14th Annual European Resource Bank

14th Annual European Resource Bank

We invite all Friends of Liberty and Europe to join us at the 14th European Resource Bank (ERB) Meeting in Podgorica (Montenegro), on April 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2017! This ERB-edition will be hosted in cooperation with the University Donja Gorica (UDG).


The European Resource Bank Meeting

The European Resource Bank Meeting is the largest gathering of classical liberal and conservative intellectuals, entrepreneurs, institutes, foundations and free market think tanks from all around Europe. Friends of Liberty come along to exchange ideas to weaken centralized, bureaucratic powers, to enhance individual liberties and free enterprise, and thereby also enhancing pluralism, peace and prosperity.

As the young Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz put it: “We need to increase of people in the European project and improve again our competitiveness in order to achieve economic growth and combat unemployment. Free Markets are not only a prerequisite for maintaining prosperity and high living standards but they are also an essential contribution to a sustainable social cohesion.”

The 2017 Podgorica ERB meeting will also offer discussions with inspiring speakers and invaluable opportunities of networking with like-minded friends.

Moreover, this year’s European Resource Bank will host the “Think Tank Dragons’ Den” competition.


Win $ 5,000 for your Think Tank

Applicants will be selected to compete for funding for their think tank/campaign/taxpayer group. This session on Friday, April 21st will be modeled on a popular BBC television program called ‘Dragons’ Den’ (known as ‘Shark Tank’ in the United States), where entrepreneurs pitch business plans to five investors (the Dragons) in the hope of raising capital for their venture. Applications of the think tank/campaign/ taxpayer group community will tell the ‘dragons’ about their groups and compete for up to $5,000 of funding thanks to the funding of the Global Philanthropic Trust.

If you wish to compete for up to $5,000 of funding for your group, please email office@austriancenter.com (Subject: Dragon´s Den – NAME OF YOUR INSTITUTION) with a maximum one page long description of your organisation and a page long description of your project by March 31st, 2017.

Applications are open to anyone. An International Committee will select the best proposals to compete at the “Dragon’s Den.” These selected think tanks/campaigns/ taxpayer groups will receive a scholarship for the registration fee and accommodation of one representative to attend the 2017 European Resource Bank. They will only be required to cover their travelling costs to Podgorica.

For more information visit: http://europeanresourcebank.org/

Dr. Pierre Garello
(Institute for Economic Studies – Europe)

Dr. Barbara Kolm
(Austrian Economics Center)

Dr. Milica Vukotic
(University Donja Gorica)