Information for the press

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science’s spokespersons can only be contacted by the media. If you are not a journalist, please use the contact form or call 1400 (Monday to Friday, 08.00 to 20.00).

Press officers

If you are unable to contact the spokesperson you require, please contact the Communications Department’s secretariat on +31 70 412 30 45.

There is a spokesperson on call outside of office hours, from Friday evening to Sunday. Please contact the ministry’s central reception desk on +31 70 412 24 90.

Head of Press Relations, Speechwriting and Protocol

Michiel Schulmaijer
+31 70 412 22 71
m.c.schulmaijer@minocw.nl

Spokespersons for Minister Van Engelshoven

Tom van den Brink, chief press secretary
+31 6 52 36 74 01
t.vandenbrink@minocw.nl

  • Coordinates media relations for Ms Van Engelshoven
  • Secondary vocational education (MBO)
  • Science
  • Higher education

Lillian Jansen, press secretary
+ 31 6 50 09 75 43

Yannick van Riet, press secretary
+31 6 11 03 87 57
y.vanriet@minocw.nl

  • Culture
  • Emancipation

Birgit de Bruin, press secretary
+31 6 46 84 93 08
b.m.a.debruin@minocw.nl

  • Corporate business

Spokespersons for Minister Slob

Deborah Jongejan, chief press secretary
+31 6 46 84 93 64
d.e.s.jongejan@minocw.nl

  • Coordinates media relations for Mr Slob
  • Primary Education
  • Teachers

Annemieke Kooper, press secretary
+31 6 52 36 74 65
a.kooper@minocw.nl

  • Number of students
  • Media
  • Archives
  • Social security

Jorgen Trommelen, press secretary
+31 6 15 03 80 98
j.j.trommelen@minocw.nl

  • Secondary education
  • Curriculum revision
  • Appropriate education

Press officers

Birgit de Bruin, press officer Minister Van Engelshoven
+31 6 46 84 93 08
b.m.a.debruin@minocw.nl

Martijn Kamans, press officer Minister Slob
+31 6 51 29 05 85
m.kamans@minocw.nl

Education Inspectorate
The media division of the Education Inspectorate can be reached on +31 88 669 60 00.

Education Executive Agency
The media division of the Education Executive Agency (DUO) can be reached on +31 50 599 96 22.