The European Resource Bank is proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary in Porto with Instituto +Liberdade, a Portuguese think tank dedicated to promoting economic, political, and individual freedom through education.
Over the past few years the emphasis has shifted from the global pandemic to the Russia-Ukraine war and now highlights a problem on everyone’s doorstep: the cost of living. The lockdown measures in response to Covid-19 were more effective in hobbling the economy, fracturing supply chains, and setting the stage for rampant inflation than they were in saving lives. Russia’s attack on Ukraine brought to the surface Europe’s energy dependence and the folly of relying on the green transition for succour.
The loser in all of these political decisions has been the average citizen – the individual – who pays more for his healthcare, housing, and basic needs than ever before. The prosperity of all depends on the individual and his freedom to innovate and plan his own future without being subjected to the arbitrary whims of politics.
How can we make space for the individual to take back control of his own life and contribute to the vitality of Europe? To this and so many more questions the 20th European Resource Bank Meeting is devoted.
In other words: There is a broad variety of topics to take care of and offer solutions for.