With ten generations of prominent students, this is Libek’s most famous educational program for outstanding students of all levels.
A multidisciplinary approach in the study of political, economic, social, legal, security and related phenomena and processes in the modern world.
Public Policy Academy is our most important educational program. It was launched in 2012 and to date, it has become the leading non-academic program in the region in the field of political philosophy freedom, economics, free market economy principles and other relevant social problems.
This program provides students with knowledge that is not available to them at their home faculties, as well as a range of business, activist and research skills that are key to a successful start and further development career.
So far, our Academy has been attended by over 170 exceptional students, some of whom are among today the most successful young professionals in their fields.
This program covers two semesters and can be enrolled by undergraduate and graduate students. New generations enroll every year in October and attend the Academy until June of the following year.
Currently, the Academy is attended by the tenth generation, and the enrollment of the next eleventh generation will be done in October 2021.
When planning and organizing programs, we try to maintain a stimulating balance between theoretical concepts, practical skills and contemporary academic and social debates.
Distinguished domestic and foreign professors, experts of various profiles, researchers, social activists, entrepreneurs, managers and journalists guide our students through the world of the most important social debates and share with them their view of the global and local challenges.
Public Policy Academy provides students with the opportunity for additional training through individual work with a mentor from different areas of economic, public and media life, depending on personal and professional preferences. Every year we expand the list of mentors to meet the ambitions of all our students.
Within the courses Public Policy Analysis in the first, and Public Opinion Research Techniques in the second semester, under the mentorship of Libek’s researchers, the students of the Academy conduct public opinion researches on relevant social issues and write proposals for public policy reforms.
Libek’s researchers and associates organize reading sections, screenings of thematic feature and documentary films, essay writing and discuss with participants on topics such as dystopia, bioethics, global risks, security and privacy.
As part of this course, we discuss the political philosophy of liberalism, as well as all relevant critical approaches that address social, economic and political issues.
As part of this practical course with prominent expert Relja Dereta, participants practice to effectively shape their ideas and express them confidently in a variety of professional and personal situations, so to inspire and move to thinking and action, whether talking in front of 10 or 1000 people, or to addressing have 20 seconds or 2 hours.
A practical course in economic journalism, enables students to write and present complex analytical content. We learn from the experience of a large number of editors and journalists of print and electronic media. With the coordination of Biljana Stepanović, editor-in-chief of the magazine Nova ekonomija and director of Business Info Group, so far we have hosted editors and journalists of Bloomberg, N1, B92, Radio Free Europe, the KRIK portal, the daily Danas and many others.
We get acquainted with the main ideas, social movements, political parties and populist leaders from Europe and America.