Karin Van Honacker
Dr. Karin Van Honacker is Head of international relations at the State Archives in Belgium. Having worked at the University of Brussels as a history researcher and PhD student (1991-1995), and from 1996 as part-time professor, Karin Van Honacker joined the Belgian State Archives in 1999 as an archivist in the State Archives in Antwerp. In 2007 she moved to the National Archives in Brussels, since she was appointed head of the newly created department ‘Communication and services to the public’. From 2014 onwards she is in charge of the international relations of the Belgian State Archives. She does the follow-up – among other things – of the EU issues concerning archives (data protection, copyright, re-use of information, project calls) and of the ICA policy and strategy. She is also closely involved in the Archives Portal Europe project.