Former Minister of Culture and Church Affairs Trond Giske (Labour Party)

(Period 17.10.2005–20.10.2009)

Born: 1966

The Minister of Culture and Church Affairs is responsible for cultural policy, film and the media, the voluntary sector, the Church of Norway, and the financial support of other religious and secular communities. Minister of Culture and Church Affairs Trond Giske was born on 7 November 1966. An elected Labour Member of Parliament representing the county of Sør-Trøndelag from 1997, he has been a member of the Parliament Standing Committee on Finance as well as the Standing Committee on Administration, Family and Cultural Affairs.

Political posts

2005- :

Minister of Culture and Church Affairs, Jens Stoltenberg’s second government

2001-2005:

Member of the Storting for Sør-Trøndelag County

2001-2005:

Member of the Labour Party Parliamentary Group

2000-2001:

Minister of Education, Research and Church Affairs, Jens Stoltenberg’s first government

1997-2001:

Member of the Storting for Sør-Trøndelag County

1992-1996:

Member of the Labour Party’s Central Executive Committee

1992-1996:

Leader of the Labour Youth League

1990-1996:

Member of the Labour Youth League’s Central Executive Committee

1989-1990:

Leader of the Labour Youth League in Sør-Trøndelag County

Membership of parliamentary committees and delegations

2001-2005:

Standing Committee on Family, Cultural Affairs and Government Administration

1999:

Delegate to the UN General Assembly

1997-2001:

Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

1997-2001:

Election Committee

Education

1997:

Undergraduate degree in sociology, political science and law, University of Oslo and Norwegian University of Science and Technology