American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
The first American-style, English language, liberal arts educational institution in Eastern Europe, the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) is a unique cooperative venture established with the support of the U.S. and Bulgarian governments, the Open Society Institute, and the University of Maine.
AUBG is a privately funded, not-for-profit institution. Tuition and private donations, as well as grants, finance its educational activities. It opened its doors in September 1991, with a first-year class of 208 students and 16 full-time faculty members.
World-class faculty members come from top schools in five continents to create an innovative and real-world learning environment that’s unique in Europe.
Bendukidze Free Market Center
Bendukidze Free Market Center (BFMC) is an independent Ukrainian think tank Be created in 2015 by friends and supporters of the prominent reformer Kakha Bendukidze to promote the ideas of liberty, limited open government and free market. The mission of BFMC is to unleash Ukraine’s economic potential through policy recommendations, research, and educational programs that promote self-reliance, responsibility and equal rules for everyone.
BFMC was founded by Oleksandr Danylyuk, the former Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Mikheil Saakashvili, the former President of Georgia, Yuliya Tychkivska, the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Kyiv, and Volodymyr Fedoryn, the former Editor of Forbes Ukraine.
CERGE-EI U.S. Foundation
The CERGE-EI U.S. Foundation is the largest supporter of economics education in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We support our founding partner CERGE-EI (Czech Republic) in promoting modern economic research, education and literacy. We also collaborate with other educational and research institutions, philanthropic entities and supranational organizations in our mission.
Circulo Liberal Bastiat
Liberal group based in Sevilla (Spain), founded in 2011 which aims to contribute to generate a real liberal alternative to the European mainstream economic thought. This group has the clear objective of making a significant contribution in changing people's perception of the intervention of the state in economy and in our lives in general. To achieve this objective, the main activity of the organization is the divulgation and defence of the ideas of liberty, directly and by helping other individuals and groups spreading the ideas of liberty in social and conventional media.
Civil Development Forum
Civil Development Forum (FOR) is a non-profit free-market think tank based in Poland promoting and, if needed, defending economic freedom, rule of law, individual liberties, private property, entrepreneurial activities, and ideas of limited government. FOR contributes to policy-making and public debate through fact-based research and regular media presence.
El Club de los Viernes
El Club de los Viernes is a grassroot movement born in December 2014 to become a fence against the collectivist and liberticidal wave that threatens our liberties system.
El Club is a nonpartisan platform that spreads libertarian values through articles, talks and permanent activity on social networks, among other means.
El Club will not hesitate to confront and oppose the idea of liberty to the ideological monopoly of the State. El Club will not shy away from the dialectical conflict in every sphere and chance that emerges.
One of the main objectives is to help people to get in contact with persons with the same ideas and points of view and to facilitate the creation of social activist cells so that they can be organized locally and take action, providing them with support and advice for the fulfillment of their goals.
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
The German Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is the foundation for liberal politics. It aims to promote the goal of making the principle of freedom valid for the dignity of all people and in all areas of society, both in Germany and abroad. Through our work in more than 60 countries worldwide we want to spread liberal ideas, to strengthen civil society and to intensify the transfer of liberal solutions from abroad into the political discussion in Germany. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been working in Southeast Europe since 1990 supporting a difficult ongoing transformation process.
Friedrich von Hayek Institute Romania
Friedrich von Hayek Institute Romania
FHI is a Romanian libertarian think-tank, that aims to disseminate the ideas and the work of Austrian economist and philosopher Friedrich von Hayek, in order to cultivate the idea of individual freedom, to defend free society, democracy and market economy.
Among others, its activities include publication of books, conferences and public debates in order to spread and defend libertarian values.
FHI Romania has proudly been part of FMRS since 2015.
Institute of Economic and Social Studies is a non-governmental and apolitical independent think tank in Bratislava, Slovakia. INESS monitors the functioning and financing of the public sector, evaluates the effects of legislative changes on the economy and society, conducts in-depth analyses and drafts reform proposals, and comments on current economic and social issues. It is the most frequently quoted Slovak economic think tank in broadcast and print media.
Instituto Juan de Mariana
Our mission is to spread the liberty network through the spanish speaking countries and become a key actor in the configuration of public policies. We want to involve even more people in the defense of liberty values (freedom network), through the study and understanding of its philosophic tenets, of human nature and society, and of the principles and values of free societies (knowledge network). In addition, we work to communicate effectively to a wide and varied audience (broadcast network).
Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
SSST is the only university in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region offering its undergraduate and postgraduate students an internationally recognized degree. Its students learn two foreign languages and receive two degrees: one from SSST and another one from the University of Buckingham (UK), SSST’s international partner since its founding in 2004.
SSST is meeting not only the national, but also the British and the European academic and quality standards, making excellence an imperative.
SSST’s graduates get accepted into the best postgraduate programmes around the world (Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Stony Brook, etc.) and are consistently employed by leading companies in the region and beyond.
Svensk Tidskrift is a magazine with a touch of think tank. Established 1911 we cover politics, economy and culture in Sweden and abroad in a weekly online magazine, arrange seminars, publish books and participate in the public debate.
Svensk Tidskrift is liberal-conservative, but has no formal party connections. We work to enable the politically interested and ideologically sound to express their views and participate in the debate on free market issues such as protection of private ownership, lower taxes and freedom of speech.
Today, when many put their hope in populist politicians, the need for advocacy for free markets, private property and strong institutions that protect these human rights is perhaps more important than ever. That is why Svensk Tidskrift is happy to be a partner to FMRS 2017.
The Center for Renewal of Culture (COK)
The main mission of The Center for Renewal of Culture (COK) is to educate people in the fundamental principles which underpin a free and democratic society. COK promotes the doctrine of limited government based on individual freedom and a free economy. We believe that institutions (political parties, judiciary, parliament etc.) alone are no guarantee for a well-ordered society. Citizens must take responsibility themselves for the common good.
The Welfare State is considered by many to be highest moral achievement of Western society, but what is often overlooked is the corrupting effect big government policies have on citizens. We believe in low taxes, fair competition and the ability of people to responsibly order their lives for themselves. This philosophy has sustained our mission and it is the reason why COK hosts the Free-Market Roadshow every year in Croatia.
University of Belgrade–Faculty of Economics & Faculty of Law
University of Belgrade was founded in 1808. Today, with more than 100 thousand students, 31 schools and 12 research institutes it is one of the largest and the top-ranking universities in the Central and Eastern Europe. Faculty of Economicsand Faculty of Law, aremember schoolsof the University of Belgrade, renowned for providing cutting edge education and research in economics/business/statisticsand law.
University of Donja Gorica
UDG’s mission is to develop the spirit of freedom, individualism, entrepreneurship and economic liberalism; to develop research methodology and promote innovation; to equip our students with knowledge and skills needed for the success on global markets; to develop and strengthen the network of UDG students worldwide.