Call for Applications To the September School in Philosophy, Economics and Politics 2014


Call for Applications

To the September School in Philosophy, Economics and Politics 2014

The Center for Institutional Analysis and Development – Eleutheria (CADI), The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies (CES), The Institute for Economic Studies Europe (IES- Europe) and The Society for Individual Freedom  (SoLib) are receiving applications for The September School of Economics, Politics and Philosophy, scheduled for September 23 – 28, 2014 at Kolping Hotel in Brasov.

This year’s event focuses on the future of freedom and prosperity in Europe.

Lecturers and panelists of this year will be:

Raluca Alecu, University of Bucharest; Ravi Buck, Economic Officer, US Embassy in Bucharest; Lucian Cernat, Chief Economist, DG Trade, European Comission; Laurentiu Gheorghe, University of Bucharest; Bogdan Glavan, Romanian-American University, Bucharest; Armand Gosu, Magazine 22 and University Of Bucharest; Helena Hilfer, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster; Valentin Ionescu, The Ordoliberal Institute; Octavian Jora, Academy of Economic Sciences; Emmanuel Martin, IES-Europe; Aura Matei, CADI – Eleutheria; Gabriel Mursa, University of Iasi; Claudiu Nasui, SoLib; Ovidiu Neacsu, SoLib; Radu Nechita, CESID & Babeș-Bolyay University, Cluj; Emanuel Socaciu, University of Bucharest; Costel Stavarache, CADI-Eleutheria; Radu Simandan, Republican Institute; Horia Terpe, CADI – Eleutheria; Vlad Topan, Ludwig von Mises Institute Romania and Academy of Economic Studies; Andrei Trandafira, CADI-Eleutheria; Marian Zulean, University of Bucharest; Joachim Zweynert, Universität Witten Herdecke.

How to apply:

Classes, room and board (but not transportation) are paid by the organizers for at least 35 participants. More unsponsored places are also available, please inquire if interested.

Applicants would be students and graduates in human and social sciences and in other fields who are interested in the value of liberty.

Application deadline is August 31 for international applicants and September 7 for Romanian applicants. Succesful applicants from abroad will be announced on September 2 and Romanian participants will be announced on September 10. Please send your applications at or at

The application must contain:

  • A short opinion essay in English on any day, lecture or debate title, no longer than 500 words.
  • Your CV in English. Make sure you mention your name, affiliation and contact data.

Good luck!

Please pass this call to anyone you think may be interested. For further inquiries feel free to write to Andra Bistriceanu at or call 0040213160252. Please find attached the draft program; follow homepage for latest program updates.

September School in Philosophy, Economics and Politics

Sep. 23 – 28, 2014, Brasov

Freedom and Prosperity in Europe.  Shaping the European Agenda for 2050

Location: Kolping Hotel, Brasov

Language: English

Draft Program:

Day 1 (Sep. 23). Arrival of participants & Opening

18:00 Welcome addresses

Sven Irmer, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Horia Terpe, CADI-Eleutheria

20:00 Dinner

20:30 Networking Session

Facilitator: Aura Matei, CADI-Eleutheria

Day 2 (Sep. 24). Freedoms and Institutions: The European Union in the 21st Century

10:00 Lecture 1 (TBC)

12:00 Lecture 2 An Economic Perspective on Europe: Understanding Competition versus Harmonization – Emmanuel Martin, IES Europe

14:00 Lunch

16:00 Debate 1. The Future of Freedom in Europe: Between Institutions and Bureaucracy

Moderator: Horia Terpe, CADI-Eleutheria


Vlad Topan, Ludwig von Mises Institute Romania and Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest

Emanuel Socaciu, Center of Research in Applied Ethics and the University of Bucharest

Claudiu Năsui, SoLib

19:00 Dinner

Day 3 (Sep. 25). The European Economy: The Path of Entrepreneurship and the Way to Prosperity

10:00 Lecture 3. The Social Market Economy and Its Future – Helena Hilfer, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (TBC)

12:00 Lecture 4 (TBC)

14:00 Lunch

16:00 Debate 2. How Free Can The European Economy Become?

Moderator: Ovidiu Neacșu, SoLib


Bogdan Glăvan, Murray Rothbard Center of Bussiness and Political Economy and the Romanian-American University, Bucharest

Valentin Ionescu, The Ordoliberal Institute

Radu Nechita, CISED and Babeș-Bolyay University, Cluj

19:00 Dinner

Day 4 (Sep. 26). Social Relations: How Can We All Live Together I


10:00 Lecture 5. The Liberal Values Enabling Us to Live Together: Ordoliberalism – Joachim Zweynert, Universität Witten Herdecke (TBC)

12:00 Lecture 6. Living Together: Individual Rights or Welfare Rights? – Emmanuel Martin, IES Europe

14:00 Lunch

16:00 Debate 3. Which is the Right Balance for Immigration Policy and Multiculturalism?

Moderator: Andrei Trandafira, CADI-Eleutheria


Raluca Alecu, University of Bucharest

Laurențiu Gheorghe, University of Bucharest

Costel Stavarache, CADI – Eleutheria

Octavian Jora, Academy of Economic Sciences

19:00 Dinner

Day 5 (Sep. 27). International Relations: How Can We All Live Together II

10:00 Debate 4. The EU-US Free Trade Agreement: What Difference Will it Make to Transatlantic Relations?

Moderator: Emmanuel Martin, IES Europe


Assessing the impact of TTIP on Romania’s economy: a CGE analysis –  Lucian Cernat, Chief Economist, DG Trade, European Comission

T-Tip: Shared Prosperity – Ravi Buck, Economic Officer, US Embassy in Bucharest


14:00 Lunch

16:00 Debate 5. The Regional Neighbourhood: Eastern Europe in the 21st Century

Moderator: Radu Șimăndan, Republican Institute


Armand Goșu, Magazine 22 and University Of Bucharest (TBC)

Marian Zulean, University of Bucharest

Gabriel Mursa, University of Iasi

18:00 Thematic conclusions: An European Agenda for 2050 – Horia Terpe, CADI-Eleutheria

Free Discussion

20:00 Dinner

Day 6 (Sep. 28). Departure



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