Dialogue with European institutions


EHF and the European Union

The European Humanist Federation has member organisations in over 20 countries, both inside and outside the European Union. It is recognised as an official partner of the European institutions under Article 17 of the Lisbon Treaty (TFEU).

The EHF campaigns for a secular Europe and propose ambitious and progressive policies. 


EHF and the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe promotes human rights through international conventions, monitors its 47 member states’ progress in these areas and makes recommendations through independent expert monitoring bodies. 

The EHF contributes to the work of the Council of Europe through the International Humanist and Ethical Union but also on its own name. 


EHF and the OSCE

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe is the world’s largest regional security organization whose 55 participating States span the geographical area from Vancouver to Vladivostok.

One of its three main activities is the protection of democracy and human rights.​

Since 2005 the EHF has worked particularly with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights to defend Freedom of conscience & choice and non-believers' rights.