ESFL Monthly Update July 2016
In an attempt to better share our current activities with our network, SFL is beginning an SFL Around the World blog post series. At the beginning of each month, each region will post an update to their regional blog page to share their current activities. Please stay tuned for more updates next month!
July was another exciting month which ESFLers have mostly spent by making a lot of preparations, training, and improving skills as well as promoting and organising events throughout Europe. After weeks of preparations, all registrations for the new season of regional conferences were launched. Moreover, ESFL announced the date for its biggest event of the year, the ESFLC 2017, which will take place on March 17th-19th 2017. The following update highlights some of the most successful events organised by ESFL leaders.
Leadership Forum Lviv
Twenty highly motivated students participated in the Leadership Forum in Lviv for two days of training, discussion and networking. Pictured here is Katarzyna Cyrbus, the Regional Director for Eastern Europe, discussing the strategic development of the region with ESFL leaders from Ukraine, Belarus and Poland. Yauheni Preiherman, an economist at Liberal Clap of Belarus, the biggest liberal organisation of Belarus, was a speaker at the Leadership Forum. Through our contact with this organisation, we now have two student leaders from Belarus!
Online Marketing Training
In order to provide additional training in marketing, branding and design, we organised a five-week long Advanced Marketing Training for our leaders. The attendees got the chance to acquire new knowledge, skills and practice in both online and offline marketing, social media, advertising, branding and visual identity and also events promotion. In addition to that, the online course will be followed with a gathering of the most successful participants.
‘Poverty: who to blame’ lecture by prof Bryan Caplan
Professor Bryan Caplan, associate professor of economics at George Mason University and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, gave a lecture to Students For Liberty Heidelberg. The lecture was titled “Poverty: Who to blame”, a complex question indeed, and was followed by lively discussion with the dozens of students in the audience, concerning questions on the relationship between happiness and prosperity.
Lithuania Summer Festival
From 22-24 July, the traditional Summer Festival of Lithuania took place near the Rubikiai Lake. The event aims to attract liberty minded people from all over the country, and create a bond between them. Besides ESFL, the organisations involved in the event included Lithuanian Free Market Institute, Latvijas attīstībai Jaunatnes nodaļa and Tallinna linna noortevolikogu. During this years edition, more than 150 young people gathered to share their ideas and activities, to network and meet new people, and to have a great time and spread liberty.