Taiwan is a country full of vitality and creativity, but it is also mired in constant infighting and self-imposed limitations. To move Taiwan forward, we must draw on the strength of civil society to look for solutions for this structural problem and initiate changes that will benefit Taiwan’s long-term development. At the same time, we must create global opportunities for the youths of Taiwan to broaden their horizons and connect with the world because the future of our youths also means the future of Taiwan.
The mission of Fair Winds Foundation is “to promote civic culture and to assist our youths to connect with the world”. Through programs such as policy research, featured lectures, youth forums, student camps, and international exchanges, we encourage everyone to imagine their vision for Taiwan and strategies to realize it. We also disseminate the results from such programs and build social networking platforms to promote the exchange of ideas.
The aims of Fair Winds Foundation are: (1) Bringing together statesmen, entrepreneurs, NPO leaders, scholars, and youths who are passionate about finding a roadmap for Taiwan’s future. (2) Giving the younger generation our full support to develop their potential, to encourage cooperation, and to create global connection opportunities. (3) Working with other NPOs to transform existing social structure and initiate positive changes in Taiwan.
- Fair Winds Lecture:
To grasp significant global trends and the opportunities and challenges they bring for Taiwan, the Foundation invites leading theorists, politicians, entrepreneurs and social activists to give public lectures on these crucial issues.
- Breakthrough Forum:
Focusing on key issues pertaining to Taiwan’s sustainable development, discussion of proposals for breaking through current dilemmas are held in the form of a public forum. Young leaders, top research teams, and social practitioners will be the panelists of the forum to advocate rational discussion and collaborative action.
- Fair Winds Youth Camp:
This camp features events designed with the goal of cultivating a global perspective, leadership qualities, and a character of service and contribution. The camp invites distinguished lecturers to share their experiences and knowledge, as well as encourage students to design their own unique projects to help people or improve the current conditions.
- Fair Winds Overseas Camp:
The Foundation recruits promising youth leaders around 30 years of age to participate in youth exchange events across North America, Europe, East Asia, China, Hong Kong, and Macau, etc., so as to enhance interactions between Taiwanese youths and their peers from around the world and nurture ambitious, creative, and active future leaders.
- Study Group
In order to promote the positive interaction and exchange across different generations and raise the youth’s awareness of public affairs, we invite directors, advisers, and other experts to discuss a variety of issues so as to propose socially beneficial public policies.
- Policy Research
The Foundation commissions excellent scholars and teams of professionals to conduct public policy research and propose in-depth analyses and solutions. The results are disseminated through conferences, seminars, and digital communication channels to elicit attention and discussion in the society to consolidate the basis of action for social change.
- Roundtable Conference
We cooperate with relevant academic research institutions and think tanks around the world to hold an annual “Trans-Pacific Roundtable” and invite distinguished scholars from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Macau and around the world to engage in an in-depth discussion about the political and economic development of the Chinese-speaking world, the role of Taiwan on the international stage, and regional security policies of relevant countries.