CIVISMO

ABOUT

The mission of Civismo is to evaluate social and economic public policies, raise awareness among citizens, and get alternative options out into the public debate. Therefore, citizens can make informed decisions considering all the aspects concerning public policies and, at the same time, contribute to holding politicians accountable for what they do.

Major programs for this organization include: Economic Freedom In Spain; Tax Freedom Day

IN THE NEWS

TAX FREEDOM DAY IN GREECE SLIDES TO 203 DAYS INTO THE YEAR

It took 203 days into 2017 for the nation of Greece to pay off its collective tax obligations to its government – a full 15 days later than it took in 2016, suggesting a greater and growing burden on taxpayers. July 23 marked the first day of the year that Greek people worked for themselves and not the state, meaning that since...

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TIMBRO INDEX DOCUMENTS RISE OF AUTHORITARIAN POPULISM IN EUROPE

Authoritarian populism is one of the greatest contemporary threats to liberty — a worrying trend that is on the rise in Europe. In recent elections, a fifth of all European voters have cast their votes for populist parties, and a third of governments in Europe are dependent on populist parties. Timbro, an Atlas Network partner o...

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CZECH REPUBLIC MOST FREE, FINLAND MOST RESTRICTIVE IN EU NANNY STATE INDEX

When many countries exist side by side in the same region, they have an opportunity to attract residents, tourism, and economic growth through policy competition — and people can make an informed choice about where to go to avoid overbearing government restrictions. The Nanny State Index, a new project from the European Policy I...

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REALIZING THE WORLDWIDE VISION OF ANTONY FISHER

The key to achieving a free society is, first and foremost, to change the climate of ideas. That’s the lesson that Atlas Network founder Sir Antony Fisher drew from Nobel laureate economist Friedrich Hayek before he abandoned his electoral ambitions to begin work founding and supporting think tanks that would assemble the analyt...

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ATLAS NETWORK PARTNERS SELECTED FOR LEVERAGING INDICES GRANT

To achieve tangible, real-world impact in the think tank world, measuring the outcomes and results of our work is a key ingredient of the equation. In order advance this goal, Atlas Network has proposed using reputable international rankings or indices and then objectively assessing the results of think tanks’ work as they try t...

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CIVISMO CHIEF OF STRATEGY NOMINATED FOR BEST BUSINESS BOOK IN SPAIN

Know Square, a business development network in Spain, has chosen a new book by Daniel Lacalle, chief of strategy for Atlas Network partner Civismo, as one of its 10 finalists for best book of 2014. Released in November, Lacalle’s book, La Madre de Todas las Batallas (The Mother of All Battles), examines the global energy market...

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EUROPEAN THINK TANKS LAUNCH EPICENTER TO ADDRESS KEY EU ISSUES

Six European think tanks recently launched EPICENTER (the European Policy Information Center) in Brussels, Belgium. EPICENTER is a new project aimed at providing “decision-makers with research and insight on a number of key economic issues,” developing free-market solutions to some of the European Union’s (EU) most daunting chal...

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