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Realised programme
European Think Tank School
Building Management Capacities of CEE Think Tanks
A workshop organised by the European Liberal Forum asbl (ELF) with the support of
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (Germany), Academy of Liberalism (Estonia) and
Open Society and its friends (Lithuania). With the special support of Lithuanian Free Market Institute -LFMI.
Funded by the European Parliament.
Vilnius, Lithuania,
5-6 April 2012
Working language: English
Day 1, Thursday, 5 April
9:15
Welcome and introduction to ELF
Susanne Hartig, Executive Director, European Liberal Forum
09:30
Introduction session
Zilvinas Silenas, President, Lithuanian Free Market Institute
11:00
Why does the idea of Liberty matter? How our agenda can improve the future of
Europe
Richard Durana, INESS, Slovakia
Corina Hendriks, Mr. Hans van Mierlo Stichting, ELF member, The Netherlands
11:45
Break
12:05
The world we work in: An overview on Europe’s current problems, tendencies of
federalization and how it will influence the localization of national think tanks
Remigijus Simasius, Ministry of Justice of Lithuania
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Methods and means of a think tank: What tactics should we use to influence
European policy?
Svetla Kostadinova, President of Institute for Market Economics
15:00
A success story: Establishing a think tank. What I did and how
Richard Durana, INESS, Slovakia
16:00
Break
16:30
Workshop: Creating the programme for a 21st century think tank
Karin Zelano, FORES, ELF member, Sweden
Zilvinas Silenas, Lithuanian Free Market Institute
19:15
Dinner
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Day 2, Friday, 6 April
9:00
Managing and coordinating the work of a think tank
Corina Hendriks, Mr. Hans van Mierlo Stichting, ELF member, The Netherlands
09:45
Managing and coordinating projects (joint projects, networks)
Best tools for networking, how to react promptly and take a successful joint action
Zilvinas Silenas, Lithuanian Free Market Institute
10:25
Break
10:40
Workshop: Developing a communication strategy
How to communicate our joint actions in EU to interest groups: politicians,
academia media, and general public
Matthew Elliott, Taxpayers Alliance, UK
Ruta Vainiene, Lithuanian Free Market Institute
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Workshop: Developing a strategy for fundraising
Presentations:
 Selling to sponsors: faith, fundraising and techniques
 Experience of a think tank
Discussion: how to raise resources for joint projects
Tim Evans, The Cobden Centre, UK
Edita Maslauskaite, Lithuanian Free Market Institute
15:45
Break
17:00
Closing remarks
Zilvinas Silenas, Lithuanian Free Market Institute
18:30
Farewell dinner
Venue:
Radisson Blu Hotel Vilnius
Konstitucijos pr. 20
LT-09308 Vilnius, Lithuania
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