Anaïs Maes - Vooruit.brussels

Anaïs Maes

Ensuring that every person gets equal opportunities is achieved through education. I strongly believe that Dutch-language education in Brussels should be the launch platform for our young people. More generally, I want to help build a city where everyone can reach their full potential, a city for people.

Career

Anaïs was born and raised in Brussels, as daughter of a Dutch-speaking father and a French-speaking mother. Professionally, she already explored several paths. Between 2005 and 2008, she was a presenter for the then city radio FM Brussels and for TV Brussels. She then became a researcher at the VUB and later a guest professor. For the last 10 years before she got into politics, she was a history teacher at GO! Atheneum Etterbeek. There she engaged as a union representative of the General Union of Public Services CGSP.

Education in the blood

In 2018, she was a candidate on the change.brussels list. After Ans Persoons stopped her work as alderwoman to become State Secretary in the Brussels Region, Anaïs started as alderwoman in the City of Brussels on 4 September 2023, in charge of Urbanism, Public Space and Dutch-language Education and Affairs.

Behind the scenes, she was already education adviser at Vooruit. So Dutch-language education really suits her.

What makes you happy?

As a teacher, I loved seeing young people grow and flourish, regardless of their background. Today, I want to achieve that on a larger scale.

Your dearest possession?

The people around me are the most precious thing - my daughter, family, friends, colleagues and chance encounters.

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Our people

Ans Persoons

State Secretary in the government of the Brussels-Capital Region

Dirk Lagast

President of the CPAS Council in Koekelberg