Every year the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs hires about twenty new diplomats. For three months the Clingendael Institute in The Hague prepares them for their first job at the ministry. Colleagues from other ministries also partake in the course. Together they are ‘het klasje’ (‘the class’). On the 1st of April their course was kicked off by swearing in these new civil servants.
The issue of 'sovereignty' in defence cooperation has often been understood as that of a show-stopper, throwing up boundaries for further cooperation. Margriet Drent argues that by disentangling the sovereignty debate and by providing alternative sources of legitimacy via parliaments this boundary can be overcome.
What do you do when you want to prepare for an upcoming conference and you know there is going to be some tough negotiations ahead? Members of the Dutch National Youth Council found out at a training at the Clingendael Academy.
Since 2010 Clingendael has been closely involved in the start-up of the Polish Diplomatic Institute (PDI). Clingendael Academy accepted the Institute’s invitation to design and deliver a training on Crisis Management.
It is time for a truly ‘European’ debate for the upcoming European Parliamentary elections. One vote: many voices and real choices. What kind of Europe do the European political groups envisage and support: Social Europe, Green Europe, Open Europe or Europe light?
On 24-25 March 2014 the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit took place in the Hague. After Washington and Seoul, it is the one but last Summit on Nuclear Security attended to by Heads of State and Government. This Masterclass will give you all the ins and outs regarding the NSS.