City of Antwerp
The city of Antwerp has built up a tradition of facilitating cross-sectoral collaboration between the different educational institutions on its territory and of consultation of and cooperation between educational and industrial partners.
More than ten years ago the City of Antwerp founded the Antwerp Education Council who gives neutral educational advice to the City Council in educational issues. All main actors are part of the Council.
The city administration for education was renamed “Learning City” three years ago and now also has a separate administration for general educational policy, so that Life Long Learning objectives can be met in a better way.
Antwerp has also decided to allocate its educational means in a global policy structure, called Baobab. Its mission is to allocate the means to specific third party projects with measurable results.