· Academy of Classical Economics (ACE)
The first of the seminars on economy within Academy of Classical Economics (ACE) took place on January 31st, 2007. CI executed the first year of ACE in partnership with the City University of Seattle in Bratislava (Vysoká škola manažmentu).
Also the results of the contest called 2006 Student Essay dedicated to the topic called Milton Friedman's Message for Slovakia were published within the ACE first seminar.
· Pascal Salin: Why Do We Need the Capitalism and the Competition
On March 21st, 2007, CI organized another CEQLS lecture in co-operation with the French Embassy in Slovakia. Our guest was an important French economist and former president of Mont Pelerin Society, Mr. Pascal Salin, who delivered a lecture called Why Do We Need the Capitalism and the Competition.
· Pascal Salin: Two Diverging Approaches of Economic Integration
On March 22nd, 2007, CI participated on the organization of Pascal Salin's another lecture in the facilities of the University of Economics (Ekonomická univerzita) in co-operation with the Department of Economical Policy in the Faculty of National Economy thereof, the Faculty of National Economy Student Parliament and F. A. Hayek Foundation. Mr. Pascal Salin lectured to the EU students on Two Diverging Approaches of Economic Integration.
· James Bartholomew: How the Welfare State Subverts the Society
On April 18th, 2007, SKOI organized, in co-operation with CI, in Zichy Palace in Bratislava, a lecture of British journalist Mr. James Bartholomew, the author of The Welfare State We' re In, which was awarded on April 25th, 2007 with Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award, a prize awarded every year by Atlas Economic Research Foundation. James Bartholomew spoke on How the Welfare State Subverts the Society. Mr. Peter Gonda, the CI economist, introduced the author and moderated the discussion with him.
· Stanislav Štech: School Mission – Culture Protection and Child Growth
On April 20th, 2007, CI organized in Pálffy Palace in Bratislava a lecture of Mr. Stanislav Štech, Head of the Department of Pedagogical and School Psychology of the Faculty of Education and the Vice-Rector of Charles University in Prague, on School Mission – Culture Protection and Child Growth. The lecture was dedicated to the need of support for both these missions and the protection of its conservative spirit in order to create conditions for development of autonomous personality.
· New Books Presentation: In Defense of the Free Market / From A Vicious Circle
On June 11th, 2007 CI and Association for Welfare Reform, in co-operation with SKOI, introduced the book of Mr. Peter Gonda and Mr. Pavol Chalupníček In Defense of the Free Market and the book of Mr. Bill Baker From A Vicious Circle.
· Michael Novak: Economics, Ethics and Welfare State Crisis
On June 28th, 2007, CI, in co-operation with Slovak Seminar on the Free Society and SKOI, organized another CEQLS lecture in Bratislava. Mr. Michael Novak, known American philosopher and political scientist working in American Enterprise Institute, delivered a lecture on Economics, Ethics and Welfare State Crisis.
· Transparency of Eurofunds in Slovakia
On October 2nd, 2007, CI organized a round table on Transparency of Eurofunds in Slovakia for NGOs in Bratislava. The round table took place within the CI project called Eurofunds Watchdog – Decrease of the Risk of Corruption through Monitoring of Projects Financed from the EU Funds. Mr. Ondrej Dostál as the Director and the analysts Mr. Ivan Kuhn and Mr. Dušan Sloboda represented CI.
· How the Slovak Foreign Policy Should Be?
On October 18th, 2007, CI organized a round table on How the Slovak Foreign Policy Should Be? for NGOs in Bratislava. The round table took place within CI project Support to Slovak Value-Oriented Foreign Policy. Mr. Ivan Kuhn, the analyst, represented CI on the round table.
· Development Alternatives for Waste Management in Slovakia
On November 6th, 2007, CI organized in Ružomberok already 3rd conference aimed to the environmental policy aspects; this time the topic was Development Alternatives for Waste Management in Slovakia (public sector – business environment – local governments). Mr. Radovan Kazda co-ordinated the conference.
· John O’Sullivan: Values and Foreign Policy
On November 9th, 2007, CI, in co-operation with Vydavatelství Ideál, U.S. Embassy in Bratislava and the weekly magazine .týždeň organized in Bratislava John O’Sullivan's lecture; he is a journalist and former especial adviser of the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and author of the book The President, the Pope and the Prime Minister. Mr. John O’Sullivan lectured on Values and Foreign Policy.
· Let's Revive the November 1989 Ethos
On November 16th, 2007, CI organized a meeting Let's Revive the November 1989 Ethos. The following personalities spoke about How We Are Like Eighteen Years After...: Tomáš Janovic, Martin Mojžiš, Tom Nicholson, Juraj Petrovič, Šarlota Pufflerová, Ján Štrasser, Sandra Tordová, Tóno Popovič, Tomáš Zálešák and Gábor Zászlós. Also the Declaration on November 17th, 2007 was published in this meeting.
· Final Ceremony: Academy of Classical Economics (ACE)
In November 28th, 2007, the 2007 final ceremony of Academy of Classical Economics (ACE) took place in Bratislava. The first year of ACE was organized jointly by CI and City University of Seattle in Bratislava (VŠM). After the evaluation of essays on The Importance of Ideas of Great Figures of Classical Economics for Slovakia in 2007, 23 ACE graduates were awarded with CI and VŠM certificates. At the end of the AKE 1st year, the web ACE Discussion Portal was launched.
· Education for Life Modules
In November 2007, CI launched successfully the execution of educational modules within the scheme Education for Life. The first two meetings took place on November 16th and 17th, 2007 and on November 30th and December 1st, 2007. The primary school teachers from the regions of Trenčín, Nitra and Trnava participated thereon.
· Human Rights Here and Now
On December 10th, 2007, CI organized the meeting called Human Rights Here and Now, which took place in Bratislava within the Human Rights Day celebration. The following personalities spoke on the human rights there: Fedor Gál, László Szigeti, Daniel Hevier, Martin Dinuš, Ľuba Lesná, Vladimír Ondruš, Jana Cviková, Ernest Valko, Hedviga Malinová, Juraj Petrovič and Peter Zajac. The .týždeň editors Mr. Štefan Hríb and Mr. Juraj Kušnierik moderated the meeting. Sváťa Karásek, Michal Kaščák, Braňo Jobus and Pavol Poliak were singing and playing. The Human Rights Day Declaration was published in the meeting.
· Ľuboš Pástor: Chicago School of Economics and Its Today's Importance
On December 17th, 2007, CI organized another CEQLS lecture in Bratislava. This time, Mr. Ľuboš Pástor, University of Chicago (US) professor, delivered a lecture on Chicago School of Economics and Its Today's Importance.