Olivier Vanderhaeghen

Director, Public Centre for Social Action, Municipality of Molenbeek (Belgium)

Olivier Vanderhaeghen holds a Bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy from the Université libre de Bruxelles. He has been responsible for prevention policies in two Brussels municipalities. He has specialised in all matters relating to deontology and ethics, violent radicalism and social polarisation. He is currently Director of the Public Centre for Social Action (Centre public d'action sociale) for the municipality of Molenbeek. Alongside this, he teaches philosophy, social history and the ethical approach to social work at a number of higher education establishments in Brussels and regularly intervenes as a trainer or consultant in topics relating to urban prevention. Moreover, he is a specialist in philosophical approaches (philosophical or Socratic dialogue).

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