We are Active in over 60 Countries: The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is committed to working with all its strength for a liberal world. Our core concern is the realization of freedom and responsibility. We promote the development of democratic, market-based and constitutional structures so that more and more people can live in a liberal, democratic society.
Through the connection of EU experts, civil society, and decision makers we seek to foster open dialogue and discuss liberal policy solutions to European challenges. Together with our liberal partners, we develop formats and campaigns to promote rule of law, free markets and human rights. Moreover, we coordinate EU co-funded projects in the field of democracy support, development cooperation and human rights protection.
Through our seven offices in the MENA Region, we actively promote the political debate to support innovative liberal approaches and solutions. Our projects are liberal platforms on which the Foundation's partners from the Gulf to the Levant and the entire southern side of the Mediterranean can provide creative impulses and discuss geopolitical issues.
From our seven offices in Sub-Saharan Africa, we focus on promoting political networking. We are committed to strengthening liberalism and promoting human rights, the rule of law and the social market economy.
In North America, our focus is on the transatlantic partnership, which we see as a supporting pillar for the security and stability of Western democracies. We encourage the political debate and develop innovative liberal approaches. In Latin America we work to promote strong democratic institutions, respect for human rights and rule of law as well as promoting liberal dialogue throughout the region.
With its offices in Asia, the foundation supports programs to strengthen democratic processes, particularly free and fair elections, and transparent and accountable governance. The Foundation in the region also showcases innovation as a tool to encourage civic participation that further promotes freedom.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg described the summit of NATO member states and partners as the biggest transformation of collective defence since the end of the Cold War. The summit was described by all participants as transformative and historic. And rightly so: a new strategic concept, robust investments in equipment and a strong focus on pre-defence and deterrence were agreed.
Europe is at war, and German security policy has undergone a harsh reality check. A well-equipped Bundeswehr is part of a defensible democracy, and nuclear sharing is an integral part of European security. What’s the strategic significance of nuclear sharing in Germany?
September 11, 2001. A day of catastrophic consequences for liberal democracies worldwide - ineffable loss of life, the rise of a new wave of terrorism, the spreading of (newfound) fear and islamophobia in societies. The fight for liberal values elsewhere is contrasted with restricting our own liberal ideals at home – through surveillance and increased policing as preventative security provision.
76 years after the nuclear attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that claimed more than a hundred thousand victims, contemporary witnesses are becoming a rarity, and with them, part of the culture of remembrance will be lost. Especially when it comes to nuclear disarmament, we need to be aware of why we remember - out of respect, reverence and as a warning for our and future generations.