The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is the global think-tank for liberal politics. Established in 1958 by Theodor Heuss, the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany, it promotes individual freedoms and liberal values.
The Foundation follows the ideas of Friedrich Naumann who at the beginning of the last century was a leading German liberal thinker and politician. He resolutely backed the idea of civic education. Friedrich Naumann believed that a functioning democracy needs politically informed and educated citizens. According to him, civic education is a prerequisite for political participation and thus for democracy.
The foundation promotes liberalism in cooperation with her local partners through civic education, international political dialogue, and political counseling.
In the Middle East and North Africa region, we have offices in: Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Jerusalem, Tunis, and Rabat.