Hannelore Goeman - Vooruit.brussels

Hannelore Goeman

I believe in the power of education. Education is the engine of progress, I experience that myself in my family. That's why I fight for strong, affordable education that gives every child a fair chance to become the best version of themselves. Whether you are good with your head or your hands, whoever your parents are, what language they speak or what they earn.

That is crucial for the future of this city. So many young people with plans and dreams, so much potential to make Brussels move forward. I want to work for a city where every Brusseler has opportunities, where everyone contributes and can age with dignity.


If you want to move forward in life, you have to work hard and do your best in school. I learnt that from my parents. They always supported me to keep learning, from my history studies at KULeuven, to a master's degree in European policy at Cambridge University, to my PhD on integration policy at VUB. I am incredibly grateful to them for that. Now I want to fight to give other children the opportunities I have always received.

Start at Animo

Hannelore started her political career at Animo (today Jongsocialisten, the young socialists) as a national board member. In 2012, she joined the office of Brussels alderwoman Ans Persoons as a Dutch-language Affairs advisor. She later became secretary of the sp.a group of the Brussels Parliament and secretary of the Brussels sp.a branch.

Education first

In May 2016, she succeeded Elke Roex as a member of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region, where she was a member of the employment and economy committees. Hannelore also became sp.a group leader in the Flemish Community Commission, where she was a member of the general affairs, finance and well-being committees.

In the May 2019 elections, Hannelore Goeman headed the Brussels sp.a list for the Flemish Parliament. In December 2019, she succeeded Conner Rousseau as group leader. In the Flemish parliament, she focuses - not surprisingly - mainly on education.

What if living in Brussels were affordable for everyone?

Renting and buying is far too expensive in Brussels. Too many people sleep on the streets or cannot find decent housing. Even those professionals who make Brussels run, like teachers, nurses, catering workers, ... are being pushed out of the city. We think that everyone who wants to live in Brussels should be able to, in an affordable way. We want to tackle this together. 

Read our proposals here.

What makes you happy?

My son wrapping his small arms around my neck, nothing can beat that.

Your dearest possession?

My electric bike. I don't know how else I would get my life organised. Convenient, healthy but also just plain fun.


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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