Professor dr. Marc De Vos


MARC DE VOS holds a Licentiate and Doctorate in Law (University of Ghent, 1993 and 2000), a Master in Social Law (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1994), and a Master of Laws (Harvard University, 2000). His main areas of specialization include Belgian and European employment and labour law, Belgian contract law, and fundamental rights in both the constitutional and treaty context. About these and related topics he has authored several books and over one hundred scientific articles. He frequently publishes, teaches, lectures and debates on issues of labour and employment law, European integration, labour market reform, pensions and the welfare state, both nationally and internationally, and both in academic, professional and policy circles.

MARC DE VOS is a tenured professor of labour and employment law at the Ghent University Law Department and the University of Brussels (VUB), where he teaches courses on Belgian, European and international employment and labour law. He serves as Director of the LLM programme in European and Comparative Law at Ghent University Law School ( A member of the editorial board of several legal periodicals and the recipient of several academic rewards, he is also a steering committee member of an interdisciplinary MA in American Studies, wherein he teaches an introductory course on American law and the American legal system. He has served as a visiting professor at several universities in Europe, the United States and Asia.

MARC DE VOS is the director of the Itinera Institute, an independent and non-partisan institute for policy reform in Belgium, based in Brussels. He is also a member of the Brussels bar (Belgium), at Lontings & Partners, as well as a member or board member of several associations, committees and advisory boards. -