The organizations met to discuss the future cooperation on humanist services on an European level. Humanists International has for the last couple of years hosted the development of a networking and capacity-building project. This project has focused on cooperation and development of humanist services in Europe and has prepared a solid ground for the future cooperation among the humanist organizations in Europe.
Humanists Professionals Network manager, Humanists International, Lone Ree Milkær, is looking forward to the future developments:
“There is a real momentum for cooperation among the European organizations and all of the participants in the meeting shared an optimistic view of the future. Every one of the 19 organization that signed a partnership agreement with Humanists International to explore a cooperation on humanist services is interested in continuing the cooperation in a network, including the 3 organizations who where not able to join us in Berlin.”
The European humanist organizations present at the meeting agreed to continue the cooperation in a network structure for European members of Humanists International.
Ceremonies, Existential Care and Youth Education has been identified as core areas to develop in the project process. In the next year the network will focus on:
The European Humanist Professionals will be a part of the network as well and will continue to develop their activities aimed at individual humanist practioners. The network will also continue the cooperation with Humanists International, but as an independent network from 2024.