Welcome

The European Union of Christian Democratic Workers (EUCDW) is the family of Christian Democratic workers’ organisations, 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 strengthening the Social Market Economy which lies at the heart of the European Union, successfully combining sustainable economic competitiveness with social justice.

Highlight this year was the event The Way Forward for the European Social Market Economy on 2nd May, with keynote speaker prof. John Hills (LSE), President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs Marianne Thyssen, which was attended by over 200 participants.

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 Democratic workers in 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 workers’ associations in political parties. 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 support the work carried out by our organisations, maintain good contacts within our political family, 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

Coming Up - EUCDW Presidium and Board Meeting

Vienna - Austria

First EUCDW Board Meeting of 2017.

EUCDW Board Meeting

Brussels - Belgium

Third EUCDW Board Meeting of 2016.

EPP Workers' Group Meeting

Strasbourg

On 6 July 2016, the EPP Workers' Group convened in Strasbourg.

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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