Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear Friends,

It is my honour and pleasure to invite you to the Celebration of 40 Years EUCDW, which will be held on

Saturday, 25 November 2017, from 10:30 – 14:30
Venue: Burg Heimerzheim, Germany
Kölner Straße 1, 53913 Swisttal-Heimerzheim (Bonn area), Germany

You find the programme below.

Participants are kindly invited to confirm their attendance by Tuesday 31st October 2017 at the latest by replying to eucdw@epp.eu.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Mr Lawrence Cappelle, EUCDW Head of Office, via +32 472 816857 or eucdw@epp.eu.

As I look forward to meeting you in Burg Heimerzheim, I remain

Yours sincerely,

Elmar Brok, MEP
President of the EUCDW


25 November 2017 
Burg Heimerzheim, Germany – Bonn
Kölner Straße 1, 53913 Swisttal-Heimerzheim (Bonn area), Germany

08:30-10:00                    EUCDW Presidium Meeting (breakfast meeting)   *EUCDW Presidium Members only

10:30-12:00                     Celebration 40 Years EUCDW

Welcome and address by Elmar Brok, President of the EUCDW and MEP

Video message by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

Addresses by:

  • Armin Laschet, Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Dara Murphy, Vice-President of the EPP and Campaign Leader
  • Karl-Josef Laumann, Chairman of the CDA Germany and Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia

Round table discussion

  • Moderator: Ralf Brauksiepe, Member of the Bundestag and Parliamentary State Secretary
  • Luc Delanghe, Honorary President of EUCDW
  • Leo Pauwels, former President of EUCDW
  • Heribert Scharrenbroich, President of Kuratorium CARE Germany-Luxembourg and former President of EUCDW

12:30-14:00                     Lunch offered by EUCDW
Roter Salon




Events in 2017

EUCDW Board meeting

Rogaska Slatina - Slovenia

The EUCDW held its 2nd Board meeting of 2017 in Slovenia

Panel Debate

European Parliament - Brussels

Should the Accounting Rules of the Stability and Growth Pact on Public Investment be Modified?

Rerum Novarum

Short film

The right to unite, justice for all, fair wages, solidarity - 'The World Belongs to Everyone' captures the social movement inspired by Rerum Novarum.

EPP Congress and EUCDW Presidium in Malta

Valetta - Malta

29 - 30 March 2017 marked the XXIV Congress of the European People’s Party (EPP), centring on the Future of Europe.

EUCDW Presidium and Board Meeting

Vienna - Austria

The EUCDW held its 1st Board meeting of 2017 in Austria