We are the regional chapter of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany.
Who we are
The FDP is by means of the number of members and political influence the largest and most important liberal party both in Germany and in our federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Founded in 1946 we have come from a history that has its roots in the 19th century.
We Free Democrats are the liberal force in this beautiful region between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea with one border to Denmark in the north. Our party is the place where people, as different as they may be, come together to share their liberal beliefs to support the idea of freedom in our democracy.
The FDP forms part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) https://www.aldeparty.eu and is organised in the European Parliament as part of the Renew Europe group. https://www.reneweuropegroup.eu>
What we stand for
Our core value is freedom. We believe in people, their abilities, dreams, ideals. Freedom is always the freedom of the individual and comes with the responsibility for the freedom of others. The idea of freedom is powerful and puts people at the heart of our politics.
Schleswig-Holstein is not only the state with the happiest people, it is also the state of infinite horizons. Therefore, we Free Democrats are such a good match for Schleswig-Holstein. We believe in chances rather than doubts. We have a passion for progress, we fight for equal opportunities for all people, we work for a level playing field in the economy and we stand up for the next generation. People, regardless of things like gender, origin, faith or sexual orientation, should be able to live a self-determined life.
We Free Democrats are cosmopolitan and enthusiastic Europeans. We are committed to a close relationship with Denmark, which is why open borders are a matter of course for us. We support the Fehmarnbelt Belt Fixed Link as a major European project. We celebrate and empower diversity, including our cultural and linguistic ones. In Schleswig-Holstein, this includes the minorities of the Danes, Frisians and the Sinti and Roma, as well as the Low-German language.
How we do it
Our more than 3,000 members are active in the municipalities and counties and shape local politics. We are also one of the governing parties in Schleswig-Holstein and provide the ministers for social affairs, health, youth, family and senior citizens, as well as for economics, transport, labor, technology and tourism. Every day, we move Schleswig-Holstein forward. We assume responsibility and work for the people on the basis of our values.
Our mission statement says: We Free Democrats are brave, optimistic, european, open-minded, empathetic and solution-oriented. That's how we master every challenge.
It’s all about you
You share our ideals and goals? Then become a member of us, become a Free Democrat. Freie Demokraten - FDP | FDP . You do not need to have German citizenship. It is sufficient if you live in Germany, are at least 16 years old and share our values. We are looking forward to get in touch with you. You make the difference.
Even without becoming a member, you can support us immediately and stay up-to-date about our several activities. Just follow us on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.FDP Schleswig-Holstein - Startseite | Facebook, FDP Schleswig-Holstein (@fdp_sh) • Instagram-Fotos und -Videos, FDP Schleswig-Holstein (@FDP_SH) / Twitter
You have a question? Are you looking for a point of contact to make a project happen? Then you are welcome to contact our European Officer, Helmer Krane.
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