EHFF October Newsletter

Now the days are noticeably shorter, we emerge from a rather strange summer to a busy Autumn schedule, still dominated by concerns about the latter phases of the pandemic as well as the UN declaration that the global climate situation is ‘code red’. Most of our meetings continue to be on-line. In this edition we…

Breakdown or breakthrough: catalysing the wellbeing economy (launch of WEAll Hub, Ireland Oct. 19)

Brief report on proceedings: The event drew an online audience of over 120. The event started with gentle guitar music of Paddy Flamenco (Paddy Anderson). Davie Philip ( a member of Hub steering group) introduced proceedings with a poem from fellow Cloughjordan resident, poet Mel White (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMS6VDB5Yys ). Mel’s inspiring poem was followed by…

Latest podcast with our partners Feasta

In this podcast we look at potential ways to get beyond the time-consuming, and sometimes quite heated, arguments between those who believe that aggregate ‘green growth’ is possible and those who believe that environmental constraints will oblige us to adopt a different economic goal. Beth Stratford, an economics researcher who is a fellow at the…

Second series of Humanity Rising webinars completed.

After the completion of our second series, partnered with Nordic Health 2030 and produced for the Humanity Rising series run by Ubiquity University, we have links to all 10 webinars on our Features page https://ehff.eu/2021-humanity-rising-webinars-with-nordic-health-2030-flyers-and-links/ Ubiquity University has agreed with us a final series of five more webinars which Lars Munter and David Somekh plan to…

Latest Podcast from EHFF and Feasta

Pitchforks and Arcadia: overcoming fear with a new vision Seán O’Conlaín and Caroline Whyte speak with Mark Garavan, a lecturer in social care at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Mark has a doctorate in the sociology of environmental activism and is the author of the book Compassionate Activism, and he is also a Feasta Director. Topics covered…

Newsletter December 2020

Editorial By Dr David Somekh It’s difficult to say anything original about how extraordinary 2020 has been to live through. It remains to be seen what lessons we will learn from the experience of the pandemic and its impact on everyday life, not just on the health of individuals and society in general. There’s a…

Newsletter October 2020

Editorial  A word from our director Dr David Somekh It’s seven and a half years since we formally set up EHFF although it had been in waiting for three years before that. Although we had an agreed mission, to support transformational change in society, beginning with health but looking at health in a holistic way,…

The latest Feasta/EHFF podcast on Multiculturalism and Resilience

The latest Festa / EHFF podcast with Caroline Whyte and Sean Conlan. This podcast features Feasta’s summer intern, Nadia Hansen, interviewing Dundalk-based social worker Dr Washington Marovatsanga on cultural competence, enforced absence, the relationship between power and knowledge production, the problematic history and orientation of social work, and how a Global South philosophy of collectivism could…