Luca Visentini was elected as ETUC General Secretary at the Confederation’s 13th Congress in Paris in 2015, after four years as ETUC Confederal Secretary in Brussels. As General Secretary, Luca is responsible for guiding and coordinating ETUC policy. This includes high-level meetings with EU and national leaders and social partner organisations, representing the Confederation in international and European fora and at affiliates’ conferences, supervising the budget, and keeping ETUC staff informed of European policy developments affecting trade unions. Luca has taken part in negotiations at EU level on the European Pillar of Social Rights, the future of Europe, relaunching European social dialogue, public investment, economic governance and many other issues of importance to European workers. Luca Visentini has been active in the trade union movement since 1989, with experience and involvement in collective bargaining at confederation, national and sectoral level. He has been taking part in ETUC activities since 1997, and before that contributed to UIL’s work as General Secretary in one of the 20 Italian regions and as a member of the UIL steering committee.