EPICENTER, the European Policy Information Center, is an independent initiative of ten leading think tanks from across Europe. It seeks to inform the European policy debate and promote the principles of a free society by bringing together the expertise of its members.

EPICENTER is formed by the Center for Political Studies (Denmark), Civil Development Forum (Poland), the Institut Economique Molinari (France), the Institute of Economic Affairs (UK), Institute of Economic and Social Studies (Slovakia), Instituto Bruno Leoni (Italy), KEFiM (Greece), the Lithuanian Free Market Institute, Prometheus (Germany), and Timbro (Sweden). Like its members, EPICENTER is politically independent and does not accept taxpayer funding.

EPICENTER was launched in October of 2014. Since then, it has been active in the European policy debate, providing a free-market perspective on topics including the digital economy, trade policy, energy security and competition, financial regulation, free movement and welfare, and public health.

If you wish to find out more about our recent impact and activities, view our EPICENTER brochure.

For more information about EPICENTER, its initiatives and upcoming events, please e-mail jfarley@epicenternetwork.eu

If you are interested in career opportunities with EPICENTER, please click on the following link.



Adam Bartha


Adam is the Director of EPICENTER, a network a ten leading free-market think tanks from across Europe. He is responsible for facilitating the collaboration of the network and for leading its outreach in Brussels. Adam gives regular talks on topics ranging from the rule of law, authoritarian populism, free market reforms in the EU, and the political affairs of Central and Eastern Europe.

Adam was previously European Outreach Manager at EPICENTER and a Koch Summer Fellow in the Publications Department of the Independent Institute in California. He also has experience in domestic party politics in Germany and Hungary.

Adam has a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics.


Jacob Farley

Project Manager

As Project Manager of EPICENTER, Jacob is responsible for facilitating the smooth collaboration of our members, enabling them to have a strong voice towards EU institutions.

Jacob is an MSc graduate from the University of Birmingham in International Relations – having previously completed his BA in Political Science. Before starting as EPICENTER’s Project Manager, he was a research intern at EPICENTER and an operations intern at the IEA, coordinator of his university’s Model NATO programme, and an academic tutor.


Jack Confrey

Project Manager

As Project Manager of EPICENTER, Jack is leading the communication efforts of EPICENTER, ensuring a truly pan-European reach for our publications.

In parallel, Jack holds the position of Head of Partnerships at the Initiative for African Trade and Prosperity (IATP), and serves as the International Programmes Manager at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Jack commenced his journey at the IEA in January 2020, joining the team as an intern. Since, he has held various positions in the operations, communications and development teams.

Jack holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and is currently in the process of learning the Vietnamese language.





Prometheus – Germany

Prometheus champions an open and liberal society. We believe that a vibrant civil society, decentralised solutions, and an entrepreneurial spirit are the foundation of a world in which all people are constantly improving. We inspire the do-it-yourself ethos by communicating ideas and by networking current and future decision makers. Prometheus offers a home to freedom-loving people. As the only classical-liberal think tank in Germany, Prometheus is funded exclusively by private donations.

For more information about Prometheus, visit www.prometheusinstitut.de

INESS – Slovakia

The Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS) is an independent non-profit think tank founded in 2005. Its vision is for Slovakia to endorse free enterprise, prosperity, individual liberty, and peace and to create a country, where citizens are aware of the functions and benefits of market mechanisms and the impact of government interventions in the economy. INESS is based on three pillars for its activities: policy analysis, policy advocacy, and educational activities. Its areas of expertise are public finance, taxation, healthcare, education, social system, monetary policy, regulation, labour market, energy policy, agriculture, green deal, economic policy, intellectual property rights, and competition. INESS is financed by voluntary individual or corporate donations and revenues from its own activities.

For more information about INESS, visit www.iness.sk

CEPOS – Denmark

CEPOS is an independent Danish think tank promoting a society based on freedom, responsibility, private initiative, and limited government.

CEPOS wishes to contribute to more personal and economic freedom, rule of law and democracy as well as a limited government sustained by healthy civil institutions, such as family, civil associations, and cultural life. CEPOS encourages competition, supports free markets, global free trade and opposes government subsidies to businesses.

For more information about CEPOS, visit www.cepos.dk

FOR – Poland

Civil Development Forum (FOR Foundation) is a non-governmental think tank based in Poland promoting and defending economic freedom, the rule of law, individual liberties, private property, entrepreneurial activities, and ideas of limited government. Our activities are based on our vision of a society with favorable conditions for growth and productive activities, combining labour, entrepreneurship, innovation, saving, investment and obtaining knowledge. FOR aims to achieve its goals through fact-based reports and analysis, efficient communication and civil society mobilization.

For more information about FOR, visit www.for.org.pl


The Institut Économique Molinari is a research and educational organisation aimed at undertaking and stimulating an economic approach to the analysis of public policy. It is named after Gustave de Molinari, a Franco-Belgian economist and journalist who devoted his life to fostering such an approach. The IEM’s mission is to propose alternative and innovative solutions that will promote the prosperity of all individuals in society.

For more information about the IEM, visit www.institutmolinari.org


The IEA is the UK’s original free-market think-tank, founded in 1955. Its mission is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems. Given the current economic challenges facing Britain and the wider global environment, it is more vital than ever to promote the intellectual case for a free economy, low taxes, freedom in education, health and welfare and lower levels of regulation. The IEA also challenges people to think about the correct role of institutions, property rights and the rule of law in creating a society that fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and the efficient use of environmental resources.

For more information about IEA, visit www.iea.org.uk


The Istituto Bruno Leoni (IBL) seeks to promote a more informed discussion of topics like the environment, competition, energy, liberalisation, tax policy, privatisation and welfare state reform. Established in 2003, IBL strives to act as a resource for politicians and policy makers by stimulating greater awareness among private citizens on all questions related to public policy and the role of the state.

For more information about the IBL, visit www.brunoleoni.it

KEFiM – Greece

KEFiM is Greece’s premier free-market think tank that envisions Greece as a role model of economic and civil liberty where citizens are allowed to pursue their dreams and aspirations freely. Its mission is to increase individual and economic freedoms of Greeks through the promotion of liberal ideas and policy proposals. KEFiM focuses its work on four strategic pillars: the promotion of sound policy proposals that influence policy making, the protection of civil liberties through judicial activism, the promotion of economic literacy through educational campaigns, and the development of a bipartisan liberal movement. KEFiM is a member of the Atlas Network, EPICENTER, and the European Liberal Forum.

For more information about KEFiM, visit www.kefim.org


The Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI) is a private non-profit non-party organisation established in 1990 to promote the ideas of individual freedom and responsibility, the free market, and limited government intervention. Our goal is to assist the accomplishment of the common interests of the people of Lithuania, which are best implemented in a free market where every individual pursues his or her objectives – without any privileges, protection or restrictions – by serving society and not relying on the government apparatus.

For more information about the LFMI, visit www.llri.lt

TIMBRO – Sweden

Timbro’s mission is to originate, promote and disseminate ideas and issues supporting the principles of free markets, free enterprise, individual liberty and a free society. Timbro’s main research areas are health and welfare reform, environment and growth, culture, migration issues as well as aid and global development. Our operations also include Timbro Media Institute and foreign policy institute Frivärld – Stockholm Free World Forum.

For more information about Timbro, visit www.timbro.se

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