International

The Liberal Democrats work with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) in order to promote democracy in transitional states in Eastern Europe and Europe’s neighbours, the Middle East and Africa.

The grant given to the party by the WFD allows us to work with sister Liberal parties in order to promote party development, fundamental for any functioning democracy in the three core regions - Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Liberal Democrats currently coordinate the work of the Africa Liberal Network, whose secretariat is based in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information about our work on the continent contact ALN Coordinator - Aimee Franklin. Throughout the three regions, we work to promote the engagement of women and youth in the political process; and to strengthen parties, not just at the state level, but also at the regional and local levels.

In addition to the WFD programme, the Liberal Democrat International Office also coordinates the international relations of the party through membership of Liberal International, a worldwide federation of Liberal parties, and also the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) party, a European network of Liberal parties.

Parties and organisations interested in discussing our Westminster Foundation Democracy programmes or our international work should write to: International Office, 8-10 Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AE, or contact Iain Gill, Head of International Office at iain.gill@libdems.org.uk.