The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. Our South Korea project is focused on forward-looking topics such as smart cities and the 4th industrial revolution. The North Korea project organizes capacity-building programs in environmental planning and water management. We work with the Center for Local Autonomy, Hanyang University (CLA), Korea Local Information Research & Development Institute (KLID), and many other local partners. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
2022 FNF-KLID Online Seminar on Digital Transformation - Digital Platform –
FNF Korea and its partner Korea Local Information Research & Development Institute (KLID) held the second seminar on digital transformation at the RYSE Hotel in Seoul on May 19, 2022.
Ceremony for FNF-Hanyang Scholarship Holders 2022
The five selected students from Hanyang University's Graduate School of Public Policy were awarded the FNF scholarship for the spring semester in 2022 on June 21.
FNF SEEA Journalist Training Program 2022
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) would like to cooperate with five freelance journalists (or teams) in Southeast and East Asia by supporting their research and their publication of a multimedia feature article about “LGBTQ+ Life in Southeast and East Asia”. Our Program includes training by high-profile journalists and a 2,000 Euros honorarium for your multimedia article.
2022 FNF-KLID Online Seminar on Digital Transformation
On March 3rd, 2022, FNF Korea has held a seminar on digital transformation in South Korea with its partner, the Korea Local Information Research and Development Institute (KLID).
FNF South Korea Seminar on Smart City: Now and the Future
Smart City is no longer just a futuristic buzzword for 2022, but a real and tangible solution for rapid urbanization; as demonstrated by the seminar held by FNF South Korea and POSCO TJ Park Foundation on the 30th of March. Aligned with the importance of technology, this Hybrid Event was conducted in Korean with simultaneous translation in English.
The ICBM Test is a demonstration of North Korean power
North Korea has tested an Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) for the first time since 2017. The missile was fired from a Transport Erector Launcher. Missile experts state that it was the biggest TEL-fired ICBM missile in the world, with the capacity to reach vast parts of the US. FNF North Korea expert Tim Brose says that this week´s ICBM test displays accelerated improvements of North Korean military capabilities.
Narrow presidential election victory for conservative political newcomer
Election thriller in South Korea´s presidential election: Just 0.73 percent of the vote decided victory and defeat. With 48.56 percent of the vote, the candidate of the conservative People Power Party, Yoon Suk-yeol, won the election. He will be South Korea´s next president.