MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
The Middle East and North Africa Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is located in Amman, Jordan. While the Amman Office was formally opened in 1982, it officially became the MENA Regional Office in 2016.
Activities of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in the Middle East and North Africa region include events, conferences, publications, and seminars in the field of civic education aimed at promoting liberal values and principles.
The projects implemented in the region focus on the following target areas:
- Human Rights / Democracy
- Market Economy Principles / Entrepreneurship
- Civic and Youth Participation
The Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Middle East and North Africa also works on three specific regional programs. These are: MENA-NET, MENA-EU, and MENA-GEOPOL.
MENA-NET is focused on supporting liberal networks in the MENA region. The program aims to propagate the liberal message and promote a value-driven agenda. MENA-NET provides an interactive platform for like-minded thinkers and political practitioners by enabling the development of a cross-regional liberal force.
MENA-EU is focused on the Middle East and North Africa - Europe relations. The program aims to address trans-regional challenges and enables opportunities for cooperation between both regions. MENA-EU seeks to establish spaces for liberal political experts and intellectuals to engage in problem-solving debates on emerging political, economic, and other emerging topics and issues.
MENA-GEOPOL is focused on the geopolitical shifts in the MENA region. The program aims to foster collaborative research, analysis, and debates on cross-regional economic, security, and political interactions and their implications on the geopolitical characteristics of the region. MENA-GEOPOL seeks to build a community of experts and forge institutional partnerships.