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.
Reshape Europe – The Future of Ukraine: SPRINTS Creative Bootcamp for Artists
15 Artists, 10 Countries, 2 Days, 1 Goal - Let‘s Reshape Europe and The Future of Ukraine Together! Learn more about the creative bootcamp for artists, SPRINTS, in cooperation with Fine Acts, a global nonprofit creative studio for social impact. Download for free hope-based communications and artwork for causes.Amplify your visual language and messaging/advocacy/campaign/educational work with these socially engaged artworks. Discover the Collection on TheGreats.co.
2024, the super-electoral year. Why (re)framing matters more than ever
In 2024, about half of the world's adult population (4.2 billion people) will cast a vote. In 65 countries, the citizens will participate in this electoral ritual, which is meant to renew our faith in the democratic process. As some have called it, 2024 is the year of the vote. However, the discussion around this electoral overdose is not infused with hope and optimism, but rather with apprehension.
IAF Seminars 2024
What seminars will take place at IAF in Gummersbach in 2024? Here's the overview of our program!
Liberal Human Rights Work 2023
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) contributes to improving the situation with more than 60 offices around the world, not only in the fight against impunity, but also in the promotion of women's rights and diversity, among other things. The Foundation supports human rights education for human rights defenders, activists and their partners around the world. This report shows just a sample of the FNF's liberal human rights work in 2023.
#14 Talking about Markets and the Environment
In today's episode of IAF TALK Bettina Solinger has gathered the experts from our seminar "The Future of Market Economy" around a big table in the Academy to have an intensive talk about markets and the environment, and to tackle some important questions: why property rights are important for innovation, why some ideas that are brilliant on the paper but won't work in reality, how developing countries are dealing with climate change and, of course, if the economy is actually able to protect the environment.
How liberals can respond to current tensions?
From investigating the very concept of the Open Society from a philosophical perspective, to analyze them through the lens of political and societal aspects and concluding with identifying current geopolitical issues and how to respond to them and how to eradicate certain pluralist ideas from public discourse. Check out the guest commentary from Syed Wasif Naqvi as he shared his experience of the recent workshop at IAF Gummersbach on "Defending Open Societies"
Defending The Open Society
Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of the Open Society Seminar. A diverse group of 24 participants from 20+ nations converged in Gummersbach, Germany. Explore the fight for an open society amid rising extremism, with insights from distinguished guest speakers. Witness the resilience of renewal at the Dresden Church and the chilling truth at the Stasi Archive. Experience the overwhelming impact of Buchenwald. Join the camaraderie that unites defenders of liberal values. An unforgettable quest to rejuvenate the liberal soul awaits.