Humanism is an ethical worldview affirming that individuals have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. Deeply committed to the protection of Human Rights, humanism defends the right for everyone to choose their beliefs, values and lifestyles, subject only to them not interfering with other people’s rights.

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  • New European Humanist Federation leadership

    On 23 May 2020, the Board of Directors of the European Humanist Federation (EHF) elected as its President Michael Bauer, board member of the Humanist Association (Humanistische Vereinigung) and EHF Vice President since 2015. Michael Bauer is replacing Giulio Ercolessi, who resigned his post. The Board elected as Vice President Lone Ree Milkaer, President of […]
  • EU Member States urged to relocate unaccompanied children from Greece’s refugee camps

  • Hungary: Extraordinary powers are in serious breach of fundamental rights


    Mandatory declaration of religion breaches human rights, says EHF member NSS 06/26/2020

    Mandatory declaration of religion breaches human rights, says EHF member NSS Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 The National Secular Society, a member of the European Humanist Federation,  has challenged a requirement that parents in Greece must declare their religion on children’s birth certificates in an intervention at the European Court of Human Rights. In Papanikolaou v Greece, […]

    European Humanist Professionals Newsletter (June 2020) 06/25/2020

    NEWSLETTER JUNE 2020   EDITORIAL  Neil AndersonChair of Commission-EHP Welcome to the Summer edition of the EHP Newsletter. As international humanists we know that when our blue planet is viewed from space, there are no national boundaries to be seen – and while Covid 19 pays scant regard to borders one of the outcomes of the global […]

    EHF at OSCE calls on 21+ European states to abolish blasphemy laws 06/22/2020

    Panayote Dimitras (right) at the OSCE meeting on Freedom of Expression on 22 June 2020 (left) Statement submitted by the European Humanist Federation at the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) II on Freedom of Expression, Media and Information (Online event 22-23 June 2020) “Prohibitions of displays of lack of respect for a religion or […]