The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Beirut Office is focused on Lebanon and its people. Regional and local turmoil makes the work of the foundation in this country challenging, forcing our office in Beirut to constantly adapt to new social and political changes. In Lebanon, our main objective is to support Lebanese start-ups, civil society organisations and liberal political parties while raising awareness about political education, female empowerment and durable development.
Lebanon: From a Host Nation to a Port of Departure?
Reshaping European Energy Relations across the Mediterranean: The Case of Green Hydrogen
Since 2019, Lebanon has been facing a multi-faceted crisis. This has led to severe shortages in fuel supply, which in turn resulted in further blackout in the national electricity grid with public electricity supply not exceeding a couple of hours per day. As Lebanon is relying mostly on oil imports for its energy supply, this publication explores the perspectives of alternative energy supply in Lebanon, highlighting the use of hydrogen.
Conflict, Crisis, and Crimmigration?
In the context of the FNF Madrid Policy Group Visiting Program to Lebanon, we hosted the launch of the publication "Conflict, Crisis, and Crimmigration? Maritime Irregular Migration From Lebanon Since 2019" by Jasmin Lilian Diab, PhD and Ibrahim Jouhari. The paper has surveyed and tracked all irregular maritime migration attempts that start from Lebanon toward Europe by collecting accurate official data and presenting it in a publicly publishable format.
The SixSixFour is a political opinion blog that offers liberal perspectives and analyses on
economy, politics, society, and culture in Lebanon. It gives a platform for people from different
backgrounds, professions, and expertise to voice their opinions on current events and discuss
critical challenges in the country.
Demographic Engineering in the Course of Syria’s War
The 70-page report “Demographic Engineering in the Course of Syria’s War: A consequence or cause?" analyses the processes of population displacement and urban destruction in the context of the deliberate change of the demographic structure in Syria, from the perspective of demographic engineering.
Lebanon’s Economic Crisis by Sector: Challenges and Opportunities in Manufacturing
“Lebanon’s Economic Crisis by Sector: Challenges and Opportunities in Manufacturing” - Policy Brief by Bacel Maddah, Lina Maddah, and Nadim Gharios supported by FNF Lebanon.
Discover the the impact of the ongoing crisis in Lebanon on the manufacturing sector
Innovation and politics: an intertwined relationship
One of the goals of policymakers should be to make sure that AI is being used to correct some of the past mistakes and to avoid replicating human bias or repeating history even when historical data is skewed.