After studying political science and economics at the Free University Berlin Jochen Feilcke worked as a free lance lecturer in political education. As managing director of the nonpartisan Democratic Club eV, he maintained contact with all democratic parties.

He organized seminars for aspiring politicians, trained candidates and members of parliament in North Rhine-Westphalia for various public appearances and in front of the camera. This included policy advice to political groups, communication consultation, communication training and coaching leading representatives. He was CDU campaign manager in Berlin several terms for German Bundestag and European Parliament electoral campaigns.

After four years as a district representative in Berlin-Schoeneberg, he was elected as a member of the Berlin House of Representatives. There he directed the education policy working group of the CDU and was spokesman for Labour Affairs and member of the Council of Elders.

From 1983 to 1998 Jochen Feilcke was a member of the German Bundestag. He served in the following committees:

• Economic Cooperation and Development, spokesman on West- and South Africa as well as on international funding
  agencies, development banks, World Bank, IMF

• Labor and Social Affairs, spokesman on labor market issues, employment policies, retail shopping hours laws (Initiator of
  the liberalization of the “blue laws”)

• Defense, spokesman on medical services and public relations

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989, Jochen Feilcke was the first and initially the only member of parliament who supported the relocation of parliament and government to Berlin.

In 1990 Jochen Feilcke became elected directly into the German Bundestag in his constituency Berlin Kreuzberg and Schöneberg.

Along with a deputy of the East German Parliament, he founded the "Initiative Capital City Berlin" and reached a joint coordinated action in 1990 by the House of Representatives and Senate of Berlin for this purpose.

In the German Bundestag, he was treasurer of the German Parliamentary Association and Deputy Chairman of the German-Israeli Parliamentary Friendship Group. In addition, he was Vice President of the German Foundation for International Development DSE

Since 1999, Jochen Feilcke is chairman of the German-Israeli Association (DIG) of Berlin and Potsdam. He is the director of Germany for European Friends of Israel (EFI)

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