The new President of the European Centre for Workers' Questions (EZA) Luc Van den Brande, former Belgian Minister of Labour and Employment, former Prime Minister of the Flemish Region, is a proven European. He is currently a member of the EU Committee of the Regions and Special Adviser to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude-Juncker, for the outreach towards the citizens.
The doctor of law does not only have a background as a Christian worker, he is also well-connected at European level and has profound expertise in EU policy and EU organizations.
Born on October 13, 1945 in Mechelen, Van den Brande practiced law for a long time and was associate professor at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). In his political career he was also a member of the Belgian House of Representatives, the Flemish Parliament and the Belgian Senate.