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Thursday, October 10th 2013

Morning Plenary Session

Address by the organisers

Felicita Medved, President, European Liberal Forum (ELF) 

Welcome speech

Tamara Vonta, State Secretary, office of the Prime Minister of RS

Keynote speech: American approach to political foundations and democracy support

Robert Benjamin, Senior Associate and Regional Director, National Democratic Institute - no video

First panel session

Panel I: Policy Changes in addressing European Future

Lousewies van der Laan, Vice-President, ALDE
Donald J Pohoryles, Liberal Future Forum, Austria
Andreja Škrabec, President of the Party Council, Zares – Social Liberals, Slovenia
Denis Gratz, President, Naša stranka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Moderated by: Felicita Medved, Researcher

Presentation: Monitoring European Political Foundations

Enrico Calossi - European University Institute, Italy

Second panel session

Panel II: The role of political foundations and Think Tanks: any effect on political decision making?

Susanne Hartig, Director, European Liberal Forum, Belgium
Jelena Milić, Director, CEAS, Serbia
Ana Radičević, Resident Program Manager, NDI, Sarajevo
Bojan Maricik, Senior Researcher, Macedonian Centre for European Training

Moderated by: Alenka Krašovec Faculty for social sciences, UL

Third panel session

Panel III: National Political Foundations in democracy support

Davor Gjenero, Political Analyst, Head of the Council of Experts of Political Academy, HNS, Croatia
Peter Altmiks, Researcher, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Germany
Rain Rosimannus, Director, Liberalismi Akademia, Estonia
Frank van Mil, Director, Hans van Mierlo Foundation, the Netherlands

Moderated by: Giulio Ercolessi

Fourth panel discussion

Panel IV: Political foundations in Slovenia

Gregor Virant, Minister of the Interior, President, Državljanska lista, Slovenia
Uroš Gruden, Secretary General, Zares – Social Liberals, Slovenia
Bernard Brščič, President of the Board, Institute Dr. Jože Pučnik, Slovenia
Sebastjan Pikl, Director, Institute Novum, Slovenia

Moderated by: Nataša Briški


Friday, 11th October

Introduction to Policy Analysis (workshop)

Danica Fink Hafner, Faculty for Social Science UL

Policy Pesearch and Political Foundations: Different Approach, Same Goal (Case Studies)

Robert Benjamin, Senior Associate and Regional Director, NDI, USA 

Peter Altmiks, Researcher, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Germany