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Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit

The Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF) is a non-profit organisation that promotes liberal democracy, respect for human rights, rule of law and economic freedom. It was founded in 1958 by, amongst others, Theodor Heuss, the first German Federal President after World War II. The Foundation currently works in some sixty different countries around the world to promote ideas on liberty and strategies for freedom through civic education, political consultancy and political dialogue.

Within South Asia, with its strong tradition of tolerance and love for freedom, with its growing middle classes which increasingly assert themselves, and with its liberalizing economies, the Foundation works with numerous partner organizations to strengthen the structures of democracy, the rule of law, and the economic preconditions for social development and a life in dignity.

The Foundation believes that youth forms an important part of the vibrant civil societies, who FNF places so much hope upon. Young citizens can generate and introduce new ideas into old systems - if given the opportunity.  As a network on liberal youth across India, FNF partners with the Liberal Youth Forum (LYF) to work towards the common vision-Uniting youth for a freer and prosperous India.

For more information, please visit www.southasia.fnst.org; www.freiheit.org

Centre for Civil Society

Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is an independent, non-profit, research and educational organisation devoted to improving the quality of life for all citizens of India by reviving and reinvigorating civil society.

CCS is a resource for innovative community and market based ideas for critical public policy issues facing India today, particularly in areas of education, livelihood, governance and environment. By bringing these ideas to current and future leaders, CCS is advancing opportunity and prosperity for all Indians.

Through research, seminars, campaigns and publications, CCS is changing people's ideas, opinions, mode of thinking towards a free and open society that champions limited government, rule of law, free trade, and individual rights.

Its key programs include:
• “I, Society, and Public Policy” seminars and research internships
• “Jeevika”: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival
• School Choice Campaign
• Citizen’s Handbooks and consultancy on good governance

For more information, visit www.ccs.in; www.schoolchoice.in; www.jeevika.org

Atlas Economic Research Foundation

The Atlas Economic Research Foundation serves as a catalyst and connector to link free-market organizations and individuals to the ideas, people and resources they need to promote a free society.

Based in Washington DC, and founded by the late Sir Antony Fisher, Atlas believes that economic prosperity and human flourishing are best achieved by advancing institutions grounded in free markets, rule of law and limited government.

Since 1981, Atlas has been instrumental in creating and nurturing an international network of  free-market public policy institutes; free market university-based academic centers and a cadre of individuals committed to achieving a free society.

Atlas’s partners are active in the United States and on every continent across the globe.

Atlas actively shares the ideas of liberty; helps people understand and believe in the ideas; and provides vital tools to help them act on the ideas. Through this process, Atlas shapes the long-term battle of ideas, creating the framework for effective policy reform. We believe there is a strong need for effective local institutions, dedicated to research, education, and advocacy that will improve the climate of ideas over time.  Experience shows that such institutions must be created by local “intellectual entrepreneurs” — individuals who discover a need for a new idea or policy solution and have the talent and willingness to attract resources and allocate them to satisfy that need.

Atlas accepts no government funding and is not endowed. Its operations, including the grants it provides to think tanks in the U.S. and around the world, are financed entirely through gifts from individuals, philanthropic foundations and corporations. Atlas has received the highest rating from Charity Navigator for its financial stewardship.

For more information visit www.atlasnetwork.org