60 Years of FNF – Ignite Europe!


Only months before the European Elections, and in times when the European Union as such is questioned by many of its citizens, it seems as if the passion for the European project has to be reignited.

On the occasion of our anniversary we would like to not only look back at what has been achieved, but also share our passion and the vision for a more open and liberal Europe with our audience.

We believe that it is through personal narratives that each of us can spark enthusiasm for a united Europe. This is why we asked friends of the foundation to share with us their personal testimonials for a strong and liberal Europe, why the European Union constitutes an added value for them, and what all of this has to do with the FNF.

You are warmly invited to join our reception with food, drinks, music and more!

We look forward to welcoming you!


19 November 2018, from 18.00-21.00h

at the Headquarters of OpenVld

Rue Melsens 34, 1000 Brussels.

Please confirm your participation by November 16 here: https://tinyurl.com/FNFAnniversary *



18:00h      Registration & Welcome with Sofie La Digue & The Blue Skies (Jazz)

19:00h      Igniting Europe through the eyes of FNF Europe’s friends

20:00h      Sofie La Digue & The Blue Skies & Reception


Igniting Europe 


Welcome Remarks:

Gesine Meißner MEP, ALDE



Mechthild von Alemann, former Member of the European Parliament (1979-1984; 1989-1994), ELDR

Taavi Rõivas, Former Estonian Prime Minister

Hans-Christoph Schlüter, Co-Founder ‘Why Europe‘, FNF Scholarship holder

Danica Vihinen, Secretary General, European Liberal Youth (LYMEC)



Julie Cantalou


Closing Remarks:

Gisela Piltz, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom




* Kindly register for this event by 16 November 2018 at https://tinyurl.com/FNFAnniversary. Please note that you will be forwarded to a Google Drive sheet. Should you wish to register with us directly please send an email to register.brussels@fnst.org. Photographs will be taken at the event for use on the FNF website, social media, in the press, FNF marketing materials, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to FNF photographing and using your image and likeness.