The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Thailand motivates people to get involved politically and to play an active role in society. Our events promote democracy, human rights and a free market economy. Since we want to reach young people in particular, we follow a gamification approach in many of our projects. We also work closely with journalists and media organizations to facilitate fair and free public dialogue.The FNF Thailand team works with Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS), Thai PBS, Punch Up, King Prajadhipok's Institute, Change Fusion and Digital for Peace. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
Thailand plans to recognize Same-Sex Unions
While parts of Southeast Asia have vibrant LGBTQ communities, offering sanctuary to many, the absence of legal recognition for same-sex couples is a disparity. In 2024, hopes are high for a breakthrough as Thailand contemplates the passage of a same-sex marriage bill.
German President visits Vietnam and Thailand
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier's visits to Vietnam and Thailand underscores Southeast Asia´s importance to Germany. With issues ranging from for trade, investment, tourism, renewable energy, electric vehicles and sustainable farming, the visits sparks anticipation for even more collaboration.
Revisiting How Board Games Can Revolutionize Civic Education
Read our article on how board games are transforming civic education. FNF Thailand are revisiting our first breakthrough game ‘SIM Democracy’ and the impact that this board game has globally.
Thailand Talks 2023: Fostering Dialogue for a Resilient Society
Embark on a journey through the dynamic discussions and thought-provoking dialogues at Thailand Talks 2023, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation's flagship event. Dive into the diverse perspectives on issues ranging from marijuana legalization to the moral compass of politicians. Discover how this event transcends traditional boundaries, shaping a path towards a more united society.
Eyes Wide Open: Discoveries from the Open Society Seminar and Questions for Thai Society
Ms. Thanisara Rungdej, is the CEO & Co-Founder Punch Up World. She was selected by FNF to participate in our International Academy for Leadership (IAF) The platform seeks to create an International Exchange and Advanced Training. Read about her experience and explore the concept of an 'open society,' grounded in principles of individual freedom and responsibility, which fosters inclusivity and equitable mechanisms for communal living.
Thailand Talks: A Platform for Discussions
Amidst the current political climate, it's all too easy to find ourselves confined within our own political echo chambers. Thailand Talks serves as a vital bridge, offering individuals with diverse viewpoints a space to engage in open and meaningful discussions, share their thoughts, beliefs, and unique perspectives. We are gearing up for the next Thailand Talk which will occur on the 26th of Nov 2023.