Portugal, Maria Helena dos Santos André, Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity

 

 

Professional Activity:

  • Governmental Functions – From 26th October 2009: Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity of the 18th Constitutional Government of Portugal;

  • Deputy Secretary General of the European Trade Union Confederation responsible for the European Social Dialogue and European Social Policy, relations with the ILO and the Council of Europe, 2003‐2009;

  • Confederal Secretary of the ETUC, responsible for Labour Market Policy,
    Vocational, Education and Training, Regional Policy and Interregional Trade Union Committees, 1999‐2003;

  • Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation, responsible for Labour Market Policy, Education and Vocational Training, Community Structural Funds, Social Exclusion, Racism and Xenophobia, 1995‐1999;

  • Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation, responsible for Labour Market Policy, Education and Vocational Training, Youth, Racism and
    Xenophobia, 1992‐1995;

  • Member of the Local Assembly of Paço de Arcos (Oeiras) on behalf of the Socialist Party, 1985‐1991;

  • President of the Youth Committee of the European Confederation of Trade Unions, 1988‐1991;

  • Head of International Department of the UGT (General Worker’s Union, Portugal), 1988‐1991;

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Youth Forum of the European
    Communities, 1988‐1991;

  • Member of the Youth Committees of the European Trade Union Confederation of
    the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, 1985‐1988;

  • Responsible for international affairs of the Youth Department of the UGT (General
    Worker’s Union, Portugal), 1984‐1991;

  • Assistant International Department of the UGT (General Worker’s Union, Portugal), 1981‐1988;

  • Member of the Advisory Council of the European Training Foundation;

  • Member of the High Level Group of the European Union on Free Movement of
    Persons;

  • Coordinator of the Workers’ group in the Bureau and Management Board of the
    European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop);

  • Member of the European Advisory Committee for Rural Development;

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Observatory on Immigration of the Institute of Economic and Social Research (IRES), Italy;

  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Research on Employment of
    Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland;

  • Member of the European Mission for Flexicurity;

Academic Background

  • Línguas e Literaturas Modernas (English / German) at Faculdade de Letras (University of Lisbon) Degree;

  • Several language courses: Alliance Francaise, Goethe Institut, British Council.

 

 

 

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