The expertise hubs enrich the international profile of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. They enable joint work across regions through their focus on globally relevant policy issues. These include questions of international financial and economic policy, digital policy, security, development and human rights policy.
We are Active in over 60 Countries: The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is committed to working with all its strength for a liberal world. Our core concern is the realization of freedom and responsibility. We promote the development of democratic, market-based and constitutional structures so that more and more people can live in a liberal, democratic society.
Through the connection of EU experts, civil society, and decision makers we seek to foster open dialogue and discuss liberal policy solutions to European challenges. Together with our liberal partners, we develop formats and campaigns to promote rule of law, free markets and human rights. Moreover, we coordinate EU co-funded projects in the field of democracy support, development cooperation and human rights protection.
Through our seven offices in the MENA Region, we actively promote the political debate to support innovative liberal approaches and solutions. Our projects are liberal platforms on which the Foundation's partners from the Gulf to the Levant and the entire southern side of the Mediterranean can provide creative impulses and discuss geopolitical issues.
From our seven offices in Sub-Saharan Africa, we focus on promoting political networking. We are committed to strengthening liberalism and promoting human rights, the rule of law and the social market economy.
In North America, our focus is on the transatlantic partnership, which we see as a supporting pillar for the security and stability of Western democracies. We encourage the political debate and develop innovative liberal approaches. In Latin America we work to promote strong democratic institutions, respect for human rights and rule of law as well as promoting liberal dialogue throughout the region.
With its offices in Asia, the foundation supports programs to strengthen democratic processes, particularly free and fair elections, and transparent and accountable governance. The Foundation in the region also showcases innovation as a tool to encourage civic participation that further promotes freedom.
Last week, in a significant diplomatic visit, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, touched down at Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli Airport. His arrival was marked by a press conference where he addressed critical issues regarding Georgia's aspirations to join the European Union.
FNF South Caucasus Office hosted Nicola Beer, Vice President of the European Parliament, in Tbilisi, Georgia. During her visit, she engaged in fruitful discussions with the FNF heads of South Caucasus, Russia/Central Asia Office in Exile, and Ukraine and Belarus. She also met with the representatives of Georgian liberal parties to discuss the country's European integration aspirations.
"Georgia's EU aspirations face challenges as it falls behind Ukraine and Moldova. In a panel discussion, German and European representatives, along with Georgian leaders, addressed the country's path towards EU integration and the necessary steps for successful collaboration between Georgia and the EU."
The Institute of Georgian, German and International Criminal Law, in partnership with FNF South Caucasus, has announced the official launch of the "Criminal Law and Human Rights" project. From March 3 to March 5, legal experts from Georgia and Germany will come together to explore the challenges facing criminal law and how it relates to human rights.