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.
Freedom of the Press in Greece
On April 20, the annual World Press Freedom Index for 2021 was published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). It is the established annual survey that assesses the freedom enjoyed by journalists in 180 countries, and which includes scores and benchmarks according to a number of criteria. In recent years, as the influence of many governments on the media has affected the quality of information, this research has become particularly important.
#MeToo Greece: Women ending silence of sexual abuse
More than three years after the MeToo movement in the US brought shockwaves to the glittering world of Hollywood, a former Olympic champion in Greece opened the debate on revelations of sexual abuse in this country, too, shaking politics and society. FNF took up the issue with a panel discussion with prominent speakers.
#MeToo in Greece: Olympic gold winner speaks out over sexual harassment amidst political frictions
Not many Greeks were familiar with the international #MeToo movement before Sofia Bekatorou broke her silence, last December. An Olympic, World and European sailing champion, Bekatorou (43) publicized her allegations for sexual abuse speaking firstly to a magazine and later to an online public event. She said that she was harassed from a senior member of Greece’s Sailing Federation (HSF) when she was 21.
The Playbook – Liberal Leadership and Strategic Communications in the COVID-19 Era
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about new political and policy challenges and has reframed old ones. It is the goal of the report “The Playbook – Liberal Leadership and Communications in the COVID-19 era” to take stock of these evolutions and synthesize some of the issues that liberal leaders have to respond to in a context of massive uncertainty.
Is North Macedonia in danger?
To watch closely the developments on this important regional issue, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (Project Greece), the University of Macedonia (Greece) and the European Policy Institute (North Macedonia) have founded the Prespes Agreement Observatory. The mission of the Observatory focuses on monitoring the overall implementation of the Prespes Agreement in both Greece and North Macedonia.
Survey: Liberalism in Greece, today
The Greek office of our Foundation cooperated with KAPA Research on a very important survey about Liberalism in Greece. The interviewees were asked about their perception on liberalism and its values as well as about their opinion on major contemporary issues. The Sample Size was 1214 respondents proportionally distributed throughout Greece’s 13 regions. The period of Data Collection was 14-22 October 2020.
FNF Greece: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards 2020
For the second consecutive year, the Greek office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom organized the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards, titled “Innovate Greece 2020”. Given the restrictions due to COVID-19 only 50 guests were allowed but this did not prevent the good spirit in the celebration of the champions of Greek entrepreneurship for 2020.