Talent for Governance is the Academy’s scholarship programme for young and ambitious civil servants. It provides practice-oriented learning experiences to local government practitioners. Click the button below to visit the Talent for Governance website.

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The Talent for Governance programme consists of three parts:

  1. a training course;
  2. an internship with a Dutch municipality; and
  3. access to a global network or professionals.

Talent for Governance only selects individuals who possess a strong motivation to make a difference in 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 will design a project plan in coordination with 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.

Please note:  The application period for the 2018 Talent for Governance programme has closed. For questions and inquiries about Talent for Governance, please contact Koen Rozemeijer.

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.

If you are a Dutch organisation or municipality then please consider supporting our Talent programme.