Epke is an expert in internationalisation and international cooperation in secondary and higher vocational education. As a project manager and advisor, she works on complex projects around the world to strengthen opportunities for good education and employment. She also has extensive experience in the internationalisation of Dutch vocational education and training, both within and outside Europe.
Joop Clappers is an expert in the field of internationalisation in secondary and higher vocational education. As a project manager and content consultant, he is involved in complex international projects aimed at strengthening educational institutions. He has years of experience in capacity building in West Africa.
Carmen works as a consultant international cooperation in TVET education. She has experience in sustainable value chain development, ME&L, and knows the current state of affairs in the development sector through her background in international development (AMID programme). She loves to strive for sustainable outcomes and to translate them into opportunities and challenges for education and training in developing countries, with special attention for inclusion of marginalised groups.
Doreen works as a consultant and researcher on the themes of low literacy, integration & inclusion, career orientation & guidance, curriculum development, and 21st century skills. She does this both in a national and international context, especially Africa and Asia. Doreen always thinks critically and tries to approach complex issues from different angles and stakeholders. In short, she is a generalist who is driven by offering content and as much impact as possible.
Gert-Jan is managing consultant with a pragmatic and result driven approach. He has extensive experience in acquisition and overall management of projects in the field of (technical) vocational and higher professional education in the Netherlands and international. The unifying theme throughout his career has been strengthening the capacity of educational institutes in close cooperation with industry and private sector partners. Entrepreneurship and business development are also among Gert-Jan’s core competences. He started his own business and is shareholder in a renewable energy company in the Netherlands. In the past years he was involved in many educational projects as project director/manager (Africa/Asia). He is now responsible for the establishment of a new ‘state of the art’ (technical) vocational college in Sri-Lanka. For many years he worked for a Dutch university of applied science in different management positions being responsible for amongst others commercial Master courses and setting up research groups with professors.
Hans is an expert in the field of international cooperation in higher and vocational education and is responsible for the acquisition and implementation of large-scale, international capacity building projects (Africa/Asia) with a focus on project/strategic management, business development, start-ups of graduates at educational institutions.
Karin van der Sanden
Karin is an experienced consultant, project manager and expert in lifelong learning and the relationship between education and the labour market. She is analytically strong, both in terms of content and transcendence. She knows how to connect both parties and developments and how to turn strategies into applicable solutions.