Yves Jorens is professor of European social law and social criminal law at the Faculty of Law at the Ghent University. After nearly 20 years of research in the specific area of EU coordination of social security for migrant workers, he is acknowledged as one of the main international experts in this field.
Throughout the years, he has participated in or directed numerous projects in the field of international employment and European social law. For example, for many years he has been project director and scientific expert of the trESS Project (Training and reporting on European social security law), a unique project set up by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Social inclusion. This Project informs the EC about the application and implementation of EU Regulations 883/2004 and 987/2009 on social security for migrant workers in the Member States. Recently, Professor Jorens ran a project for the European Commission on the protection of workers' rights in subcontracting processes.
He has written several articles and books on European social (security) law issues, international employment, international social fraud and European health care. Professor Jorens has a solid track record in managing large scale (research and training) networks. He is the editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Social Law, an academic peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the dissemination of internationally excellent research on developments, trends and challenges in labour law and social security/welfare law at the European and international levels. Professor Jorens is currently also director of IRIS, the International Research Institute on Social Fraud, a knowledge centre that gathers relevant information of regional, national and international interest regarding social fraud in the broadest sense of the word.