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SARAJEVO,Bosnia and herzegovina
DOM MLADIH – 27/28/29 October 2016

WHAT IS OPEN FEST?

OPEN Festival is a regional festival dedicated to the promotion of ideas of liberty and human rights. Festival promotes the economic and political freedoms, together with the fundamental rights of the individual.

OPEN Festival aims to create a platform for improving general freedoms in Western Balkans. The festival will bring together decision-makers from the region, representatives of the academic community and non-governmental organizations, as well as thousands of young people, mainly students. In October, when the festival takes place, Sarajevo will be branded as a "city of freedom". We expect the participation of about 10,000 young people, with 50 non-governmental organizations, 40 speakers and three conferences at the festival. OPEN festival should become a distinctive regional event that will be traditionally held in Sarajevo. The central theme of this year's festival is the reform agenda in Bosnia and Herzegovina and reform process in the region.

WHY OPEN FEST?

EDUCATION

At OPEN Fest we will have 30 speakers from around the world. This is a unique opportunity for local and regional participants to obtain the necessary level of knowledge about the ideas of liberty.

NETWORKING

OPEN Fest will host more than 100 representatives of non-governmental organizations that promote the ideas of liberty. In addition, the festival will be attended by local and foreign politicians, all of which represent an excellent opportunity for developing new friendships.

FUN

The festival has a rich entertainment content with DJ entertainment, mega concert of Edo Maajka, accompanied by Frankie and DJ Soul. Festival will present the art exhibition "Think Freedom" and film projection of “Nije završeno”.

CHANGE

OPEN Festival brings change, primarily in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Balkans. It is time to finally start with the open promotion of the ideas of liberty for the region. Historically, all other ideas were devastating and harmful to the countries of the region.

PROGRAM OPEN FESTIVAL

10:00 – 15:00

WELCOME TO OPEN FEST

LOCATION: DOM MLADIH, TEREZIJE BB

10:00

Opening remarks

10:30

Vit JEDLIČKA

Liberland as chance for Balkans

11:30

Coffee Break

12:00

Mustafa AKYOL

Islam without Extremes: Muslim Case for Liberty

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Dr. Tom PALMER

Self-Control or State Control? You Decide

15:00

Break

16:00 – 18:00

OPEN discussion: European migrant crisis

Moderator: Adnan HUSKIĆ

Charles DU VINAGE, Jug PULJIZEVIĆ

18:30

THINK FREEDOM art exhibition

Location: Galery BlackBOX, Vrazova 5

20:00

OPEN PARTY (with Drop Department)

Location: DOM MLADIH, Terezija

09:45 – 16:00

ESFL REGIONAL CONFERENCE

LOCATION: FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE SARAJEVO, SKENDERIJA 72 (AMPHITHEATER)

09:00

Registration

09:45

Conference opening remarks

10:00

Sam BOWMAN

Open Borders

10:45

Dan MITCHELL

Implications of Hillary or Trump

11:30

Coffee Break

11:45

Edina SELESKOVIĆ

Freedom in art

12:15

Derek MAGILL

How to Get Any Job You Want

13:00

Lunch

13:35

Josef ŠIMA

Economics Without Romance

14:20

Breakout sessions

Aleksandar KOKOTOVIĆ

How state creates youth uneployement

Alfredo PASCUAL

How to End the Drug War, ROOM 18/1

14:50

Coffee Break

15:00

Anders YDSTEDT

Taxation and the importance of private ownership

Martin KEEGAN

Fiscal democracy, ROOM 18/1

15:35

Conference Closing

15:40 - 16:40

OPEN discussion: Problems with big governments

LOCATION: FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE SARAJEVO, SKENDERIJA 72 (ROOM 12/P)

Gerard Frost, Petar Ganev

17:00

OPEN film - „Nije završeno“

LOCATION: KINO MEETING POING, HAMDIJE KREŠEVLJAKOVIĆA 13

Cocktail & discussion with Karsten DÜMMEL

21:00

ESFL AFTER PARTY (with Drop Department)

Location: DOM MLADIH (Amphitheater), Terezija BB

9:30 - 11:00

Istanbul Network for Freedom session

Location: Hotel Holiday, Zmaja od Bosne 4

Edo OMERČEVIĆ

 

Ozlem Caglar YILMAZ

The Challenges and Requirements in Contemporary Muslim Societies

Linda WHETSTONE

Introduction of the Book “Islamic Foundations of a Free Society”

Hakan SAHIH

Early Islam and Muslims Experience of Civil Society and Market Economy

11:15 – 12:30

Promotion of The International Property Rights Index 2016

Lorenzo MONTANARI, Mihailo GAJIĆ

14:30 – 16:00

Promotion of Freedom Barometer for Western Balkans

Charles DU VINAGE, Danijal HADŽOVIĆ, Dušan GAMSER, Mihailo GAJIĆ, Admir ČAVALIĆ

20:00 – 00:00

EDO MAAJKA + FRENKIE & DJ SOUL concert

LOCATION: DOM MLADIH, TEREZIJE BB

PDF AGENDA

Speakers OPEN FESTIVAL

DR. TOM G. PALMER

Libertarian author and theorist

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Vít Jedlička

Founder and president of Liberland

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MUSTAFA AKYOL

Turkish writer and journalist

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SAM BOWMAN

Executive Director of Adam Smith Institute

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Dan Mitchell

Senior Fellow at Cato Institute

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Anders Ydstedt

Scantech Strategy Advisors

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Josef Šima

President of Cevro Institut

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Gerald Frost

Professor at Danube Institute

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Petar Ganev

Senior Economist at Institute for Market Economics

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Charles du Vinage

Project coordinator of FNF Western Balkans

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Derek Magill

Director of marketing at Praxis

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Edina Selesković

Nezavisna umjetnica

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Jug Puljizević

Viši saradnik Hrvatske narodne stranke - Liberalni demokrati

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Alfredo Pascual

Founder of End The Drug war campaign

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Aleksandar Kokotović

ESFL European Programs Director

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OZLEM YILMAZ

General Coordinator at Association for Liberal Thinking

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LINDA WHETSTONE

Chairman of Network for a Free Society

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HAKAN ŞAHIN

Istanbul Network For Liberty

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LORENZO MONTANARI

Executive Director of the Property Rights Alliance

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MARTIN KEEGAN

Centre for Fiscal Democracy

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KARSTEN DÜMMEL

Director of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in B&H

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DANIJEL HADŽOVIĆ

Journalist at FTV

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ADMIR ČAVALIĆ

Director of Association Multi

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ADNAN HUSKIĆ

Project coordinator of Friedrich Naumann Stiftung

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EDO OMERČEVIĆ

Director of CPA

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HAVE FUN AT OPEN FEST

EDO MAAjka + FRENKIE + DJ SOUL

29.10.2016 @ dom mladih

Registered at the conference have free entrance to the concert.
Tickets for the concert (no entry to the conference) can be purchased separately at kupikartu.ba. BUY TICKETS FOR CONCERT

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Due to its long and rich history of religious and cultural variety, Sarajevo is sometimes called the "Jerusalem of Europe" or "Jerusalem of the Balkans". It was, until late in the 20th century, the only major European city to have a mosque, Catholic church, Orthodox church and synagogue within the same neighborhood.

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