CDI - Christian Democrat International

In 2011, the Istituto Luigi Sturzo launched the international research project Internationalisation of Christian Democrats and their activity in Europe and the world from the end of World War Two to the 1990s, in collaboration with the Adenauer Foundation. The aim of the project is to reconstruct the history and collect documents of the international Christian Democrat movement, which in 2011 commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of its foundation as the Christian Democrat World Union (now Centrist Democrat International - CDI). The project will focus in particular on the contribution the Christian Democrat parties in Europe have made to the European People’s Party (EPP).

The project has included documentary research in Italy and in Europe at Italian and European institutions and foundations holding archives and documentation pertaining to political parties and the public figures who have performed functions and held specific positions at an international level, and seminary meetings to explore the role that the parties and Christian Democrat movement have played in the history of Europe.


Go to the project website.

In collaboration with
Centre for European Studies (CES)