[Greece] 4th Entrepreneurship Academy and Symposium 

Location: Sikyon Coast, Xylokastro, Greece

Date: 20.09.-22.09.2019

 

Innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are necessary in every growing economy. Greece is recovering from a long crisis and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) has been building capacity together with local partners and stakeholders, promoting the principles of economic sustainability in an open market economy throughout that period. This way, we can also reduce drastically the bran-drain phenomenon and help new efforts to arise.

This was the scope of this year’s Entrepreneurship Academy, which was organized for the 4th time, from 20 to 22 September 2019. Continue reading

Liberals at the Frontline: Building Bridges Between Greece and North Macedonia 

The 22-metre-high bronze statue of Alexander the Great, encircled by warriors and a fountain, at the main square of Skopje was for years a symbol of bitterness and division between Greece and the then “Republic of Macedonia.” Not anymore. On Saturday 31 August, two dozens of young politicians and civil society members from both Greece and North Macedonia posed under the ancient Hellenic King and conqueror, stating loudly that a new bright era lies ahead of them. The Young Liberals (GR) and the Youth of the Liberal Party (NMK) organized a study trip and agenda setting workshop with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. Continue reading

(Greece) 4th Academy and Symposium of Entrepreneurship

The Greek entrepreneurship on the road to development and openness

Sikyon Coast, Xylokastro
20-22
September 2019

 

For the Greek verion see here.

 

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The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), in collaboration with IMEDA and the support of the KEMEL, the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Young Liberals and KEFIM, host the 4th Academy and Symposium of Entrepreneurship. Continue reading

Germany, Greece and Diaspora Perspectives 

Grigoris Aggelidis MdB Delivers Keynote Speech in Athens

Four years has been far too long without the liberals in the Bundestag. Nevertheless, it proved enough time for FDP to restart the party, renew its social contract and allow new, dynamic members emerge and convey the liberal message across Germany and the entire Europe. One exemplary case is Mr Grigorios Aggelidis (MdB) from Hannover. Born in Neustadt, the son of immigrants from Greece, Aggelidis represents the new and promising political staff of the liberal family. A banker, an active member of civil society and the President of FC Walker, he entered politics to defend hope and freedom in what he considered a stagnant social environment. He joined the party only in 2012 and by 2017 he was elected Member of the Bundestag, where he currently serves as the vice-chairman of the Committee on Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. Continue reading

Liberalism, Politics and Diaspora: Europe’s Success Story 

Liberalism is the advocate of free movement. The opportunities provided in the framework of the European Union have benefited not only the individuals who move to work, study or travel, but also the very states themselves, enriching their societies with new skills and capacities. The emerged European diasporas have become a link of friendship and partnership among states symbolizing how much we can achieve together. They are ambassadors of the European identity and they have the ability to promote political and economic transformation from an institutional and discursive perspective.

In this liberal Europe, the children of immigrants have equal opportunities, even to become a Member of Parliament just like Grigoris Aggelidis MdB, a German politician (FDP) of Greek origin. In this event, we invite him to give us a fresh view about the future of liberalism in Europe and Greece. Moreover, we shall discuss the dimensions in the potential contribution to Greece from abroad. What impact can the Greek diaspora have on the country’s development, in our networked era of globalization? How could the Greeks turn the “brain-drain” to “brain-gain”? What should change and what can be improved in order to make Greece competitive again? In the aftermath of the European elections 2019, Mr Aggelidis will offer the perspective of a Northern European who, nevertheless, is well aware of the Greek situation. Continue reading