Program Director of Libek's Research Department Mihailo Gajić took part from November 11th - 13th at the "Future of Freedom" conference that was organized in Istanbul by Friedrich Naumann Stiftung. Conference was attended by foundation's partner civil society organizations and academic institutions.
This traditional annual conference is an excellent opportunity for exchanging experience and ideas between organizations that are working all across Europe to promote liberty and responsibility, representative democracy, freedom of speech and media as well as other liberal values.
Main topic of this year's gathering was consultations on how to counter the erosion of democratic values and strengthening of authoritarian tendencies in countries of Euroasia. At the conference composite indexes were presented that are used to measure the level of achieved freedoms: Human Freedom Index and Freedom Barometer Europe.