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Economic education: Lithuania shares its success factors
In many European countries, economic education does not always seem to meet the standards to prepare for a life in a modern economy. Recently, the Lithuanian Free Market Institute has developed a textbook that aims to change this. By organizing professional development courses and collecting feedback from teachers and students they have shaped a major stepping stone for modern education.
Presenting: Wonder Women of Southeast Asia
A digital policy specialist. A human resource professional and homemaker. A business manager turned civil society activist. An architect, technologist, and educator. A frontline doctor. A public official creating spaces for entrepreneurship. Women who will share innovative ways to restart.
Musical collaboration of Southeast Asian artists conveys optimism amidst the pandemic
Restart song brings positive spirit. It's a showcase that something beautiful can be created through solidarity. With an upbeat melody and colorful effects, it communicates confidence in a fresh beginning.
Restart for Europe’s Economy – Priorities of Portugal’s EU Council Presidency.
“Restart for Europe’s Economy – Priorities of Portugal’s EU Council Presidency” is the title of our debate we shot recently in a beautiful TV studio in Madrid. The high-ranking speakers joining panel were H.E. João Mira-Gomes, Ambassador of Portugal in Madrid, Francisco Fonseca Morillo, Head European Commission Representation in Spain, Catarina Maia (via Zoom), Member of the Executive Committee of Iniciativa Liberal.
"Romania is the fastest changing society in Europe“
The Oscar-nominated film "Colectiv" follows authorities, the victims and the whistleblower and uncovers gradually the corrupt structures of the Romanian health system. Director Alexander Nanau explains in this interview the motivation behind his new film and why he rejected the Romanian Order of Merit for Culture.
East Africa needs a liberal restart to protect and promote civil liberties
The past year has been hard for East Africans. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the health and economies of our nations. As the threat of further waves persist and international travel, tourism and business remains largely on hold, things will continue to be difficult. We face a long road ahead in navigating a path to economic recovery and a challenging vaccine roll-out.
Publications on the topic
Success Factors of the Social Market Economy
The analysis describes the historical development of the social market economy and its basic characteristics. The special role of smaller and medium-sized companies (the Mittelstand) and family businesses is also examined. The aim is to contribute to an understanding of the German "economic miracle" (German Wirtschaftswunder) and the economic order behind it – also against the background of the manifold state interventions during the Corona crisis.