ELIANT stands for people who want to live in a Europe that is culturally diverse with freedom of choice:

in questions of education, the economy, social reform, organic agriculture, and complementary and integrative medicine.

The ELIANT Alliance

The co-workers and supporters of the European Alliance of Initiatives for Applied Anthroposophy/ELIANT seek to make a civic contribution towards improving the quality of life and cultural diversity in Europe. The motto for our work comes from Goethe’s Fairy Tale: “The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily.”

“One alone does not help, but rather he who unites with others at the right time.”

Human dignity and individual development are core values of European culture. In order to make these values a reality, European society requires more than the freedom to vote in democratic elections. We require the freedom to choose in the areas of parenting, education, health and forms of therapy and medicine. Our options in these areas are clearly limited. What is permitted in one country is often not recognised elsewhere in the EU. This also applies to the cultural initiatives that have grown out of Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy during the course of the 20th century.

In order to maintain the variety of choices in each country and make this effective throughout Europe, the umbrella organisations representing the initiatives of applied anthroposophy have come together to form the ELIANT Alliance.  Together with partners who share similar objectives they seek to strengthen value focused and ecologically minded projects and cultural initiatives in Europe.