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.
#11 Talking about Local Politics
Looking for solutions at the local level, involving responsible individuals and making use of decentralised local competences and knowledge are important principles to get local government politics close to citizens, encourage their participation, communicate with them more effectively and make government more efficient.
Women Leading Protests – Female Voices For Democracy
Around the world, women are leading the fight for freedom and democracy. The documentary film "Women Leading Protests - Female Voices for Democracy" by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation looks at the stories of four women who have been involved in protests for democracy in various forms.
Business & Human Rights
In this video series, we look at the liberal perspective on corporate human rights due diligence and explain the current debate on supply chain laws in the EU and various member countries.
#10 Talking about Environment
For liberals private property is a defining characteristic of a free society. In our seminar "Liberal, Property and the Environment" we explored how the concept of private property might conceivably be a solution to problems as diverse as pollution, land degradation, overfishing, deforestation, species extinction and waste.
Digital Campaign Planning in Local Politics
Our participants received hands-on suggestions for their upcoming elections and helpful input how to strengthen their network and gain voters trust. Some key aspects for campaigning were mentioned in all meetings during the week – listen to the voters, be reliable and extend your social network.
Strengthening Political Youth Organization
It's always a great pleasure to be part of the Liberals family. #LiberalDemocrats around the world keep working to ensure every government applies the democratic governing policies and values to establish liberty. Learning liberal values could help one becomes a more mature politician. This is the second time I'm attending IAF Seminar, but this time especially during this pandemic we all learned that the world started to adapt to changes already.
Political Campaigns: Digital Strategies & Platforms
As a political party-affiliated facilitator, being a participant in an online seminar gave me the much-needed experience and ideas should I attempt to use the same platform in the near future. It was also very enriching to know and to work with other committed and talented participants from across the globe. The topics presented were extensive and the challenges given related to the actual groundwork a political campaigner has to do.