The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been present in Greece since 2012 and is based in Athens. By strengthening liberal forces and conveying liberal values and positions, the Greece Office contributes to the development and consolidation of a pluralist democracy and an open, market economy and rule of law in Greece. It is committed to preserving freedom of action with the aim of strengthening European values in Greece.
New study reveals the impact of hate speech on journalists across Southeast Europe
A new groundbreaking study titled "Hate Speech against Journalists" unveils the challenges and threats journalists face due to hate speech in Greece, Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Bulgaria. Conducted by leading academic and media institutions, including the Peace Journalism Laboratory of AUTH, the University of Novi Sad, Hasan Prishtina University, Center for Social Innovations BLINK 42-21, and Blue Link, the research was supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom - Greece and Cyprus.
The relationship between green transition and economic freedom: Is economic freedom compatible with sustainability?
This policy paper seeks to explore the relationship between economic freedom and sustainability. It begins by reviewing the empirical literature on how economic freedom's impact on sustainability can vary significantly based on specific contextual factors. Some studies indicate a positive correlation between greater economic freedom and improved environmental outcomes, particularly in countries that prioritize business-friendly environments, uphold strong property rights, and foster trade freedom. In these cases, economic freedom appears to contribute positively to environmental sustainability and reduced emissions. Conversely, economic freedom may exert adverse effects on environmental conditions, particularly in developing and emerging economies, where factors like limited regulatory control and unsustainable economic growth are associated with environmental degradation.
Rekindling Connections: FNF Greece Alumni Event Chronicles a Legacy
As we bid farewell to 2023, our organization marked the year's end with an extraordinary closed event that transcended time – the "Generation of the 90s" Alumni Meeting. A poignant reunion, this gathering welcomed stipend holders and cherished associates from the dynamic epochs of the 70s, 80s and 90s, culminating in an evening filled with reminiscence and rekindled connections.
Event: Cyprus Media Coverage of the War in Ukraine
The Institute for Mass Media and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom - Greece Cyprus held a panel discussion in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 7 December on the occasion of the release of a study on how the media in the Republic of Cyprus covered the early stages of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The study elaborated by the Institute with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation captures the content and tone of the coverage in the first months of the war, the political and economic context in which it was formulated, and what it revealed about the country’s media ecosystem.
Dream Greece 2033 – Liberal Academy: A Synthesis of Vision and Action for Freedom
Dream Greece 2033 – Liberal Academy, a visionary initiative by the Center for Liberal Studies (KEFiM) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Greece & Cyprus, unfolded in Athens, uniting young minds around the principles of liberty. This program, spanning the weekends of October 21-22 and November 4-5 & 11-12, was a crucible of ideas, networking, and empowerment at the Impact Hub Athens.
New comprehensive study reveals Cyprus media’s complex coverage of the Russia-Ukraine war
As a steadfast advocate for liberal democracy and the freedom of media, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Greece and Cyprus is proud to have supported a pivotal study conducted by the Institute for Mass Media (IMME), published at the end of 2023. This extensive research offers an insightful look into the Cypriot media's coverage of the significant and tumultuous events surrounding Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine.
The Challenges of Liberal Democracy Today - The Athens Conference
In an intellectually stimulating and productive event, Athens hosted "The Challenges of Liberal Democracy Today," an academic conference organized jointly by the Center for Liberal Studies, the Greece and Cyprus Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Panteion University's Center for Political Research, and the University of Athens Laboratory of Political and Institutional Theory and History of Ideas. The conference brought together a diverse group of 40 scholars from Greece and abroad, including both established academics and promising young researchers.