15 June 2020

Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As cases of COVID-19 in The Netherlands have significantly decreased, the Dutch governent has slowly started to ease some of the restrictions. At The Hague Academy, our staff members are mostly working from home. However, we are slowly returning to the office. Some of our staff members are working from the office once a week while following strict measures to reduce risks.

Tailor-made training

Due to the circumstances, our training offer is moving online. We are going beyond the traditional webinars and have developed several interactive learning programmes. In these programmes, we combine presentations from experts with individual assignments, group work, games, video tours to study visits, individual coaching, and live events.

Our trainers put a lot of effort into designing scripted content and deliver intensive e-facilitation. So far, they facilitated tailor-made, online courses for participants based in Jordan, Sudan, Uganda, Somalia, Iran and Afghanistan. With our tailor-made, interactive approach, we make sure each individual participant stays engaged from start to end and create an optimal learning impact.

Open subscription courses

We are looking forward to welcome our course participants again from the second half of the year. However, if this is not yet possible due to COVID-19 measures, registered participants will receive alternative learning options, including online training, or combinations of online with face-to-face training. They can also ask for reimbursement or for a voucher for next year’s course in The Hague. We will inform all participants one month before the start of the training.

Practical information

Our online platform is easily accessible, even with low Internet speed. The time investment for participants varies from two to eight hours a week. Are you interested in a customised course? We are happy to advise you. You can contact us at info@thehagueacademy.com.

For more information about the virus in The Netherlands, please refer to the website of the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

Our team will continuously monitor the situation and will inform you in case there is a change in the measures outlined above.

Further reading

For a closer look at our online LED-course, read: Learning Local Economic Development at a distance





For more information about the role of local governments in combatting an epidemic, read the story about Monrovia.