Minister for Employment, Belgium

Monica De Coninck, the Belgian Minister for Employment since December 2011, began her professional career as a teacher in ethics and philosophy and was also active in (international) youth work. She was a member of the cabinets of Flemish and Belgian Ministers between 2001-2011 and president of OCMW Antwerp (Belgium), a public welfare organisation and alderman of Social Affairs and Diversity of the City of Antwerp since 2007.  She will join the European Round Table debate in the final plenary session of the conference.