October 5-7, 2014
Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Ave de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels
This year’s Economic Freedom of the World Network meeting will beheld at the premises of the Dialogue Programme Brussels of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom – at the heart of the European Union. Besides hosting the headquarters of the majority of European Union institutions, Brussels has gained a reputation as one of Europe’s must-see destinations, with its small town charm, trendy bars and restaurants, fabulous food, great nightlife, fantastic shopping, numerous museums, and other attractions including the diverse and interesting exhibitions and festivals organized around the year.
This year’s conference theme will be the relation between the EU and Economic Freedom in European member states. Do common European institutions, regulations and the internal market have an impact on Economic Freedom in EU countries? Does the EU increase or decrease economic freedom in Europe? How is it possible that within a common market and regulatory framework there are still such big differences in Economic Freedom between the EU member states: Finland ranks 9th in the Economic Freedom Index 2010, while Slovenia ranks 92nd. Subthemes will be determined according to papers submitted.