Christa Schweng

Christa
Schweng

President of the European Economic and Social Committee

Current employement

  • Since 1994: Senior Advisor to the Social Policy Department of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

  • Since 1995: Member of the Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work
    Member of the Management Board of the Bilbao Agency

  • Employers' spokesperson since 2001
    Chair of the Management Board in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019
    Member of the SME united Social Affairs Committee

  • Chair (2001–2009)

  • Since 1998: Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

  • President of the Labour Market Observatory 2013–2015
    President of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship since 2018

Professional experience

  • From 1991–1994: Training programme at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

  • During the training programme:

    • Traineeship with the legal policy department

    • Traineeship at the European Commission DG Internal Market and Financial Services

    • Attaché at the Austrian Free Trade Delegation to the European Union

Additional education

  • 1983–1984 Language studies in Paris