DGB Special Advisor for the ETUC, EESC and EU Reform
Federal Executive of the German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB)
Gabriele Bischoff joined the trade unions about 30 years ago while she was working part-time as an express delivery worker for the German Post to finance her studies in Berlin. She began her working career at the Berlin Institute for Social Research and subsequently worked at the FHW Berlin School of Economics as a researcher. In 1990, she started work full-time at IG Metall Germany as a Senior Advisor for Equality. She became Head of Department and was an active member of the EMB and ETUC women´s committee. In 2000, she worked at the Permanent Representation of Germany as Social Attaché in Brussels responsible for social dialogue. After that, she worked as a Senior Advisor for the EU Presidency in the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Germany, dealing particularly with all the social partner meetings and conferences. In 2008, Gabriele Bischoff became head of the European Policy Department at the Federal Executive of the German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB).
She is a member of the ETUC Executive Committee and, since 2009, a member of the EESC. In October 2015, she became President of the Workers' Group.
She is a member of the board of the European Movement in Germany.
Gabriele Bischoff studied Political Science at the universities of Marburg and Berlin and holds a Diploma in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin.