Profile, Background And Experiences Of Eekhout Academy


Eekhout Academy

Eekhout Academy is a national and international in-service training (IST) organization for schools, center for adult education, school management, principals, teachers, educators and school governors, based in Flanders, Belgium.
It is a public and non-profit body that is recognized and certified by the State through the Flemish Ministry of Education. The organization is independent and non-political.
The Board of Governors is composed out of representatives of the University of Leuven (campus KULAK), the University of Applied Sciences VIVES and the Flemish Catholic Education Network.

On national level, Eekhout Academy is one of the largest course providers in Flanders and Belgium and organizes yearly about 750 courses for 14.500 participants.
On international level, it’s the largest Belgian IST-provider. Eekhout Academy acts as KA1 course provider, partner and coordinator in European (KA2) partnerships and assessor of quality development
in international projects. It also coaches schools in the development of their international policy.

Eekhout Academy disseminates and implements educational innovation and has a structured cooperation with the University Leuven and Universities of Applied Sciences offering initial teacher training.
We have a close collaboration with the National Agency in Flanders, take part in an international network of IST-providers and have bilateral contacts with other European in-service training organizations. We used to be active in Socrates, Lifelong Learning and now are participating in
the Erasmusplus programme.

The quality system of Eekhout Academy is based on the EFQM-system. Our international courses are covered by the Quality Charter that is derived from the GINCO-network (Grundtvig International Network
of Course Organizers). The Eekhout Academy is member of the European Association of Course Providers (EATP).

PIC = 947859169
OID = E10201280

Full legal name: Eekhout Academy
Address: Eekhout Academy, KU Leuven KULAK, Etienne Sabbelaan 53, BE8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
Tel. +32 56 24 61 82
Fax +32 56 24 69

Director: Mr. Wim Simoens

Senior International Officer: Mr. Christophe Vandenberghe

International Management Assistant: Mrs. Charlotte Depoorter

Financial Management Assistant: Mrs. Laura Deschuymer