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.
New European Humanist Federation leadership 05/28/2020
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 […]
The situation of refugees and migrant groups amid the COVID-19 outbreak is demanding more than ever urgent action by European governments. The European Humanist Federation urges EU Member States relocate unaccompanied children from Greek islands, in solidarity with each other and with migrants as human beings. Earlier in March this year, seven EU Member States […]
Hungary: Extraordinary powers and their application by government are in serious breach of fundamental rights, democratic principles and the rule of law 05/08/2020
Earlier this month, the European Humanist Federation signed an open letter to EU institutions about the grave breaches of democracy by Hungarian authorities. A coalition of civil society organisations denounced the law adopted at the end of March, granting very broad and indefinite powers to the government, as a flagrant attack on the cornerstones of […]