Kung Fu with Confucius

Thursday 7 October

19:30-20:15 CEST

Everyone knows about Kung Fu thanks to Bruce Lee, but this concept reaches far beyond the martial arts. It originated form the Chinese philosophy of Confucius. Kung Fu is about experiencing flow and finding fulfillment in the present moment. Wear comfy clothing, set aside chairs or couches, and roll out your yoga mat (or alternative to the hard floor).

Kung Fu with Confucius

Prison break

Saturday 9 October

14:00-16:00 CEST

We are breaching the prison walls, offering young humanists a window into the life behind bars. A window gives the opportunity to look in from the outside, but also out from the inside. Prisoners are given a voice, and are brought into contact with people who are on the other side of the bars.

During this event, inmates and young humanists have the chance to discuss matters concerning human rights and justice. The participants are also given the opportunity to speak with prison director Hans Claus, as well as Jan Kuilman (humanistic counsellor at the prison). The conversation will be moderated by Linde Waeyaert (humanistic counsellor).

Exercises in Critical Thinking and Argumentation

Thursday 14 October

20:00-22:00 CEST

In this workshop, the participants are involved in a dialogue rather than a debate. To be truly receptive for a diversity of ideas and points of view, as humanists, you don’t have to defeat one another; your goal is to understand and convince each other through reasonable dialogue.

To think inclusive, you have to be able to understand the other(s). You need to be able to listen and express yourself in a clear and convincing way.

Jan De Maeyer has his own consultancy bureau in critical thinking and provides some playful exercises in clear and insightful argumentation.

Exercises in Critical Thinking and Argumentation
I-matter workshop

I-matter workshop

Tuesday 19 October

20:00-22:00 CEST

So much is going on in our society that we hardly ever find the time to sit, think and reflect about our place in these very changeable tendencies. 

Who am I? Who are the others? Are we the same or are we different? What does it mean to be European, and do we even feel European? How does this affect our vision on culture, art and identity? 

These questions and many other reflections will be covered in our workshop. There are no right answers, only the right attitude. Opening up ourselves to others by talking about what matters: our place and identity in this world. This isn’t a classroom but a safe space where we will be voicing the pressures that come with being a young adult today.

– Identity, self-confidence and social advocacy –

Surfin’ with Epicurus

Thursday 21 October

19:30-20:15 CEST

Surfing is all about the right balance and commitment. Not only is this an important aspect for water sports, but also for living a good life. Come Surf with Epicurus and learn by moving how to apply his philosophy and thinking to your life! Wear comfy clothing, set aside chairs or couches, and roll out your yoga mat (or alternative to the hard floor).

Surfing with Epicurus

Enter the debate!

Date TBA

20:00-22:00 CEST

Do you have some debating experience and do you want to know what you can improve? Or do you have no experience at all and would like to find out if the debating game is something for you?

During this workshop, you will take part in a small-scale debating competition where you verbally challenge your fellow debaters, alone or in a team. The best way of learning is by doing, and that’s exactly what is going to happen!

You will debate some interesting topics involving ethical dilemmas (so no active theoretical knowledge needed). All the time an experienced jury in debating competitions will guide you with feedback and helpful tips for future debates