The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) presented the brochure “A Europe of Freedom for and by its People” (“Για μια Ευρώπη της Ελευθερίας και των Πολιτών”) which had been translated into Greek only recently. The booklet contains recommendations from a panel of experts chaired by former MP Dr. Hermann Otto Solms. The presentation took place at the Museum of Greek Gastronomy in the traditional Athenian district of Psyrri. The Museum itself is an initiative of four young Greek entrepreneurs – one of whom is a graduate of FNF’s “Liberal Youth Seminars” – who dared to invest in local culture even in a period of uncertainty.
“You are the generation that will reform your country and resolve the economic and social problems Greece currently encounters. Dare to be the change you wish”, Dr. Wolfgang Gerhardt, Chairman of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), addressed more than 40 young Greeks who participated in the “Liberal Seminars on Political Thought (Cycle B)”. The seminars took place on five weekends from October 4th to November 23rd.
With the excitement and the experience gained at the previous cycle, the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit gladly opens the Cycle B of the Liberal Seminars that will take place in Athens in October and November 2013.
As successful as the whole program was the closing session and the graduation ceremony of the liberal ” Seminars of Political Thought”, which were co-hosted by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the European Expression Youth. The first cycle of the program (a second one will be conducted in autumn) focused on liberal ideas in Greece, from theory to practice, aiming to educate 25 post-graduate students and young professionals on the implementation of improved policies and procedures and also to discuss the contemporary challenges for liberalism. The seminars were held in six weekend courses, from February to May 2013, in Vouliagmeni, just outside of Athens.
This weekend, a joint seminar of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) and its partner organisation Νεολαία Ευρωπαϊκή Έκφραση („European Expression Youth”, EEY) is about to take off. Over the course of six weekends, 25 Greek students and young professionals will learn about principles of liberalism, European integration and social market economy.