Welcome to the multi- and interdisciplinary FEWD project area Humanism in Europe, with special focus on Central and Eastern Europe!

Since 2002 this FEWD umbrella project places  six fundamentally relevant manifestos / declarations in the center of our analysis. These manifests are initiated by (inter)-national and European humanist associations and societies.

See more here at the FEWD page about humanist manifestos and other basic sources

The FEWD starts after years of preparation 2023 with the multidisciplinary project, titled "Humanistic discourses, civil society and social movements in Romania and Bulgaria" Further countries will follow.

Additonal a special focus is "Secular humanism and bioethics in CEE - Central and Eastern Europe. A multi- and interdisciplinary approach." Online via secular-humanism.net here at fewd.univie.ac.at/secular-humanism  

Initiated is this research area by Prof. Peter Kampits and Prof. Manfred Wuketits.

Scientific coordinator is Erwin Lengauer

This main FEWD project page is easy reachable via humanismineurope.eu.   

Definition of Humanism

"Humanism is a philosophical and 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."

What is Humanism

"Many people are humanist or follow a humanist lifestance without knowing it. They believe that everyone should be allowed to live in accordance with their own beliefs, subject only to them not interfering with other people's rights. In this section, you can learn more about both aspects of humanism: humanism as a lifestance and humanism as a vision for society."

Source online at the European Humanist Federation