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Welcome Aboard, Alona Tatarova!

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Greece and Cyprus welcomes their new Project Coordinator!
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Alona Tatarova, a true freedom fighter, made it her mission to spread liberal values throughout Greece. As a result of being influenced by philosophers and thinkers, she dedicated her career to the movement. We are overjoyed to welcome her to the Liberal Family and wish her well in her new position.

In the following, you can get to know our new Project Coordinator:

About me:

My name is Alona Tatarova, and I was born in Lviv, Ukraine, and raised in Athens. I hold a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations and an M.A. in Communication and Media Rhetoric. Before joining the Foundation, I worked as the Director of Communications at the Center for Liberal Studies (KEFiM), the main independent, liberal think tank in Greece. Hence, I bring experience and skills in strategic communication, project coordination, event management, and content creation.

How did you become liberal?

Early on in my student years, I became really interested in the movement and ideas of the Enlightenment, getting to know liberal thinkers such as John Locke, Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, John Stuart Mill, and Immanuel Kant, that had a great impact on how I thought about individual liberty. At the end of my studies, I knew that I am a liberal, but I also wanted to follow a professional path in fighting for freedom, and promoting democracy and liberal values.

What is liberalism to you?

Liberalism, to me, is not merely a political ideology but a virtue to live by. I recognize freedom as a foundational value, and I believe in having trust in the individuals and their ability to make decisions about their personal lives, defining and being free to pursue their own happiness, celebrating diversity, and creating a world for people to unleash their greatest potential. It is certain that recent challenges of modern liberal democracies have brought the achievements of liberalism into question. However, I strongly believe freedom is always the answer, whatever the question. In the end, what we always should keep in mind is that "Irgendwann fällt jede Mauer".

What do you hope to achieve at FNF?

It is with great honor that I am joining the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom family because I admire its pioneer work to educate young people and adults on liberal values. As FNF’s project coordinator, my professional goals align with my passion, in preserving and supporting functional liberal democratic institutions and a vibrant civil society. I look forward to collaborating with civil society stakeholders in Greece and Cyprus in order to support projects that do that.