Atlas Economic Research Foundation announced the winners of the 2009 Templeton Freedom Awards for Excellence in
Promoting Liberty, the largest international awards program for think tanks, with a 10 thousand dollars award for each winner. 16 winners were selected this year from more than 130 applications from 47 countries. EULY has won in the “Special Achievement by a Young Institute” category, for its “Why Am I a Liberal?” essay competition, the first of its kind in the Arab world. 


Atlas will host a conference featuring the winners on November 9 and 10 2009, tied to its annual “Freedom Dinner”, a gala celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. EULY Executive Director Mahmoud Farouk will accept the award. He will also represent EULY in the conference, accompanied by Senior Partners Amr Bargisi and Samuel Tadros. 


We at EULY thank Atlas and the Panel of Judges for their confidence and appreciation of our work. We take the chance to congratulate the other winners for their achievements on the path towards liberty. We express our gratitude for our members, participants and everyone who contributed to our winning of this distinction. We promise to carry on with our efforts to establish a full-blooded Egyptian Liberalism, grounded in the values of individual liberty, minimal government and free market.   

For more information on the award and registration for attendance of “Freedom Dinner”, please visit Atlas Foundation official website at