The European Liberal Forum (ELF) is the official political foundation of the European Liberal Party, the ALDE Party. Together with 40 member organisations, we work all over Europe to bring new ideas into the political debate, to provide a platform for discussion, and to empower citizens to make their voices heard.
ELF was founded in 2007 to strengthen the liberal and democrat movement in Europe. Our work is guided by liberal ideals and a belief in the principle of freedom. We stand for a future-oriented Europe that offers opportunities for every citizen.
ELF is engaged on all political levels, from the local to the European. We bring together a diverse network of national foundations, think tanks and other experts. At the same time, we are also close to, but independent from, the ALDE Party and other Liberal actors in Europe. In this role, our forum serves as a space for an open and informed exchange of views between a wide range of different actors.
The European Liberal Forum is a European foundation under the form of a Belgian non-profit association is hereby formed in accordance with the Regulation n° 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations, and the Belgian law of 27 June 1921 on the non-profit associations, the foundations, the European political parties and the European political foundations, as modified by the Belgian law of 25 December 2016.
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