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Hans Bruning

Former President of EPD
Hans Bruning is the former Director of the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy and the longest-serving president of the board of the European Partnership for Democracy (2012-2017). He started his career graduating from Leiden University with a degree in Public Law, after which he gained an extensive track record in working in international and social-economic cooperation. Hans has been a board member of the World Confederation of Labour (WCL, Brussels), one of the two predecessors of the International Federation of Trade Unions, and the director of the Dutch NGO the Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation (ICCO), based in Utrecht.