FNF Europe hosts Humanity in Action Pat Cox Fellows

The 2018 Pat Cox Fellows together with the fellowships patron Pat Cox. Copyright: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

This year the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) has once again teamed up with Humanity in Action (HiA) and welcomed a new cohort of human rights activists, who arrived in Brussels to undertake a three-month professional fellowship at the heart of European politics. Six fellows from around the world joined the offices of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) or local NGOs to expand their experience in EU public affairs, international relations, and civil society activities. One of the fellows, Joanna Kopacka from Poland, did her fellowship at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

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FNF Europe welcomes new colleague


Carmen Gerstenmeyer joined FNF Brussels Team in January 2018. As a European Affairs manager, she will analyse current political developments in the EU and publish policy analyses on various topics. She is going to liaise with FNF Europe’s network of national and European stakeholders (EU institutions, NGOs, parties) and accompany the European dialogue program.
Ms. Gerstenmeyer has an academic background in European studies and political science from Sciences Po Paris and Freie Universität Berlin as well as a franco-german Bachelor’s in crossborder cooperation and communication. Before moving to Brussels, she worked at the Berlin-based Institute for European Politics and has been active in the field of political education.

FNF Europe wishes Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas


The Brussels office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

We would like to thank you for the trustworthy cooperation this year and are looking forward to many new opportunities of encounter and exchange in the coming year.

 Also in 2018 we will be back with current analyses, events and newsletters.


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