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Labour Market

Labour Law

Occupational safety and health

Overview

Research

Initial and continuing training

Social Security

Pensions

Participation of persons with disabilities

International Affairs

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Europe

Overview

European processes

European social policy

European employment policy

Mobility within the EU

Migration from third countries

Coordination of social rights

EU external relations.

Programmes and Funds

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ESF

European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

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EaSI

International

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G20

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Björn Böhning

J. Konrad Schmidt / BMAS

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Permanent State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Date of birth: 2 June 1978
Place of birth: Geldern am Niederrhein

Education and professional career

  • 2004: University degree in political science
  • 1999 to 2004: Studies of political science at the Otto-Suhr Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1998 to 1999: Alternative civilian service in a sheltered workshop for people with disabilities in Lübeck
  • 1998: University entrance qualification (Abitur), Carl-Jacob-Burckhardt-Gymnasium, Lübeck

Political Career

  • Since March 2018: Permanent State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  • 2011 to 2018: Head of the Senate Chancellery of the Land of Berlin
  • 2007 to 2011: Head of the department for "Basic Policy Issues and Planning" at the Senate Chancellery of the Land of Berlin
  • 2004 to 2011: Member of the Executive Board of the Social Democratic Part (SPD)
  • June 2004 to November 2007: Federal Chairman of the SPD’s Young Socialists
  • 2001 to 2004: Deputy Chairman of the Young Socialists

Other Functions

  • Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH [cultural events of the Federal Government in Berlin GmbH] (member of the supervisory board)
  • German Federal Film Board (member of the administrative council)
  • Deutschlandradio (member of the governing body)
  • Foundation of the 1. FC Union Berlin e.V. soccer club (member of the foundation board)

Memberships

  • Ver.di trade union
  • Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO)
  • D64 - Zentrum für digitalen Fortschritt (centre for digital progress)
  • 1. FC Union Berlin

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