Clingendael Academy trained around 810 diplomats from over 143 countries in 39 different projects in the Netherlands and abroad. About 45% of the participants were women.
Clingendael trainers visited over 40 countries on all five continents to provide 130 training sessions abroad in the fields of diplomatic practice, personal effectiveness, (humanitarian) negotiations, capacity-building, security and conflict resolution.
Clingendael Academy trained 50 civil experts of the Dutch MFA, 20 military officers of the Dutch DoD and 10 foreign security experts before deployment in international crisis management missions.
As part of our training facility for frontline negotiators on humanitarian access, we conducted a total of 19 training sessions to over 350 aid workers. Over 70% of them work in countries with the most restraints on humanitarian access such as Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen. When back in the field, 91% of aid workers stated they achieved better negotiation outcomes a result of the course.
In 2019 we supported 8 diplomatic academies as well as the Defence Institution Building School in Georgia and the Portuguese administration for their turn in the EU Rotating Presidency by training 170 officials in Lisbon.
More than 90% of our work is tailormade, but we also have 10 open subscription courses, which had 134 participants.
In total, we trained over 3,300 professionals in more than 170 projects.
In total we conducted 34 programmes on negotiation and mediation skills in conflict resolution. With our training In 2019, we supported 18 peace processes across 4 continents.
Participants awarded our trainings an average score of 9 on a scale of 10.
In 2019, Clingendael experts appeared no fewer than 716 times in national and international media, including online, television/video, radio and print. All media appearances can be found on our website.
In addition to media commentary, Clingendael experts contribute to the opinion pages of various national and international outlets. Their analyses on topical international questions also appear in in-house Clingendael publications in the form of Policy Briefs, Alerts and articles in the Clingendael Magazine (Clingendael Spectator) and in our Clingendael Café Podcast Series.
Below are highlights of the op-eds, events and publications that Clingendael experts organised and produced in 2019 as part of the Institute’s mission to improve public and expert debate about international and European affairs.
Selection of Op-eds | 2019
Selection of Events | 2019
Selection of Alerts, Policy Briefs, Reports and Articles | 2019
In 2019, the Clingendael Institute further strengthened its outreach strategies, focusing in part on online media strategies. Throughout 2019 we witnessed exceptional growth of the Clingendael website. Our pageviews increased by 37.95% to over 1.3 million in 2019.
The data shows that 41.94% of our audience is in the 25-34 age range, with the 18-24 age range making up 19.23% and the 35-44 age range in third place with 16.2%.
More than 80% of our website traffic is generated directly and through search engines (such as Google).
Clingendael significantly increased its reach and engagement on its social media channels in 2019. Our follower base on LinkedIn grew by 42.78%, Twitter by 23.92%, Facebook by 19.87% and our newsletter subscribers by 22.83%.