Just announced in Prague, Czech Republic at Atlas Network's 2023 Europe Liberty Forum, EPICENTER is the winner of the 2023 Europe Liberty Award.
EPICENTER is focused on addressing the cost of living crisis in Europe, providing the region’s policymakers with the intellectual ammunition needed to push for liberalizing reforms, especially those that alleviate economic burdens. Working closely with Atlas Network partners across the continent, EPICENTER conducted policy research while leveraging traditional and social media channels. The think tank’s message garnered over 600 mainstream media mentions in eight countries and reached the majority of European households, with more than 110 million individuals now better informed about the actions their governments can take to reduce prices. The media campaign also reached prime ministers and other policymakers, contributing to regulatory reforms in France and Italy, in addition to stopping a planned tax increase in Romania.
“Across Europe, our partners are working tirelessly for freedom and prosperity, even in the face of war,” said Atlas Network CEO Brad Lips. “Atlas Network is proud to honor these three free-market champions and to celebrate the example they have set for other organizations in Europe and beyond. From Belgium to Bulgaria and Lithuania, our independent partners inspire us with their efforts to achieve liberty for all.
The Europe Liberty Award is part of the Templeton Freedom Award Prize program sponsored by Templeton Religion Trust—named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton. In addition to Latin America, the program sponsors awards in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East and North Africa. Its grand prize, the Templeton Freedom Award, is presented annually at Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner in New York City. This year, the prize program will award $270,000 in grants to high-achieving organizations that make innovative contributions to economic freedom and human progress.