Denis Stokkink is economist. His professional experience is rich and plural. Espacially, he worked for the belgium Minister of employment, and participated at the belgium presidency of the European Union in 2000. Since 2002, he is president of the European Think Tank Pour la Solidarité, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of the Solidarity-based policy in Europe. He is also chairman of several organisations of social economy in Europe and gives classes in several insitutions in Belgium and France.