Good governance at a local level is crucial to progress and development. However, local authorities around the globe too often face barriers when providing services, creating stability, and promoting social and economic development. The Hague Academy for Local Governance is dedicated to giving people the knowledge, skills, and confidence to jointly work on inclusive development.
Each year, The Hague Academy offers open courses for professionals from all over the world. These short courses, in The Hague and in Barcelona, provide opportunities to exchange ideas and experiences, gain knowledge on different international concepts and tools, and broaden perspectives to strengthen local governance.
In addition to open courses, the Academy organises on-demand training programmes that combine several methods and topical expertise. These Tailor-made Trainings (TMTs) and their related knowledge-sharing activities are offered in, but not limited to, English, French and Arabic, and can be convened in the Netherlands or in your country.
On 24 April, The Hague Academy celebrated its 10th Anniversary in a full-day conference featuring alumni, former staff, a comedian and the Mayor of The Hague. Taking into account the evolving space of decentralisation and local service delivery as well as skills development, the conference served as an opportunity to reflect on the trends and challenges in local governance.