Meet Jos Huys, (Belgium)

Jos Huys (Belgium)

Jos Huys (Belgium)

Biographical Notes


  • 1977 BSc Law (Catholic University of Leuven)
  • 1981 MSc Social Law (Free University of Brussels)
  • 1988 Dip Proficiency in English (University of Cambridge)

Work Experience

  • 1977-78 Researcher at faculty of law, Catholic University of Leuven
  • 1978-2001 Lawyer at Fund for Labour Accidents (Brussels)
  • 2002-2003 Legal expert at the Cabinet of the Belgian secretary of state for the social security
  • 2003-2008 Head of inspectorate of labour insurance companies.

Disability Experience

  • Personal Experience: Muscular dystrophia
  • Professional Experience: Labour accidents insurance
  • Scientifical
    Experience: Scientific research at the Institute for Social Law of the
    Catholic University of Leuven (1988 – 2008); Lecturer of disability
    legislation to medical students (1990 – 2007)
  • Volunteer work : Director of Independent Living Vlaanderen (1987- 2000)
  • Self employed consultant of disability organisations, government bodies, etc.


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