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Anna DIAMANTOPOULOU President, DIKTIO; Former European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs; Former Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Athens


 Anna Diamantopoulou is a Civil Engineer by training with graduate studies in Regional Development, has been a member of the Greek Parliament for 11 years. 1999-2004 she was European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. In 2009 she served as Minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs until March of 2012 and consequently as the Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping until May 2012. She hold position as the Chairperson of the Party of European Socialists’ Forum on the European Dimension of New Social Europe and as a Fisher Family Fellow (2012) of the Harvard Kennedy School lecturing on European Affairs, and as a Distinguished Scholar at Singapore’s Lee Kuan School of Public Policy (2015).


Member of the "Friends of Europe" a think tank exploring thinking on the future of the EU, Brussels
Steering Committee Member of Notre Europe-Jaques Delors Institute a think tank dedicated to European integration and unity, Paris
Member of the Scientific Council of Federation of European Progressive Studies