Policy advisor higher education at ministry of education and training Flemish community Magalie Soenen holds a master and teacher training degree in Geography from Ghent University, Belgium. She started working at Ghent University as policy officer in the field of quality assurance and internationalisation. Nine years later she became the general coordinator of EPOS vzw, the Flemish Agency for the European Life Long Learning Programme. Since 2009 she works in the Higher Education Policy Unit of the Flemish Ministry of Education of Training. She represents Flanders in the Bologna- and ASEM-process and is member of several boards of directors and committees. She also develops national policies concerning internationalisation and mobility in higher education.
Since 2018 she is a co-chair of the Bologna Peer Support Group on Quality Assurance and the Bologna Coordination Group on Global Policy Dialogue. She also coordinates several European KA3 projects within the field of QA and inclusion. She is Policy Advisor / Project Coordinator for the MICROBOL project.