Resume

Elke Decruynaere

Date of birth: June 12, 1981

Degree: Master in History (University of Ghent, 2003)

Marital status: living together

Professional career:

  • 2003-2008: Policy advisor for GRIP

                Policy work regarding equal rights for people with a handicap

  • 2008-2010: Coordinator of the Expertisecentrum Onafhankelijk Leven

                Policy work regarding the Personal Assistance Budget in Flanders

  • 2010-2012: Policy advisor for Onafhankelijk Leven

                Policy work regarding the Personal Assistance Budget in Flanders

  • 2013-present: Alderwoman, responsible for Education, Training and Youth in Ghent

 

As alderwoman, I’m responsible for the city’s child care, municipal schools, the Education Center of Ghent, the youth service and the educational services. There are over 3.000 civil servants working in these departments.

I’m also a liaison for other government levels, the private sector, NGOs etcetera, for initiatives concerning children and youth.

 

For an interview in English:

http://www.childinthecity.org/2016/04/13/interview-with-youth-alderman-for-ghent-2016s-host-city-elke-decruynaere/

Interested in visiting Ghent?

https://stad.gent/ghent-international