Who is Hajo Beeckman?
Traffic in Belgium is congested. VRT traffic reporter Hajo Beeckman is your daily guide through the traffic jams on the roads of Flanders. From his privileged position, he also monitors the latest trends in mobility for VRT NWS. Hajo's lectures take a critical look at the many proposals and analyses from policy-makers and analysts aimed at resolving our traffic congestion problems. What will work? And who is talking nonsense? He looks for rational solutions in an often emotional and polarised debate.
Hajo studied political science, spatial planning and traffic engineering in Ghent, and later worked as a researcher at the universities of Leuven and Ghent. From 2001, he helped to expand the new Vlaams Verkeerscentrum (Flemish Traffic Centre). He also became spokesperson for the centre in 2008. Hajo decided to switch to the VRT in 2015, where he works for the traffic team and the newsdesk. In 2018, he won the Grote Prijs Jan Wauters award for his excellent use of language.
Hajo Beeckman was a very likeable speaker. He was also very accessible before and after his presentation, and spent a long time talking to our members.