Study Visit Hainan Province, China 2018

In 2018, The Hague Academy received a delegation from the Hainan Province. This delegation visited the Netherlands for several months to study Dutch approaches to regional economic development and free trade. As part of this programme, The Hague Academy together with VNG Realisation organised three training workshops exploring different aspects of local governance in the Netherlands.


Introduce participants to the following subjects:

  • Local governance and fiscal decentralisation in the Netherlands: institutional arrangements and cooperation;
  • Local economic development: the Dutch approach; and
  • The characteristics of the Dutch approach to smart society and (open) data at the local level.


Training workshops delivered in The Hague for 25 delegates from the Hainan Province on local governance and economic development in the Netherlands.


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