed pages, we find a large collection of data with thousands of pieces of information. The report is a veritable treasure trove for all those concerned with Greece and the country's relations with Europe. Dr. Ronald Meinardus comments on the findings of FNF's Survey "The image of Europe in Greece today".
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%).