Welcome to the Club of Budapest International Foundation
Prof. Dr .Dr. Ervin Laszlo
Founder of the Club of Budapest
Founded in 1993, the global Club of Budapest is an informal international association dedicated to developing a new way of thinking and a new ethics that will help resolve the social, political, economic, and ecological challenges of the 21st century. With its roster of internationally renowned members the Club initiates a dialogue between different belief systems and world views in order to co-create and develop effective strategies for responsible and sustainable action with a global focus.
The idea of the Club of Budapest was developed in 1978 in a discussion between Aurelio Peccei, founder and first president of the Club of Rome, and Ervin Laszlo, systems philosopher and also member of the Club of Rome at that time. They were convinced that the enormous challenges to humanity can only be dealt with through the development of a cultural and cosmopolitan consciousness. Based on these ideas, the Club of Budapest was founded by Dr. Laszlo in 1993. The founding city and namesake of the Club lies at the heart of Europe and is spread out over both banks of the River Danube. The successful merging of the two cities Buda and Pest is symbolized by the famous Chain Bridge. It visualizes our ambition to build bridges between generations, disciplines and cultures. Therefore, it was selected as the logo and signet for the objectives of the Club. The main essence of the global efforts lies in the initiation of dialogue.
A new project has been started in the area of education. Click this link to learn more about Memnosyne's upcoming "School Out of A Box" program currently being created in collaboration with GreenWorld Restoration LLC, Giordano Bruno University, The Club of Budapest Americas, and The Club of Budapest International in order to make top quality education available to the poorest regions of the world while introducing environmental innovations to insure the school's sustainability!
Please read more on the website of the School out of a Box.