The Hague Political Academy, high-level courses for diplomats – Spring 2015
New: Tailor-Made Courses on Location
Starting in May The Hague Political Academy arranges tailor-made sessions in your Embassy or at the Academy. Topics: Dutch society, and/or domestic politics and media and/or Dutch foreign and European politics. Program and fee can be established in mutual agreement. For information see below.
The first session will concentrate on Dutch customs and habits in order to get the participants acquainted with all the “do’s and don’ts” in Dutch society.
The second session deals with international protocol. Mr.Bengt-Arne Hulleman, Head Protocol and Events Unit of the International Criminal Court in The Hague will elaborate on all the main protocol topics and will provide you with concrete recommendations.
Dates and time: Mondays 18th May and 25th May from 5.30 pm until 7.30 pm. Venue: 24, Prinsevinkenpark, The Hague. Participation fee: € 180,-
The first session will familiarize foreign diplomats in The Hague with political life in the Netherlands. It will provide the participants with an inside understanding of the democratic system and the way politics work publicly and behind the scenes. After an introduction to the historical dimensions the policies of the present VVD/PvdA cabinet will be explained and discussed.
The second session will explain the complicated media landscape in the Netherlands. After a short historical overview the main focus will be put on the way public and social media operate in practice. Special attention will be paid to the influence of the media on the political process and the public opinion. The participants will also be provided with practical advice on dealing with the Dutch media.
Dates and time: Wednesday 27th May and Thursday 28th May from 5.30 pm until 7.30. Venue: 24, Prinsevinkenpark, The Hague. Participation fee: € 180,-
Course 3 DUTCH FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN POLICY
This course deals with the Dutch Foreign and European Policy. The main characteristics of the Dutch external policy will be explained in a historical perspective. The most recent developments in European politics will be discussed.
Dates and time: Wednesday 3th June and Monday June 8th, from 5.30 pm until 7.30 pm. Venue: 24, Prinsevinkenpark, The Hague Participation fee: € 180,-
Course supervisor is Dr. Bob van den Bos, political scientist and former member of the Dutch Parliament (Upper and Lower Chambers) and the European Parliament.
On special request it is also possible to participate in only one session of a course.
Participants will receive an Official Certificate at the end of the course.
Information and subscription: Dr. Bob van den Bos
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