Head of Unit, Crisis Management and Terrorism
DG Home, European Commission
Born in 1964, Olivier Luyckx (Belgian) studied Law (1987), Political Sciences (1988) and Business Management (1993) at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. He also holds an LL.M. in International Legal Studies (1989). He graduated from the European Security and Defense College in 2005.
Olivier Luyckx was a practicing attorney from 1990 to 1992. In 1994, he joined the European Commission as a junior advisor in the Directorate General for Economic and Monetary Affairs where he worked on the preparation of the setting up the Euro. In 1995, Luyckx joined the private office of the Vice president of the European Commission in charge of External Relations.
From 1999 to 2004, he worked within the Secretary General of the European Commission. From 2004 to 2008, he served as the Assistant to the Director General responsible for Development Policy and Relations with Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Later, he was the Head of the Unit in charge of Aid Effectiveness until 2011.
Since January 2011, Luyckx serves in the Directorate General for home Affairs, as the Head of the Unit in charge of Fight against Terrorism and Crisis Management.
He earned his parachuting certificate from the 1st Para-commando Regiment in 1982. He did his military service in 1990 within the Commission National Defence Problems (CPND), a coordination body placed under the authority of the Prime Minister.