NSS in Europe
European Parliament Platform for Secularism in Politics
The NSS are founder members of the European Parliament Platform for Secularism in Politics (EPPSP) which formed in 2009 to give voice to the secularist movement in Europe.
The EPPSP is a cross party platform of Members of the European Parliament and civil society organisations who meet on a regular basis. We sit on EPPSP's Advisory Board which is composed of NGO´s that promote secularism in politics and participate in debates about religion and secularism and the interreligious dialogue within the European Union.
The Platform defends and promotes Fundamental Rights, with special focus on freedom of religion (including freedom from religion), freedom of conscience and freedom of speech. Freedom of religion is an individual fundamental right, and the Platform will stand up against attempts to use it as a pretext to restrict other fundamental rights.The Platform is open for all those who support a free, secular Europe.
The EPPSP is chaired by Dutch MEP and NSS honorary associate Sophie in ´t Veld.