The 4th European Resource Bank Meeting (ERBM)

Venue: Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest

Location: Bucharest, Romania

Event Date/Time: Sep 13, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 16, 2007
Registration Date: Aug 23, 2007
Early Registration Date: Jun 10, 2007
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Between September 13 and 16, 2007 CADI is hosting in Bucharest the Fourth European Resource Bank Meeting (ERBM), the largest annual congress of free market think-tanks in Europe.

The Resource Bank Meetings attempt to build human capital - the ultimate resource in the enterprise of freedom - create and renew the ties between the participating organizations which themselves coagulate human capital in the fight for a free world. They reunite European and American think-tanks, academics, political scientists, public figures, economists and other free-market thinkers from Europe and the United States and bring them together with Romanian intellectuals and public personalities interested in free markets in order to define cooperative strategies for promoting freedom, property and capitalism in the European arena.

The aim of the 2007 Edition of the ERBM series - Europe: Institutions for Liberty in the Global Context - is to find answers to some of the constitutional-level questions for Europeans and provide the participants with unparalleled networking opportunities, as well as with the opportunity to learn and share think-tank methods and techniques that proved to work on liberty’s side.

We are honored to receive more than 200 participants representing tens of free market institutes active throughout Europe, U.S. and other places. Leading intellectual and public figures that devote their everyday work to the fight for liberty such as Bridgett Wagner (Heritage Foundation), Jo Kwong (Atlas Economic Research Foundation), Grover Norquist (Americans for Tax Reform), Mart Laar (former Prime-Minister of Estonia), Jose Pinera (Chile, pension reformer), Tom Palmer (Cato Institute), Andrei Illarionov (Cato Institute), Fred Smith (Competitive Enterprise Institute), Jody Clarke (Competitive Enterprise Institute), Richard Rahn (Institute for Global Economic Growth), Pierre Garello (Institute for Economic Studies), Barbara Kolm Lamprechter (Hayek Institut), Helen Disney (Stockholm Network), Rayna Gavrilova, (CEE Trust), Matthew Elliot (Taxpayers Alliance), Olaf Gersemann (Financial Times), are among the featured guests.

The following key-issues are included in our program for discussions:

* Liberty and Individual Security in Europe.

* Constitutions for Liberty and the European Constitutional Crisis.

* Overregulation. - Taxation in Europe.

* The Future of the Social Model.

*The Think-Tank Business.

This year’s Resource Bank Meeting also represents the pillar for other two international sized satellite events: Taxpayers Association of Europe Meeting, and the Association of European Journalists Meeting.

Events schedule:


Additional Information

Online registration: REGISTRATION FEES Early bird (10.05 - 10.06) 95 € Regular (11.06 - 23.08) 125 € Last minute (24.08 - 9.09) 175 € Registration fees include attendance to all sessions of the programme. Travel grants to Bucharest available for Eastern European think tank representatives.