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.
Only the market economy guarantees the citizens personal freedom, social peace and high prosperity.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the reaction of the international community affects almost all sectors of the economy. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are therefore also affected. In the first few days since the Russian war of aggression began, Ukraine has received crypto donations in the millions. At the same time, observers fear that oligarchs will use cryptocurrencies to circumvent the sanctions. But it´s not that simple.
The challenges for the organization remain tremendous. The pandemic has struck at a time when most economies were still recovering from the last global financial crisis. In this policy paper, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom brings together experts from its global network of liberal partners to address key challenges for the global trading system.
Rumors about a Chinese digital currency, a "digital crypto-renminbi" have been around for a while. In April 2020, the Chinese government announced that the first pilot trials of the new digital currency were being carried out in several cities. What is this new currency? What goals is the Chinese government pursuing with it?
The analysis describes the historical development of the social market economy and its basic characteristics. The special role of smaller and medium-sized companies and family businesses is also examined. The aim is to contribute to an understanding of the German "economic miracle" and the economic order behind it – also against the background of the manifold state interventions during the Corona crisis.
Change is constant. Freedom means change, and there is no better time to change than now. Sticking to the same values and dedication towards freedom, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is reconstructing its strategy across the globe to fine-tune its messages and reinforce its campaign for freedom, amid threats to liberal values. FNF identifies itself as a creative innovative platform, because innovation is the most liberal response to change.
With the advent of fast 4G internet connections, online business in Bangladesh is booming. With 40% of Bangladesh’s population of 165 million now online, digital businesses are growing much faster than the rest of the economy. Presently, some 50,000 Bangladeshis earn their money with e-Commerce. According to expert projections, this number will hit the one million-mark in the next ten years.
In times of turmoil in international relations, the European Union has to find new regional trade partners - and ASEAN is a potential candidate. But even though there have been several rounds of discussions, an agreement is nowhere in sight. The road to an FTA between EU and ASEAN is long and bumpy. What are the reasons?