Director of European and International Affairs, National Union of Socialist Mutual Health Funds
Group: Diversity Europe (Group III)
Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption
Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship
Date of birth: 04/11/1964
Languages: French, English, Spanish, Dutch, German
Represented Country: Belgium
Member of the European Economic and Social Committee since: 21/09/2015
I started my career at the University Hospital of Liege. In 1991, I joined the Belgian National Union of Socialist Mutual Health Funds (research department). I took part in the management of the Belgian healthcare system by being a member of the Insu
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I started my career at the University Hospital of Liege. In 1991, I joined the Belgian National Union of Socialist Mutual Health Funds (research department). I took part in the management of the Belgian healthcare system by being a member of the Insurance Committee of the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance and in the National Council for hospitals of the Ministry of Public Health.
Since 1997, I coordinate different crossborder healthcare projects between Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany and Luxemburg financed by the European funds, Interreg. Between 1998 and 2002, I was a projects manager at the International Association of Mutual Health Funds (AIM), still now a member of the Board of Directors.
In 2002, I came back to the Belgian National Union of Socialist Mutual Health Funds/Solidaris, as Director for European and International Affairs. Since 2004, I’m a Member of the bureau of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and vice-chairman of the Technical Commission on Mutual Benefit Societies. In 2007, I was elected as President of the Belgian Non-Governmental Organisation “Solsoc” and in 2008, elected as President of the European platform “Social Economy Europe”.
Since 2013, I'am appointed by the European Commission as a member of the consultative multi-stakeholder group on social business (GECES). Since 2013 I'am appointed as member of the Board of the Belgian Technical cooperation