Liberty Seminars, Slovenia

The Liberty Seminars are organized by the Slovenian think tank Društvo Svetilnik (Lighthouse Association). The partners are the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) from the United Kingdom and the Cato Institute from the United States.

The Liberty Seminars are open to people of all ages and from any background. We welcome you to spend an unforgettable week with other exceptional individuals who share a passion for the ideas of liberty.

1. Liberty Camp is a week-long seminar that actively explores the historical, philosophical and economic foundations of a free society through engaging lectures, small group discussions, movie screenings, debates and presentations. In an intellectually stimulating environment, the participants develop a deeper understanding of today's challenges, while exploring and discussing a range of issues, including liberal ideas in theory and practice; the origins, meaning and theories of individual civil and economic liberties; the rule of law and property rights in a free society; and government's powers and its proper limitations. This seminar is mostly attended by high school and college students.

2. Liberty Academy is a week-long seminar dedicated to the advanced study of liberty. Debates and lectures take the participants beyond the basic principles of a free society. During the seminar, intellectually curious individuals apply insights to the range of issues, including economic and political institutions, the rule of law, markets and morality, corruption and public sector transparency, and economic development. This seminar is mostly attended by graduate students and young professionals who are well versed in the principles of the free society.

Both seminars are run entirely in English.

Both seminars are held at Lake Bohinj in Slovenia.

Only the first 20 qualified applicants are invited to attend each of the two Liberty Seminars.

- entrance to all sessions of the seminar,
- accommodation during the seminar,
- all meals during the seminar,
- field trip during the seminar,
- outdoor activities (canoeing, camp-fires, etc.) during the seminar,
- books, academic journals, CDs, and other material (value of more than 200 euro) and
- T-shirt of the Liberty Seminars.

Due to the generous support of our private donors wishing to encourage a better grasp of the ideas of liberty, participants are eligible to receive a scholarship of up to 500 euro to attend the Liberty Seminars. Application for the scholarship should be submitted along with the application to the seminar.

Participants are responsible for their travel costs to/from the seminar. We do not offer travel grants.

Deadline: August 1, 2014

We hope to see you at the 7th annual Liberty Seminars Slovenia!