Liberty Seminars


The Liberty Seminars are organized by Društvo Svetilnik (Lighthouse Association) from Slovenia in partnership with the Cato Institute from the United States and the Institute of Economic Affairs from the United Kingdom.


The Liberty Seminars are open to individuals of all ages and all backgrounds, but with one common thing: a passion for liberty.


The Liberty Seminars were launched in 2008, when only one seminar (Liberty Camp) was organized. A year later, a second seminar was added to the project. The 8th annual Liberty Seminars will included two seminars, both to be held September 23-28, 2015.


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, participants' debates and participants' presentations. In an intellectually stimulating environment, the participants develop a deeper understanding of today's challenges, while enlightening a range of issues, including 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, lectures, presentations and discussions 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.


Both seminars are run entirely in English.


Both seminars are held at Hotel Jezero at Lake Bohinj, Slovenia.


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


Participation fee for Liberty Camp 2015 or Liberty Academy 2015 is 700 euro and includes:
- entrance to all sessions of the seminar,
- accommodation at Hotel Jezero 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 2015.


Due to the generous support of our private donors wishing to encourage a better grasp of the ideas of liberty the Liberty Seminars Scholarship Fund offers the Liberty Seminars participants scholarships of up to 500 euro for attending one of the available seminars. Application for the scholarship ought to be submitted along with the application to the seminar. We strongly encourage all interested participants to apply for a scholarship.


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


Apply for the Liberty Seminars 2015 HERE.

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