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The Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung For Freedom (FNF) is a German political foundation. In Germany and in 60 countries around the world, FNF and its partners promote freedom, liberalism, democracy, human rights, pluralism, tolerance, curbing climate change, an open and digital society, social market economy, and the rule of law. We are a non-profit organization that focuses on civic education.

FNF has close ties to Germany´s Free Democratic Party (FDP). FNF was founded in 1958 by Germany's President Theodor Heuss. We are funded by Germany´s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Our headquarter is in Potsdam, Germany, just outside Berlin. We advise decision makers, facilitate dialogue, hold conferences, fund publications and invite people around the world to attend seminars and other events in Germany.

Abroad, we work with government institutions, NGOs, academia, political parties, researchers, students, journalists, activists, start-ups and artists who share our values and want to join us in promoting freedom. We work collaboratively and seek long-term partnerships, highlighting the importance of individual freedom and strong democratic institutions. FNF promotes economic freedom and free trade. We want businesses to respect human rights. We highly value privacy and data protection. FNF promotes curbing climate change by utilizing technological advances, for example in the context of smart cities.

Myanmar is a country in transition. FNF officially opened a country office in Yangon in 2013 and has been supporting the country's democratic and economic development ever since. Our projects are as diverse as our range of partners: together with our colleagues in NGOs, universities and businesses. We organise research projects, discussion series and training courses. One focus of our work is the promotion of public dialogue - the basis for a functioning democracy. We also work closely with start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises - they often find it difficult to compete with the large state-owned enterprises. We therefore also work on the promotion of open and fair market competition.

nce, curbing climate change, an open and digital society, social market economy, and the rule of law. We are a non-profit organization that focuses on civic education.

FNF has close ties to Germany´s Free Democratic Party (FDP). FNF was founded in 1958 by Germany's President Theodor Heuss. We are funded by Germany´s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Our headquarter is in Potsdam, Germany, just outside Berlin. We advise decision makers, facilitate dialogue, hold conferences, fund publications and invite people around the world to attend seminars and other events in Germany.

Abroad, we work with government institutions, NGOs, academia, political parties, researchers, students, journalists, activists, start-ups and artists who share our values and want to join us in promoting freedom. We work collaboratively and seek long-term partnerships, highlighting the importance of individual freedom and strong democratic institutions. FNF promotes economic freedom and free trade. We want businesses to respect human rights. We highly value privacy and data protection. FNF promotes curbing climate change by utilizing technological advances, for example in the context of smart cities.

Myanmar is a country in transition. FNF officially opened a country office in Yangon in 2013 and has been supporting the country's democratic and economic development ever since. Our projects are as diverse as our range of partners: together with our colleagues in NGOs, universities and businesses. We organise research projects, discussion series and training courses. One focus of our work is the promotion of public dialogue - the basis for a functioning democracy. We also work closely with start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises - they often find it difficult to compete with the large state-owned enterprises. We therefore also work on the promotion of open and fair market competition.