Join the discussion on the future of The Hague in the European Union

Residents of The Hague can join the discussion on the future of The Hague in the European Union (EU). You can help to decide your future. Even if you do not know that much about the European Union, your opinion is valuable.

The municipality organises debates which you can be part of. The Conference on the Future of Europe was held from spring 2021 to spring 2022. There discussions were held on subjects relevant to the city such as traffic, sustainable energy and digital services (online assistance) provided by the municipality. International subjects were also discussed.

The municipality will continue to organise these kinds of discussions. Would you like to join the discussion on subjects concerning The Hague and the EU? Then send an email to Begin link:, end link. . The municipality will invite you for any new debates.

In The Hague there are also events about the EU in which you can take part.

September and October 2022: Just Peace Month

The Begin external link: Just Peace Month(External link), end external link. takes place in September and October 2022. Different Begin external link: European organisations(External link), end external link. will then open their doors to the residents of The Hague. You can see what these organisations do and what they mean for the city.

9 May 2023: Europe Day

The Hague celebrates Europe Day every year on 9 May. This day is about peace, freedom and security – issues that cannot always be taken for granted. The Hague will also raise the European flag. On this day the municipality and its residents will think about how important a strong and united Europe is. Would you also like to raise the European flag on 9 May? Sign up on Begin link:, end link. . You will then receive a European flag from the European Commission.

The Hague is participating in different European projects. Because of this the municipality can use European money for projects in The Hague. And the city is taking part in the EU’s goals.

European projects

European goals

The municipality will be working towards the EU’s goals in the coming years. This will be done in the areas of:

For more goals see the page Begin link: The Hague and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), end link. .

The municipality’s Team Europe & International brings local and international organisations in contact with each other. The team organises international visits and events.

The tasks of Team Europe & International:

  • influence European policy and legislation
  • represent the interests of The Hague in the EU
  • make The Hague visible in Brussels
  • strengthen the bonds with other European cities
  • obtain European subsidies to carry out local projects

Do you have a question about The Hague and the EU? Or do you want to join the mailing list to be informed about new events? Send an email to Begin link:, end link. .


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