International Academy for Leadership
IAF 2021 Program List

Please find here the overview about all IAF seminars we offer in 2021.  

Interested applicants should submit the application package (see list below) to danika.sarion@freiheit.org with the subject heading "Application: <Title of Seminar>" on or before 04:00 p.m on the day of the deadline of applications. 

1) Completed IAF Registration Form.
2) Letter of Intent (addressed to the FNF PH Country Director) 
3) Scanned copy of the passport details page 
4) Updated CV 

Due to the current pandemic situation this programme may be subject to change and details will be adapted according to the given situation. Please contact us in case of any questions!

Strengthening Political Youth Organisations (SPYO)

14.02. - 26.02.2021 - ONLINE

Language: English
Closing Date: 15 January 2021

Young representatives of liberal political youth organizations. Participants should be board members or leaders on local, regional or (inter-) national level or activists, have knowledge about their organization and some experiences with political work. Participants should be interested from a personal, practical and political point not from an observing, or academic perspective.

Campaigning: Strategy and Tools

22.02. - 05.03.2021 - ONLINE

Language: English
Closing Date: 22.01.2021

Individuals in political parties with deep, practical interest in the mechanics of campaigning and in how to connect with voters. Members of a campaign team with some level of control of a component of their campaign and of implementation of their learnings into their organizations. They are ideally not currently working on an intensive campaign with an election day coming up soon to be fully present for the seminar or to implement their learnings.

Safeguarding Freedom in the Digital World

14.03. - 26.03.2021 - ONLINE

Language: English
Closing Date: 05.02.2021

Liberal politicians and policy makers, social media content producers, bloggers, journalists, liberal internet and security experts, educationalists who can bring substantial knowledge of liberal values and principles to this exchange.

Smart Cities

18.04. - 25.04.2021 - ONLINE

Language: English
Closing Date:10.03.2021

Politicians, City Planner, Architects, Engineers, Technologists, Artists with liberal disposition, Representatives of liberal NGOs and citizen groups who are working on improving local government (systems).

The Future of Market Economy: Challenges and Threads

 09.05. - 21.05.2021 - ONLINE

Language: English
Closing date: 19.03.2021

Liberal Thinkers, Economic policy makers from political parties and think tanks.

Freedom of the Press - Challenges in the Digital Age

13.06. - 25.06.2021 - ONLINE

Languages: English, Spanish
Closing date: 29.03.2021

Journalists, Blogger, Media Entrepreneurs, Liberal Activists and Politicians.

Political Leadership - Female Edition

21.07. - 30.07.2021 - ONLINE

Languages: English, French, Russian
Closing date: 04.06.2021

Female Leaders and Women with Political Aspirations from Political Parties and NGOs.

Promoting Entrepreneurship and Open Markets - CANCELLED

25.07. - 06.08.2021 - Gummersbach, Germany

Languages: English, French
Closing date: 10.05.2021

Young leaders in positions of responsibility from political parties, the legal profession, civic initiatives, media, civil administration, entrepreneurs or representatives of business associations who are liberal in outlook and have a basic knowledge of what liberalism is.

Moderation: Facilitation and Program Design

15.08. - 27.08.2021- ONLINE

Language: English
Closing date: 09.07.2021

Representatives of liberal NGOs, Political Parties and Think Tanks who are actively involved with, or responsible for the design, planning and implementation of training and development sessions, or events. The seminar is best suited to individuals who have some level of experience in training or event scripting and planning.

Communication Strategies to Counter Disinformation and Populism

 12.09. - 19.09.2021 - ONLINE

Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic
Closing date: 28.06.2021

Communication Strategists from Political Parties and Political Movements, Communication Experts, Journalists, Blogger.

Innovation Lab

26.09. - 03.10.2021 - ONLINE

Language: English
Closing date: 12.07.2021

Individuals in leadership positions in FNF partner organisations who work with innovation, or want to bring more innovation to their organisation. This seminar is also ideal for FNF project directors or managers in project offices with a knack for innovative solutions or methods. Ideally, participants have several years of working experience, a degree of decision-making authority in their organisations, and some experience of implementing innovation in their teams and organisations.

Local Politics and Citizen's Participation

09.10. - 22.10.2021 - ONLINE

Languages: English, Russian Arabic
Closing date: 03.09.2021

Local politicians like councillors, mayors or representatives of local party branches, Representatives of liberal NGOs and citizen groups who are working on improving local government (systems). Trainers or consultants who work with liberal political parties on local level.

Leadership for Young Leaders: Coping with a Changing World

07.11. - 19.11.2021 - Gummersbach, Germany

Language: English
Closing date: 23.08.2021

Young Leaders and high potentials from liberal parties and NGOs.

Liberalism vs. Populism: How can Liberals win?

28.11. - 10.12.2021 - Gummersbach, Germany

Language: English
Closing date: 06.09.2021

The seminar mainly aims at liberal thinkers and political strategists from political parties, think tanks and NGOs who are currently facing populist forces in their respective countries.