EEKHOUT ACADEMY (Eekhoutcentrum)

EEKHOUT ACADEMY (Eekhoutcentrum)

Etienne Sabbelaan 53 / mailbox 7642, Kortrijk, Belgium


The Eekhout Academy is an national and international in-service training (IST) organization for schools, centres for adult education, school management, principals, teachers, educators and school governors based in Flanders - Belgium.
It is a non-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 College VIVES, the advisory body KOV and regional centres for adult education.

On national level the Eekhout Academy is the market leader in in Flanders and Belgium and organizes yearly about 815 courses. On international level, it’s the largest Belgian IST-provider. We run nine different international courses:
"Teach, Learn and Quality", "The Power of Non-formal Learning", "STE(A)M or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics"; "Diversity in Education", "The Motivation of Students", "Differentiated Teaching and Learning", "Teaching Tomorrow", "Meta Learning and Thinking Skills" and Finnish Lessons for European Schools".

We also offer courses on demand or "tailor made" courses . If you have specific in-service training needs, we can help you with the planning and organisation of the professionalization and international course. You can take contact with Wim Simoens, our senior international officer; or

The Eekhout Academy acts as KA1 course provider, partner and coordinator in European partnerships and assessor of quality development in international projects. It also coaches schools in the development of their international policy.

The Eekhout Academy disseminates and implements educational innovation and has a structured cooperation with the University Leuven and University Colleges 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 the 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).

PIC = 947859169
Full legal name: EEKHOUT ACADEMY (vzw Eekhoutcentrum)

Eekhout Academy
University Leuven campus Kortrijk
Etienne Sabbelaan 53 / mailbox 7642
8500 Kortrijk
Flanders - Belgium

Tel. +32 56 24 61 82
Fax +32 56 24 69 98

International Senior Officer: Mr Wim Simoens

Director Mr Peter Van de Moortel
International management assistant: Ms Charlotte Depoorter

Financial management assistant: Ms Daphné Mervielde