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Diploma in Economics Patrick ITSCHERT Deputy General Secretary, ETUC - European Trade Union Confederation, Brussels

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 Diploma in Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles (FR)
 Humanitarian Studies, Sint-Jozefs College, Aalst (NL)
1979-1980 Researcher/collaborator at the "Fondation Roi Baudouin", assisted in editing a study on  The economic future of Belgium
1980-1981 Advisor to the Cabinet of the Deputy Prime Minister and Budget Minister, specifically in charge of dossiers involving economic expansion and certain industrial sectors (textile, steel, etc)
1981-1985 First Advisor at the ITCB (tripartite body), examination of dossiers involving investments by textile and clothing enterprises
1985-1991 Director of the Institut du Textile et de la Confection de Belgique (ITCB), responsible for dossiers (commercial actions, training, investments) for francophone companies
1991-2011 General Secretary of the European Trade Union Federation: Textiles, Clothing and Leather (ETUF:TCL)
2002-2005 Delegate to the European Economic and Social Committee s Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI)
2009-2011 General Secretary of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation (220 affiliates, 110 countries, some 10 million members)