The Hague Academy for Local Governance

The Hague Academy for Local Governance organises practice-oriented training courses for people involved in local governance.

Mayors, civil servants and citizens are welcome to take part in the programmes, as are consultants and other professionals working on strengthening local democracy worldwide. Joining the training programmes means experiencing governance from a typically local point of view.

Training programmes

In close cooperation with municipalities as well as with NGOs, national authorities and the private sector in various countries, The Hague Academy for Local Governance offers training programmes that are made by and for people involved in local governance. Its approach is characterised by active participation in the training programmes: observing, contributing, discussing and sharing experiences.

  • Training courses generally last one to two weeks covering topics such as
    decentralisation, municipal administration, citizen participation and
    service. Other possible topics include courses on monitoring local
    government projects and ‘train the trainer’ programmes
  • Educational trips focus on on-site visits, sharing experiences and discussing cases.
    Specific themes such as urban planning, waste management, local health
    care, economic development or public-private partnerships are offered in
    training courses as well as in educational trips
  • Master classes are two-day sessions on special topics such as crisis management, city diplomacy and municipal international cooperation.

The practical and active approach by The Hague Academy for Local Governance helps participants return home inspired and motivated to lead the development process in their home countries. Moreover, participants develop contacts with colleagues from other countries that often are maintained after the training has ended.

Address & contact

The Hague Academy for Local Governance
Nassaulaan 12
P.O. Box 30435
2500 GK The Hague

Telephone: (070) 373 86 95

Published: 10 April 2017Modified: 18 May 2017