Online Streaming March 15, 10:00








The Institute for Politics and Society is a Czech think-tank founded in October 2014. The mission of the Institute is to cultivate the Czech political and public sphere through an in-depth and open discussion and to create a living platform that terms problems and offers recipes for their solutions through international conferences, seminars, public discussions, and political and social analyses available to the whole Czech society. We believe that an open discussion is a prerequisite for any successful solution to political and social problems. Our main themes are foreign and security policy, defense, and European matters, but also schooling, digitization, power industry, urbanism, life in a city and in the public space, values in politics, and human rights in our country and abroad.


The European Liberal Forum (ELF) is the foundation of the European Liberal Democrats, the ALDE Party. A core aspect of our work consists in issuing publications on Liberalism and European public policy issues. The foundation also provides a space for the discussion of European politics and offers training for liberal-minded citizens. The aim is to promote active citizenship in all of this. The foundation is made up of a number of European think tanks, political foundations and institutes. The diversity of membership provides a wealth of knowledge and is a constant source of innovation. In turn, we allow our members to cooperate on European projects under the ELF umbrella. ELF works throughout Europe as well as in the EU Neighbourhood countries. The youthful and dynamic nature of ELF allows us to be at the forefront of promoting active citizenship, getting the citizen involved with European issues and building an open, Liberal Europe.


Renew Europe is liberal pro-European fraction of the European Parliament, focusing on the fight for freedom, peace and civil rights, with an emphasis on securing economic growth and job creation. Its current priorities include digital transformation, fighting the climate crisis, promoting green transformation and strengthening Europe’s position in the world.  At the same time, it believes that the best way to achieve these goals is through a strong and united Europe, in which EU citizens must play a central role in shaping and renewing it. Renew Europe is also one of the strongest groups in the European Parliament and upholds the values of democracy, freedom and transparency.  




Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is a German liberal foundation with over 60 years of tradition. It aims to promote the values of liberal democracy, freedom and human rights in more than 60 countries all over the world. With safeguarding and development of its statutory projects the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom wants to contribute to shaping the future. Furthermore, it assists the development of democratic and constitutional structures by supporting liberal parties, NGOs as well as talented individuals. The foundation’s central idea is the realization of freedom and responsibility.

Republikon Institute is a liberal think tank organization based in Budapest. Independent from any political party but committed to democratic values, tolerance, and the construction of a more open society. It is the mission of Republikon to articulate new ideas, to find ways of making the values of liberal democracy, human rights, and tolerance more popular, and to contribute to any future coalition between parties, civil organizations and NGOs critical of the authoritarian tendencies visible in Hungary. 
Moreover, Republikon is acting as a policy watchdog. The Institute aims to influence the public debate by shedding light on the operations of the government and the different political parties. Republikon is involved in policy research on a monthly basis and it is focusing on initiating projects that contribute to a more open, democratic and free society. The Institute is a member of several European organizations active in public policy issues. It has also taken part in several EU-level projects in diverse fields such as minorities, migration, and protection of human rights.

Liberté! Foundation is a think tank and a civil society organization founded in 2007 in Poland. The focus of the Foundation’s activities is publishing expert, ideological, socio-political Liberté! magazine. Their mission is to promote civic engagement for the community, an open society, liberal economic ideas, European integration, and to organize a social movement around these in Poland. The Foundation’s main objective is to create in Poland a viable liberal alternative to the mainstream populist attitudes in the form of a comprehensive and interdisciplinary institution capable of influencing Polish citizens in an efficient way in a bid to bring about a liberal change in the country and the society as a whole.

An event organized by the European Liberal Forum (ELF) with the assistance of the Institute for Politics and Society. Co-funded by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of the program, or for any use that may be made of it. These views do not necessarily reflect those of the European Parliament and/or the European Liberal Forum.