Talent for Governance

Talent for Governance is the scholarship programme of The Hague Academy for Local Governance. It provides practice-oriented learning experiences to young, accomplished local government practitioners.

a training course on a topic of their interest


an internship with a Dutch municipality

access to a global network of young local government practitioners

a Back Home Action Plan that the Talents implement in their local community, after completing the programme

Through the training and exchange activities, the talents have a chance to increase their knowledge and skills and improve the living conditions of citizens in their local communities.


Learn more about the programme

Support good local governance worldwide!

Dutch municipalities can make an important contribution to supporting local governments worldwide. The Talent for Governance scholarship programme offers a unique learning experience for a new generation of local practitioners, which will help them to create change in their communities. Other organisations are also more than welcome to support the programme.

Interested in more information about hosting an internship or support financially? Click on one of the buttons below. 

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Awarded to young ‘talents’

Since the start of the Talent for Governance programme in 2009, 74 Talents have participated in our programme. You can read the profiles of these ambitious young talents here!

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Our Partners & Friends

Thanks to many committed and generous organisations we have been able to provide an opportunity for training and knowledge exchange for young, local talents from around the world.

Meet our partners & friends

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