Micheline Scheys

Micheline Scheys is the secretary general of the Education and Training Department within the Flemish Ministry in Belgium.

A sociologist and former researcher, she has been at the forefront of education and training policy-making for more than 15 years. She advises the minister, grounding strategic objectives and measures on trends in broader society, international education policy and innovative developments in relevant scientific fields. She is also responsible for the short- and long-term planning, the co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation of policies.

As project manager she has been working at the crossroads of the policy areas education and training, labour and culture, she developed plans for the development and implementation of the overarching delivery strategy for lifelong learning. Her project aimed  at reinforcing the gearing of education and training for the labour market and vice versa, thereby ensuring the continuity and communication across sectors regarding the development of a National Qualification Framework, the Recognition of Prior Learning, the education and training supply, the possibilities for quality workplace-based learning etcetera. Through her membership of the DGVT and of the GB of ETF and CEDEFOP, she assists at developing VET in an European context.