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“It’s not about empowering local governments, it’s about empowering local communities”.

From 7-11 July 2014, we organised our summercourse on Decentralisation and Local Governance. We were able to welcome a number of practitioners from a […]

18 July 2014

Local parties win municipal elections The Netherlands

The local elections of March 2014 showed a big victory for the local political parties. While the ruling social democrats and liberals lost ten percent […]

10 April 2014

“Women are women, all over the world. Everywhere they face the same challenges”.

This said one of the participants of the Gender Mainstreaming and Female Leadership course during the concluding session. From 3 – 14 March this course took place at The Hague Academy during which the

27 March 2014

Kick off Leadership programme in Serbia

The Serbian state secretary of Interior, Mr Vladimir Bozovic, and the Dutch ambassador in Serbia, Mr Laurent Stokvis, on Tuesday launched a new cooperation […]

07 March 2014

Strengthening Leadership Skills and Rule of Law in Turkey

From 29 January to 7 February, The Hague Academy for Local Governance welcomed  senior civil servants from Turkey for first part of the training on “Leadership […]

14 February 2014

Promoting SMEs and employment in Algeria

From 12 to 17 January 2014 a group of 30 Algerian senior civil servants and other stakeholders from three different provinces visited the Hague […]

07 February 2014

Gender and Good Governance in Zanzibar

The Hague Academy crossed borders this time to deliver a training in the tropical paradise of Zanzibar in December 2013. The Zanzibar Institute for Public Administration (IPA) had requested a blended training about gender and good governance in public service delivery with training of trainers (ToT) components for their entire staff.

30 January 2014

Strenghtening the Rule of Law in South Eastern Europe

To support European integration, The Hague Academy organises the training Decentralisation for governments in countries with an EU-pre-accession status. This October we welcomed again […]

12 December 2013

Exchanging experiences on economic and social development

The Local Economic Development course took place from 11 – 22 November 2013 in The Hague. The course focused on strengthening the economic capacity of a regional community to make optimal use of the existing and potential characteristics of the area.

03 December 2013

From unemployment to active citizens

Why do the Netherlands have one of the lowest youth unemployment numbers in the EU? What policies contribute to an effective fight against unemployment? […]

20 September 2013

Urban Governance programme for Iraqi officials

In and outside the city hall of Almere, a delegation from the Ministry of Planning in Iraq learned about Dutch approaches to urban growth, […]

10 September 2013

Observations on Gender Equitable Local Development

On 6 and 7 June 2013 The Hague Academy contributed to The Regional Policy Forum on Gender Equitable Local Development (GELD) in Dar es […]

Young potential leaders participate in Academy Masterclasses

Youth in (post-)conflict societies is often portrayed as a threat to security and stability.  However, as inspirational young people such as Malala Yousafzai, Mayra […]

09 August 2013