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FNF Human Rights Academy


The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) aims to promote freedom in more than sixty countries worldwide. The Foundation organizes various dialogue programs to support human rights, the rule of law and democracy. FNF has been active in Turkey for more than 25 years. In this time, we have offered numerous human rights courses in various formats. In 2020, we have been adopted a new format in which participants can receive in-depth knowledge about the protection of human rights both internationally and in Turkey. 
The first program, which was a mixture of face-to-face and online lectures, took place from 29 February until 2 May with distinguished lecturers and 18 bright graduates. Then, immediately after the first, the second program took place between 27 May and 27 June with another brilliant 23 graduates. It was entirely online: One bright side of the pandemic has been the strategic upgrading of our educative programs. Among the success stories is moving the famous Human Rights Academy to the digital sphere. Each program consisted of 10 lectures with 3 hours which were dedicated for the depth inputs from highly qualified instructors on the subject of the week, then the tasks for participants, active discussions and hands-on exercises. This unique learning opportunity aims at providing expert knowledge and experiences of academics, representatives of non-governmental organizations and human rights activists in the field of human rights. 
After two successful programs, alumni had a unique opportunity for a joint workshop which consisted of a case study for people for law background and an exercise for the people from a non-law background. Moreover, as part of the academy, we reached out to Europe: In a well-received lecture debate, Prof Rick Lawson of Leiden University talked about the nexus between the Corona Pandemic and Human Rights.

Now, it is time for the third academy! The program will be held in Turkish. For more information and how to apply, please follow the link.