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Who We Are?

Global Communication Network is an independent economic and political think tank based in Montenegro. With its broad network of individuals across the globe, the network is specialised in researching and communicating ideas that enhance the performance of the cooperation between the private and public sector.

Global Communication Network (also known as the GCN) was founded as the joint organisation of The Lucha Institute, The Free Society Institute and members of The Naiad Centre. Members of the network advocate the principles and values of the classical liberalism. However, the network tends to promote open dialogue among different intellectual views, thus questioning our understanding of the issues and challenges of modern societies. 

Our Mission

The network’s core principles and values are civil liberties, free and open society, the rule of law, and free market and entrepreneurship. Members of the Global Communication Network are individuals and experts from business, politics and academia who put a lot of efforts in working with young and open-minded people. Through their work, members and experts of the network devote knowledge and skills in empowering the next generations of leaders.  The network’s fundamental mission is to ensure the development of the free, responsible and prosperous society. It does so in three ways:

  • Empowering the new generations of leaders through The Lucha School of Economics;
  • Giving practical help in the research activities of our members;
  • Enhancing the communication between the private and public sector;

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Leadership

Meet experts from the Global Communication Network who put a lot of efforts into working with young and open-minded people. Those people invest time and energy in developing innovative and creative educational programmes.

Slobodan Franeta
Chairman

Slobodan Franeta is an economist and researcher from Montenegro. He has been serving as the Chairman of Global Communication Network from 2019.

Ammar Borančić
Deputy Chairman

Ammar Borančić is Montenegrin politician, On Liberty columnist for The Herald of Freedom and Deputy Chairman of the Global Communication Network.

Violeta Žudić
Press & Media Relations Officer

Violeta Žudić is an economist and marketing expert. She works as Editor-in-Chief of The Herald of Freedom and Press & Media Relations Officer for the Global Communication Network.

Nemanja Cvijović
Intelligence & Research Officer

Nemanja Cvijović is a Montenegrin sociologist and researcher. He works as an Intelligence & Research Officer for the Global Communication Network and Research Leader of the Liberal Intelligence & Research Agency.

Ljubomir Filipović
Adviser to the Board

Montenegrin entrepreneur, consultant, and activist. In 2014 he was Acting Mayor of Budva, nation’s financial and touristic hub. He studied at the University of Belgrade and worked as an advisor in the Montenegrin parliament. He worked in the private sector as a government relations specialist, and business developer.

Gordan Stojović
Adviser to the Board

Former Ambassador specialized in migration and integration strategies, Latin America and Balkan. Experienced in international development, community building, media, and publishing.

Decalogue of the Liberty

The founders of the Global Communication Network have written a document entitled Decalogue of the Liberty in 2016 as a pamphlet for students in Montenegro who nourish the values and principles of the classical liberalism. Today, the Decalogue is an important document which serves as a reminder of the vision of free, responsible and prosperous society.

Note: Due to the specificity of the Montenegrin language, some points may lose the sense because of the translation. Our team tried to translate all points as best as possible. In case you need an explanation of any point, we are at your disposal.

  • The human mind is a natural habitat for freedom and free will. Liberty has no limits, and therefore, the goal of the liberal society is a free individual and free society. Empowering a human mind and intellect means strengthening liberty;
  • Free thinking, academic freedom and voluntarily exchange of ideas are the crucial way toward liberty;
  • The state cannot suspend natural rights that belong to every human being, by any law or act. The role of the state is only to protect the stability of those rights and to prevent its potential violations;
  • Any violent attack on individual, economic or political freedoms constitutes tyranny and deserves a reaction;
  • The free market of ideas and products will create the best conditions for satisfying the needs of every human being;
  • Human and civil rights of the individual are not capable of being alienated, and interests of the majority cannot be an obstacle for the equal position any of the individual no matter to sex, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or belief;
  • We believe in the system of a secular society based on the scientific truths, reason and knowledge;
  • Culture and art are a vital part of the expression of freedom and its ensemble, so it is of particular importance to maintaining artistic liberties, freedom of creation, interpretation and creation, and the public performance of such ideas;
  • Every individual take up liberty from respecting natural law, and legal rights of the other individual, such comprehension of things ensure sustainable peace and permanent development and improvement;
  • Finally, our vision is to lead an individual from the darkness toward the light of knowledge, liberty and happiness. It is the way which belongs to any of us;
July2017

The Lucha Institute & The Free Society Institute were founded

The Lucha Institute was an economic think tank that advocated for economic freedom, while The Free Society Institute was founded as an political and civil think tank that promoted individual and political freedoms.

17September2018

The Herald of Freedom launched

The Herald of Freedom is a monthly magazine which is published in both digital and printed format and that covers topics from economics, politics, art, philosophy, science and technology. The basic concept behind the newspaper is to promote dialogue for a free, responsible and prosperous society.

4April2019

The Lucha Institute and The Free Society Institute merged to establish the Global Communication Network

On April 4th, 2019 members of The Lucha Institute, The Free Society Institute and The Naiad Centre signed an agreement for merging The Lucha Institute and The Free Society Institute into the Global Communication Network. The Global Communication Network was founded as the joint organisation of The Lucha Institute, The Free Society Institute and members of The Naiad Centre. Members of the centre advocate the principles and values of the classical liberalism. However, the centre tends to promote open dialogue among different intellectual views, thus questioning our understanding of the issues and challenges of modern societies.

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    Global Communication Network is an independent economic and political think tank based in Montenegro. The network's fundamental mission is to ensure the development of the free, responsible and prosperous society. It does so in three ways: empowering the new generations of leaders through The Lucha School of Economics; giving practical help in the research activities of our members; enhancing the communication between the private and public sector.

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