European Men's Gathering

21 - 23 August 2020
Thisted, Denmark


MANiphesto is an open-source, collaborative community of men who want to step up and take responsibility for themselves, their communities and society. 

We do not have any formal leadership or spokesmen, but believe that the best way to explore gender roles and being a man is through collaboration, knowledge transfer and mutual support with other men.

We build on the efforts of those before us and aim to bridge the polarities and embrace the paradoxes around gender. This is based on a firm belief in equality between the sexes while allowing for differences between them and insisting on an approach which is based on empowerment.

From The Blog

European Men's Gathering 2018

Rites of Passage

For thousands of years, Indigenous and traditional communities recognised the importance of supporting individuals to transition safely from one stage of life to another through Rites of Passage.


Marking these transitions were seen as fundamental in the growth, connectedness and health of an individual and community. In modern society, the need for programs that help equip people with the confidence and tools to tackle the adventure and challenges that lie ahead are more critical than ever.

Our History

The European Men's Gathering is the biggest event from the Maniphesto network in our exploration of what it means to be a man in contemporary society and how we can step up to take responsibility. 

If you are interested in what we stand for and what we have learnt so far, then read the story so far here.



Everything else that we do is a result of open source collaboration through the Maniphesto network. The primary channel for all of our communication is a Google Groups email list, Maniphesto

If you think that these issues are important and would like to add your voice, then sign up here. Everyone who wants to contribute is invited to join the discussion, and you can expect 5 - 30 emails per month on average.


If you want to stay informed, but prefer not to be on our mailing list, you can simply subscribe to our newsletter.

On the newsletter list you will only receive an email a few times a year about the most important events and updates.




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European Men's Gathering 2019