Für Menschenfreude e.V. in the Citizens’ Delegation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia


This year, the Prime Minister of the Free State of Thuringia, Bodo Ramelow, has invited eight representatives from each of the federal states to Erfurt for the central celebration of German Unity Day. Eight people who "volunteer, brave and committed to their fellow citizens." We are very proud that Jürgen Perteck, our Menschenfreude e.V. founder and board member, was invited to join this citizens' delegation of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Invitation to the civic festival in Erfurt

This year, the celebrations took place in Erfurt at the invitation of the Minister President of the Free State of Thuringia, Bodo Ramelow. Under the motto @tde2022erfurt there were three days of a great civic festival with a great cultural program and numerous moving moments. We have followed the weekend of our board member Jürgen “realtime” on Instagram and posted his impressions in our Instagram Story highlight “TDE2022” captured:

Meeting with high-ranking politicians – opportunity for exchange

The program included appointments and meetings with the mayor of the city of Erfurt, Andreas Bausewein @obbausewein, the Minister President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia Hendrik Wüst @hendrik.wuest, the President of the State Parliament of Thuringia Birgit Pommer @birgitkeller.ndh, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier @bundespraesident.steinmeier, and the President of the German Bundestag Bärbel Bas @baerbelbas. We would like to express our sincere thanks for the many friendly conversations and the opportunity for a photo opportunity. The ecumenical service for the Day of German Unity was broadcast live on @ard and @zdf.

We have collected more pictures here:

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