Philippe De Bruycker (Phd in Law) is Jean Monnet Chair for European Law on Immigration & Asylum and Professor in several institutions (Institute for European Studies and Law Faculty of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) as well as Sciences Po-Paris). He founded in 1999 the “Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe” with the support of the Odysseus programme of the EU. The “Odysseus Academic Network” organises yearly since 2001 a Summer School “EU Law and Policy on immigration and Asylum” and has launched in 2006 a post-graduate certificate in the same field.
From 2001 till 2003, he was adviser at the European Commission in the GD Home Affairs in charge of drafting proposals for directive on immigration. In 2004 and 2005, he advised the I.O.M. in Tirana for the National Strategy on Migration of the Albanian Government. He works also as an expert and trainer for different institutions (European Parliament, UNHCR, IOM, ICMPD,…) and is at the origin of the European Asylum Curriculum (EAC) used by the EU to train asylum case officers.
After having extensively published on issues of constitutional and administrative law as Head of the Centre for Public Law in ULB till 1999, his several books and articles now focus on Immigration and Asylum Law with a special emphasis on its EU dimension.