Patrick Klein

Patrick KLEIN has been working in different and varied positions within DG GROW. He is currently Head of the Social Economy Team within the Unit « Advanced Technologies, Clusters and Social Economy ».

His main activities focus on launching specific actions and projects in order to establish a more relevant ecosystem for the development of social economy enterprises. He also coordinates the European Commission’s expert group « Social Economy and Social Enterprise » which aims to develop public policies in this area.

He has previously worked in Access to finance from 2002 to 2011 before joining the European Economic and Social Committee from 2011 to 2014.

Patrick has experience in the private sector where he was consultant for Arthur Andersen and Deloitte from 1997 to 2001. He graduated from the College of Europe (Bruges) and from the University of Law and Political Science of Strasbourg.