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Aart de Geus

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Aart De Geus is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann Stiftung. He is responsible for the Stiftung's work on European integration, the future of democracy, sustainable economies, employment and megatrends. Prior to joining the Stiftung, Aart De Geus served as Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. From 2002 to 2007, Aart De Geus was Minister of Social Affairs and Employment in the Netherlands.

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Upcoming Event


EU-Asia trade and investment connectivity

The Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF) was established in 2006 as a high level forum for in-depth research-based exchanges on global issues between Asian and European policy makers and experts. This year, the AEEF will be hosted by Bertelsmann Stiftung on 28-29 November, 2019 in Berlin, Germany, and it will focus on “EU-Asia trade and investment connectivity”.

Speakers: Aart de Geus, Guntram B. Wolff, He Fan, Alessia Amighini, John Beirne, Nicolaus Heinen, Jae-Young Lee, Cora Jungbluth, Alicia García-Herrero, Xin Yuan, Andreas Esche, Ken Wu, Sébastien Jean and Amb. Karsten Warnecke Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Bertelsmann Representative Office, Unter den Linden 1, 10117 Berlin
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Blog Post

Building common ground: Towards strategic migration and refugee policies in Europe

This conference declaration was signed on 22 November 2016 at the occasion of the second annual Vision Europe Summit in Lisbon. The signatories are leaders from the eight think tanks and foundations convening the Vision Europe Summit.

By: Yves Bertoncini, Aart de Geus, Robin Niblett, Izabela Styczynska, Piero Gastaldo, Mikko Kosonen, Artur Santos Silva and Guntram B. Wolff Date: December 6, 2016
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The refugee crisis: A European call for action

Open Letter by the conveners of the Vision Europe Summit regarding the refugee crisis in Europe and the necessity to act now.

By: Aart de Geus, Artur Santos Silva, Guntram B. Wolff, Mikko Kosonen, Piero Gastaldo, Robin Niblett and Yves Bertoncini Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: March 18, 2016