Euromind is a meeting forum for scientists and humanists in the European Parliament created by European MEP Teresa Giménez Barbat. We provide a platform for the dialogue between science and politics at the frontiers of knowledge, with the potential to transform society.
Our basic principals are four:
1 A “third culture”
To facilitate a conversation between scientific and humanistic cultures. Even though science alone can’t guide society, we think that this conversation will help the governments to adopt wiser decisions for the benefit of citizenship.
2 Scientific skepticism
the systematic practice of questioning all claims and proposals that are not supported by empirical, verifiable and reproducible research. Many political notions clearly unsupported by the scientific scrutiny – fueled instead by ideological preferences or personal interests –, are not only wrong, but harmful for the interest of public wellbeing.
3 Academic diversity
We are committed to the promotion of freethought and academic diversity to ensure that all options and enquiries are represented in the process of science as the more advanced way of dealing with social issues.
4 European commitment
A compromise with the construction of a Common European Identity, opposed to exclusionary nationalisms and fundamentalisms, and favorable to the promotion of a secular humanist thinking, respectful towards the cultural and religious (or nonreligious) plurality of all citizens.
Computer Science professor. University of the Basque Country. Science writer
Professor of Jurisprudence, Leiden University (the Netherlands)
Professor of psychology and Health biology. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Essayist. Member of the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School
Neuroscientist . Director of the Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience, Downstate Medical Center. Professor at State University of New York
Council of ex muslims of Britain
Writer and professor of philosophy
Astrophysicist. University of Barcelona
Editor of the Skeptical Enquire
Professor of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Emeritus professor of Economics, University of Alcalá
Astronomer. Observatory of Calar Alto