European Liberal Forum

European Liberal Forum
Abbreviation ELF
Formation 2007 (2007)
Type Political foundation at European level
Headquarters Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Jürgen Martens
€ 1 million (2011)[1]

The European Liberal Forum, abbreviated to ELF, political foundation at European level affiliated to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party. Founded in 2007, ELF brings together liberal think thanks, political foundations, and institutes from around Europe to observe, analyse, and contribute to the debate on European public policy issues and the process of European integration, through education, training, research, and the promotion of active citizenship within the EU.

Compared to other political foundations in Europe, the European Liberal Forum's independent status is much more pronounced.[2] ELF is open to all types of liberal actors, provided they subscribe to the ideas represented by the European Liberals. Additionally, ELF provides ALDE with the scientific input toward policy development, thus contributing to the European public debate, and it presents liberal proposals and views towards the wider public in EU Member States.

Board of directors and secretariat

The ELF Board of Directors provides the foundation with day-to-day guidance. Currently, the Board is composed of:

The secretariat is run by Susanne Hartig, ELF Executive Director.[4]

Member organisations

Member organisation Country
Alternative Liberale France
Asociación Galega para a Liberdade e a Democracia/Galician Society for Freedom and Democracy (GALIDEM) Spain
Atvira visvomenė ir jos draugai/Open Society and its Friends Lithuania
Bertil Ohlin Institute Sweden
Centre Jean Gol Belgium
CentreForum UK
Centrum Liberálních Studií/Centre for Liberal Studies Czech Republic
Edistysmielisen tutkimuksen yhdistys r.y. e2/Think tank e2 Finland
European Liberal Youth (LYMEC)
Fondazione Critica Liberale Italy
Forum for Greece Greece
Forum för reformer och entreprenörskap/Forum for Reforms, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (FORES) Sweden
Friedrich Naumann Foundation Germany
Fundacija Libertas Slovenia
Fundació Catalanista i Demòcrata CatDem Spain
Fundacja Klub Obywatelski/Civic Club Foundation Poland
Fundacja Projekt: Polska / Foundation Project: Poland Poland
Industrial Foundation Poland
Haya van Someren Stichting/VVD International The Netherlands
Institute for Liberal Studies Romania
Liberaal Kennis Centrum Belgium
Liberal Institute for Political Analyses (LIPA) Bulgaria
Liberales Belgium
Liberales Zukunftsforum/Liberal Future Forum Austria
Liberalismi Akadeemia/Academy of Liberalism Estonia
Liberty Forum of Greece/Kentro Filelelftherοn Meletοn (KEFIM) Greece
LibMov Italy
Magma Finland
Liberal Social Movement Portugal
Mr. Hans van Mierlo Stichting The Netherlands
Nadácia Liberálna spoločnosť / Foundation Liberal Society Slovakia
NEOS Lab - The Liberal Forum Austria
NOVUM – Institute for strategic and applicable research Slovenia
B.M. Teldersstichting The Netherlands
Republikon Scientific, Educational and Research Foundation Hungary
Stichting Internationaal Democratisch Initiatief (IDI) The Netherlands
Support Initiative for Liberty and Democracy Denmark
Svenska bildningsförbundet Finland
For Freedom, For Liberal Thinking Foundation Hungary
Zavod 14 Slovenia
Forum for Latvia's Future Latvia


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