Upcoming Events

  • 08. Nov – 10. Nov 2018

    Liberalism and Gender Equality - Crafting New Policies

  • 09. Nov 2018

    Europe in a New Economic World Order – The future of trade, investments and innovation

  • 10. Nov 2018

    Civil society, parties and elections - opportunities for cooperation. Polish and Hungarian examples

    It cannot take for granted, that populist and illiberal tendencies will diminish just two years after Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. However, the populist forces could not succeed at the Dutch and the French elections but the Hungarian and Polish governments seek to reduce Western development models and increase national government sovereignty in Central and Eastern Europe. Western and Eastern Europe also show different picture in the light of their replies to the populist expansion. In the west liberal political parties and politicians could stop the populist expansion, while in Eastern European countries, namely in Hungary and Poland we saw bottom-up organized protest movements criticizing illiberalism in the recent years. In the framework of the conference we would like evaluate these bottom-up answers to the populist and illiberal challenge. We wish to answer the question, whether civil society initiatives and institutionalized political entities can cooperate in order to stop illiberalism and such partnerships could be the starting points of a liberal revival in the region. Moreover, we are also interested in the topic whether cooperation can be achieved against right wing populism beyond ideological cleavages in the respective countries.
  • 13. Nov 2018

    The EU ETS: fighting climate change with the market

    At this seminar we are launching the new publication “fighting climate change with the market”. This book aims to present and evaluate the main accomplishments and failures of the EU ETS to date, and look at the main changes of the system post 2020 and the expected consequences of these changes, as well as its linkages to the Paris Agreement. Furthermore, the project has looked at at how national policy measures affects the EU ETS, as well as how the launch of the Chinese national ETS affects our European system. The EU ETS system has been struggling with problems which have been undermining its effectiveness, such as an oversupply of allowances, a weak price signal, and windfall profits. The revision of the EU ETS for the period 2021-2030 was adopted in early 2018, revisions that will hopefully improve the system. At this seminar we turn to the future, what happens beyond EU-ETS? Can systems across the world be linked together and what role will emission trading schemes play to reach the Paris Agreement?
  • 15. Nov 2018

    Migration: labour market perspectives

    The issue of migration is usually discussed as a human and civil rights issue while the other aspects of this topic are forgotten. At this event we wish to discuss migration from an economic point of view with special attention to it’s effects on labour market. Lithuanian Free Market Institute has done a research that helps us meet this topic. We think the results of this study are really helpful to get closer to labour market perspectives of migration. A presentation of the study can also serve as a starting point for the following roundtable discussion and debate.
  • 15. Nov – 16. Nov 2018

    Liberal Fighting Disinformation

    Czech Republic
  • 19. Nov 2018

    Liberal Dialogue for Europe

  • 20. Nov 2018

    Transatlantic Trade in the Trump Era: New Strategies for Europe

  • 22. Nov – 23. Oct 2018

    International Graduate Program for Politicians

  • 23. Nov – 25. Nov 2018

    Young Liberal Running for Europe

  • 24. Nov 2018

    Turning the tide: populism and political extremism in changing democracies

  • 30. Nov 2018

    You Had One Job: Transforming Social Security Systems into the Digital Working Age


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