Prof. Dr. Michel Vandenbroeck
Ghent University, Brussels
Michel Vandenbroeck is a Professor in Family Pedagogy and Chairman of the Department of Social Work
and Social Pedagogy at UGent. His research focuses on preschool facilities (childcare, kindergarten, and
parenting support) with a special focus on inclusion and exclusion processes in contexts of diversity.
Michel is Chairman of the Executive Board of VBJK. He sat for eight years on the Advisory
Committee of Child and Family. For his work where he connects practice, research and policy
in a critical way, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Tampere.