Present organisation


  • Born in Ghent on 19 October 1958
  • Licentiate Degree in Law (UGent, 1981); Master of Laws (Harvard Law School, 1982); Master of Advanced Studies in Linguistics (VUB, 2012); SOLVAY Fellow (VUB, 2014)
  • Legal Adviser, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (New York-Brussels, 1982-1984; New York Bar Exam (1983)), Economics and European Affairs journalist for De Standaard (1984-1985), European Parliament official and policy adviser (1985-1995) ; Head of ECOS, the ‘European Council Oversight and Scrutiny Unit’ of the European Parliament (2014-2017); Liaison between the European Parliament and the American Congress (Washington D.C. 2017-2018)
  • Municipal Councillor (1989-1994) and Alderman (1995-1999) in Ghent; Federal Member of Parliament, Member of the Committees for European Affairs, Finances and Justice (1999-2003); Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Energy, Science and Foreign Trade (2003-2004); Flemish Deputy Minister-President and Minister for Economic Affairs, Enterprise, Science, Innovation and Foreign Trade (2004-2007); Flemish Member of Parliament, Member of the Committees for Foreign Affairs, Economic Affairs and Education, President of the Special Committee for Higher Education Reform (2008-2014)
  • Appointed Judge to the Constitutional Court by Royal Decree of 18 March 2018

Joséphine Rebecca MOERMAN, Judge