Prof. Paul Schoukens

Paul Schoukens is Professor of Social Security Law (Comparative, International, and European) at the KU Leuven. He is heading the department of social law in the Faculty of Law. He became in 2013 Secretary-General of the European Institute of Social Security, an international scientific network of persons professionally active in the fields of social security and social protection.


Within the KU Leuven, he is working for the European section of the Institute of Social law, organised as the Research Unit on European Social Security (RUESS). After having been Academic Coordinator of the Erasmus Office (student exchange) of the Faculty of Law (2007-2013), he recently became assistant Vice-Rector Student and Staff Mobility of the university.


He is involved in the organisation of the master in European Social Security and is programme director of the Summer School on Social Security, a specialised two-weeks course that gives a general introduction into social protection across Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective.