The Inaugural European Men’s Leadership Summit will be held on the 20 – 22nd May 2022 in Denmark.
After decades of living in safe spaces, protected by NATO, and supporting and often supported by the welfare state, European’s are waking up to the reality of direct armed conflict. Where do we stand in this situation? Which narrative should we believe? What is our strategy? Things are moving fast, and the ground is moving under our feet as we speak.
If we did one thing well last year at the EMG, it was to give men an authentic taste of the Warrior. Now the Warrior spirit is rising in Europe. There is a very real possibility of increased violence throughout our continent. Handled badly, this conflict can escalate and spread. The situation requires wisdom, introspection, a deep understanding of history, skillful diplomacy and decisive action. No matter how bad we think things are right now, without these things, it can get far, far worse. Nuclear War is looming far closer than we realise as we awake from the safety of the post cold war era.
All of this is why I am proposing that war be included as part of our discussions at the European Men’s Leadership Summit this May. As we have spoken about, we will keep the agenda open and semi-structured. But the primary questions we will be asking will be centered around developing shared meaning in the current situation – on a theoretical, and more importantly on a personal level, and formulating a path which can weave our actions together as a strong, well founded band of brothers who are finding the path to restore masculinity.
The purpose of the summit is the gathering of a body of men from around the world who are leading the way in creating a new story about masculinity. We are kindling the sparks to set men’s hearts and minds ablaze – in our own work, at the EMG this year, and in the global Men’s Movement.
The program will be semi-structured and will focus on open discussion and networking, enjoyment of the peaceful natural surroundings with the budding spring here at HQ and creating a space for a dynamic unfolding of our fellowship. Our shared meals will be the central gathering point for the event. We will hold a few structured discussions and a simple ritual. There will be space for a few optional experimental workshops from participants. And of course Saturday evening will feature our legendary cigar and cognac club evening.
There is space for 17 participants and the event is invite-only.
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We will facilitate ride sharing and help with a pickup from local stations for those using public transport.
Ticket prices including full board and lodging, catered food and all equipment and activities.
Sponsor ticket: 540€ (Support a scholarship and investment in Maniphesto HQ development)
Normal ticket: 270€
A limited number of scholarships are available to promising candidates of limited means.
If you would like to apply for a scholarship, then write a motivated application to firstname.lastname@example.org answering the following questions: What is your current financial and work situation? What do you hope to get from joining the EMLS 2022? What can you contribute to the other participants or to Maniphesto’s members?
Successful applicants will be able to purchase a below cost price ticket of 100€ and will have some additional responsibilities during and after the event.