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The 16th European Resource Bank Meeting

The 16th European Resource Bank Meeting March 28th to 31st, 2019 in Chisinau, Moldova
Academy of Economic Studies in Moldova

In 2019 we will celebrate the 16th European Resource Bank Meeting. Join the Austrian Economics Center and The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom for a weekend full of discussions, networking, exchange of expertise and experience, the Dragons’ Den Competition, and a tangible history lesson. 

Excursion to Transnistria 

During the ERB we will take an excursion to the breakaway region Transnistria, which still keeps alive the communist “charm” of the Soviet times. During the transfers we will hold lectures on the bus and have a fascinating guided tour at our destination. We will enter Bender Fortress in Tighina town and see Tiraspol, the “Capital” of Transnistria. 

Speakers and Topics 

The speakers at the conference include Maria Blanco, Ignasi Bolto, Bob Chitester, Michael Jäger, Barbara Kolm, Andrew Kovalcin, Luis Iglesias, Christopher Lingle, Jared Parks, Henrique Schneider, and many more.

These experts will discuss tax issues, Intellectual Property Rights, challenges for Think Tanks and best practices on how to effectively address different target groups, and more. 

Convince the Dragons and win up to 5,000$! 

A great fund raising opportunity will be the Dragons’ Den Competition. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the prize money will be 10,000 US dollars to be divided in a first prize of 5,000$, a second of 3,000$, and a third of 2,000$. 

Applications are accepted until February 11th, 2019

If you wish to compete for extra funding for your organization, or want to test the viability of your ideas, enter the Dragons’ Den Competition! Email a one (1) page description each of your project and organization to with the subject line “Dragons’ Den – Institution Name.” All think tanks and institutions are welcome to apply! 

Learn more about the European Resource Bank Meeting at, and register soon! The Early Bird period ends on January 15th! 

We hope to see you in Chisinau!



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