Delphine Houba

Alderwoman of Culture, Tourism, Big Events and Municipal Equipment.

I was born in Brussels in 1985 and as a young woman on the left I have always shown my commitment. I did my secondary studies at the Athénée des Pagodes in Neder-Over-Heembeek, where I lived. I started working when I was 16 to pay for my studies. It was at the ULB that I graduated in political science, in the field of international relations.

When I was confronted with the inequalities in the world, I focused my professional life on international solidarity in the voluntary sector. During my various missions abroad, I saw the harmful effects of certain political choices in Belgium, for example in agriculture or trade. The decision to return and to try to influence these decisions was then self-evident.

Back in Belgium, it was at the Emile Vandervelde Institute that I had the opportunity to continue working on European and international issues. I then had the opportunity to work for Paul Magnette and Jean-Pascal Labille, Ministers of Development Cooperation. After the 2014 elections, I worked with André Flahaut, known for his international efforts. I was also co-author of a book about the four-day work week and the collective reduction of working time.

I have lived and developed myself for several years now between the Yser and Sainte-Catherine quarters. My involvement with Brussels and its people was given shape in the Public Welfare Centre (CPAS-OCMW), where I was a Council member for 2 years, and since the end of 2017 also as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brugmann Hospital.

As a lover of music, reading and exhibitions, I now want to give the best of myself as Alderwoman of Culture, Tourism and Big Events.

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