Ellen Van Vooren, coordinator
Lisa De Roeck, research, policy advice, training and communication
Ellen studied Criminology at Ghent University and International Development at Katho-Howest. In the context of the latter she did an internship at the NGO 'Otra Cosa' in Peru with the aim of supporting various projects concerning children's and women's rights. She worked for two years in the mental health sector as a prevention worker. In this context she followed an continuing training in forensic behavioral sciences at the UGent. Afterwards, Ellen worked at the Study and Policy Service of Fedasil, the federal agency for the reception of asylum seekers. She worked under the AMIF-project international and national partnerships, and on topics such as activation and integration of residents, training and education for asylum seekers, mental health care, migration flows and vulnerable persons with specific reception needs.
Lisa studied Political Science at Ghent University and International North South Cooperation at UCLL. In the context of the latter, she did an internship of six months at an organization dedicated to girls’ and women’s rights in Sri Lanka, where she, among other things, did research on the political participation of vulnerable groups. After a short internship at the Benelux-desk of UNRIC, the regional information centre of the United Nations in Brussels, she started working at ‘Vrouw & Maatschappij’ (Woman & Society). There she was involved in cases concerning work-life balance and violence against girls and women. Since September 2019, Lisa is employed full-time at KeKi.
The Children’s Rights Knowledge Centre has the legal structure of a non-profit association, with a General Assembly and a Board of Directors.