European University Institute State of the Union
Speakers -  State of the Union


Gilles de Kerchove

Gilles de Kerchove has been the EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator since September 2007. From 1995 to 2000 he was Director for Justice and Home Affairs at the Council Secretariat. From 1999 to 2000 he was deputy secretary of the convention that drafted the charter of the fundamental rights of the European Union and from 1986 to 1995 he worked for the Belgian government. He is also a European law professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, the Free University of Brussels and at the Université Saint Louis-Brussels and has published a number of books on European law.