European Students For Liberty invites you to the first ESFL Regional Conference to be held in LVIV, Ukraine.

On Saturday, Nov. 28, hundreds of students from Ukraine, the local region, and Europe, will have the opportunity to listen, explore, and openly participate in the discussions on the ideas of liberty. The first ESFL conference in Ukraine will address topics such as:

  • Open Borders for the world and Ukraine.
  • The importance of economic freedom in the modern world.
  • The role of liberty in maintaining peace.
  • The limited and civil society Government.
  • Promotion of the ideas of liberty in Ukraine.
  • The development and the importance of ESFL movement.

ESFL Regional Conference in Lviv is a great opportunity not only to hear interesting lectures, but also take advantage of the opportunity to get to know students who share similar ideas, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), researchers, educators, and others involved in the promotion of the ideas of liberty.

SPEAKERS

Christian Michel lives in London, where he advises several non-profit organisations, and gives frequent lectures and seminars. He spent many years living and studying in Paris, then in the 1980’s, he started a trust and corporate financial services company in Geneva. The company grew rapidly by offering protection to individuals worldwide against unfair taxation and bureaucratic encroachments. He eventually sold his company, and left Geneva for London.

Christian is a board member and president of Libertarian International, a director of ISIL, and a committee member of the Libertarian Alliance. He speaks frequently at libertarian conferences around the world, and has written many books and articles.

Clemens Schneider, born in 1980 in Düsseldorf, is cofounder and Managing Director of the classical-liberal think tank Prometheus – Das Freiheitsinstitut. Also, he is currently working on his PhD thesis in Catholic Theology on the English historian Lord Acton and his notion of liberty. He is co-initiator of the project Offene Grenzen (Open Borders) and of the Woche der Freiheit (Freedom Week). In the past three years he held a scholarship by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and held responsible positions there organizing several seminars and conferences. He is active as blogger and speaker and is in constant contact with the young members of the pro-liberty movement.

Damian Jamroz graduated from Trinity College, University of Cambridge. He was working as a Consultant in the Performance Improvement Division of the Polish branch of Ernst & Young in Warsaw, reporting directly to the Managing Partner of the Polish EY Business Advisory Practice, focusing mainly on R&D and innovation with a special emphasis on energy sector and private-public partnerships.

As of 1st of June 2015, Damian was given an additional responsibility: he was named to the position of Advisor for Innovation and Strategy to the President of Przemysl. His responsibilities involve furthering the economic development of the region (Subcarpathian District) and taking care of potential investors until the point when direct involvement of City Council and local governments is required.This means that he is able to limit the bureaucratic red tape for fast-tracking projects that could benefit the region.

Matthew Kwasiborski joined The Fund for American Studies in February of 2005. He has directed The American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) since 2005. In this position, Matt has worked with well over a thousand students, alumni, faculty and staff representing more than 50 countries. Matt also facilitates workshops titled, “Liberating Leadership in the 21st Century”, for universities, NGOs, and businesses around Europe and the United States.

Matt also is the International Partnerships Director for the non-profit organization, Free Ukraine based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Matt also served as the vice president and treasurer of the Board of Advisors for the Center of International Media Ethics (CIME).

Kateryna Petrenko is a specialist in communication technologies. Work with civil society organizations (national and international) Leading television projects and publications. She is the founder and organizer of the I, II, III of the International Charity Ball “Youth against AIDS” as well as the organizer of several Liberty Camps in Ukraine. She has a master's degree in political science.

Vladislav Y. Tiulchenko is the primary organizer of this conference, motivated by his membership in ESFL. Vladislav is a Local Coordinator for European Students for Liberty, and became active in creating a libertarian society in Ukraine. He studies Mass Communications and PR and also studied Political Science courses in AIPES program. His main hobbies are collecting and investing in antiques, and sports such as swimming, volleyball, tennis, yoga, and martial arts.