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.
Issues That Matter: Greek and Turkish Dialogue Podcast Series
The ‘Issues that Matter: Greek and Turkish Dialogue Podcast Series’ aims to contribute to the better understanding between the Greek and Turkish public opinions on issues and themes that resonate with the global political agenda.
Webinar: Media and Press Freedom in Greece
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Greece and Cyprus, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Peace Journalism of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Digital Communication Network Global (DCN), organized an online seminar entitled "Media and Press Freedom in Greece" on Wednesday 25 May 2022.
Media Status and Freedom in Greece
In its 2022 edition of the World Press Freedom Index, Reporters without Borders (RFS) assessed the current state of journalism in 180 countries and territories, while underlying major challenges for media organisations and journalists across the world. Greece “suffered serious setbacks in 2021 and 2022, with journalists regularly prevented from covering issues from migration to Covid-19.
Strengthening bonds between alienated neighbors in the region: Greece, Bulgaria, North Macedonia
SEE in Action, managed to bring together youth organizations from Greece, Bulgaria and North Macedonia with funding and support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. The organizations met in Thessaloniki, Greece and worked intensively on the topic "Education and Employment" from 6 to 8 May 2022. This event is the first of three that make up the entire project “Strengthening bonds between alienated neighbors in the region: Greece, Bulgaria, North Macedonia”.
Refugee Crisis: Pushbacks and harsh sentences for Refugees
Over the previous years and due to the refugee crisis, the Greek islands became known worldwide. More and more people were arriving on the islands trying to escape from the Syrian war while others grab this opportunity to come to Europe for financial or political reasons. Many things have changed since the beginning of the crisis in 2015: The number of people has been decreased and the flows are not so often and numerous.
The Greek minority in Ukraine
According to a Euroskopia survey, 60 percent of the Greek population condemns the Russian attack on Ukraine, but the percentage is much lower than in other European countries. The war has once again divided the Greek population. Support for the Ukrainian people is unquestionable, but in the political debate over whether Greece should continue to supply Ukraine with weapons, there is hesitation to act.
Putin on trial!
In Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, there is now a plethora of international and national institutions and organisations trying to sift through and collect evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger and Gerhart Baum have also filed criminal charges against Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin with the Federal Prosecutor General in Karlsruhe.
FNF SEEA Journalist Training Program 2022Journalism Program 2022
ASEAN-EU ConferencePolitical Dialogue
Digital Participation Tools: When to use them, how to choose themInnovation for Democracy Café
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