FNF Greece: Young Europeans discuss their future in a Europe drifting apart

DSC_0138It is obvious that young people oftentimes have a clearer vision of Europe than older ones. They have grown up in a Europe without borders, they have friends all over the continent, and due to their international experience they are convinced that only a strong and united Europe can face the challenges which globalization poses on this upcoming generation. But time and again, their voice is not heard in the political process by those who lord over on the future of citizens, young and old alike. Continue reading

FNF Greece: “1st Liberal Youth Convention” in Thessaloniki a great success

IMG_9382_bearbLast weekend, from 26-28 September, young liberal-minded youth from all over Greece publicly convened in the City Hall of Thessaloniki, the European Youth Capital 2014, to debate and propose reform projects for Greece in a united Europe. They were joined by twenty young politicians from all over Europe who met in Thessaloniki for a leader’s meeting of the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC).

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FNF Greece: Grassroots movement of liberal-minded youth to meet in Thessaloniki

Subheader 1More than sixty young Greeks will meet in Thessaloniki on Friday and Saturday to discuss and decide on a declaration for a brighter future for Greece. The “1st Liberal Youth Convention” coincides with the Young Leaders Meeting of the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC), which also takes place in this year’s European Youth Capital.

The reform-oriented young delegates will meet in the city hall of Thessaloniki, where Mayor Yannis Boutaris will inaugurate the congress. Afterwards, the President of LYMEC, Vedrana Gujić, will deliver a keynote speech and encourage the liberal-minded youth of Greece to continue their quest for a country that is more open towards reforms and the needs of the upcoming generation.

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FNF Greece: Δηλώστε συμμετοχή τώρα στα Φιλελεύθερα Σεμινάρια 2014

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Οι δύο νέοι κύκλοι των Φιλελεύθερων Σεμιναρίων, που διοργανώνει το Ίδρυμα Φρίντριχ Νάουμαν για την Ελευθερία (FNF) σε συνεργασία με τους Φοιτητές για την Ελευθερία και το Youth Business Network, προσφέρουν ένα εκπαιδευτικό πρόγραμμα τεσσάρων διήμερων συναντήσεων, συνολικής διάρκειας 64 ωρών, στο οποίο εξετάζονται οι ιδέες της Ελευθερίας, του Κράτους Δικαίου, των Ανθρωπίνων και Ατομικών Δικαιωμάτων με ιδιαίτερη έμφαση στην πρακτική εφαρμογή τους σε ατομικό και κοινωνικό επίπεδο. Στόχος των σεμιναρίων είναι να μελετήσει και να αποσαφηνίσει τι είναι ο Φιλελευθερισμός και ποιά είναι η πολιτική του πρόταση, να εντοπίσει και να διατυπώσει τις διαφορές του από τις άλλες ιδεολογίες (π.χ. συντηρητισμός, σοσιαλισμός) και να απαντήσει στο ερώτημα της επικαιρότητας του, με έμφαση στην περίπτωση της Ελλάδας. Η διδασκαλία περιλαμβάνει ένα σύνολο βιωματικών και ειδικά σχεδιασμένων συλλογικών ασκήσεων και προσομοιώσεων που εισάγουν τους συμμετέχοντες στην πρακτική εφαρμογή των φιλελεύθερων αρχών.

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FNF Greece: Learning from the “Fourth of July”

DSC_2093aThe American struggle for independence is a proud symbol for liberals all around the globe, reminding us that both individual and universal freedom are two of the the most important political values. To honor the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and to foster the dialogue about liberalism, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) hosted a Liberal Café titled “Aspects of Freedom: Lessons from the 4th of July for Greece and the rest of Europe” in Thessaloniki.

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When liberals form opinions: Seminar at the University of Macedonia attracts 140 students

DSC_0104In Thessaloniki, Greece, Dr. Wolfgang Gerhardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), delivered the keynote speech on “European challenges in the course of time” at a diplomatic seminar at the University of Macedonia. In the panel discussion organized by the FNF also participated Wolfgang Dold, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Greece, and Panagiotis Yennimatas, Honorary Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB).

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