Haus des Deutschen Handwerks Berlin  Foto:ZDH

ZDH – The German Confederation of Skilled Crafts

DHKT and UDH are confederated in the ZDH (German Confederation of Skilled Crafts). ZDH has its headquarters in Berlin. 

The purpose of the ZDH is to reach a consensus on all major issues in crafts policy. It represents the overall interests of the skilled crafts sector vis-à-vis the Bundestag, the Federal Government and other central authorities, the European Union and international organisations. ZDH is also a member of UEAPME (European Union of Crafts and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) and has a liaison office to the European Union in Brussels. The ZDH liaison office represents the interests of the German skilled crafts sector at European level, maintains relationships with partner organisations in the EU and develops European projects for German skilled crafts organisations.