CDS Ghent is a political student association, founded on the principles of Christian democracy and personalism. Our mission is to get students excited for politics in general and Christian democracy in particular. We do this by organizing various activities ranging from lectures, debates and discussion nights to more classical student-like activities. We are an officially recognized, political student association and part of the Ghent Political Philosophical Convent (PFK), the organization overarching all the politico-philosophical student associations. Along with the other departments in Antwerp en Leuven, CDS Ghent is part of CDS Nationaal. On a European level CDS is a fully-fledged member of the European Democrat Students, the student association of the European People’s Party.