Film director, Lucio de Candia and ‘Images as a tool for change’

Italian film director, Lucio de Candia, won the International Active Nonviolence Film Festival (FICNOVA) prize for Balkan Blues in 2016, and taking advantage of his participation in the 2018 European Humanist Forum in Madrid, we asked him about the role of images in the humanising transformation of human beings.

EHF2018: You will participate in the European Humanist Forum 2018 in the area “Images as a tool for change”… Without a doubt, images are fundamental elements of this historical moment. How do you see their role in producing changes?  (more…)

World premiere of the documentary: “UBI, Our Right to Live” in #EHF018

The world premiere of the documentary on Universal and Unconditional Basic Income “UBI, Our Right to Live” will be on 12 May, at 12 noon in the European Humanist Forum as part of the working area “A New Economy for the Universal Human Nation“.

Director Álvaro Orús and some of the Spanish “protagonists”, such as Julen Bollain and Mayte Quintanilla, will be present.

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Piero Giorgi: Empathy, solidarity, cooperation, nonviolence, spirituality and respect for nature could unite us

As the European Humanist Forum approaches, we’re taking the opportunity to interview our speakers about the ideas behind the Forum.

Piero P. Giorgi is an Italian neuroscientist whose education took him from Bologna, to the UK, Switzerland and then to the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, where he established a degree programme in Peace Studies before retiring in 2004.

EHF2018: Piero, what sparked off your interest in peace and nonviolence? (more…)

Baltasar Garzón to appear in the opening session of #EHF2018

Judge Baltasar Garzón will be in the opening session of the European Humanist Forum 2018 taking place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May in Madrid. He will talk about issues concerning Universal Jurisdiction in the defence of Human Rights. The opening session will take place on the 11th of May at 5pm in the UNED Faculty of Education Sciences.

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#EHF2018: What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation

With the slogan “What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation”, the 5th European Humanist Forum will take place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May in Madrid.  The opening session will take place in the Education Science Faculty of Spain’s Distance Education University and on Saturday and Sunday, events will take place at the El Pozo Cultural Centre. (more…)

Tomás Hirsch, Chilean Congress Deputy: “We can’t change things alone”

Preparations for the European Humanist Forum are gathering pace and every day we’re receiving information about new initiatives, more confirmations of supporters and more confirmed speakers.  Among the latter, Tomás Hirsch, life-long humanist from Chile, twice presidential candidate, author of the book “The end of prehistory: a path towards freedom”, and recently elected member of the Chilean Congress for the Humanist Party, in the “Broad Front” parliamentary bloc.

We recently had the chance to speak with “Tomy” in his travels through Europe, in meetings with politicians and in less formal gatherings with friends and supporters of the Broad Front. (more…)

What’s behind our logo? Solidarity, hope, peace, tolerance and creativity

The European Humanist Forum 2018 will take place in Madrid on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May and is an initiative incredibly organised 100% by volunteers who not only have the difficulties of daily life to resolve before applying themselves to the task of making the forum happen, they then have to resolve the difficulties of trying to communicate among themselves even though they all speak different languages!

Many hundreds of hours of work have been invested so far in getting the forum to this stage and with 3 and a half months to go all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle are starting to fit together.  The most impressive externally visible part so far is the website running in 7 languages, but a lot of things are in motion behind the scenes. (more…)

Madrid to host the European Humanist Forum, May 11, 12 and 13, 2018

What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation

Ten years after the Milan Forum, European Humanists have relaunched an initiative to bring together diverse organisations and movements from around the old continent, and beyond, in a demonstration of convergence to discover the common underlying problems facing all sectors of social and political activism.

With the slogan of “What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation” the organisers hope to start something that can inspire similar activities in other parts of the world and at all levels; regional, national and local. (more…)