Luca Visentini was re-elected ETUC General Secretary at the 14th Congress in Vienna in 2019, having already served four years as General Secretary, and before that four years as ETUC Confederal Secretary. As General Secretary, Luca is responsible for guiding and coordinating ETUC policy. This includes high-level meetings with EU and national leaders, EU institutions and social partner organisations, representing the ETUC in international and European fora and affiliates’ initiatives, coordinating  relations with affiliates and supervising the ETUC’s budget and human resources. Luca has taken part in negotiations on the European Pillar of Social Rights, the future of Europe, relaunching European social dialogue, public investment, economic governance, EU legislation and many other issues of importance to European workers. Luca Visentini has been active in the trade union movement since 1989, with experience in collective bargaining at confederation, national and sectoral level. He worked for Italian union UIL, from 1996 as General Secretary in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Italy and as a member of the UIL steering and executive committees.