New impulses for the Christian-Social thinking

Revision of the Reinland Modell

November 24 Friday


November 24, 2017, 12.30 - 18.00


Hotel Hengelo


Jos van Gennip (Head of Socires), Jeroen Lenaers (MEP, CDA/EPP), Johannes Christian Köcke (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)



Principles such as human dignity, solidarity and subsidiarity are fundamental starting points.

Also available in Deutsch

The Anglo-Saxon market model seems to have reached its limits recently due to international developments. New opportunities are coming forward for a more socially oriented market economy. The Rhineland model comes more explicitly into the picture and is discovered by many inside and outside our circle again. However, this Rheinland Model needs revision to meet the challenges of today: sustainability and ecology, globalization, demography and technology.

In addition, "Laudato SI" by Pope Francis offers good clues to give Christian-Social thinking and action in everyday practice a new impetus. We invite you to exchange thoughts on this important topic during a seminar on Friday afternoon, 24th November at the Hotel Hengelo (motel van der Valk, A1).

Contact person

Dr. Hardy Ostry

Head of European Office

Dr. Hardy Ostry
Phone +32 2 66931-51
Fax +32 2 66931-62
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français

Oliver Morwinsky

Research Associate European Office

Oliver Morwinsky
Phone +32 2 66931-52
Fax +32 2 66931-62
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français,‎ Nederlands