Our Team

The General Representation of the Government of Flanders to the European Union (EU) defends the interests of Flanders in the EU. Officially it is a division of the Permanent Representation (the Embassy) of Belgium to the EU.

The team is headed by the General Representative of the Government of Flanders, who is assisted by the Director of European Affairs. Eighteen specialised policy officers (“attachés”) from different departments and agencies within the Flemish administration closely monitor the agenda of the EU Council of Ministers. They also act as spokespersons for Belgium within the various working groups preparing the EU Council of Ministers.

The General Representation is in close contact with the European institutions, the members of the Government of Flanders and their staff and the Flemish administration. The Representation also cooperates with the Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe (VLEVA), whose mission is to get Flemish civil society and local authorities involved in European matters.

ONS TEAM

Last update: 02/10/2020

Permanente Vertegenwoordiging van België bij de EU hall
Foto Axel Buyse

Axel Buyse
General Representative of the Government of Flanders to the EU

+32 492 13 07 02
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Charlotte Dekempeneer

Charlotte Dekempeneer
Cohesion | Tourism

+32 484 69 38 33
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Sarina Motmans

Sarina Motmans
Deputy General Representative of the Government of Flanders to the EU

Starting 12 October 2020

Karoline Van den Brande

Karoline Van den Brande
Industry | Internal market | Research | Stateaid

+32 475 62 20 87
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Yves Catteceur

Yves Catteceur
Sr. Management Assistant

+32 491 99 28 51
+ 32 233 03 12
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Marleen De proft

Marleen De Proft
Assistant to Karoline Van den Brande

+32 498 25 27 59
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Ines Meskens

Ines Meskens
Management Assistant

+32 478 56 79 19
+32 233 21 96
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Arno Cnudde

Arno Cnudde
Transport | Mobility

+32 474 88 55 65
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Marjan Decroos

Marjan Decroos
Environment | Animal Welfare

+32 478 56 20 60
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Barbara Roegiers

Barbara Roegiers
Fisheries

+ 32 491 61 72 39
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Jan Haers

Jan Haers
Energy

+ 32 494 39 75 00
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Taube Van Melkebeke

Taube Van Melkebeke
Work | Social economy

+32 472 81 84 29
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Jan Schaerlaekens
Energy

+32 486 21 59 61
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Fabian Dominguez

Fabian Dominguez
Social affairs | Public Health

+32 499 59 40 25
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Pieter Lietaer

Pieter Lietaer
Agriculture | SCA Representative

+ 32 477 39 14 38
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Tonia Van de Vyver

Tonia Van de Vyver
Flemish Economic Representative

+32 471 63 29 68
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Mathias Maertens

Mathias Maertens
Finances and Budget

+32 479 76 99 72
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Simon Plasschaert

SImon Plasschaert
Sport

+32 498 82 72 18
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Wouter Kerkhove

Wouter Kerkhove
Education and Training

+32 499 61 35 58
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Jan De Mulder

Jan De Mulder
Public Gouvernance Councel

+32 474 99 94 32
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Katrien Thienpont

Katrien Thienpont
Culture | Media

+32 499 94 29 11
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Joeri De Blauwer

Joeri De Blauwer
European semester | Sustainable development

+32 474 70 59 59
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Jan Vanhee

Jan Vanhee
Youth

+32 475 37 90 00
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Marian Vandenbossche

Marian Vandenbossche
Equality

+32 476 60 18 22
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