Talent for Governance is the Academy’s scholarship progamme for young and ambitious civil servants. It provides practice-oriented learning experiences to local government practitioners and consists of a training course, an internship in a Dutch municipality and access to a professional network to support and implement a community-focused project in each participant’s home country.

Talent for Governance only selects individuals who possess a strong motivation to make a difference for their community. Selected ‘Talents’ develop their knowledge and skills on issues to help them deal with the challenges they face in their daily work.

During the three-week programme, the Talents design a project plan together with the trainers, experts and fellow participants in the Netherlands. Back on the job, they will do homework assignments and implement their ‘back home action plan’ with the support of their employer and The Hague Academy.

The application period for the 2018 Talent for Governance programme is now open! 

Support Talent for Governance

Talent for Governance is The Hague Academy’s own scholarship programme. It relies on the financial support from organisations and individuals committed to good local governance. Your donation will help strengthen the capacity of villages, cities and countries to improve services for their citizens and foster sustainable local economic development.