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Portrait of Hans van der Linden

Hans van der Linden

Members Council Member
MC Term: January 2019 - December 2021
Policy Advisor Flemish Government. dept. of Culture, Youth and Media Belgium Cultural Heritage

I am working at the Flemish Government (department for Culture, Youth and Media). I have been involved in the topic of digital culture for a while and have been involved in Europeana from the beginning. I’m also a member of the Belgian delegation within the Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana (DCHE).
I coordinated the vision statement ‘A Flemish cultural policy in the digital era’ which was approved in 2017. This vision aims to reinforce the cultural sector by developing and implementing a culture wide framework for digitisation. It functions as a framework for future policy actions.


  • Professionals in Focus: Hans van der Linden

    Title: Hans van der Linden at Europeana2019 - Connect Communities

    Creator: Sebastiaan ter Burg

    Date: National Library of Portugal, Lisbon - 27-29 November 2019

    Institution: Europeana Foundation

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    News Created: 23 July 2020

    Professionals in Focus: Hans van der Linden

    In our ‘Professionals in Focus’ series, we speak to our Councillors about their roles, working lives and plans for their time on the Members Council. This month, Hans van der Linden discusses taking a holistic approach to digital transformation, and his work as a Policy Advisor at the Flemish Government Department of Culture, Youth and Media.