High-Level-Meeting on the European Way of Life

High-Level-Meeting on the European Way of Life

Posted on the 05/02/21

On 5 February, EHF President Michael Bauer and Vice-President Lone Ree Milkaer took part in a high-level meeting of the European Union. The meeting was hosted by Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Parliament Vice-President Roberta Metsola as part of the regular consultations under Article 17 of the EU Treaty.

The topics of the two-hour discussion were migration, Covid-19 and the European way of life. The two EHF representatives emphasised the importance of secularity, human dignity, education and science for the development of Europe. Furthermore, they pointed out the special situation of atheist and LGBTI refugees and demanded a stronger consideration of their situation in the asylum process. Other topics in the discussion were the rule of law, the deterioration of women’s rights and phycological and educational needs of children and young people in the wake of the pandemic.

If you would like to read the EU report on this meeting, you can do so by clicking here

(Photo: Thanks to Lone Ree Milkaer)

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