Inspiration, innovation and inclusion: Shaping our future with  the social and solidarity economy


Sven Giegold


Secretary of State, Ministry for the Economy and Climate Action


Born in Las Palmas/Gran Canaria on 17 November 1969 Career From December 2021 State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action 2009 to 2021 Member of the European Parliament, including as a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and spokesperson for ALLIANCE 90/THE GREENS in the European Parliament, deputy membership of the Employment Committee, the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety 2007 to date Involvement in the German Protestant Kirchentag congress, as a member of the Presidential Assembly (since 2007) and member of the Presidium (since 2015) 1998 Co-founder and Managing Director of AllerWohnen e.G. ecological housing cooperative 1996 to 1999 Establishment of Verden Ecological Centre providing 50 jobs in ecological enterprises and social initiatives 1991 to 1999 Degree in Economics, Politics and Adult Education in Lüneburg, Bremen and Birmingham (UK) 1986 to date Involvement in numerous civil society organisations