In this 18th episode of our STE(A)M IT STEM Careers Podcast, María Dios from European Schoolnet spoke with Thomas Wellens, an Environmental Policy Adviser for the Cabinet of Vice-Governors of the province of Antwerp.

Thomas Wellens has always been passionate about nature, its intrinsic value and beauty. In this podcast interview, he explains his main tasks as an Environmental Policy Adviser and sheds light on how Nature-based solutions can help us combat climate change and biodiversity loss. To conclude, he encourages students to work hard and to commit to what they are passionate about, adding “don’t be afraid of making mistakes, don’t be afraid of taking a step into the unknown.” Listen to the full interview to find out more about his passionate and interesting career!

CC BY 4.0: all the materials and content presented on this STEM Job profile have been co-created by STE(A)M IT, a project funded by the European Union’s ERASMUS+ programme project STE(A)M IT (Grant agreement 612845-EPP-1-2019-1- BE-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD), in collaboration with the Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) phase 2, a pilot project initiated and funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. European Schoolnet (EUN) oversees the interviewing and creating of the NBS Career Sheets, with the support of VO EUROPE.

Ep18: Becoming an Environmental Policy Adviser

Rocío Benito

Rocío Benito

I am a Digital Media Officer in the Science Education Department of European Schoolnet (EUN). I studied mass media, and graphic and web design. I love photography and video editing.


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