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Dr. Norbert Kluge, Ratingen

  • Head of Codetermination Support Dept. at the Hans Böckler Foundation

(as of November 23, 2017)

Personal data

Year of birth: 1955

Place of birth: Kassel

Nationality: German


1979 Graduated as a “Diplom Sozialwirt” in social sciences

1995 Dr. rer. pol.


1979-1988 International Centre for Higher Education Research, Kassel

1988-1996 Hans Böckler Foundation – research on employee participation (Mitbestimmung)

1996-1998 Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne – Codetermination Commission, head of the research staff office

1999-2002 Bertelsmann Foundation, Hans-Böckler Foundation – Forum for Codetermination and Companies

2002-2010 European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Brussels – head of research, coordinator at the European Workers’ Participation Competence Center

2010-2013 thyssenkrupp AG – coordinator and adviser to the European Works Council Outokumpu Germany – coordinator and adviser to Works Council Union

since 2013 Hans Böckler Foundation – head of codetermination department

since April 2016 Member of the Workers´ Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Membership of statutory Supervisory Boards in Germany

  • thyssenkrupp AG (since 2014, appointed until 2019)

Other committee work and functions

  • Member of the Board of Trustees for the European Worker Participation Fund at the European Trade Union Federation (ETUC)
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