Students on the Right Way: European Democrat Students 1961-2011

Students on the Right Way: European Democrat Students 1961-2011


In 1961, a group of five students founded the "International Christian-Democratic and Conservative Student Union". In 2011 this organisation celebrated its 50th anniversary as "European Democrat Students"(EDS). For decades, EDS, the largest political student organisation was the starting point of many political careers and could be proud to be the oldest pan-European organisation of the centre-right. By 2011, it became the biggest organisation of young people in Europe, representing 1,600,000 students and young people. The authors recount not only the complete history of the EDS since its foundation, but also describe and interpret the various reasons for its existence. By reading this book, the deeper roots of European integration become visible, outshining daily European business and creating a European identity EDS has contributed so much to.

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May 2012

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About the author

Dr Bence Bauer, LL.M, born in 1979 in Budapest, studied Law and Economics in Passau, Bonn and Budapest with specialisation in European and...

Holger Thuss

Holger Thuss finished his studies of modern history and law at the University of Jen, Germany with a PhD in 2005. Between 1995 and 2004 he worked...

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