Atlas Network’s Center for Europe envisions a future of freedom and dynamism for the countries of Europe, by partnering with civil society organizations making Europe's economies more competitive, and protecting its institutions of liberal democracy.
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As a member of the Atlas Network Board of Directors, who spent a portion of my career in my native France, I am delighted to have helped inaugurate the Center for Europe at the Liberty Forum in November 2022. This is a dangerous moment for Europe. Vladimir Putin has brought war back to our continent. Short-sighted policies, to address COVID and climate concerns, have hampered the competitiveness of Europe's businesses and lowered living standards for her populations. Atlas Network is proud of its association with 148 European think tanks that share our vision, and I’m eager to see the Center for Europe become a catalyst to their increased effectiveness in the months and years to come.
The Center for Europe at Atlas Network is skeptical of the illiberal right and the socialist left. Ours is a practical agenda:
- To restore economic competitiveness in Europe by removing burdensome regulations;
- To rebuild trust in liberal institutions by reining in the scope of their authority; and
- To liberate individuals across the continent to use their talents within the kind of “system of natural liberty” that Adam Smith recognized as conducive to increasing the wealth of nations.
In recent months we created the Ukraine Freedom Fund to address special challenges in this war-torn country, and in 2023 we plan to launch a Competitiveness Reform Hub through which our European partners can collaborate and draw inspiration in meeting the acute economic challenges of this decade. These activities complement long-running Atlas Network activities in Europe, including the annual Europe Liberty Forum, the Transatlantic Think Tank CEO Summit, and the Europe Liberty Award.
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- The Gig Economy: Understanding the Who, What, Why, and HowFree Trade Europe, in collaboration with two other organizations, set out to create a more well-rounded picture of the current demographics of gig workers in Europe and understand how they feel about their work.Read Article
- Saying “NO” to Detention Lawlessness In PolandThe Warsaw Enterprise Institute (WEI), an Atlas Network partner, conducted an investigation on abuses of pretrial detention in Poland, and released their findings in a report earlier this year.Read Article
- Ukrainian Students for Freedom Wins the 2022 Smith Student Outreach AwardThe winner of this year's Smith Student Outreach Award is Ukrainian Students for Freedom (USF) for their innovative annual Leadership Program: the Fortress of Freedom.Read Article
- 2022 Templeton Freedom Award Finalist Spotlight: Foro Regulación InteligenteStifling regulation has long plagued Spain’s Madrid region, and Foro Regulación Inteligente (FRI) is tackling the problem head-on. Their comprehensive efforts have contributed to the repeal of 170 regulatory restrictions, supported the passage of three laws eliminating occupational licensing requirements, and addressed soaring housing costs by removing regulatory barriers to new development.Read Article
- 2022 Templeton Freedom Award Finalist Spotlight: Adam Smith InstituteWhen COVID-19 reached the United Kingdom and the government began to lock down the country, Adam Smith Institute (ASI) mobilized to ensure those lockdown policies were both wise and respectful of human freedom.Read Article
Europe Liberty Forum 2023
- Thursday, May 25, 2023 – Friday, May 26, 2023
- Prague, Czech Republic
Our 2023 Europe Liberty Forum will once again be taking place in Central Europe—this time in Prague, the “City of a Hundred Spires” and capital of the Czech Republic. Please join us and our two co-hosts, European Students For Liberty and Liberální institut, for a chance to discuss the most current issues and opportunities facing the region. Register today using the link below!
Dr. Tom Palmer: The Ukraine Freedom Fund is making a difference
In this special podcast episode, Executive Vice President Dr. Tom G. Palmer joins host Vale Sloane to talk about how the Atlas Network Ukraine Freedom Fund is making a difference on the ground. It's more than just money, however—Atlas Network's long history of building relationships in Ukraine and across Europe have enabled Dr. Palmer and the UFF to have an outsized impact. By working closely with and listening to nine partner organizations in the country, Atlas Network has been able to identify and address specific needs as they arise.Watch now!