Former State Secretary Eirik Øwre Thorshaug (Labour Party)

(2012-2013)

Born: 1976

Education

2004 - University of Oslo
Political Science, Master level courses focusing on International security policy and terrorism

2002 spring University of Oslo
Political Science, Intermediate level

2001 autumn University of Queensland
International Relations of Southeast Asia - Major stream

1997 spring University of Trondheim
Examen Philosophicum/Political Theories

1997 spring University of Trondheim
Political Science, Foundation level

Employment/Compulsory military service

2012- Ministry of Defence
State Secretary

2011 - 2012 Ministry of Justice and the Police
State Secretary

2007 - 2011 Ministry of Justice and the Police
Political advisor (Norwegian Labour Party) to Minister of Justice and the Police Knut Storberget

2004 - 2007 Norwegian Labour Party
Political advisor to the Norwegian Labour Party's MPs in Parliamentary Group The Standing Committee on Justice

2001- 2002 Norwegian Labour
Youth Political Advisor. Responsibility as deputy Secretary General including handling of finances and staff.

1998 - 2002 Norwegian Labour Youth
International Advisor. Responsibility for the organisation's international work and democracy and capacity building projects.

1997 - 1998 Norwegian Defence Force
Welfare assistant (Corporal from April 1998)

Political and organizational experience

2002 - 04 Norwegian Labour Youth - AUF
Elected Vice President

1999 - 03 District Council of Sør-Trøndelag
Elected member of the Council, Member of Committee on Education

1995 - 99 Local Council of Malvik
Elected member of the Council. Member of Committee on Education

1995 - 97 Norwegian Labour Youth - AUF
Elected as President of AUF in Sør-Trøndelag district. Member of the National Board.

Language proficiency

English: Fluent, spoken and written
French: Basic knowledge
Scandinavian languages: Perfect understanding spoken and written