About us

About us

We, the members of the asso­ci­ation Via Demo­cra­tia Europa, are convinced Europeans who have set ourselves the goal of creating and actively promot­ing the "European Route of Demo­cracy".

This route is intended to become a synonym and symbol of the cultural identity on which the unity of the European Union and its demo­cratic separ­a­tion of powers is based. Using the example of places, events and stories along the axis Stras­bourg - Luxem­bourg - Brussels, the roots should become clear and the achieve­ments of the people who - also in their everyday lives - have ensured the devel­op­ment of a community as we know the European Union today.

Via Demo­cra­tia Europa e. V. is depend­ent on the finan­cial support of sponsors. Through a volun­tary commit­ment by the asso­ci­ation, at least 85% of the funds will go directly into the produc­tion of the e-book- and print-versions of the multi­lin­gual cultural travel guide. A maximum of 15 % will be used for advert­ising and admin­is­trat­ive costs and other incid­ental expenses.

Belong to the board of Via Demo­cra­tia Europa e. V:

  • Gerhard Laux, Chairman
  • Klaus Helf, Deputy Chairman
  • Joachim Kiefaber, Secret­ary
  • Ernst Hirsch­häuser, Treas­urer
  • Hajo Hoffmann, Assessor

Other founding members are:

  • Jo Leinen
  • Toni Poesch
  • Herbert Temmes

In the frame­work of the part­ner­ship with the Centre européen Robert Schuman, F57160 Scy-Chazelles (www.centre-robert-schuman.org) supports us:

  • Richard Stock, Director General


Via Democratia Europa e. V.
Gerhard Laux
Neffstraße 3
D-66123 Saarbrücken

Tel.: +49 152 54368225

Banking details:
Sparkasse Saarbrücken
IBAN: DE36 5905 0101 0067 1470 41