2016 IAF Programs

Date/location Title Partici-
Target Groups Closing Date

31.01. – 12.02.2016

Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights – The Liberal Approach 24+


Politicians, policy makers, political think-tanks 03.12.2015

28.02. – 06.03.2016


Local Staff Academy: Communicating Freedom, Communicating our Brand

+ introductory online phase
40+ English Program officers and communication/social media officers from FNF project offices around the world 26.11.2015

13.03. – 25.03.2016

Strengthening NGOs – Winning Support for Ideas and their Political Implementation 24+


Representatives of NGOs and think-tanks who take part in decision making within their organisation


03.04. – 10.04.2016

Strategic Planning for Political Parties
22+ English Russian Leaders from political parties 01.02.2016

17.04. – 29.04.2016


Leadership for Young Leaders

+ introductory online phase
24+ English
Young leaders from parties and NGOs 15.02.2016
08.05. – 15.05.2016 Political Leadership 22+ English Spanish Arabic Leaders in political parties and organizations 07.03.2016

29.05. – 10.06.2016

Freedom of Movement – a liberal principal challenged 24+ English
Representatives of liberal parties, think-tanks and NGOs 28.03.2016

10.07. – 22.07.2016


Education Policies – the Key to Enlightenment, Participation and Progress

+ qualifactory online phase

24+ English (Young) political leaders and policy makers 28.03.2016

14.08. – 26.08.2016


Local Politics and Citizen's Participation

+ introductory online phase
24+ English

Local politicians, candidates for local political mandates


18.09. – 25.09.2016

Communication and Media Skills

22+ English French

Leadership personnel of political parties, think-tanks and NGOs as well as FNF Project Directors.


09.10. – 21.10.2016

What does a "Blue Economy" change?

24+ English Young leaders and professionals from politics, enterprise and NGOs 08.08.2016
30.10. – 11.11.2016 Political Avenues to Opening Markets and Promoting Entrepreneurship 24+ English
Young leaders from politics, business, economic think-tanks and NGOs 29.08.2016

20.11. – 27.11.2016

Coalition Building and Strategic Partnership

22+ English French Russian Leaders, decision-makers and key personnel in parties and NGOs 19.09.2016
04.12. – 16.12.2016 Towards Shaping and Communicating a Political "Brand": the Marketing of and Campaigning with Political Ideas 24+ English Young leaders from political parties and political movements 3.10.2016


Arrival of the participants: 04:00 p.m.

Beginning of the seminar: 06:45 p.m. first day (Welcoming address)

End of the Seminar: 09:00 p.m. second last day (Farewell Dinner), last day is planned completely for departure

Excursions / Field trips: 1 day to Cologne, Bonn or Düsseldorf (during 7 days' seminars) and 4 days, generally from Saturday to Tuesday, to Hamburg, Aachen, Brussels, Strasburg, Stuttgart or Berlin (additionally during 2 weeks' seminars)

IAF seminars are designed as comprehensive curricula, where every element fulfils a specific academic and pedagogic function. They are funded by the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation. For this reason participants are requested to take part in the full programme.

Application Procedure: Please e-mail letters of intent and latest CVs to egypt@fnst.org.

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty in Egypt : www.fnst-egypt.org