Research Group Public Administration & Management


Ria Janvier

Ria Janvier (° 1960) obtained her PhD with a thesis (1988) titled “Sociale bescherming van het overheidspersoneel” [Social protection of public sector personnel]. At the University of Antwerp she teaches 'Introduction to law' and 'Social security law' in the Faculty of Social Sciences and ‘HRM and labour law' in the Faculty of Applied Economics. She is also a guest professor at the Antwerp Management School (AMS). Her research specialisation is located at the intersection of public administration law, social security law and labour law, supplemented with insights from personnel management in the public sector. She is a representative in the Board of Governors of the University of Antwerp. She is also active in diverse forums, including the Academic Counsil (on the pension reform).

Inger De Wilde

Inger De Wilde obtained her Master of Laws degree at the University of Ghent (2001). Before joining the research group Public Administration and Management of the University of Antwerp (2011), she has been a member of the Brussels bar (Claeys & Engels, 2001-2004), has done scientific research as a teaching assistant at the University of Ghent (2003-2009) and worked (part-time) as a legal consultant (SD Worx, 2009-2013). In 2013 Inger became a voluntary member at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghent. On 6 July 2016 Inger obtained her PhD title in Law with a thesis called 'Flexicurity in the Public Sector. An analysis of the possibility to (unilateral) modify individual and collective terms and conditions of employment regarding public sector contractors'. Currently Inger is a postdoctoral researcher. Her research focuses on on the legal status of public sector personnel, with respect to both individual and collective labour relations.


Faculty of Law


Herwig Verschueren

Herwig Verschueren is full professor of International and European Labour and Social Security law at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). He is also a visiting professor at the University of Brussels (VUB). He received his doctorate degree (Ph.D.) at the University of Leuven (KUL) in 1990 on the subject of “International labour migration”. From 1992 to 2004, he was a civil servant at the European Commission (Brussels) working in the field of free movement of workers and the co-ordination of social security schemes. His research concentrates on European employment and social law and more specifically on the legal position of migrant workers and persons with regard to labour and social security rights. Herwig Verschueren is the author and co-author of many national and international publications in this issues. He is member of the editorial board of Tijdschrift voor Vreemdelingenrecht and of Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Sociale Zekerheid. He regularly acts as a consultant for Belgian and European public authorities on legal issues related to the cross-border application of labour and social security law.