Spring School with youth politicians from Eastern EuropeMay 7th, 2013 Azerbaijan | Belarus | Georgia | Moldavia | News
May 3-6, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged this year’s Spring School, a conference on ideology with young politicians from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus and Sweden. The conference was held in Nynashamn, south of Stockholm, and topics such as democracy, market economy and human rights were discussed, as well as more practical issues about further EU enlargement and the situation in the Eastern Partnership countries.
Four times each year, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation organizes similar conferences for young politicians from centre-right parties in Eastern Europe. The aim is for the participants to reflect on their ideological positions and what principles they want to follow in their political engagements.
The Spring School was led by the political scientist Nigel Ashford, from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, who has also written the book Principles for Free Society, which the Foundation uses as a study guide. The seminars at the conference were also led by a number of prominent Swedish politicians, as Magnus Nilsson, local politicians in Solna, Kristina Lutz, foreign policy advisor, the MP Gustav Blix and JHS Chairman Göran Lennmarker.
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