Economic Mission to Vietnam 8-12 April, with PM Rutte, Minister van Nieuwenhuizen and Vice-Minister Sonnema
Are you interested in doing business in Vietnam? Join the trade mission led by the Prime-Minister Mr. Rutte, Minister for Water & Infrastructure Ms. van Nieuwenhuizen, and Vice-Minister for Agriculture Ms. Sonnema, from 8-12 April 2019. VNO-NCW Chairman Hans de Boer will act as business delegation leader. The goal of this visit is to further strengthen the economic and political relations with Vietnam. The mission is a follow-up to the visit from the Vietnamese Prime Minister Phúc to the Netherlands in June 2017 and the visit of Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Ms. Kaag in February 2018.
Extension deadline to apply for GES 2019
The primary aim of Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is to promote entrepreneurship worldwide. In support of this, GES offers a unique and international platform where the innovations of entrepreneurs from across the globe can be showcased to an audience of foreign investors, presenting their tech solutions to global challenges.The deadline for entrepreneurs to apply for GES 2019 is moved to Friday, March 1, 2019.
Embassy Hanoi and Consulate Ho Chi Minh City closed from 2 until 10 February 2019
Because of the Tet-holiday (Vietnamese New Year), the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hanoi and the Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will be closed from Saturday 2 February until Sunday 10 February 2019. In case of emergency, please contact the 24/7 Contact Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at: +31 247 247 247.
Call for proposals Human Rights and Democracy programme 2019
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lebanon is soliciting proposals for its Human Rights and Democracy programme. The programme and its Human Rights and Democracy Funds aim to make a difference to people’s lives, helping to promote good governance and protect human rights. In Lebanon, the Embassy would like to invite proposals for the topics outlined below for 2019. We will particularly prioritise projects that introduce innovative approaches and involve youth. Read more
Dutch ambassador speech at CSR Lebanon Forum
Dutch ambassador Jan Waltmans gave a speech at the CSR Lebanon conference on Corporate Social Responsibility. This conference was organised in collaboration with Lebanese and international partners. Ministers, members of parliament, entrepreneurs, civil society and media participated. Ambassador Waltmans emphasized in his speech that CSR is here to stay. It is a new business model, in which business, innovation and sustainability will go hand in hand. CSR is not charity! Read the full speech.
The Dutch go Slush!
Slush, one of the largest startup and tech events in the world, is getting closer and the Netherlands is bringing a trade mission to Helsinki (4 & 5 December 2018). The trade mission is for innovative tech startups, who are ready for the next step. The mission is led by Prince Constantijn van Oranje . “The Netherlands is the ultimate innovation nation...” ...says Constantijn van Oranje. As special envoy at StartupDelta he has been one of the strongest advocates for the Dutch startup community.
Embassy becomes piece of art ahead of UK State Visit
Seeds have been sown for a digital artwork to appear on the facade of the Dutch Embassy in the United Kingdom. Dutch artist Simon Heijdens has been assigned to display a new version of his famous Lightweeds on the front of the building at 38 Hyde Park Gate, London. The artwork will be revealed ahead of the state visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima to the United Kingdom on 23 and 24 October.
On the proposal of Minister of Foreign Affairs Blok, the Council of Ministers has approved the appointment of a new ambassador to Turkey. The appointment will become final only after the approval of the Turkish authorities. The new ambassador, who will be residing in Ankara, is Marjanne de Kwaasteniet. Previously she was Permanent Representative to NATO in Brussels.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Belgrade, Serbia is moving to a new location
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Belgrade, Serbia is moving to a new location on October 1, 2018. We will open our doors in more spacious and comfortable surroundings. Our new visiting address is: Sava Business Center Milentija Popovića 5b, 6th Floor 11070 New Belgrade, Republic of Serbia Our telephone and fax number will remain the same: Telephone: +381 11 202 3900 Fax: +381 11 202 3999 Our contact email address remains the same: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our mailing address remains the same: P.O. Box 489, 11001 Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
Dutch Design in the spotlights at London Design Festival
Dutch Design is very well represented at this year's London Design Festival. Over 30 Dutch designers are showcasing their work in the British capital, obtaining access to design experts from all over the world. This is the place to be for anyone interested in design trends.
Dutch producers at Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London
Artisan food producers from the Netherlands will exhibit their products at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair from 2 to 4 September at London Olympia. This is the UK's leading trade event for fine food and drink, attracting over 10,000 quality trade buyers from the UK and overseas who are looking to source new artisan, speciality and luxury food and drink from over 700 exhibitors.
Vacancies Agricultural Department Embassy
There are two vacancies available at the Agricultural Department of the Dutch Embassy in Tehran. Please check the attachments for more information. Application deadline is the 23rd of June 2018. Only official applications with motivation letter and CV that are sent to TEH-LNV@minbuza.nl will be taken into account.
'Steps are finally being taken on climate security’
19-02-2019 - This week sees the fourth edition of the Planetary Security Conference in The Hague. Louise van Schaik is Head of the Clingendael International Sustainability Centre. ‘After 10 years of “Well, we should do something about this,” steps are finally being taken on climate security.’
Marion Derckx officially becomes Netherlands Ambassador to Australia
14-02-2019 - On Wednesday, 13 February 2019, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove received the Letters of Credence from Marion Derckx, the new Netherlands Ambassador to Australia.