November 6-10 and 13-17 the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation held conferences on ideology for politically active youth from the Balkans and the Eastern Neighborhood in Nynäshamn, south of Stockholm. The basis of the seminars was the book Principles for a Free Society by Dr Nigel Ashford and the lectures were led by leading opinion makers and Swedish politicians. The conferences aim to strengthen the ideological base among the participants with emphasis on understanding of democracy, human rights and market economy.


Young participants from LDP.

Young participants from LDP.

Moldova is going through a difficult time. Corruption scandals have followed each other, forming a government has failed repeatedly since the parlamentary elections in November 2014, and nearly one billion dollar, fifteen percent of Moldova’s GDP, has disappeared from one of the country’s banks, questioning the role of the Moldovan political elite. (more…)

JHS Winter School 2014 Balkan

Participants from the Balkans during the JHS Winter School 2014

November 11-18, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation organised two conferences on ideology for political active youth from the Eastern Neighbourhood. The conferences were held in Nynäshamn, south of Stockholm. Topics at the conference treated the principles from our book Principles for a Free Society by Dr Nigel Ashford. (more…)

Deltagare under konferensen

Deltagare under konferensen

Association for Liberal Thinking (ALT) is one of the leading think-tanks in Turkey and attracts students from all over the country to its seminars. The base is in Ankara, but April 11-13 2014, a number of students and university professors met in Istanbul to discuss the core values of democracy. The conference was organized together with Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation and inspired by the book Principles for a Free Society, exclusively written by Dr. Nigel Asford for the Foundation. (more…)

Unga politiker från Azerbajdzjan, Georgien, Moldavien, Sverige och Vitryssland

Youth Politicians from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Sweden

March 11-18, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted two conferences for youth politicians from Eastern Europe and Sweden, on the principles for a free society together with Nigel Ashford from Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. Basic concepts for a liberal democracy, as private property, free enterprise and toleration where among the issues discussed.

October 25 – 27, 2013, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged a youth conference in Belgrade for youth from the Moderate’s sister party United Regions of Serbia (URS). The conference went under the theme of “ideology and policymaking” and was the first step in a four step program to promote democracy and European integration in the Balkan region. Accompanying speakers were Mr. Jonas Nilsson, director of public affairs at the Swedish Railways, and Mr. Veiko Lukmann, international secretary of Pro Patria and Res Publica Union in Estonia. (more…)

In Turkey, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation is co-operating with the Turkish think tank Association for Liberal Thinking (ALT) with the aim of strengthening the knowledge of freedom, democracy and market economy among Turkish youth with considerable political interest. (more…)

In the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (FBiH) – the part of the country of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) where a majority of the population is Muslim – Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation co-operates with Stranka Demokratske Akcije (SDA), one of the oldest and biggest democratic parties in the country. (more…)

August 20-27, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation organised two conferences on ideology for youth politicians from Eastern Europe and Sweden in the small town of Nynäshamn south of Stockholm. The conference was based upon the book Principles for a Free Society, exclusively written for the Foundation by Professor Nigel Ashford. Chairman of the conference was Nigel Ashford, who usually works at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University in Washington D.C. (more…)

3 x Video: The Morality of Market EconomyWhat are the benefits of Free Enterprise and Market Economy? These three videos with dr. Tom G. Palmer originates from The Morality of Free Enterprise Project by Atlas Network, and are related to the fourth chapter of Principles for a Free Society, Free Enterprise (more…)