Pascal Goergen, born in Cologne (1963) is Belgian, son of a Dutch-speaking mother (Limburg) and a French-speaking father (Luxemburg). Holder of a PhD in Political Science and professor at the Brussels EPHEC University College, he teaches Dutch & German languages, and European Institutions until 2000. From 2001 to 2011 he has been working as the Diplomatic Representative of the Brussels-Capital Region in the Belgian Permanent Representation to the EU. In 2011 to 2014, he was appointed as Secretary General of the Assembly of European Regions (AER), and in 2015 he co-created FEDRA, the Federation of Local and Regional Growth Actors in Europe. He has more than 30 years experience in the local and regional Brussels-arena, and his networking experience among the expat community make him an expert in the Belgium-Brussels day-to-day reality and its European aspect. As of January, 2019, he's the new owner and Editor-in-Chief of Brussels Express.