Expand your insight into the EU at Clingendael Academy in 2022
20 Dec 2021 - 16:14
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In 2021, Clingendael Academy has provided dozens of in-depth trainings on the European Union to hundreds of professionals, both from the Netherlands and far beyond. 2022 offers you the chance to learn all you need to know about the EU, by taking part in one of our many tailored EU-trainings.

From the ambitions of the new German chancellor and the effects of the French EU-Presidency, to the technicalities of comitology and effective interest representation in ‘Brussels’. Clingendael Academy looks forward to providing you with all the ins-and-outs.

Are you a Dutch civil servant looking to learn about the EU? Then, take part in one of our popular four-day Insight into Europe trainings. The trainings are fully booked until the Summer of 2022, but in the Fall, we offer two more training editions. Unable to wait until then? Then reach out to us for more information about our tailored Insight into Europe trainings. These are excellent for teams or departments looking to increase their knowledge on EU decision-making on files relevant to their organization.  

Already have (basic) knowledge of EU-decision-making? Dutch-speaking policy officers, but also NGO workers, business professionals and members of academia, benefit from taking part in our February EU Masterclass. This acclaimed two-day course provides you with detailed knowledge of and expertise on EU decision-making, current trends and future developments.

For international professionals, we also offer a wide range of services.  Of course, there is the dedicated online course on Third Country Lobbying. But did you know we also offer a wide-range of tailored EU-trainings relevant to your own organization? For example, in 2021, we provided NGOs in North Macedonia with EU-accession trainings. We also prepared Slovenian diplomats in the run-up to their Presidency of the Council of the EU. And, we trained employers’ associations, youth organizations and national health authorities on anything from EU health diplomacy to negotiation and lobbying skills.

For the coming year, we again have tailored programmes like these planned. Additionally, we will run a range of new EU training programmes. These include a decision-making training for civil servants of local governments and municipalities, as well as advocacy trainings for NGOs and multinational businesses.

In 2022 as well, our core EU trainings remain those we continually provide to diplomats. Think of the European Diplomatic Programme, or the dozens of bilateral trainings we provide to countries from all over the world. Delivering these trainings gives us insights and stories from the heart of Brussels. We in turn translate these to a unique learning experience in all of our training programmes.

Watch the video about our different EU-trainings below.

Are you excited to learn all you need to know about the EU? Reach out to one of our three EU-trainers at Clingendael Academy: Christiaan NelisseMax Eleveld and Teun Janssen. We look forward to meeting you in 2022!