Dear Friends of the ELIANT Alliance,
As citizens’ initiative for a culturally committed Europe, what do we wish Europe, and what do we wish ourselves, Europe's citizens?
As citizens of this growing community of states, the European Union, we want above all: to be able to determine our own lives. For example, we want to be able to choose our food quality, we want to determine the schools we send our children to, the doctors we go to and medicine we take, all offset by the fact that we as citizens are willing to accept the responsibility for the diversity that this entails.
It is precisely those wishes and accompanying responsibility which the citizens' initiative ELIANT aspires and for that reason it endorses a number of projects in Brussels. Additionally, ELIANT, as founding member of Democracy International, is committed to a democratic Europe where the influence of civil society can grow on both, the social and cultural level.
The founders and core members of the ELIANT Alliance are the European umbrella organizations that represent the various initiatives of Rudolf Steiner’s applied anthroposophy: Steiner schools, biodynamic agriculture, anthroposophical medicine, remedial education and socio-creative initiatives.
These initiatives were developed by Rudolf Steiner and other contemporaries committed to achieving the social basic requirement: spiritual and cultural freedom, judicial and political equality and economic fraternity.
Help us guarantee those cultural achievements throughout Europe. ELIANT sees itself as part of the citizen movements that take responsibility in civil society - not least for those who cannot be heard, like animals (animal protection) and plants (refusal of genetic engineering), for the health of earth and society.
Thank you very much for your support!
With our best regards
On behalf of the ELIANT team
Dr. Michaela Glöckler and Susanna Küffer Heer