Political Economy and Human Rights in the Focus of the first IEEP Ideas Lab

Political Economy and Human Rights in the Focus of the first IEEP Ideas Lab

At the beginning of the year, the people in Ecuador faced unusual challenges. Ecuadorian authorities restricted mobilization and the holding of group events. As a result, the Ecuadorian Instituto Ecuatoriano de Economía Política (Institute of Political Economy), together with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Andean Countries and other liberal organisations called for the fourth edition of the LiberLAB. LiberLAB takes place in presence and is a comprehensive training program for young people. The aim was to strengthen young people's leadership skills in political-economic management with an innovative approach and in defending fundamental human rights. Certain human rights also affect areas of working life and the economy.

The event promotes digitalization in a learning environment for liberal values. 

The young participants from all regions of Ecuador reaffirmed their understanding of the principles of democratic, free and open societies. They were able to appreciate the opportunities that the post-Covid19 era has opened up in terms of technology transfer, virtual education through platforms, and the creative industries.

Participation of renowned experts 

Academic speakers included experts in human rights, legal economics and ICT property, as well as economists specializing in industrial development, pension systems, trade, finance and economic policy analysis. The topics discussed ranged (among others) from Women's Rights, environmental issues, informality and migration, to the question “Why do countries fail?” and institutional development as a driver of progress. Emilia Morales, a participant from LiberLAB stated "(...) it has given me the tools to continue to grow politically and understand that politics is an essential tool in our society".

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