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.
Neither right nor left - is the system of the 5th Republic outdated?
Executive-based, elitist and not very close to the people - there is no shortage of critical adjectives to describe the weak points of the French political system.
In contrast, the French presidential party La République en Marche (LREM) took office with the promise not only to transform France's economy into a "start-up nation", but also to turn around the political dynamics in the country as a whole, analyses Jeanette Süß.
Keeping Channels Open
FNF EU and Partners launched a project in September 2020 to proactively generate ideas for keeping channels open between the UK, US and Europe - beyond Brexit. Together, this ever-expanding international network is brainstorming initiatives to promote constructive relations in several spheres – with the goal of fostering interconnectedness and resilience in this new era of populism and challenge to democracy.
Corporate Due Diligence and Corporate Accountability
In April 2020, EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders announced his commitment to a legislation on corporate mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence in 2021. But just how far have we come in 2020 and what are we building on in 2021? Our experts at Löning - Human Rights & Responsible Business have the answers.
Relaunched Euro-Mediterranean agenda: Future-oriented and innovative
Earlier this month, the European Commission stepped up its efforts to renew its partnership with Southern Neighbourhood countries in publishing a “New Agenda for the Mediterranean”. 25 years after the Barcelona Declaration and a decade after the Arab uprisings, many political, socio-economic, environmental and security challenges remain.
Good Sex Ed
This publication is a mini-guide through contemporary sexual education in Europe. It helps the reader understand what are the greatest challenges it faces, where they come from and what they can result in. It also points out crucial, burning issues— existing and possible—in the essential and geographical meaning. And it presents the best and the worst practices based on experiences from many European countries.
Whatever it takes for Italy
Following the resignation of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Italy is expecting a government of national unity. This government is set up to lead the country out of the current crisis until the next regular elections in 2023.
From Poland With Love - January
From media state capture in Poland to a renewed discussion of LGBT-free zones: In his monthly newsletter, guest contributor Dr. Milosz Hodun is giving us updates about current news, events and all other things you need to know about Poland.
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