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Name: Ellen Nygren

Nationality: Swedish

EESC Workers Group

Vice-President of the Europe 2020 Steering Committee

Swedish Trade Union Confederation, LO.


Ellen Nygren is a member of the EESC's Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC), the Section for External Relations (REX), and the Europe 2020 Steering Committee. She is also a member of the executive committee of the ETUC and of the Swedish ILO Committee, and is Vice-President of the PERC (Pan-European Regional Council of the ITUC).

Ms Nygren holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from Uppsala University, Sweden, and specialises in insurance law and labour law.

Her professional experience covers social security issues, collective bargaining regarding occupational insurance schemes and occupational pensions, international labour standards and European social policy.




Name: Dimitris Dimitriadis     

Nationality: Greek

EESC Employers Group

Vice-President of the Europe 2020 Steering Committee

Greek Confederation on Commerce and Entrepreneurship

Former President of the European and Economic Social Committee (October 2006 – October 2008)

Dimitris Dimitriadis was born in Thessaloniki, 2 March 1957 and studied law at the University of Thessaloniki, graduating in 1981. In 1977, before he began his studies, he had already sets up his own company, ‘DIMITRIADIS S.A’ of which he was the president as well as the CEO (1977-1988). Since then he has held CEO, board member, secretary-general and vice-president positions in many companies in sectors ranging from textiles to real estate. He has held several executive positions in trade associations and has led the organisation of high-level international events.

A member of the European Economic and Social Committee since 1999, he has held numerous key positions, particularly as president and vice-president of the EESC and president of the EESC's Budget Group. He continues to be involved as a rapporteur on various themes, including: "Enhancement of the EU-Turkey bilateral trade relations and the modernisation of the Customs Union"; "Cooperation with third countries in promoting regular migration into the EU "; "Maximising the contribution of ESI Funds"; "Access to finance for SMEs"; "EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region"; "European Union Solidarity Fund", etc.