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Kurt BODEWIG Federal Minister of State ret.; Chairman, Baltic Sea Forum; Board Member, Institute for European Affairs, Düsseldorf


 Management assistant in real estate and housing industry
 Secondary School of business administration
 Vocational baccalaureate diploma
1976-1981 Real estate developer for the Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf and Housing Projects
1981-1986 Chief administrator of the Verwaltungsstelle Zivildienst Niederrhein
1986-1998 Department Head of the Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbund Nordrhein-Westfalen (Federation of German Trade Unions - Northrhine-Westphalian division)
1998-2000 CEO of the Landesversicherungsanstalt Rheinprovinz
1998-2009 Member of the German Bundestag
2000-2002 Secretary for transport, infrastructure and housing
2001-2008 Chairman of the Forum "Sustainability, Energy and Mobility" of the National Committee of the German Social Democrats
2002-2009 Deputy Chairman of the Committee on European Affiars of the German Bundestag
since 2006 Maritime Ambassador of the European Union
2003-2009 NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe, Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, Western European Union and frequent Chairmanship of the German COSAC-Delegation during the Presidency of the European Council


Member of the Board of the Institute for European Affairs
Member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), since 1973
President of the Deutsche Verkehrswacht e.V. and Vice President oft he German Road Safety Councel
Director of the Board of the AVENUE-Project
Chairman of the Baltic Sea Forum
Chairman of the board of trustees of the German-Lithuanian Forum


Bodewig, Kurt: The need to combat economic crime at a time of economic crisis, 2009
Bodewig, Kurt: Piracy  A Threat to the International Community: An economic problem rooted in Somalia s lack of governance and rule-of-law structures. IMS, 2009
Bodewig, Kurt: The Role of the European Union in Combating Piracy, 2009
Bodewig, Kurt: Die Wachsende Gefährdung der Regionalen und der Weltweiten Sicherheit durch Piraterie, 2009