Lebanon and Syria

  • Beirut

    Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Beirut

    Fighting for Freedom with ordinary tools

Lebanon and Syria

About FNF 


The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is the German Foundation for Liberal Politics. Established in 1958 by Prof. Theodor Heuss, the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany, FNF promotes liberal values, above all the freedom of the individual for his and her pursuit of happiness.

FNF promotes liberal thinking and liberal policies in cooperation with her local partners through activities of civic education, international political dialogue, and political counseling. Our civic education activities consist of seminars, conferences and publications aimed at promoting liberal values and policies. Political counseling is mainly given to liberal political parties in order to improve their programmatic basis, their strategic orientation and their political communication with citizens. We cooperate with political parties worldwide because we believe in party-based democracy.

FNF Lebanon and Syria Projects


Freedom Academy
Liberal thinking and liberal policies through activities of civic education, international political dialogue and political consultancy

Reconciliation, dialogue and constructive communication among diverse communities
(e.g. refugee and hosting communities)

Creativity in Crisis
Reaping the creative potential of initiatives in situations of crisis - using the potential of Start-Up’s and the whole entrepreneurial ecosystem

Values into Action
Advocating for Human Rights in all aspects of life

Freedom of Expression
Supporting the freedom of ideas, engaging with journalists, advocating for a free society through any media

Think Plan Engage Local
Strengthening and empowering local governments and municipalities to overcome their daily challenges

Innovate education
Finding approaches to use technology for innovative educational challenges




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Habib Bacha El Saad