University of Gent, Bachelor of Arts Law, 1968-1972.
Member, OCMW (public centre for social welfare), Waregem, 1976-1989. Member, provincial council. West Flanders, 1977; Deputy chair, provincial council, West Flanders, 1981.
Member of Chamber of Representatives, Kortrijk district, since 1984. Local councillor, Waregem, 1989. Member of Chamber of Reps, commission on infrastructure.
Member of Chamber of Reps, commission on justice. Member, Chamber of Reps, ad hoc commission for judgements of the Rekenhof broken by appeals. Member, parliamentary assembly Council of Europe and assembly of the West European Union.
Member of Flemish Council Commission on Internal Affairs and Language Regulations. Member of Flemish Council Commission of Foreign and External Affairs. Chair of the Flemish Council Commission on the media.
Chair, SP, waregem; lawyer, bar of Kortrijk, since 1972. Member of Committee for inspection of local councils credit for Belgium.