The Hague Academy for Local Gov
Deadline: 18 Nov 2016 (annual)
Study in: Netherlands
Course starts May-Dec 2017
With Talent for Governance, The Hague Academy aims to enable young civil servants from developing countries and Eastern European (non-EU) countries to participate in a specially designed Talent for Governance programme.
The Programme generally consists out of four components that are all connected by an overall theme: a two- week training course at The Hague Academy for Local Governance, a week-long internship at a Dutch municipality, networking activities and the back home action plan.
The Hague Academy for Local Governance, The Hague, Netherlands
Level/Field(s) of study:
To apply for the Talent programme, candidates need to choose one of the following programme themes:
• Fiscal Decentralisation and local Finance – Programme from 13 February to 3 March 2017, (more information about the training course part of the programme
• Citizen Participation & Inclusive Governance – Programme from 27 March to 14 April 2017 , (more information about the training course part of the programme
• Local Economic Development – Programme from 27 November to 15 December 2017 , (more information about the training course part of the programme)
Number of Awards:
The amount of placements will depend on the funds and internship placements in Dutch local governments.
Young civil servants working for local government in a developing country
The Talent for Governance programme covers the cost of tuition fee, travel costs, accommodation and most living expenses in The Netherlands. The talents are asked to contribute 150 Euros towards the programme costs.
Application is possible if you:
• work for a local government (not an NGO or private enterprise);
• be 37 years of age or younger when you apply;
• have at least two years of work experience in local governance and
• have the intension to work there for at least two years more;
• speak and understand the English language well (all programmes are in English);
• be able to write down and orally defend your motivation for and relevance of the specific programme;
• be able to identify an issue/project as a real life case within the theme of the programme for which you will write a Back Home Action Plan during the talent programme;
• have written support of your employer to participate in the programme and to implement the Back Home Action Plan when you return home.
Please do not submit a separate application form for the specific training course of your choice through the website of the Hague Academy for Local Governance. Only applications made through the Talent for Governance online application form will be considered. The deadline for applications for the programmes offered in 2017 is 18 November 2016.
It is important to read the Rules and Regulations Talent for Governance 2017 and visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: http://thehagueacademy.com/tfg/talent-programme/why-who-what-and-how/