FOR NEW GENERATIONS OF PRO-LIBERTY RESEARCHERS AND POLICYMAKERS
The Lucha Institute is a public policy research organization dedicated to enlighten principles of individual liberty, free market and limited government in Europe.
It was founded in 2017, in Montenegro, by the group of young intellectuals from all around the globe with aim to gather the most profound researchers in Europe who are dedicated to the idea of free and prosperous Europe.
Research & Publications
Public Policy Analysis
Think Tank Cooperation
WHY THE LUCHA?
The Lucha (Montenegrin: Luča) is a word from Montenegrin language that symbolizes the one who brings the light into darkness. Usually it's translated as beam of the light, or spark. Originally the idea for the name came from the book "The Ray of the Microcosm" by famous writer, philosopher and ruler of Montenegro, Petar II Petrović Njegoš. The book represents philosophical platform of The Institute. The main motive of the book is an individual who is questioning, exploring and developing the mean of the life reaching deeper understanding of human existence.
The Lucha Institute tends to become recognizable European network for pro-liberty researchers. It's a network of young and perspective researchers who promote the ideas of free and prosperous Europe. We invest our time and efforts in establishing the name that provides deeper understanding of human nature and freedom in different cultures, in different disciplines. We strive to see beyond the horizon, which is the slogan of The Institute.
VALUES OF THE INSTITUTE
Our philosophical approach lies in a constant tendency for self-development, long-term vision and out of the box thinking. This approach allows us to develop different perspective which gives us freedom to work in creative and original ways.
The Lucha Institute combines traditional with modern. We tend not to be static but rather dynamic and innovative in all research fields. We emphasise the importance of independent research activities that could affect on future development of a society. That means The Institute tends to provide support and freedom to all our researchers in their activities for liberty.
As the network of young pro-liberty researchers The Institute avoids centralization. We do not own official headquarters but only small and administrative office in Montenegro that provides all technical and administrative operations. We encourage our researchers to work on our projects from their own home country. This leaves us an opportunity to better understand environment, culture and a particular society.
Our network is widespread and in constant growth of young pro-liberty researchers in Europe. We strongly believe in young minds. That is why we invest a lot of time in educating and developing young researchers and future advocates for liberty. Together, we have a vision of free and prosperous Europe.
OUT OF THE BOX
Research and Development
The Lucha Institute motivates researchers from different disciplines to cooperate and to combine knowledge in favor of improvement approaches in promotion of the pro-liberty values. That is why we seek an opportunity to work not only with economists and politicians but also with scientists, artists, philosophers, psychologists, etc.
We are trying to challenge real-life issues and to explore relationship between government and an individual, but also to offer deeper understanding of a human nature and their actions. That is why we, in The Lucha Institute, believe in science of human actions. Better known as praxeology. Because we believe it's the science of the future, The Lucha Institute tends to improve understanding of this science.