Ms Christa Schweng is the EESC Employers' Group's new candidate for the next EESC presidency. This was the outcome of a formal election that the Employers' Group held on 14 September 2020.
Ms Schweng was elected by receiving 72 votes for, which is 84,71% of the total votes. Before the start of the new term in October 2020, Ms Schweng's candidacy has to be confirmed by the October assembly.
Mrs Schweng has been a member of the EESC Employers' Group for 22 years and is currently president of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC) at the EESC. Between 2013 and 2015 she was president of the Labour Market Observatory. Since 1994, Mrs Schweng is a senior advisor to the Social Policy Department of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. She obtained a masters in Law studies at the University of Vienna.
Ms Schweng works on social and work-related topics on a European level in various functions. Since 1995, Ms Schweng is a member of the Governing Body of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work in Bilbao and since 2001 the employers’ spokesperson. Furthermore, she is a member of SMEunited's Social Affairs committee.
Mr Krawczyk, President of the EESC Employers' Group, fully endorsed Ms Schweng's candidacy for the EESC presidency for the 2020-2023 term of office.