APPLY  FOR LIBERTY SEMINARS 2016!

Liberty Seminars are 5 days long seminars that actively explores the historical, philosophical and economic foundations of a free society through engaging lectures, small group discussions, movie screenings, participants' debates and participants' presentations. Participation fee for Liberty Seminars 2016 is 550 euro. All selected participants recieve a stipend of 400 euro. Apply here until August 1, 2016 (visa applicants until July 1, 2016).

FREE MARKET ROAD SHOW: A TIME FOR CHANGE IN EUROPE

On Monday, March 7, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm at Best Western Premier Hotel Slon, Svetilniproudly kicked off the 9th Free Market Road Show®, in cooperation with Visio Instiute, Austrian Economics Center and over 90 leading think tanks and universities, as well as international partners. The 2016 Free Market Road Show® brought together interested parties from across Europe and the world to discuss the kind of Europe its citizens want to develop.

REPORT: THE CURRENT STATE OF DEMOCRACY IN SLOVENIA

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Svetilnik hosted a roundtable discussion on ‘The Current State of Democracy in Slovenia’, the discussants being Milan Brglez, PhD the President of the National Assembly and Matej Tonin, MA, an opposition member of parliament.

Brglez is a member of the SMC (The Modern Centre Party), which received 34.6% of the vote in the 2014 parliamentary election and won a plurality of 36 seats in the National Assembly; Tonin is the Chairman of the NSi (New Slovenia – Christian Democrats) Parliamentary Group. A special guest was Felicita Medved, the president of the European Liberal Forum (ELF).

Alen Alexander Klarić, the president of Svetilnik, welcomed participants, introduced the speakers, and moderated the discussion.

VIII. LIBERTY SEMINARS

The 8th annual Liberty Seminars were held September 23-28, 2015 at Hotel Jezero, Lake Bohinj, Slovenia, located in breathtaking scenery of the Julian Alps. The seminars brought together a widely diverse group of attendees and lecturers from all over the world, seeking an opportunity to DISCUSS, PRESENT & DEBATE current economic and political topics, human rights, and legal systems through the comparative lens. This year’s participants and speakers came from Nepal, Bulgaria, Germany, India, Switzerland, USA, Montenegro, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Pakistan, and Slovenia.


OPEN LETTER ON TTIP

On May 5, 2015 Svetilnik co-signed an open letter to: President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz; President of the European Council Donald Tusk; President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker; National parliaments of the EU member states; EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström; and Prime Minister of Slovenia Miro Cerar.
The European Union and the United States of America are currently negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty commonly known as TTIP. The main focus of negotiation has centered on cutting tariffs and reducing regulatory barriers to trade. Other areas include investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), and achieving greater participation by small businesses in EU-US trade. In the EU, the treaty will have to be presented to the European Council and the European Parliament, both of which must agree on the outcome. It will then have to be ratified by the national parliaments of all 28 EU member states... <Read the entire letter HERE> On June 30, 2015 EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström replied. <Read her response HERE.>

Media Clips

TV Slovenija 1, February 11, 2016
DEBATA o neenakosti (in Slovene)
Planet TV, January 21, 2016