Our purpose

Fighting for freedom in the opinion battle.

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our goals

Gustave Flaubert described himself as an “enraged liberal.” This is what liberals should be: outraged by corporations that stifle entrepreneurs, angered by close-mindedness, against a state that spies on its own citizens, and rejecting the undermining of democratic debate by almighty executive power. The opinion battle is at the core of all political victories.

  • Live
    and let live.
  • An end
    to privilege.
  • Seize
    progress.

Gustave Flaubert described himself as an “enraged liberal.” This is what liberals should be: outraged by corporations that stifle entrepreneurs, angered by close-mindedness, against a state that spies on its own citizens, and rejecting the undermining of democratic debate by almighty executive power. The opinion battle is at the core of all political victories.

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our approach
01

reflection

Ideas need to be found and brought to the spotlight. Our role is to identify them ahead of the public debate.

02

concept

Identifying competent people, offering them an adequate working environment and allowing them access to the neccessary ressources. We are fully committed.

03

actions

Once the idea is developed and formalised as a concrete public policy proposal, the think tank's work of influencing opinion begins.

Our key figures

2013

Year of
creation

108

Reports and studies

40

Experts and
contributors

500+

Interventions
in the media

161

Press
releases

350k

Annual average
budget in euros

350

Members and patrons
of the think tank

36

Average age of
GenerationLibre members

17

Age of youngest
member

governance

Christophe SELTZER

Christophe is the managing director of GenerationLibre. He holds a political strategy degree from ISMaPP and started his career working for political parties and the French public administration. He was long the leader of the "Les Affranchis - Students for Liberty" movement in France.

Christophe SELTZER

Gloria-Maria DJOSSINOU

En master relations publiques, relations presse et événementiel, Gloria-Maria, alternante chez GenerationLibre, participe à l'élaboration des stratégies du pôle développement.

Gloria-Maria DJOSSINOU

Kevin BROOKES

Kevin is the research director of GenerationLibre think-tank. Kevin graduated from Sciences Po Grenoble and holds a PhD in political science. He has been a lecturer in several universities and has worked for several think tanks in France and in Canada.

Kevin BROOKES

Mehdy RAICHE

Mehdy holds a master's degree in institutional communication from Sciences Po Strasbourg and is the GenerationLibre’s director of development & strategy.

Mehdy RAICHE

Blaise WILFERT

Historien, maître de conférences à l’ENS.

Blaise WILFERT

Claude GAMEL

Professeur d’économie à Aix-Marseille université (AMU) et membre du laboratoire d’économie et de sociologie du travail (LEST), Claude Gamel consacre ses recherches aux théories de la justice sociale et à leurs applications (protection sociale, éducation, droit, fiscalité).

Claude GAMEL

Jean-Marc DANIEL

A Polytechnique and ENSAE graduate, Jean-Marc Daniel is an economist, professor at ESCP Europe and director of the Journal Sociétal. He is also the author of many famous economic books.

Jean-Marc DANIEL

Marc DE BASQUIAT

Graduate of SUPELEC, ESCP and doctor in economics, Marc de Basquiat is the President of the Association for the establishment of a basic income (AIRE) and co-founder of the French Movement for a Basic income. He has been working for over 25 years on universal income.

Marc DE BASQUIAT

Vincent DELHOMME

Vincent is a research fellow at GenerationLibre and supervises Mapping of confined freedoms during the Covid-19 crisis. A graduate from Sciences Po Paris and the College of Europe, where he currently works as a teaching and research assistant, he is engaged in doctoral studies in EU law at the Catholic University of Louvain. His research focuses on economic regulation and public health.

Vincent DELHOMME

Daniel BORRILLO

Doctor in law, D. Borrillo is associate researcher at the CNRS and senior lecturer. He wrote extensively on the social construction of sexuality, the law of non-discrimination and Latin American law.

Daniel BORRILLO

Edouard HESSE

Diplômé de Sciences Po Strasbourg et l'EM Strasbourg, Édouard est chercheur associé chez GenerationLibre. Il écrit régulièrement des tribunes et recensions pour des journaux comme Slate ou Le Point.

Edouard HESSE

François-Xavier OLIVEAU

Former CEO of startups and SMEs, François-Xavier Oliveau now assists European business leaders. Centrale, Sciences Po and Harvard graduate, he contributes to the reflections of several “think tanks” on the interactions between technology, business and political system.

François-Xavier OLIVEAU

Hervé GUYADER

Juriste, docteur en droit, avocat, président du Comité français pour le Droit du Commerce International, auteur de « TTIP : Pourquoi il faut soutenir le traité » (2016)

Hervé GUYADER

isabelle LANDREAU

Lawyer at the Paris Bar and doctor in law, I. Landreau practices in the law field of intellectual property and new technologies. She assists her clients in the protection and enhancement of their intangible creations and also practices as a lawyer-mediator in intellectual property.

isabelle LANDREAU

Monique CANTO-SPERBER

Monique Canto-Sperber est philosophe, directrice de recherche au CNRS, auteure de La fin des libertés (Robert Laffont)

Monique CANTO-SPERBER

Nicolas GARDÈRES

Lawyer at the Paris Bar and doctor in public law, Nicolas Gardères is specialized in environmental law and public liberty law. He is also a teacher at Sciences Po Paris and at the National School of Architecture Paris Val de Seine.

Nicolas GARDÈRES

Raul MAGNI-BERTON

Raul Magni-Berton teaches political science at Sciences Po Grenoble, and worked as professor in several schools and universities in Paris, Montreal and Bordeaux. He has written several books and academic papers on his expertise field, contemporary democratic systems.

Raul MAGNI-BERTON

Rubin SFADJ

Rubin Sfadj is a lawyer in digital law and finance. With a dual American and French legal culture, he is a member of the bars of New York and Marseille and has taught international business law at the Aix-en-Provence Institute of Business Administration.

Rubin SFADJ

Victor FOUQUET

Juriste, doctorant en droit fiscal, chargé de mission dans un groupe parlementaire au Sénat, Victor Fouquet est l'auteur de La Révolte fiscale (Calmann Lévy)

Victor FOUQUET

Grégoire LUCAS

Grégoire Lucas is director of external relations for Tikehau Capital. He graduated from Sciences Po Paris and ESCP Europe to become a MP assistant. He then worked as a project manager in a PR agency before joining Image Sept as a partner and member of the management board in 2004.

Grégoire LUCAS

Céline LAZORTHES

Céline Lazorthes created the start-up Leetchi, oversaw its acquisition in 2015, and then launched Mangopay. Céline currently manages a team of more than 80 people based in Paris, London, Luxembourg, Cork and Berlin.

Céline LAZORTHES

Édouard FILLIAS

Director of Jin, a digital marketing agency, E. Fillias is a communication consultant and specialist in digital strategies. A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and HEC, he is the founder of the Liberté Chérie and Alternative Libérale movements.

Édouard FILLIAS

Moïse MITTERRAND

A graduate of HEC, Moïse Mitterrand is chairman of the management board of the real estate group Les Nouveaux Constructeurs (LNC). Before that, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group as a senior partner and at Cinven (Private Equity).

Moïse MITTERRAND

Frédéric GUIMBAL

Gaspard is the president and founder of GenerationLibre. He studied at Columbia and the Ecole Normale Supérieure to become a philosopher. He worked in the staff of Christine Lagarde when she was French economy minister, and then moved to London when he was hired by the EBRD. He is the author of a dozen of books.

Frédéric GUIMBAL

Laura-Maï GAVERIAUX

Laura-Maï is an international correspondent for both the French and Anglo-Saxon press. She studied political and analytical philosophy at the Sorbonne before working as a teacher in the French public education system, which she left to become an adventurer. Her first book, Sales Guerres, was published in 2018.

Laura-Maï GAVERIAUX

Inspiration

The authors and books
that we recommend!

livre de Alain Laurent, Vincent Valentin

This anthology of the main liberal thinkers explores more than hundred of texts, thus illustrating the different school of thoughts at the very heart of the liberal philosophy.

by Alain Laurent, Vincent Valentin

livre de Bernard Mandeville

In his famous « Fable of the Bees », the Dutch philosopher Bernard Mandeville takes an unique angle to analyse the role and potential benefits of corruption in a nation.

by Bernard Mandeville

livre de Milton Friedman

Capitalism and freedom is one of the most important books ever written in economics. Milton Friedman brillantly argues that economic freedom is a prerequisite for political freedom.

by Milton Friedman

livre de Michel Foucault

In his last masterclass at the Collège de France, Michel Foucault applies his analytical methods to dissect liberalism. This is one of the best piece of work on the history of liberalism.

by Michel Foucault

livre de Jaron Lanier

Nothing is free in the collaborative economy. This is what Jaron Lanier explains in this book which can be read as a form of criticism of the Valley and the free-of-charge myth.

by Jaron Lanier

livre de Gaspard Koenig

This essay from Gaspard Koenig looks at liberalism from three key angles of French history : the French Revolution, the Vichy years and the digital revolution.

by Gaspard Koenig

livre de Hernando de Soto

Hernando de Soto has walked through the slums of the world to understand how to convert ownership rights into capital, i.e. how to use property as a leverage for wealth. A masterpiece.

by Hernando de Soto

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