Our Vision

We believe in a free, responsible and prosperous society of Europe. That is why The Lucha Institute connects young, talented and open-minded individuals all around Europe. Our Liberty Decalogue serves as the reminder of values and principles we are built on, and of our broader vision we seek to achieve.

Our Mission

Our mission is to become the European Pro-Liberty Research Hub that will connect bright, open-minded and innovative pro-liberty thinkers in Europe. The main role of The Lucha Institute is to research, develop, educate and promote policies that emphasis the importance of limited role of the state, individual, economic and political freedoms, free and deregulated market, and privatization.


The Lucha Institute is proud member of many global networks and initiatives that strengthen the pro-liberty ideas and values all around the world.

meet our team

The Lucha Institute

Meet all individuals behind The Lucha Institute who are dedicating their lives to spread and advance the ideas of free, responsible and prosperous society of Europe.

Slobodan Franeta
Aljoša Drobnjak
Executive Board
Ivan Piper
Executive Board
Austin J. Jack
Executive Board
Glenn Cripe
Executive Board
Violeta Žudić
Jovana Radović
Ajla Mustafalić
Aleksandar Musić

Why The Lucha?

The Lucha (cnr. Luča) is a word from Montenegrin language which represents the one who brings light into darkness. Conventional translation of the word is beam of light, illumination, sparkle. The Institute name came from the book “The Ray of the Microcosm”, written by well-known Montenegrin poet, philosopher, and bishop Petar II Petrovic Njegos. The book represents philosophical platform of The Lucha Institute. Correlation between The Institute and the book is hidden into deeper understanding of an individual, his existence and freedom to question the dogmatic beliefs.


Moved to HQ in Podgorica

The Lucha’s new HQ in Podgorica offers open co-working space for social science researchers and pro-liberty advocates.



The Lucha Institute was officially born in Montenegro on July 27th, 2017 by the acceptance letter from Ministry of Public Administration.

Switch The Language

    The Lucha Institute appreciates all contributions from individuals and enterprises who are interested in development of an European Pro-Liberty Research Hub. All donations will be directed toward Fund for Development of Young Researchers, as we believe it will be helpful for generations of future pro-liberty thinkers.


    Radoja Dakića 30/A, Lamela 2-9, 3rd Floor, Apt. #19


    +382 (20) 33 22 34