Frederic Donck

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Country: Switzerland
Email: donck [at]


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Frederic Donck is the Director for the European Regional Bureau of ISOC; he started working at ISOC in 2007. [1]

Mr. Donck worked for almost ten years within the European Commission.[2]

Professional Experience

Frederic Donck is an experienced and professional negotiator, some of his work includes:

  • September 1988 - September 1989: Civil servant within the European Commission
  • October 1989 - October 1990: Frederic Donck was a barrister at the law firm Van Bael & Bellis. He generally worked within the telecommunication sector, focusing on competition cases.
  • 1990-1998: He was an Administrator for the European Commission focusing on global policy for SMEs as well as on the development of new European projects for SMEs.
  • March 1994- December 1995: He worked within the International Labour Office located in Geneva. Here he was in charge of supervising strategic communication for governments and other key EU decision-makers. [3]
  • 1999-2004: He was a board member within the ETNO association.
  • 1999-2007: Meanwhile, Frederic Donck worked also as a senior adviser for corporate executives within the public company Belgacom and FD Blueprint.
  • 2007-Present: He has been working at ISOC.


Frederic Donck holds a bachelor's degree in Law from the Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve (UCL), and a master's degree in European Law, which he completed in 1988. He also decided to conduct post-graduate work in the field of "Strategic and Problem-Solving Therapy" from 2005-2008, at the Gregory Bateson Institute, USA.[4]