The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been active in the South Caucasus since 1996. The work began with projects of the political education in Azerbaijan, from 2002 also in Armenia and Georgia. The office is located in Tbilisi, Georgia. The main focus of the work is the transformation process of former soviet republics towards modern democracies with free political systems based on social market economy and the rule of law.
Meet Gayane Abrahamyan from Armenia
Armenian politician, journalist, and activist Gayane Abrahamyan has long been devoted to different causes, from raising awareness of domestic violence to advocating long-needed judicial reforms. “I’m showing that there are no limits to what a woman or anyone else can do”, she says.
A rebel with a cause
Journalist and former MP Gayane Abrahamyan on fighting for a better future, judicial reform, and awareness of domestic violence in Armenia.
Reshape Europe: BLACK SEA SECURITY CONFERENCE
Am 10. und 11. November fand in Bukarest die‚ Reshape Europe: BLACK SEA SECURITY CONFERENCE‘ statt, die von dem European Liberal Forum in Kooperation mit der Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit organisiert wurde. Im Fokus dieser aus mehreren Panels bestehenden Konferenz stand die strategische Wichtigkeit der Schwarzmeerregion für Europas Zukunft. In dem Format eines Panels sprachen Experten aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen unter anderem über liberale Lösungen für die energiepolitische Sicherheit im europäischen Kontext und EU-Beitrittsperspektiven für die Ukraine, Moldau und Georgien.
Tinatin Khidasheli - Georgia‘s women in challenging times
In our #femalechangemaker event series moderator Karoline Gil speaks to women from all around the world, who are fighting for more democratic and free societies and are changing them in meaninful ways.
With this event series, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is helping to raise awareness of the goals of the 2030 Agenda adopted by the United Nations in 2015, particularly in the area of human rights and the rule of law.
NEW SECURITY ARCHITECTURE IN EUROPE AND ITS IMPACT ON GEORGIA
The conference focused on the recent developments in the world and highlighted the role of Georgia in the new world agenda. "The world is changing. Europe will adapt. But here in Georgia, it is for us to establish our place in Europe and to return to our roots and to the future that we belong to" noted the President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili.
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Armenia and Azerbaijan are restarting peace negotiations
During the 2020 war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan (aided by Turkey) demonstrated huge military advantage over Armenia and won substantial territories. After watching the war for 44 days, Russia brokered a ceasefire, based on which it has deployed a military contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh, aimed at peacekeeping. Despite this, regular incidents take place at the line of contact, which incrementally shift the ceasefire line in favour of Azerbaijan.