Welcome

The European Union of Christian Democratic Workers (EUCDW) is the family of Christian Democratic workers’ organisations, whose roots run deep in the history of the European continent and which have pioneered the European project from its inception.

Tracing back its roots to the Encyclical Rerum Novarum by Pope Leo XIII 125 years ago which guided Europe’s Founding Fathers – Robert Schuman, Alcide De Gasperi, and Konrad Adenauer – EUCDW is committed to a strong Europe based on a model which brings together the values of individual freedom, responsibility and solidarity.

This model, the Social Market Economy, which is included in the European Treaties, successfully combines sustainable, economic competitiveness with social justice. For many years we have advocated for the strengthening of this model: we are convinced that we need more Europe and more European Social Market Economy.

16-05-26 Belet, Brok, Rolin-10

Elmar Brok

President

Ivo Belet

Secretary General

Ria Oomen-Ruijten

Treasurer

Who we are

The European Union of Christian Democratic Workers (EUCDW) is the voice and official association of Christian Social movements within the EPP.

Led by its President Elmar BROK, Secretary General Ivo BELET and Treasurer Ria OOMEN-RUIJTEN, the European Union of Christian Democratic Workers (EUCDW) is the voice and official association of Christian Democratic workers in the European People’s Party (EPP).

Our association brings together 24 member organisations from 18 European countries, including Christian Democratic trade unions, Christian Social movements and political associations. Apart from being active within the structures of our mother party, the EPP, we are committed in a number of other European arenas, in particular the European Parliament.

One of our main objectives is to maintain good contacts within our political family, support the work carried out by our organisations, and provide ground for training, discussion and cooperation to prepare the Christian Democratic workers’ organisations to build tomorrow’s Europe.

To find out more about EUCDW, you can contact our headquarters via eucdw@epp.eu or call us on +32 2 285 41 64. Of course, you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook!

 

Statutes

Our positions

What we believe and how we promote Christian Social principles in Europe and in the EPP

European Commission unveils proposal for the revision of EU rules on posted workers.

EPP Group in the European Parliament adopts ambitious position paper on a ‘modern social Europe’.

Concerns on potential risk for workers' rights block proposal on Societas Unius Personae in European Parliament.

EUCDW calls for a European solution for the plight of refugees on our European doorsteps.

EUCDW shares concerns of Christian-democratic workers’ organisations and calls for respect for highest social and environmental standards.

EUCDW calls for proposal respecting our high social and fiscal standards and protecting workers' right to co-decision

Common Initiative of EUCDW on the Economic and Social Situation in Greece.

On the 30th anniversary of the European Social Dialogue, EUCDW joins the call for ’A New Start for Social Dialogue’ in Europe.

Events

EUCDW Board Meeting

Portugal

Second EUCDW Board Meeting of 2016.

Event on EU Social Market Economy

Belgium

EUCDW network event 'The Way Forward for the Social Market Economy' on the occasion of 125 years Rerum Novarum.

EUCDW Presidium and Board Meeting

Germany

First EUCDW Board Meeting of 2016.

EUCDW Board Meeting

Italy

Third EUCDW Board Meeting of 2015.

EUCDW Open Presidium Meeting

Spain

EUCDW Open Presidium with EZA and the EPP Workers' Group.

EUCDW Presidium Meeting

Spain

EUCDW Presidium Meeting in preparation of the 2015 EPP Statutory Congress in Madrid, Spain.

EUCDW Board Meeting

Spain

Second EUCDW Board Meeting of 2015.

EUCDW Board Meeting

Greece

First EUCDW Board Meeting of 2015.

People

Our association brings together 24 member organisations from 18 European countries, represented through the EUCDW Presidium and led by its President Elmar BROK, Secretary General Ivo BELET and Treasurer Ria OOMEN-RUIJTEN.

President & secretary general

EUCDW Headquarters
Rue du Commerce 10
Brussels

+32-2-285 41 64
+32-2-285 41 41
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