The European Liberal Forum, abbreviated to ELF, political foundation at European level affiliated to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party. Founded in 2007, ELF brings together liberal think thanks, political foundations, and institutes from around Europe to observe, analyse, and contribute to the debate on European public policy issues and the process of European integration, through education, training, research, and the promotion of active citizenship within the EU.
Compared to other political foundations in Europe, the European Liberal Forum’s independent status is much more pronounced. ELF is open to all types of liberal actors, provided they subscribe to the ideas represented by the European Liberals. Additionally, ELF provides ALDE with the scientific input toward policy development, thus contributing to the European public debate, and it presents liberal proposals and views towards the wider public in EU Member States.