International Exchange and Advanced Training
Whoever wishes to spread liberal thought and to further its organisation around the world must promote a lively intercultural dialogue and exchange. Active listening and learning are crucial: true dialogue is based on tolerance and mutual respect. The task of the Department for International Exchange and Advanced Training in Germany at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is to foster and implement these liberal principles through facilitating a worldwide exchange of ideas.
Inspiring Women 2022
People have their own sets of expectations towards women, especially when it comes to leadership roles. It is not easy and I realised that all over the world, women are facing common challenges that men do not face in the same leadership roles. Our communities expect so much from women but at the same time, they need us to be careful and follow their rules. Our societies think that if a woman becomes a leader or politician, she should not dress in a certain way and she should communicate in a certain way, something that is not expected from men.
Freedom. Restart. Innovation - Annual Report 2021
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom works every day to make attacks on liberal democracy visible, to educate and to work towards the greatest possible participation in an open, tolerant society through educational events and publications. The Annual Report 2021 provides insights into our worldwide foundation work.
Manufacturing Eurekas: Innovating Political Narratives
During crisis situations, populists tend to put intense pressure onto existing structures and look for pragmatic ways to seize power. They fashion themselves as a necessary protagonist that represents drastic change to a decaying system that has failed the people.
26 female government leaders are not enough
The World Economic Forum estimates that it will take another 145 years for men and women to participate actively in politics to the same extent worldwide. But the IAF programmes have shown that women can contribute to improving the situation by acquiring necessary skills such as political communication and consciously building networks. Female role models are also encouraging.
Diversity Day - For diversity in society
Diversity has many facets: Origin, gender, education, religious and political conviction or life experience. Diversity is not defined by one aspect alone. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is committed to a strong and open society in which individual diversity, freedom and development have a chance. Living diversity and valuing it has a positive impact on society.
#13 Talking about Entrepreneurship
According to Joseph Schumpeter, an entrepreneur is a person who is willing and able to convert a new idea or invention into a successful innovation. But to promote open markets and support the innovating entrepreneurships it needs some preconditions. In our current episode of IAF TALK we are discussing the findings of our last seminar on this topic and explore what policymakers can do to boost and accelerate entrepreneurship in their respective countries.
Making Magic Designing & Facilitating Impactful Gatherings
As someone who is in charge of organizing events in a non-profit organization, the pandemic has created a new challenge for me. What was held in a small budget hotel ballroom with bad taste coffee and small bite-sized snacks has turned into a 2-hour gatherings in virtual conference platform. It worked for the past 2 months, but then the webinar fatigue, happens.