Hans Martens

Hans Martens (PhD) is Head of Digital Citizenship at European Schoolnet. He is responsible for the Digital Citizenship strategy of the organisation, managing a team of 15+ dedicated to a variety of public and private projects covering aspects such as digital skills, media literacy, online safety and children rights in a digital world. Within this context, Hans is leading – on behalf of the European Commission – the Better Internet for Kids initiative while coordinating the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres, among other activity lines. With a background in research and teaching at the University of Antwerp, combined with an advisory role in various Flemish, European, and American media literacy networks and projects, Hans joined European Schoolnet in February 2012. His key tasks include governance, management and outreach, team and project coordination, liaising with various Ministries of Education and European Commission units, as well as being the point of contact for other key strategic partners, from government, civil society and industry.