The Foundation

The Luigi Einaudi foundation is a think tank which promotes liberal ideas. It was founded in 1962 by Mr. Giovanni Malagodi (secretary of the Italian Liberal Party, president of the Italian Senate and president of Liberal International).  



The Luigi Einaudi  foundation  guarantees to citizen, life, growth and peace. And, by respecting individual freedom and protecting human dignity,  promotes free exchange.



The foundation promotes liberalism to elaborate responses to the complexity of contemporary concerns, caused by globalization and rapid technological change, in order to support individual freedom and economic prosperity.


Focus areas

  • Economy in the age of globalization/communication/ information
  • Public authorities taking care of schools for young people and lifelong learning
  • Justice and civil  rights
  • Energy policy and environmental performance
  • Innovation and digital market policy
  • Collection, management  and enhancement of the historical liberal papers
  • Improve and update Einaudi’s  thinking  and the liberal classics
  • School of Liberalism



  • Analysis, research and studies
  • Books readings
  • Workshop and conferences
  • School of Liberalism


President’s Giuseppe Benedetto Settlement speech, 3rd February 2016

This speech pretend to give a response and formulate proposals using a liberal approach in relation to the complex and articulated issues with which the globalized society challenges today citizens and States.

The State, in a liberal vision of society, is not and cannot be the problem. The state that regulates conflicts and overcomes imbalances is the liberal State. It ceases to be so when it becomes intrusive and omnipresent, when it transforms and evolves into an oppressor as a tax collector.

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