International Exchange and Advanced Training
Whoever wishes to spread liberal thought and to further its organisation around the world must promote a lively intercultural dialogue and exchange. Active listening and learning are crucial: true dialogue is based on tolerance and mutual respect. The task of the Department for International Exchange and Advanced Training in Germany at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is to foster and implement these liberal principles through facilitating a worldwide exchange of ideas.
Informed Citizenship and Digitalization
How youth can become an informed citizen in the age of digital information overload? Read the proceedings of the workshop with youth conducted with the IAF Gummersbach Alumni in Pakistan.
Even politics needs a laboratory to generate innovation
Innovation comes in a lot of form not only in tech like software. Policy and politics need innovations. What innovation have you all built? With the fake news and disinformation what innovation for “next”. In digital age that is constant change innovation is a process of breakthrough repeatedly. How can we construct an innovation in politics that have been here for so long?
Making Magic Designing & Facilitating Impactful Gatherings
As someone who is in charge of organizing events in a non-profit organization, the pandemic has created a new challenge for me. What was held in a small budget hotel ballroom with bad taste coffee and small bite-sized snacks has turned into a 2-hour gatherings in virtual conference platform. It worked for the past 2 months, but then the webinar fatigue, happens.
Documentary "Women Leading Protests" – Women fighting for democracy
Around the world, women are leading the fight for freedom and democracy. Our documentary "Women Leading Protests - Female Voice for Democracy" features the moving stories of four women who have been involved in protests for democracy in a variety of ways. Help us make their voices heard.
Innovating the Political Landscape
Innovation is the process of breakthroughs over and over and over again. So how do you introduce and commit to innovation in a structure of politics that has been around for so long? How do you introduce a concept of breakdown and breakthrough for better governance? Innovation is the future, how then do you inject it into institutions that have been around for hundreds of years?
#12 Talking about Education
Today’s episode is very special – not only because Education is a tremendously important aspect for every person’s development towards self-determination, prosperity and happiness in live but also because we would like to commemorate the late Dr Stefan Melnik who has contributed immensely to IAF, in fact he helped build and develop IAF to where it is today. Education has always been a theme very close to his heart.
Fun - a serious factor for online seminars
Our seminars should be journeys of discovery, where participants enjoy participating in the working and thinking process, where they find knowledge and share theirs, try out new things and put old ones to the test. We want to make liberal values tangible, not just theoretical. Can all this be done online too? Even for international programmes that last as long as one or even two weeks? Yes, it can be done!