Spain, Italy, Portugal and Mediterranean Dialogue
The Madrid office seeks to strengthen cooperation and political dialogue between representatives from political parties, scientific institutions and civil society organisations from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany and the European sphere. We are committed to help contribute to solutions to specific regional challenges in Southern Europe and highlight best practices from this ever more important region for the European integration process. It also seeks to develop a new approach to interregional cooperation in the Mediterranean. With partner organisations, we are developing a liberal approach to geostrategic demands and opportunities in the Mare Nostrum.
Keys to financial freedom for migrants
The term freedom is commonly used to refer to freedom of expression, movement and thought. But what can we understand by financial freedom? In this session, Esmeralda Gómez López explains the importance of understanding financial freedom, as well as the consequences that its absence entails for the realization of other types of freedom.
What’s behind the recent violent protests in Senegal?
A month ago, fierce protests erupted in Senegal’s capital Dakar on March 4th and 5th. The country, seen by many as West-Africa’s model democracy, is slowly finding its calm again after a violent mob roamed the streets, looted supermarkets and clashed with security forces. Jo Holden, Project Director West-Africa for the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom in Dakar, sheds light on the recent events and its root causes.
About the Transgender Law
The controversial Transgender Law, promoted by the Ministry of Equality, is a recognition of the freedom and right of each individual to express their gender identity according to their innermost feelings. The draft law allows people free self-determination of gender, which means that anyone can change their name and sex in the civil registry only with an express declaration, from the age of 16.
What can the pension system of the future look like?
Like Germany, Spain has one of the oldest populations in the world. Demographic change, combined with increasing life expectancy and very high structural unemployment (especially among young people), means that fewer and fewer younger people have to finance the pensions of more and more older people.
Diaspora: The Nation of Nostalgia
The career of Laila Hotait, an artist and film producer of Lebanese origin based in Madrid, reflects the importance of including the diaspora in the debate on migration and integration.
"Italy's political landscape can become more European than it has been!"
In an interview with Rahel Zibner, Costanza Hermanin, member of the board of the liberal, pro-European party PiuEuropa, explains what the new government coalition could mean for Italy. She hopes for a more European, more open Italy. The Draghi government will remain stable and, above all, carry out overdue economic and fiscal reforms, said Hermanin.
Young people speak up in a debate around the impact of the last two global crises
On March 3rd, 2021 the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and EsadeEcPol presented the documentary on the “Double Crisis Generation” followed by a debate with young representatives and one of the protagonists in the film. The documentary depicts a snapshot of the socioeconomic situation of the millennial or Y generation in Southern Europe.
"Romania is the fastest changing society in Europe“Interview with Alexander Nanau
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