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Earn more on the side: flexi-job

Chocolate buns at a bakery Ghent

Earn more on the side: flexi-job Have you ever wanted to earn a bit more on the side, but did not wish to set yourself up as self-employed? The Flemish government offers a tax-free flexible employment scheme for occasional help in shops and food and drink establishments. The advantages of flexi-jobs The main

How to get help for your income tax return 2019


Latest update: June 2019 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

How to Find Volunteer Work in Gent

Gent4Humanity Volunteers

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 Platforms

Cambio map of Belgium

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

Meet the Glocals: First Event Kicks Off

Meet the Glocals is a series of expat events in Ghent where newcomers meet more established expats and experts to talk about their burning issues. Organised by Community Gent, several rounds of the events will take place this year. Read on to learn all about them. TheSquare.Gent caught up with the

All the information in one place: the annual expat event

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

Co-Searching Ghent: helping you get your dream job

Co-Searching job hunting workshop in Ghent

Looking for a job in Ghent can be frustrating for newcomers from abroad. Apart from having to master the Dutch language, you also need to learn about the hiring and working culture. This has recently become easier as the Co-Searching initiative have started organising their workshops in English as well.


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