Dr. Bea Cantillon

Office: S.M.177
Phone: +32 (0)3 265 53 98
E-mail: bea.cantillon@uantwerpen.be
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Bea Cantillon is Professor of Social Policy and member of the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She has published widely and internationally on a wide range of issues relating to poverty, social policy, social security, the welfare state, and gender. She has acted as a consultant to, among others, the OECD, the European Commission and the Belgian government. Next to being the Chair of FAMIFED - Federal Agency for Child benefits, she also served as a Belgian senator (1995-1999) and was the president of the National Reform Commission on the Belgian Social Security for independent workers (2000-2002). Prof. Cantillon is secretary-general of the Foundation for International Studies on Social Security. As of 2003 she is also a Fellow of the Royal Belgian Academy and member of the Belgian High Council for Employment. Since 2013 she is a member of the commission on pension reform 2020-2040. Prof. Cantillon served as a Chair of the General Assembly UFSIA (2002-2003) and as vice-president of the University of Antwerp (2004-2008). Since 2017 Chair of 11.11.11 vzw and managing director of the University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA). Since 2020 Erasmus University's prof. dr. J.A.A. van Doorn Chair and a van Doorn Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW).
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