VI. Liberal Colloquium: On the Path Toward Liberalism

26–28 September 2014

Hotel Jezero, Lake Bohinj

In cooperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Svetilnik organised the 6th Liberal Colloquium titled "Liberalism: The Future for Slovenia”. The event, which was held between September 26 and 28, 2014, at picturesque Lake Bohinj in the heart of Slovenia’s Julian Alps, was attended by 30 decision-makers and opinion-makers from Slovenia with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and skills in pursuit of a more liberal Slovenia.

The event kicked off with a workshop titled “How to Win Supporters, Not Just Arguments” by Robin Koerner of the Blue Republican. After the workshop, the participants were divided into four groups: education, media, NGOs, and politics. Each group of 5 to 8 members was presented with a challenge to develop a proposal for a project to promote ideas or practises of liberalism in Slovenia. The proposal needed to be strategic, including human resources, development, management, coalition, and communication components. The 6th Liberal Colloquium concluded with the presentation of four comprehensive proposals that aim to bring more liberalism into Slovenian society.