Elke van der Valk

Fontys University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
Elke van der Valk

My name is Elke van der Valk and I have recently started my job as a consultant regionalisation at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands after working as a consultant internationalisation for the last four years. I previously worked in internationalisation in Utrecht and for a cultural organisation in Spain for five years focusing on educational projects between India and Spain. My job now is to connect the university to the international region of Eindhoven, Tilburg and Venlo and all its stakeholders. Projects linked to themes like TEC for Society (Technology, Entrepreneurship and Creativity), sustainable development connected to the quintuple helix model, etc, are part of my expertise. I’ve been an active member as part of the Cooperation for Development Expert Community and I have been active in the Refugee Working Group focusing on the integration of refugees into higher education. I’ve written articles, blog posts and organised several events. Becoming part of the Employability Expert Community will give me the opportunity to work on themes like social entrepreneurship, 21st century skills, circular economy, etc. I have many ideas and it would be an honour to continue my work for the EAIE and use my knowledge and skills.

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