The mission of HERMES is education for democratic citizenship, through developing and applying innovative
(non-formal) educational programs based on promoting
non-violent communication methods such as structured and critical thinking, active listening and radical empathy as
conflict resolution and prevention tools.
HERMES’s activities revolve around using applied debating skills for the purpose of fighting discrimination, contributing to active participatory citizenship, raising awareness about human rights and facilitating the building of an open and inclusive democratic society.