Upcoming Events

  • 20. Sep 2017

    For a Free and Secure Europe in the 21st Century: Future. Europe. Security

    Liberal influencers visit European and capitals to discuss freedom and security in the 21st century with Europe’s leading liberals. The overall goal of the programme is to provide Europe’s decision-makers in waiting with an opportunity to broaden their network, exchange experiences and develop insights to refine policy for a free and secure Europe. Our event in Warsaw will be the second, in a continuing series on Europe's security.

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  • 21. Sep 2017

    New Economic Models: a holistic liberal approach to collaborative economy, social entrepreneurship, and the future of the labour market

    The workshop will be the final workshop of the ELF project New Economic Models. The focus of the project has been the increasing importance of digitalization and automatization in our economy, our economy and our labour market. Driven by technological innovation, these phenomena have given rise to new economic models built upon internet platforms, the sharing economy and the gig economy. As a result lots of jobs and even entire employment sectors could disappear. Conversely, new technologies will also create new types of occupation, the likes of which we might even not be able to imagine at this point in time.

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  • 26. Sep 2017

    Fostering the Successful Integration of Syrian Refugees in Europe and Turkey

    Migration to the economic centres of Europe is a well-known societal challenge since almost 60 years. European societies and state structures had to develop strategies of integration and receptiveness of migrants. In recent years, however, Turkey had to learn as well how to cope with the influx of approx. 3 mill. refugees and migrants, predominantly coming from civil war-stricken Syria. As much as societies in Europe, Turkey had to except the fact that those who came will not be “guests”, but (potentially) future citizens of Turkey. Integration strategies have to be developed. Society and state institutions have to be prepared for a situation unknown to Turkey and its citizens so far. Things are certainly far from perfect for refugees in Turkey. They face with various legal and socio-economic problems. Moreover, refugees are regularly used by the AKP government as a political leverage against the EU. Having said that, Turkey is certainly a unique country in terms of refugees and there are many good practices and expertise as well. With this event we aim to exchange the good practices and expertise of Turkey and EU which can be useful for the integration of Syrian refugees.

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  • 30. Sep 2017

    For a Free and Secure Europe in the 21st Century: Future. Europe. Security.

    The Netherlands
    Former NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer recently said that “the EU took a geopolitical holiday after the fall of the wall.” This holiday is over. Russia is back. Russia’s behavior influences EU’s energy, migration and NATO policy. This European Liberal Forum (ELF) panel aims to share ideas how Europe and the Middle East can work together offering a perspective on keeping European and Middle Eastern citizens both free and secure. Our event in Sint-Michielsgestel will be the third, in a continuing series on Europe's security.

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