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Curriculum vitae  

Name : LAMBERTZ

First name : Karl–Heinz

Address : Eichenberg 35, B-4700 Eupen

Place and date of birth : Schoppen, 4.6.1952

Marital status : Married with Sylvie Palotas, 2 daughters (Eveline and Esther)

1) Education:

 Bachelor of law at the Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve (UCL) and additional education in German law at the University of Heidelberg

2) Professional career:

1976-1980:

• Assistant professor at the Law department of the Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve (UCL)

1980-1981:

• Consultant at the Office of the Minister for Institutional Reforms and deputy manager of Aerotech Ltd.

 1981-1990:

• Consultant for the SRIW

 1988–2010:

• Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the UCL (course: terminology of German law)

1990-1995:

• Minister of Media, Adult Education, Policy for the Disabled, Social Aid and Professional Retraining

1995–1999:

• Minister of Youth, Training, Media and Social Matters

1999–2004:

• Minister-President, Minister of Employment, Policy for the Disabled, Media and Sport

 2004–2009:

• Minister-President, Minister of Local Authorities

 2009-2014 :

• Minister-President, Minister of Local Authorities

Since 26/06/2014 :

• President of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community


3) P
olitical activities and mandates:

1975-1980:

• President of the Council of the German-speaking Youth

 1975-1981:

• Member of the Commission for the Official German Translation of Laws and Decrees

 1981-1990:

• Chairman of the Socialist Group in the Council of the German-speaking Community of Belgium

1984-1990:

• President of the Socialist Party of the German-speaking Community of Belgium

Since 1986:

• Member of the Executive Board of the Socialist Party (PS)

Since 1981 :

• Member of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community


4) Political activities and mandates at european level:

 a) at the Committee of the Regions of the European Union

 Since 1999:

• Member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR), Commission for Culture, Education an Research (EDUC) and Commission for Economic and Social Policy (ECOS)

 Since 2009:

• Member of the Bureau of the CoR

Since 30/06/2011:

• President of the PES Group in the Committee of the Regions

Since 2011:

• Rapporteur of the Committee of the Regions on the reform of the EU State aid rules on Services of General Economic Interest (July 2011)

• Rapporteur of the Committee of the Regions on the situation of frontier workers after 20 years of the internal market (July 2013)

b) at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Since 2000:

• Member of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (CLRAE - Chamber of Regions)

From August 2006 to 2010:

• Rapporteur-General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (CLRAE) on cross-border cooperation

From 23/08/2010 to 2012:

• Head of the Belgian delegation at the CLRAE

From 29/05/2008 to 28/10/2010:

• Plenary Chair of the Committee on culture and education at the CLRAE

From 20/07/2007 to 08/09/2010:

• Plenary Chair of the Working Group on Inter-Regional Co-operation at the CLRAE (CT/CIR)

From 28/10/2010 to 15/10/2014 :

• Plenary Chair of the Governance Committee at the CLRAE

Since 2012:

• Thematic rapporter for inter-constitutional relations

 Since 13/10/2014:

• President of the socialist group CLRAE

c) Further activities and mandates:

Since 19/02/2010:

• President of the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR)

From 13/03/2013 to 26/06/2014 :

• President of the Euregio Maas-Rhine (EMR)


5) Major publications in German

 • 2009 - Europapolitik und Europafähigkeit von Regionen (Band 34)

Karl-Heinz Lambertz/Martin Große Hüttman(Hrsg.) - Nomos Verlag

(mit Dr. Stephan Förster) (Seite 7-9, Seite 21 – 24)

Die belgischen Gemeinschaften und Regionen im europäischen Rechtsetzungsprozess

 • 2010 - Schriften zur Grenzüberschreitenden Zusammenarbeit

Herausgegeben von Kerstin Odendahl und Hans Martin Tschudi - Band 4: Praxis

DIKE/Nomos Verlag

Die Grenzregionen als Labor und Motor kontinentaler Entwicklungen in Europa – Berichte und Dokumente des Europarates sowie Reden zur grenzüberschreitenden Zusammenarbeit in Europa

(Karl-Heinz Lambertz Hrsg.)


6) Contact address:

Karl-Heinz Lambertz

Präsident

Parlament der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft
T +32 (0)87/318 400
E-Mail: karl-heinz.lambertz@pdg.be - www.dgparlament.be - www.lambertz.be

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