European Humanism in the Making

European Humanism in the Making

FUCE Summer School webinars

In the context of the fifth summer school of the European Federation of Catholic Universities FUCE, hosted by the Catholic University of Lille UCL, two online public sessions are scheduled.

AI Remaking Humanism?

Opening lecture
Monday 1 July 7.00 – 8.30 p.m.

The very fast development of numerical and AI systems induces a deep change in the mentalities and job practice today. Relations to reality, to others and to ourselves are strongly impacted in the era of algorithmic society.

The aim of this talk is to precise these changes, to find how to be free when working and living with intelligent machines and to serve the common good in society. Differences between human intelligence and AI will be addressed.

by Thierry Magnin,

Doctor in theology and physics, rector for the humanities at Université Catholique de Lille and former president of FUCE, European Federation of Catholic Universities


Panel debate with students participating in the summer school
Wednesday 3 July 7.00-8.30 p.m.

More than ever, it is necessary to debate experiences, fears and hopes concerning Europe, trying to find out what will be the future of a project in which unity and diversity come together.

Bringing in perspectives from very different angles and backgrounds, the panel joins young students from all over the continent who will present and discuss their view on Europe in the making.

moderated by
Peter Hanenberg,
Professor for German and Culture Studies at Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation and Director of CADOS, Católica Doctoral School