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


 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)
since 2011 Elected Deputy General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation at the Athens Congress