Shining through others: our Vietnamese partners
In FNF Vietnam, our specialists, with a deep understanding of Vietnam and its economy, are always eager to support our Vietnamese partners through conducting research and organising conference and workshops to address current socio-economic issues.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is one of the biggest partner of FNF Vietnam. In 2020, there were several conferences in planning regarding international integration and the promotion of Europe and Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). FNF is also engaged in organising a field trip to Germany and the EU for Vietnamese officials to promote the strategic partnership of the two countries. We are proud to be trusted to cooperate with MOFA and to represent German interests to them.
Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the national organisation uniting Vietnam's business community, serves as a vital conduit for trade and business connections with global enterprises. Collaborating closely with VCCI, FNF is committed to fostering the business sector through seminars, training, and guidebook publications focused on leveraging Free Trade Agreements (FTA). This initiative will provide lasting reference materials to aid businesses during the implementation of the EU-Vietnam FTA and EU-Vietnam IPA, enhancing the efficacy of these agreements for Vietnamese businesses.
VEPR is a research institute under the University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University. VEPR’s primary mission is to carry out economic and policy research which helps policy-making agencies, businesses, and interest groups make better decisions by providing insights into the economic movement and the macro policy management in Viet Nam. FNF and VEPR promote free trade and social market economy via annual events, including the release of the Vietnam EconomyReport and Summer School for youth. The Summer School empowers students and young journalists, fostering an understanding of economics, market principles, and social values. Curated by international experts, it offers insights into Vietnam's market economy, equipping participants with foundational knowledge,
networking opportunities, and practical skills for professional growth and collaboration.
The University of Economics and Business (UEB) is a member of Vietnam National University (VNU) Hanoi. The university’s mission is to provide high quality human resources in policy analysis, economic management, and business administration to meet Vietnam’s demands for quality, effectiveness, and stable development. In collaboration with UEB, we're hosting the Business Challenges Contest to support prominent startup initiatives from students. FNF‘s collaboration extends to funding seminars, conferences, and sharing expertise. FNF and UEB also contribute to a book publication commemorating the anniversary of 45-year
diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Germany in 2020.
Since 2020, CWD and FNF have organized multiple training courses for underprivileged women at the Peace House Shelter. These courses enhance decision-making, marketing, and business management skills, empowering victims of domestic violence and trafficking toward financial independence. The collaborative project, active from 2020 to the present, has directly aided 500+ women and indirectly benefited hundreds more through peer training. Additionally, the project created a training document and a business skills handbook accessible to the community of women assisted by CWD.
The University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH) has contributed to academic knowledge with international publications on key topics, fostering a wide research network and producing graduates in Economics and Management. In collaboration with UEH, FNF conducts research and hosts seminars and international conferences to improve government policies and create a more favourable business environment for Vietnam.
The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is striving to evolve into an innovation hub and promote research and learning. FNF and VGU collaborate on initiatives encouraging young innovators and entrepreneurs through early-stage support and mentorship.
FNF Vietnam acknowledges the evolving demands within the context of the fourth industrial revolution and the ongoing global economic integration. In addition, the
ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement in 2020 has further emphasised the imperative for pioneering business models, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, FNF Vietnam aims to support Vietnamese provinces and cities in improving their competitiveness, thereby promoting the growth of the private sector with the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI). Collaborating with Bac Giang Province (partner IPC Bac Giang) and Bac Ninh Province (partner ISEDS Bac Ninh), FNF has led research projects, conferences, and training programs to promote competitiveness and enhance the province's investment and business environment.
Climate Change Program
In collaboration with partners including Hue Institute for Development (Hue IDS), Hue University of Science, Can Tho Union of Friendship Organizations (CUFO), and Dragon-Mekong Institute (Can Tho University), FNF Vietnam has been implementing various seminars and workshops for the Climate Change Program. These events are aimed at promoting sustainable smart cities, climate change adaptation, energy conservation, and intelligent waste management. These activities are designed to raise awareness among youth and enhance their soft skills while emphasising the importance of gender roles.