Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Mobility and Public Works.
Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Mobility and Public Works. Member of the Board of the Flemish Community Commission (VGC), responsible for Culture, Youth, Sport and Urban Policy Member of the Joint Board of the Common Community Commission (COCOM), responsible for Policy on Assistance to Individuals, Family Policy and Film Censorship In 2014. As the Minister for Mobility and Public Works he can make his dream come true: to foster a sustainable urban development. This implies a new way of designing public space. A bigger emphasis on public transport, more space for cyclists and pedestrians.
Previously, he served as Belgium's Commissioner General for refugees and stateless people (2001–2003). In 2003 he became State secretary in the government of the Brussels-Capital Region with the competences of Mobility, the Civil Service, Fire Department, Urgent Medical Assistance and chairman of the Flemish Community Commission with the competences of Culture, Sport, the Civil Service and Media. From 2004 to 2009 he was minister in the government of the Brussels-Capital Region. He dealt with mobility and public works in the Brussels Capital Region. He was also competent for culture, sport and youth for the Flemish community in Brussels. On 13 July 2009, Pascal Smet became then a member of the Peeters II Government as Flemish Minister for Education, Youth, Equal Opportunities and Brussels Affairs.