The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is a German foundation devoted to the promotion of liberal principles and to political education, both in Germany and abroad. FNF opened its office in Vietnam in September 2012 with a wide range of topics: Provincial Competitiveness Index, Free Trade Agreements, market economy, and smart city. Our partners include Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR), University of Economics and Business (VNU-UEB), Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), among other localities and organisations. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us or reach our team here.
Thailand plans to recognize Same-Sex Unions
While parts of Southeast Asia have vibrant LGBTQ communities, offering sanctuary to many, the absence of legal recognition for same-sex couples is a disparity. In 2024, hopes are high for a breakthrough as Thailand contemplates the passage of a same-sex marriage bill.
Institutional reform to enhance Vietnam's economic resilience ahead of new challenges
The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act mandates responsible supply chain management for German companies, influencing EU-Asian trade and advising Vietnamese businesses and authorities to align with global sustainability standards. Prof. Dr. Andreas Stoffers (FNF Vietnam) and Ms. Lanh Huyen Nhu (AHK Vietnam) spoke with Vietnam Investment Review (VIR) on the various opportunities and challenges posed by the new law in Vietnam.
Vietnam's East Sea Strategy - Balancing Sovereignty and Stability
The South China Sea is the scene of international tensions, particularly due to China's disputed claim to 90% of these waters. Vietnam thus faces economic challenges from China's aggressive actions. Our analysis sheds light on Vietnam's strategic plan to maintain sovereignty, promote peace and seek alliances with Germany and the EU.
Navigating the Entrepreneurial Seas: The ABCs of Entrepreneurship Event in Hanoi
Embark on a transformative journey through the entrepreneurial seas with the ABCs of Entrepreneurship Event in Hanoi. This gathering, spearheaded by FNF alumni Samantha Kapunan and Tharin Sethi, brought together visionaries, distinguished guests, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Our theme for the fourth episode of FNF ABCs of Entrepreneurship is showcasing Vietnam's inspiring founders and investors.
EU Green Deal and Impacts on Vietnamese Exports
The European Union (EU) is one of the most important markets for Vietnam’s exports. To continue to effectively and sustainably exploit this market, understanding and fully complying with the bloc's green regulations is especially important for Vietnamese manufacturers and exporters as well as relevant authority units.
Celebrating Entrepreneurship: The 'ABCs of Entrepreneurship' Event EP4 in Vibrant Vietnam
Join us in Hanoi as the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and WOWS Global unite to inspire and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs. Dive into the 'ABCs of Entrepreneurship' on Nov 18, 2023, and gain insights from experts, celebrate female founders, and explore the future of fundraising. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with industry leaders. Your journey into the world of entrepreneurship begins here.
German Supply Chain Act: Sustainability focus and Vietnam's implications
The 2023 German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act prioritises sustainable criteria in global supply chains. Prof. Dr. Andreas Stoffers, Country Director of FNF Vietnam, and Ms. Lanh Huyen Nhu, Coordinator of the 'Sustainable and Climate Resilient Supply Chains in Vietnam' Project at the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce (AHK) in Vietnam spoke with Vietnam Investment Review (VIR) on the opportunities and challenges the new law provides for Vietnam.