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Ieke van den Burg

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Ieke van den Burg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈikə vɑn dəm ˈbʏr(ə)x];[1] March 1952 – 28 September 2014) was a Dutch politician and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

Van den Burg was born in Apeldoorn, Gelderland. She was a member of the Labour Party, which is part of the Party of European Socialists, and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. She was also a substitute for the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and a member of the delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand.

From 2011 to 2014, van den Burg chaired the Brussels-based NGO Finance Watch and was a member of the European Systemic Risk Board's Advisory Scientific Committee.[2] In recognition of her contribution, the European Systemic Risk Board has established an annual research prize dedicated to Ieke van den Burg's memory.[3]

Van den Burg died 28 September 2014 in Amsterdam.


  • First degree in psychology (1974)
  • Various diplomas in graphics (1976–1983)
  • Training and work in the graphics sector (1976–1983)
  • Policy adviser, Printing and Paper Union, FNV (Netherlands Trade Union Confederation) and the FNV Women's Secretariat (1984–1990)
  • Administrator, FNV (1990–1997)
  • Adviser, European Trade Union Confederation (1998–1999)
  • Member, SER (Social-Economic Council) (1987–1997)
  • Delegate to the ILO Conference (1990–1997)
  • employees' spokeswoman on the Convention on Part-Time Work (1993–1994) and the convention on Homeworking (1995–1996)
  • Member of the European Trade Union Confederation executive committee (1994–1997)
  • Member of the Economic and Social Committee (including Chairwoman of the Social Affairs Committee and member of the Bureau) (1994–1998)
  • Member of the European Parliament (1999–2009)
  • Substitute member of the Convention on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2000)


  1. ^ In isolation, den is pronounced [dɛn]}.
  2. ^ ESRB. "Advisory Scientific Committee".
  3. ^ ESRB. "ESRB Research Prize in Memory of Ieke van den Burg" (PDF).

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