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Dr. Johannes DE JONGE Head of External Relations, Political Affairs Directorate of the Council of Europe


1951-1957 Secondary Education 1957-1958 Assistant Accountant 1958-1964 Studies in social sciences at the University of Groningen 1964 Degree in social sciences (main optional subject economics) 1964-1966 Military service in the Netherlands land forces (Lieutenant) (assigned to the Department of Sociology and Statistics of the Ministry of Defence) 1965-1967 Teacher of sociology at the Technical College of The Hague 1966-1967 Research Assistant at the Centre for Scientific Management at the Technological University of Delft, Netherlands 1978-1989 Teaching of international economic relations at the Institute of Political Studies of the University of Strasbourg, France 1985 Chairman of the Dutch Association of Strasbourg 1967 Council of Europe: 1967 - 1968 Assistant Secretary of the Political Affairs Committee; 1968 - 1973 Assistant Secretary, later Co-Secretary, of the Committee on Social and Health Questions and on Population and Refugees 1973 - 1988 Secretary of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Development. 1973 - 1977 Member of the Staff Committee of the Council of Europe (Vice-Chairman: 1975-1977). 1980 - 1991 Elected member of the Advisory Committee on Disputes of the Council of Europe. 1988 - 1995 Appointed Head of Division in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliamentary Assembly with overall responsibility for Committees on: - (i) Economic and Development Questions; - (ii) Migration, Refugees and Demography; - (iii) Agriculture. Also for the Strasbourg Conferences on Parliamentary Democracy. 1995 Head of External Relations, Political Affairs Directorate of the Council of Europe. 1998 Appointed Chairman of the Disciplinary Board of the Council of Europe 1999 Director of External Relations, Directorate General of Political Affairs