STRENGTHENING THE
WORLDWIDE FREEDOM
MOVEMENT

Atlas Network is a nonprofit organization connecting a global network of
more than 475 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the
ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

Atlas Network does not receive funds from any government or quasi-government institutions.
Since its founding and according to its bylaws, Atlas Network has relied solely on
voluntary gifts from those who cherish the principles of a free society.

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FÓRUM DA LIBERDADE 2018 IS THE ‘VOICE OF CHANGE’ IN BRAZIL

The 31st edition of Fórum da Liberdade on April 9-10 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, hosted over 6,500 participants and over 20 speakers, including six presidential candidates and a federal judge in charge of the prosecution of one of the largest corruption scandals in history. Fórum da Liberdade is hosted by Atlas Network partner Inst...

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PROMOTING FREE TRADE IN GERMANY AND THE EU

Opposition to trade liberalization has become more popular around the world in recent years, particularly in Europe and the United States. Atlas Network partner Prometheus—Das Freiheitsinsitut (The Liberty Institute), working in Germany, has launched an initiative to combat anti-trade ideas and to promote the widespread benefits...

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SERBIAN ADAPTATION OF TIMBRO AUTHORITARIAN POPULISM INDEX PUBLISHED

The Center for Anti-Authoritarian Studies (CAAS) has successfully released its Index of Authoritarian Populism (API), which assesses the rise of authoritarian populists in political circles throughout Serbia. The Belgrade-based Atlas Network partner adapted the index to a nationally focused, Serbian version from the Timbro Autho...

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KEFIM PARTNERS WITH ATLAS NETWORK TO HOST TEAM SUMMIT

Last year KEFIM, one of Greece's most prominent think tanks, experienced significant growth in its staff size and programs. With new team members and a suite of new activities, KEFIM's leadership reached out to Atlas Network's Matt Warner to partner with them on creating a uniquely designed team summit to help them accelerate th...

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: STOYAN PANCHEV

The Smith Fellowship, one of the many programs of Atlas Network’s Leadership Academy, brings up-and-coming leaders from around the world to Washington D.C., where they receive varied training in marketing, fundraising, management, and other relevant skills.

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BRINGING THE AUSTRIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS TO THE NEXT GENERATION

Founded in 2006 and based in Liechtenstein, the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation (ECAEF) is a think tank firmly rooted in the academic tradition of the Austrian school of economics. In addition to hosting academic conferences, ECAEF organizes an annual international essay competition, works with European universi...

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EMPOWERING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN CANADA, CAMEROON, AND SRI LANKA

Around the world, Atlas Network partners are promoting economic freedom and entrepreneurship for women. In light of International Women’s Day on March 8, three Atlas Network partners in Canada, Cameroon, and Sri Lanka, have demonstrated the positive effect that economic freedom has on the empowerment of women, especially in deve...

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‘HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR’ CELEBRATES HUMAN INGENUITY, PROGRESS

Originally established as an alternative to Earth Hour, the designated hour for people around the world to turn off their lights to raise awareness for environmentalism, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)’s Human Achievement Hour celebrates the remarkable human progress brought on by innovation and free enterprise.

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: GARRET EDWARDS

The Smith Fellowship, one of the many programs of Atlas Network’s Leadership Academy, brings up-and-coming leaders from around the world to Washington D.C., where they receive varied training in marketing, fundraising, management, and other relevant skills.

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JCCF SCORES LEGAL VICTORY FOR FOSTER PARENT RIGHTS IN CANADA

Derek and Frances Baars hosted foster children in their home in Hamilton, Canada, until 2017, when a disagreement between the family and the local government ended in the forced taking of the Baars’ children. The Hamilton Children’s Aid Society (CAS), which overlooks foster homes and orphanages in the city, ordered the couple to...

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EDUCATING A GENERATION OF JOURNALISTS IN VENEZUELA

For the past 25 years, CEDICE Libertad (Centro de Divulgacion del Conocimiento Economico para la Libertad) has run a training program for journalists in Caracas, Venezuela. The 2012 winner of the prestigious Templeton Freedom Award, this program trains local journalists in free-market economics and introduces them to the princip...

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IHS SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE SUMMER SEMINARS

Designed for undergraduate and graduate students with interest in free market economics and classical liberal ideas, three intensive summer seminar sessions have been announced by the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS). These three seminars, with introductory, intermediate, and advanced options, are hosted at Bryn Mawr College o...

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CONNECTING, EMPOWERING SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN CAMEROON

In Cameroon, there is a core belief that the government is, and should be, the number one generator of jobs. This creates many challenges for the almost non-existent private sector, which currently makes up less than 6 percent of the working population. The Nkafu Policy Institute, an Atlas Network partner in Cameroon, is committ...

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UFM PROJECT EXPOSES FAULTY STATISTICS BY GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT

Since 2012, the National Statistics Institute (INE) of the Guatemalan government has reported substantial inflation of grocery prices in the country. A new study by the Market Trends program at Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) in Guatemala City finds that the INE’s statistics of grocery price increases were significantly fl...

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CATO INSTITUTE OFFERS FREE PUBLICATION AND TRANSLATION RIGHTS FOR BOOKS

Libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute, has long published introductory-level books and e-books for those new to classical liberal ideas. These publications, ranging in topics from trade to the American Revolution, provide high-quality synopses of many of the ideas and events which have shaped the ideas of classical...

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URUGUAYAN ATLAS NETWORK PARTNERS RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

The 2016 University of Pennsylvania “Global Go-To Think Tank Index” is a comprehensive survey of over 7,500 scholars, journalists, donors, and policy makers which ranks more than 6,500 think tanks around the world for their effectiveness and influence. Three Atlas Network partner organizations in Uruguay received recognition by...

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SERBIAN PUBLICATION ON GLOBAL AUTHORITARIANISM TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH

Libertarian Club Libek, an Atlas Network partner based in Belgrade, Serbia, celebrated the release of the English language translation of Abusing the People: Global Challenges of Authoritarian Populism on March 8. The book is an in-depth examination of the rise of authoritarian populism in twelve countries, among them Greece, Hu...

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WATCHDOG.ORG FINDINGS LEAD TO BANKRUPTCY OF CORRUPT AUTO MANUFACTURER

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s former company, GreenTech Automotive, which he founded in 2009, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Cited in the bankruptcy petition are 76 articles by Watchdog.org which highlighted the level of crony practices by the company. Watchdog, a website dedicated to providing oversight of state gov...

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THE ROLE OF TRUST IN A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CULTURE

In your work, do you struggle with communications conflicts or staff turnover? Is employee morale and absenteeism a problem? Do teams in your organization work in silos, unaware of and unconcerned with how their work affects and is affected by others? Are your people focused on day-to-day routines to the exclusion of thinking ab...

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