According to their independence from all dogmas, European Obediences have decided to emphasise the promulgation and promotion of their values and principles. Freemasonry is based on the values of the Enlightenment which have inspired Europe, from Scotland to Romania, from Norway to Spain. Freemasonry has contributed to the emergence and continuing defence of democracy. In this context, these Obediences wish to establish an association in order to represent European Freemasonry in the European dialogs with the European institutions and, in the widest context, European countries. They proclaim “their legitimacy to interact with the European Union's authorities and all European citizens”.
These obediences are encouraged to ensure jointly the representations they would have been able to ensure unilaterally with the European institutions on subjects of European interest. They claim the right to liaise with movements which bear the same values or similar projects. This association will bear the title "European Masonic Alliance" (E.M.A.).
By its very nature, the European Masonic Alliance has its place in this dialog. EMA will defend the principle of free examination and the freedom of human beings to define their ethics without restraint. This does not imply taking a political position but defending the values of the liberal European a-dogmatic obediences.
The statutes of the European Masonic Alliance will be officially registered as'AISBL (international non-profit association, Belgian law). 23 masonic liberal and a-dogmatic obediences present in 12 countries of the European Union have now signed. They are : Grand Orient of France, Grand Orient Lusitanian, Grand Orient of Belgium, French Federation of "Le Droit Humain", Grand Lodge of France, International Masonic Order Delphi, Belgian Federation of "Le Droit Humain", Serenissima Grand Orient of Greece, Grand Orient of Luxembourg, Grand Orient of Switzerland, Grand Lodge of Belgium, Mixed Grand Lodge of the Netherland, Grand Orient of'Austria, Universal mixed Grand Lodge, Symbolic Grand Lodge of Spain, Women's Grand Lodge of Belgium, Great symbolic Lodge working at Scottish Rite primitive, Grand Lodge of cultures and spirituality, Women's Grand Lodge of Spain, Grand Orient of Romania, Symbolic Grand Lodge of Portugal, Grand Orient of Poland, Grand Lodge of' Italy.
OUR PRINCIPAL AIMS
The aim of the European Masonic Alliance is to broadcast and promote the values and principles of Freemasonry, especially freedom of conscience and thought as an inalienable right and ideals of democracy, fraternity, equality of rights for all human beings and human dignity, including the choice of procreation, conception and the termination of life.
The EMA defends the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, the European Convention for the protection of Human rights and Fundamental Freedoms of 1950, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union of 2000. EMA rejects any form of discrimination and any form of ‘infringement of freedom of ‘expression in all areas.
EMA constitutes a liaison centre for research in order to improve the joint action of its members in Europe, the European Union, and any European institution.
To this end, the EMA centralises the intellectual resources of its members and facilitates mobilization and coordination in order to ensure the visibility and understanding of the common values and principles to its members.
EMA defends the principle of secularism which implies the strict and complete separation between the European institutions, churches and philosophical organizations. Separation but not opposition.
It therefore welcomes the dialog initiated by Article 17 of the Treaty of Lisbon and will seek to make it more efficient.
EMA reaffirms that philosophical or religious beliefs remain private in order that scientific research may not be hampered for religious reasons.
The European Masonic Alliance can perform any operation related to its aim of enabling or facilitating its realisation.
The European Masonic Alliance (AME) has been entered in the Transparency Register of the European Union under the number 916946818172-34.