The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is a foundation in the Federal Republic of Germany, devoted to the promotion of liberal principles and to political education. The goal of the foundation is to advance the principles of freedom and dignity for all people in all areas of society, both in Germany and abroad. In 2018, the foundation celebrated its 60th anniversary. FNF activities in third countries are part of Germany’s development cooperation and foreign policy work.
FNF is active in over 60 countries around the world, spanning Europe, Africa, Asia, North and Latin America. Within these project countries, our regional offices work to support human rights, rule of law, and democracy. In order to achieve these aims, the foundation seeks to foster both international and transatlantic dialogue through conferences, study tours, and publications, among other means. In addition, the foundation supports local, regional, and national initiatives, which advance the rights of minorities, the democratic control of security forces, and the strengthening of international human rights coalitions. Funding is provided by the German federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the German Federal Foreign Office and, increasingly, by the European Union.