The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Central, East and Southeast Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia (CESE)

Our Regional office in Sofia
Our Regional office in Sofia
Some 25 years ago, the people living in the CESE region were still under communist rule. After a peaceful liberal revolution in most of the region’s countries, these people, in a historically very short time, succeeded in building democratic and market economy oriented systems with their newly acquired freedom. That is a huge success for liberal ideas. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has supported these people’s democratization and the building of their civil societies from the very beginning through political consultations and educational activities. Also, the Foundation actively helped develop the region’s economic restructuring process through public consultations and by conveying valuable liberal concepts, thereby facilitating these countries’ fast accession to the European Union.


Freedom Barometer: New Webpage - New Outreach

Since the Western Balkan region adopted in 2013 the idea of the Freedom Barometer from FNF Southeast Asia, the need for an easily expandable and more flexible webpage emerged. Now, with the financial support of the European Liberal Forum, the new Freedom Barometer homepage has become a reality.

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom fosters the establishment of democratic structures by promoting liberal political parties and groups. A close network of political parties, citizens' initiatives, human rights organisations, think tanks and scientific institutions forms the basis of the Foundation’s activities.

We increasingly rely on transnational activities and cooperation with existing liberal networks. Partners in our networking activities are, among others, the international associations of liberals – Liberal International (LI) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe (ALDE), the liberal youth organizations International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY) and the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC), as well as the European Liberal Forum (ELF) and regional associations. With the American Jewish Committee (AJC), we have cooperated on the programme ‘Promoting Tolerance’ since 1992.

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With our support
The newly created portal is designed to become a platform for experts and intellectuals from Central and Eastern Europe, embodying the liberal environment, to share their opinions and ideas.

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Regional Office Central, East and Southeast Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia (CESE)

51B, Bulgaria Blvd., Motopista II,
Sofia 1404, Bulgaria

Tel.: 00359 2 96960 10
Fax: 0035 2 96202 43

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