Upcoming Event: “The Other Side of Turkey: Meet & Greet with Turkish Civil Society Representatives”

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Monday, 14 March 2016, 12.00-14.00
Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

Not long ago, the Turkish economy was booming and the country was converging with European Union values and its acquis communautaire. A major contributor to this success was the continuous engagement of civil society organizations in various spheres of Turkish society. Continue reading

Comb, cushion, constitution: What can we offer refugees?

On 11-12 November EU and African leaders are meeting on Malta to take yet another stab at securing Europe’s borders and creating safer routes for refugees making their way to Europe. High on the agenda is how to reduce the refugee flows to Europe through better coordination with other Mediterranean basin countries.

In addition, EU Council President Tusk will focus on getting Member States to deliver on financial pledges and relocation decision made at the October crisis summit in Brussels. Meanwhile, the first refugees to be re-located from Greece and Italy are arriving elsewhere in Europe.

Credits: Stefanie Eisenschenk, Michael Gubi, Travis Nobles (Flickr)
Credits: Stefanie Eisenschenk, Michael Gubi, Travis Nobles (Flickr)

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FNF Greece: Enabling civil society to act independently – Giving citizens a voice

FAMILY DSC_0815aThe Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) supports representatives of civil society all over the world, because a strong and independent “third sector” contributes significantly to freedom, democracy and self-determination. Therefore, working with civil society organizations (“CSO”) is a basic pillar of our foundation’s work in Greece.

From 06-08 December, the FNF in collaboration with the Atlas Network organized a “Civil Society Academy” in Athens to offer training to our local partners on various aspects of managing a liberal NGO.

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