The Clingendael Institute is located in the partially 17th century country manor house ‘Huys Clingendael’, which is surrounded by the Park Clingendael
The Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ aims to enhance and deepen knowledge and discussion of issues related to international affairs. The Institute achieves this objective through its research, training and consultancy for national and international parties. The Institute publishes reports and policy briefs, holds numerous conferences, and publishes a weekly newsletter and its online magazine Clingendael Spectator. Per July 1st 2016, Monika Sie Dhian Ho succeeded Ko Colijn as General Director of the Clingendael Institute. Ko Colijn held this position since May 2011.
Clingendael is an independent institute and is not affiliated with any political, social or religious movement, making it an ideal platform for events. It is located in the partly seventeenth-century country manor Huys Clingendael, which is surrounded by a beautiful park. This is the ideal location for conferences and roundtables with the primary objective of enhancing the public debate on international affairs.
The Institute is also part of a vast global network of think tanks, academies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), diplomatic corps and other relevant institutions.
Clingendael focuses its research on Conflict and Fragility, Security and Defence, European Affairs, Trade and Globalisation, Strategic Foresight, Migration and Sustainability. Research experts also act in an advisory capacity to the Dutch government, parliament, public organisations, private sector and the media. The results of its research are circulated through publications, conferences, lectures and appearances in Dutch and foreign media.
Clingendael Academy develops and organises a broad range of courses and training programmes, varying from open registration courses to tailor-made programmes for specific audiences. The wide spectrum of training programmes aims to enhance knowledge and skills in areas such as security and conflict management, the European Union, diplomacy and negotiation techniques, and capacity building. The Clingendael Institute trains hundreds of diplomats, civil servants and other professionals from all over the world every year.