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
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
Latest update: May 2018
Note: personal income tax in Belgium is a complex and demanding topic, so our article does not pretend to be able to answer all your questions. What we hope to give you are some useful guidelines and an overview of different options for finding more information. As
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
The annual expat event by Community Gent called “Living And Working in Gent” took place the 5th of October at the amazing Ghelamco Arena in Ghent. This informative event brings together expats and organizations supporting expats to feel more at home in Gent. Expats are defined as people from abroad
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
In this post you will find information about how to register a business in Ghent and Belgium. It includes tips about the paperwork and administration needed for setting yourself up as self employed or as a freelancer (zelfstandig, eenmanzaak) in Ghent. It also includes a reference to a governmental source
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
Are you living in Ghent and curious about working at the European Commission? We asked Alexandra Pötz from Germany to tell us how she got her job there as a conference interpreter, why she lives in Ghent (and not Brussels), and what she thinks about the city - and the