Why Volunteer in Gent?
If you are reading this article, chances are you have already made the decision to look for volunteer work (vrijwilligerswerk) in Gent. In case you need further convincing, here are some of the reasons volunteering is a good idea for expats:
Volunteering enables you to work for
Sharing economy is the buzzword of this decade. It mostly refers to peer-to-peer platforms that allow people to obtain services or goods from fellow citizens, or to earn some money on the side by renting out their skills or property to perfect strangers.
Here is a short overview of the platforms
We mentioned to look for a job in a startup as an option in the previous Square post How To Find A Job In Ghent Without Speaking Dutch. There are quite a few startups active in Ghent. The newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws stated Ghent is an "epicentrum" for startups, singling
Ghent has a huge selection of choices when it comes to cosy places to enjoy a great coffee. But what if you’re looking for a place to work for the day? What if you’re an independent, but are tired of staring at the same four walls of your home office?
One of the most common questions among expats in Gent is where to find a dance school. So when I saw Lenka, or Badriyah on stage, at her belly dance performance, I knew I had to interview her. But there is more to this energetic Czech girl than her mesmerising
You got the job - congratulations! Now you’re being sent 20 pages of Dutch legalese and you just want to know how much you’ll be paid and when you can go on holiday. The Belgian employment system can be pretty complicated, and there are considerable differences compared to other EU
In this post we give you tips about where you can find a job in Ghent that doesn't require Dutch language skills. Here are some options:
Work for a multinational company
Get a job in one of the Irish pubs
Get a Phd/PostDoc
Self-Employment: Work as a freelancer/start your own
Now is is a great time to start a business in Belgium and in Ghent. There are so many startup supporters available at the moment, enabling new businesses to start and grow in various ways.
Startersfabriek aims to bundle all the starters and startup activities together. The three main activities of
Feel like studying again? Whether you want to study in Gent to learn a new skill for your hobby, take up a language or get a formal certification to boost your employability, read on. In this guide you can find out all about workshops, courses, classes and study programmes in
This information is especially for foreigners who want to set up a business in Ghent.
If you have Belgian nationality, or you are from one of the Member States of the European Economic Area (European Union, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) or Switzerland, you are eligible to set up a business in