Joke Quintens – experience

IMG_1261designer and facilitator of co-creation and participation projects, author, matchmaker, active citizen.

Career

Master in History, KU Leuven, Belgium
Process designer, teacher and mentor in youth welfare, integration, community work, literacy and language training.(8 years)
Career guidance and mentoring of local and national politicians.(5 years)
Campaigner, politician and national and local policy maker – Vice-president of the Social Democrats of Flanders, Member of Parliament in Flanders and Deputy Mayor of the City of Genk. (2006-2016)
Facilitator, social designer and author for Dwarsdenkers – own co-creation office. (2004-present)

Author

Books
“Ciao Limburg. Het Little Italy van bij ons.” Uitgeverij Lannoo
“Slow van Antwerpen. Slow tourism inspiratiegids.” Toerisme Antwerpen.
“Dwars. Toekomst van de welvaart van Limburg.” Voka Limburg.

Essays
“Europa ligt in mijn straat.” Europa 2050, visies voor een betere toekomst. (Saïd El Khadraoui) – Uitgeverij Houtekiet.
“Ford sluit, en nu? Anders en beter.” Sampol.
“Weg met de consultants, daar zijn de procesbegeleiders.” Sub Rosa – geïnspireerd toekomstkijken. (Herman Konings) – Uitgeverij Lannoo.

Online
Blog – 60 blogs on http://www.jokequintens.be

Speaker

Transitions and Sustainable Development.
Belmont Forum 2015 Boulder, Colorado, Usa.
European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns 2016. Bilbao, Spain.
Informed Cities Forum 2016. Dresden, Germany.

Participation and Citizen Involvement.
Werelddag Stedenbouw 2016. Antwerp.
Festival van de Gelijkheid 2015. Ghent.
Forum Lokale mandatarissen 2014. Ghent.
Trefdag Vlaamse Vereniging voor Steden en Gemeenten 2014. Ghent.

Speeches. Panel discussions. Debates. Congresses.

Campaigner

Election campaigns: Clothildes 2007, PROgenk 2006 en 2012, Little People 2014, personal campaigns 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014.

Book promotion “Ciao Limburg. Het Little Italy van bij ons.” 2016.

Campaigns City of Genk: G360 burgerbrainstorm, Operatie Mooie Plekjes, De Andere Markt, Pop up Regenbooghuis and Idahot, Carpet of Life, Iedereen Fixt, Bijenplan, Schansbroek, Slagmolen,…

Designer and facilitator co-creation-processes

An active community “The Specials” in an institution working for people with disabilities. Coproduction of a Manifest and interventions to break out as an organisation. (Ter Heide)

An action plan about work for people of 45+. Coproduction by 100 jobseekers, employers and supportive organizations. (Intercommunal Gaoz)

A book to inspire “slow tourism” in the Province of Antwerp. Cocreation process with 40 professionals from the Touristic Sector of Antwerp . (Antwerp Tourism)

A book about “the future of welfare” in the Province of Limburg. Co-creation process with 15 entrepreneurs. (Voka Limburg)

Awareness campaign on sustainable commuter traffic on the Ravenshout Industrial Estate. Co-creation process with the “Ravenshout Brigade”: 15 employees from local companies. (Mobiliteit Provincie Limburg)

A national campaign and advertisement. Co-creation process with 15 employers and external professionals from all Flemish Provinces. (Socialistische mutualiteiten)

Diva Project (Report on Various Women from Another Origin. Co-creation process with 12 professional women. (Koning Boudewijn Stichting)

Diary of the future as a vision. Co-creation process with the entire organisation. (Instituut Samenleving en Technologie)

Brochure “Van plein tot plein” with a vision on public space.. Co-creation project with 10 architects and civil servants. (Stad Hasselt)

Concepts for moral leadership. Creative process with 15 employees. (Axa)

Concepts for innovative products. Creative process with 25 employees. (Delta Loyd Life)

Concepts for new touristism products. Creative process with 20 innovative thinkers and employees. (Toerisme Limburg)

Concepts and pitching research projects. Creative process with 12 experts in the sectors of construction and nature. (Bouwlab Technische Universiteit Delft)

“Limburg te voet” showcase and publication. Creative process with 50 citizens. (Creative Class)

Fairytale “Het huis dat ik ben” + ideas and concepts about programming. Creative process with 20 stakeholders from the cultural and creative field. (Vlaams-Marokkaans huis Daarkom)

Three examples of co-creation projects as Deputy Mayor in Genk:
– The “G360” in (longtermpolicy plan). Participation project with 453 citizens of Genk. (Stad Genk)
– “Operatie Mooie Plekjes” 28 projects from groups of citizens to improve public space. (Stad Genk)
– Co-creation Neighborhood park Schansbroek with 70 citizens (Vlaamse Landmaatschappij en Stad Genk)

Brainstorm facilitator, coach, teacher

Advertising sector – Commworld, Outsource, Impuls, Boondoggle, Wenneker.
Provincial Government – Provinces of Limburg, Antwerp, East Flanders. 
Cities and communities: Alken, Vorst, Elsene, Hasselt, Leuven, Lommel, IGS Gaoz. VGC.
Regional Goverment – Vdab, Wetenschapswinkels.
Educational Institutions – Mater Dei Leuven, Mariaburcht Hasselt, Lucernacollege, Karel de Grote Hogeschool, TU Delft, Basiseducatie Brusselleer.
Local branches of the sp.a in all Flemish Provinces.
Cultural sector: curieus nationaal, Daarkom, CJP.
Women: Limburgse vrouwenraad, Zij-kant nationaal, Federatie Wereldvrouwen.
Youth: Chiro nationaal, MJA/Joetz, animo/JS, Humanistische Jongeren.
Conservation of Nature: Natuurvrienden.
Development Aid: Fos.
Health Services and Unions-  socialistische en christelijke.
Employers Organisations-  Voka, Vkw
Social Economy – Gors vzw, Aksi vzw.
Aid/Care – Katharsis, Mané, Ter Heide.
Sector Federations – Grafoc, Secretary Plus.
Media Companies – Het Belang van Limburg, Concentra, Havana.
Industry and Services – Axa, Delta LLoyd, Groep Boden, Tempera, Kluwer.
Service Clubs – Soroptimisten, Rotary.

Working on

* Urban Field Trips from Marseille
* Living Lab Moving*Marseille
* Jobbranding as diversity lever – in co-operation with Trigger-m.
* Book about Making City Together

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