It seems just yesterday that I arrived in Brussels to start my internship at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. There’s been so much to see and do, and time passes quickly. Over the past week I’ve adapted to my new role as an intern with Friedrich Naumann Foundation team, and learned a lot about the intriguing culture and history of Belgium.
Brussels has been an amazing place to visit, with attractions such as the Grand Palace, the Saint Michel Cathedral, and a variety of restaurants and bars. Geographically positioned between France and the Netherlands, both French and Dutch influences are evident in architecture, cuisine, and culture of Brussels.
The team at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation are competent and friendly, and I feel that I have adjusted to my new environment very well.
The main focus of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation is to promote liberal values and a liberal vision for the European Union. We do this by organizing a range of events and educational opportunities to promote awareness of liberal ideology. My tasks over the past week have included researching speakers for a panel discussion on energy security, as well as preparing educational material for a conference on the history and government of the European Union.
Over the next few weeks, I will be attending events and seminars held in the EU district. I look forward to many exciting experiences during my time with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.