Hans Thielemans (Ghent, Belgium)

Consultant, Integration Office, City of Ghent

Hans Thielemans is a consultant at the Integration Office of the City of Ghent. He graduated as a teacher in primary education and worked for seven years in alternative schools. After that he decided it was time for a change and he started his current job as a consultant on education. In six years he built up expertise in education from primary school to adult and lifelong learning. Other subjects are childcare, higher education, language and introductory courses, adult participation and education policy in general. Last year he became the coordinator of the Ambassador Project. This project works with immigrant volunteers who have overcome barriers and spread the word on how they found employment success.