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International Seminar: Humanism, Humanistic Practices and Humanist Counselling in the 21st century

Friday 18 May 2018, an international Seminar is organised on Humanism, Humanistic Practices and Humanist Counselling in the 21st century. Participants are delegates from the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, the Netherlands (host), Free University of Brussels, Belgium and the Humanist Academy Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany. 


Students are welcome to join the program until 15:00.

You can send an e-mail to: N.kuling@uvh.nl

Venue

University of Humanistic Studies, Kromme Nieuwegracht 29 Utrecht, the Netherlands  

Room: 0.38 , 9:30 – 17:30 

Program


9:15 Coffee/Tea

9:30 Welcome on behalf of the University for Humanistic Studies (UvH) by Joachim Duyndam, Professor of Humanism and Philosophy at the UvH. Followed by a welcome and brief introductions of all delegates by Caroline Suransky


Exploring and comparing contemporary developments, opportunities and  threats re Humanism in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Chair: Hans Alma


 9:45 – 10:00 Introduction Situation in Germany –Henrike Lerch

10:00 – 10:15 Introduction Situation in Belgium – Gily Coene

10:15 – 10:30 Introduction Situation in the Netherlands - Caroline Suransky


10:30 – 11:15 Dialogue


11:15 – 11:30    Coffee/Tea break


Humanism and Counselling: contemporary developments, opportunities and threats in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands
Chair: Caroline Suransky


11:30- 12:00 Secular Counselling in Germany - Ralf Schoeppner and Anke Lauke 

12:00 – 12:15 Q&A and discussion

12:15 – 12:45  Humanist Counselling in Belgium – Gilly Coene and Jan van den Brande

12:45 – 13:00 Q&A and discussion


13:00 -14:00 Lunch 


14:00 – 14:30 Humanist Counselling in the Netherlands – Carmen Schuhmann 

14:30 – 14:45 Q&A and discussion

14:45 – 15:00 Panel discussion: comparing Humanist/Secular Counselling practices 


Comparative research on developments in Humanist/Secular Counselling in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany

Chair: Caroline Suransky  


15:00 – 15:30 Learning from earlier collaborative research efforts: what went right and wrong? 

Dialogue


15:30 – 15:45 Coffee/Tea break 


15:45 – 16:30 Possibilities for a new collaborative research project and funding? 
Dialogue


16:30 – 16:45 Closure and plans for Seminar 2019

Chair: Caroline Suransky


16:45 – 17:30 Drinks, canteen University of Humanistic Studies 


Evening: Joint dinner in Utrecht

Friday 18 May 2018, an international Seminar is organised on Humanism, Humanistic Practices and Humanist Counselling in the 21st century. Particpants are delegates from the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, the Netherlands (host), Free University of Brussels, Belgium and the Humanist Academy Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany. Students are welcome to join the program until 15:00.