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.
The Dragging of Rights
The film addresses the increasing repression against the LGBTQI+ community. It was produced in Beirut and is about two drag queens. It follows them and tells about the daily struggles they face in Lebanon.
Human Rights in Law Enforcement Institutions
Participatory dialogue on the integration and institutionalization of human rights in
The work system of law enforcement institutions and the role of women in peace and security.
Anti-Corruption Reforms: A Catalyst for Economic Stability and Prosperity
The sessions focused on Good Governance in Crisis Management: Lessons Learned from Response to Prevention; Transparency in development aid: The role of civil society organizations in monitoring the international community, state institutions, and implementing partners; The question on whether Liberal Reforms can Help to Curb Corruption in Lebanon; and the Roadmap towards Citizen-Centered Budget Reforms.
Reviving Lebanon’s Economy: Four Sectors in Focus
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation and The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies Host Landmark Conference on Reviving Lebanon's Economy.
Empowering Lebanon's Future Leaders: The IDARA Project
IDARA, a groundbreaking project aimed at promoting emerging Lebanese young leaders, was launched in June as a result of close collaboration with Localised Management Consulting. This pioneering endeavor was made possible through the support of the Friedrich Naumann Founda-tion for Freedom (FNF).
Social Innovation Summer School
In collaboration with ShababLab and Riyada for social innovation, we hosted this year’s summer school entitled "The Future of Political Advocacy: How Ai is Changing the Game". A program that aimed to introduce youth to the concept of social innovation in politics and advocacy in the digital era.
Young Liberals Visit to Beirut
We hosted from September 13 to September 17 a delegation from JULIS (Young Liberals of Germany), LHG (Liberal Student’s Group), and Jungfreisinnige (Young Liberals of Swtizerland) to Beirut, Lebanon