Purpose: To actively lobby for animal welfare in Brussels and get EU laws changed to reduce suffering of animals in the food industry and to create a powerful base of supporters for the cause through our online presence
Carlo Luyckx (email@example.com)
Purpose: To contribute to the network for equal opportunities for Buddhist women in areas such as education, teaching, ordination and in decision-making positions through training, documentation, social projects, etc.
Gabriela Frey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Purpose: to create a network of experienced Buddhist chaplains working in prisons, hospices, and the armed forces, and provide resources for them and also beginners in chaplaincy work To create an academic curriculum for Buddhist chaplains at Amsterdam University
Dario Girolami (email@example.com)
Council of Europe
Purpose: The EBU enjoys participatory status in the Conference of INGOs at Council of Europe since 2008. We welcome contributions and onsite involvement in our English / French speaking team, working with Gabriela to create and provide resources for work in the Committee on Interreligious and Interconvictional Dialogue, as well as in other committees of the CINGO with issues such as education, gender, environment, human rights, etc.).
Gabriela Frey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Comittee for the Interreligious and interconvictional dialogue
Civil Society: Sustaining Democracy
EBU Ecodharma Group
Purposes: to create a network of people involved in Buddhism, ecology and the climate emergency.
to provide Buddhist communities with guidelines how to operate in an energy efficient, net zero and sustainable way to develop a project which can be funded by the EU institutions
Jake Lyne (email@example.com)
Silvia Francescon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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EBU Conferences and Events
Purpose: To create a team of people in charge of preparing, running and organizing the EBU events – conferences, large meetings, convents etc.
Isabelle Huet (email@example.com)
Purpose: To bring on board a small but skilled team of people who lift the EBU magazine on the next stage
Emilia Raunio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EBU Website and Social Media
Purpose: To gather a small but skilled team in charge of the EBU’s web presence and social media posts.
Moritz Richartz (email@example.com)
European Buddhist youth network
Purpose: To create a network of young Buddhists of all traditions
Ethics Working Group
Purpose: To gather a small but skilled team of experts who can take care of complaints regarding misconduct in European Buddhist communities, which reach us through our website
Interfaith on a European Level
Purpose: The EBU Interfaith Commission aims to strengthen the work at the EU institutions in Brussels and arrange a database on the resources on Interfaith within the EBU. Thereafter we will create a network of experienced Buddhists involved in Interfaith work and provide resources.
Trudy Fredriksson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mindfulness and Sciences - Contemplative Sciences NetworkPurpose
To create a network of scientists working on mindfulness and meditation and provide resources for mindfulness teachers. For more information click here.
Lama Lhündrup (email@example.com)
Prof. Antonino Raffone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Network/Committee of Lawyers and legal experts
Purpose: To create a network of legal experts and lawyers who are working on legislation relevant for National Buddhist Unions and Buddhist communities in order to share experiences, best practices and legal know-how concerning laws which affect Buddhist entities.
Ana Ramiro Nieto (email@example.com)
Proofreaders / Translators
Purpose: proofreading English texts for the EBU Website and Magazine, translating texts into english.
Purpose: To connect LGBTQI+ Buddhists, including friends and allies. We aim to end the isolation of LGBTQI+ people by making queer Buddhists more visible within their communities, within society and within history. We want to give a voice to queer Buddhism, identify safe spaces and provide resources for them. We also support engaged Buddhist actions motivated by values such as non-discrimination and human rights.
Michael Vermeulen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Purpose: Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe: To create a network of people taking care of crisis management and security for their communities. These people will be provided on an ongoing basis with information and training.
Stefano Bettera (email@example.com)
Purpose: The vision of Teach Peace is for schools to be beacons of human flourishing and social cohesion. When teachers embody and share skills for peace and connection, students learn by example, changing the culture and learning environment of the whole school. Teach Peace supports, trains and mentors teachers as they establish a peace project in their school.
Teaching Buddhism in schools
Purpose: To gather and provide resources for teachers who teach Buddhism in schools and create a network for these teachers.
Amalee Rycroft (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dominique Side (email@example.com)
represent Buddhists on an European level