BRUSSELS - We’re deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Paul Decroos, our honorary chairman, co-founder and member of the General Assembly of Journalismfund.eu / Pascal Decroos Fund and Scriptie vzw

Paul was the father of Pascal Decroos, the promising Belgian journalist whose death in 1997 led to the founding of Journalismfund.eu

"I have known Paul as the man who was always present at the board meetings and who was very pleased with the entrepreneurship we were able to develop with the two non-profit organisations. He was a man of few words, but his witticisms were sufficient to motivate. He followed our organisation closely and was one of the best-informed board members. For me, he was someone who stimulated me and gave me the confidence to believe in our joint project, even in more difficult moments. Paul was a great supporter of our project and was there when we needed him. Giving up was not in his dictionary. Until today. We will miss him", managing director Ides Debruyne. 

On behalf of the board of both organisations, we wish the family a lot of strength. Our thoughts are with you, Annemie, Isabel and Lucas who are members of our General Assembly, but also with Tom, Ann-Sophie and the whole extended family.

The funeral will take place on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 in Ostend, Belgium. 

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