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OPEN Call for project proposals for Matra and Human Rights Programmes 2020
OPEN Call for project proposals for Matra and Human Rights Programmes 2020 In a break with previous years, this year the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul will have an OPEN call for proposals that fit within the MATRA and HR programmes. Applications can be submitted throughout the year and will be considered based on first-come, first-serve principle until all funds have been allocated. Please find the details on both programmes, application and reporting forms below: Matra: MATRA fund in Turkey 2020 - open call MATRA Forms 2020 (Application & Reporting Forms) Human Rights: Human Rights Fund in Turkey 2020 - open call Human Rights Forms 2020 (Application & Reporting Forms) For the submission of project applications, please use the application form. Only proposals that use this application form will be taken into consideration. Please make sure that you do not exceed the maximum information guidance in the form. We will not take proposals into consideration that exceed maximum length advices. Be as specific and short as possible and focus on core information for your project. Applications should be submitted in English. The applications can be sent to the following e-mail address: ANK-MATRAHR@minbuza.nl If you have questions related to the form or the procedure please contact below given address. ANK-MATRAHR@minbuza.nl firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Concept Notes
MATRA for European Cooperation Embassy Program 2020 Matra stands for maatschappelijke transformatie, meaning ‘social transformation’. It is part of the Dutch support to current and potential EU candidate countries and the countries of the Eastern Partnership. Matra supports countries to fulfil conditions required by the EU accession processes (e.g. Copenhagen Criteria and/or Association Agreements with EU). The Matra Fund supplements the European Commission’s efforts and aims to help countries strengthen democracy and the rule of law, thus enhance stability. The Dutch government attaches particular importance to the program, since it is focused on reinforcing and promoting shared European values. Values that connect European countries, bridging their cultural diversity. A strong and pluralist democracy under the rule of law, stable democratic processes and good governance are part of these values and of the agenda for the regions bordering on the European Union. In 2020 the MATRA budget delegated to the Embassy will allow for 4-6 new projects to be financially supported.
Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, will visit Indonesia on 7th Oct 2019
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, will visit Indonesia on 7 October 2019 during a one-day stopover on his way to Australia and New Zealand. The purpose of his visit to Indonesia is to reaffirm the strong bilateral relation between Indonesia and the Netherlands. Mark Rutte has also visited Indonesia in 2013 and 2016 as Prime Minister.
Beware of job scams
Many people in India are being cheated with job offers and lotteries that do not exist. Stop and think before you part with your money, your passport, your personal details or your current job. Many scams may appear to come from the Netherlands, but the criminals behind the scam are actually based in other countries. There are also cases known where the sender offers a job and a visa, using an actual name of an embassy employee.
South Africa and the Netherlands continue their cooperation in the water sector
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in conjunction with Netherlands Embassy will be hosting a roundtable discussion in support of the Blue Deal South Africa Initiative: Clean and sufficient water for all under the theme: Tackling water challenges through bilateral partnerships. The roundtable discussion takes place on 27 February 2019 in Pretoria.
Scholarships open to Filipinos under the Orange Knowledge Program
Are you a Filipino professional interested in taking short courses, master's or doctoral programs taught in English? Or are you part of an organization that could benefit from a tailor-made training course must be carried out by a Dutch training provider? If so, you may want to consider the Orange Knowledge Program, a € 100 million global development program, funded by the Dutch government. It was kicked off mid-2017 for a period of 5 years and involves around 50 countries. In the Philippines, applicants are eligible to apply for the following programs: Tailor-Made Training (TMT) for groups Individual scholarships for mid-career professionals
Het registreren voor de verkiezing van het Europees Parlement
Beste Nederlanders! Op 23 mei 2019 kunt u als kiezer buiten Nederland weer stemmen. U brengt uw stem uit tijdens de verkiezingen voor de leden van het Europees Parlement. U stemt met een briefstembewijs of een kiezerspas. U kunt ook iemand machtigen om voor u te stemmen. Om te kunnen stemmen, moet u zich registeren als kiezer buiten Nederland. Wilt u stemmen voor de verkiezing van het Europees Parlement op 23 mei 2019? Registreer u dan uiterlijk op 11 april 2019 via onderstaande link. U hoeft dit maar 1 keer te doen. Bij iedere verkiezing krijgt u de documenten die u nodig heeft om te stemmen per post toegestuurd. U kunt uw briefstem aan het op de retourenvelop aangegeven adres sturen. Zorg ervoor dat u uw briefstembiljet tijdig verstuurt om te garanderen dat uw stem op tijd aankomt! Informatie over het registreren en de werkwijze van de Gemeente Den Haag treft u onder: https://www.denhaag.nl/nl/bestuur-en-organisatie/verkiezingen/kiezers-buiten-nederland/stemmen-bij-de-verkiezing-van-het-europees-parlement-als-u-in-het-buitenland-woont.htm Voor verdere vragen kunt u contact opnemen met de Gemeente Den Haag via +31 (0) 70 353 4400. Met vragen kunt u ook terecht bij het 24/7 contact center van het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. U bereikt ons via +31 247 247 247. Of bel met de Nederlandse ambassade in uw land en kies in het telefoonmenu voor ‘consulaire zaken’. Kijk op Contact met het 24/7 Contactcenter voor alle manieren waarop u ons kunt bereiken.
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.
Europees Parlement-verkiezingen van 23 mei 2019
Beste Nederlanders! Op 23 mei 2019 kunt u als kiezer buiten Nederland weer stemmen. U brengt uw stem uit tijdens de verkiezingen voor de leden van het Europees Parlement. U stemt met een briefstembewijs of een kiezerspas. U kunt ook iemand machtigen om voor u te stemmen. Om te kunnen stemmen, moet u zich registeren als kiezer buiten Nederland. Wilt u stemmen voor de verkiezing van het Europees PArlement op 23 mei 2019? Registreer u dan uiterlijk op 11 april 2019 via onderstaande link. U hoeft dit maar 1 keer te doen. Bij iedere verkiezing krijgt u de documenten die u nodig heeft om te stemmen per post toegestuurd. U kunt uw briefstem aan het op de retourenvelop aangegeven adres sturen. Zorg ervoor dat u uw briefstembiljet tijdig verstuurt om te garanderen dat uw stem op tijd aankomt! Informatie over het registreren en de werkwijze van de Gemeente Den Haag treft u onder: https://www.denhaag.nl/nl/bestuur-en-organisatie/verkiezingen/kiezers-buiten-nederland/stemmen-bij-de-verkiezing-van-het-europees-parlement-als-u-in-het-buitenland-woont.htm Voor verdere vragen kunt u contact opnemen met de Gemeente Den Haag via +31 (0) 70 353 4400 of met Buitenlandse Zaken via +31 247 247 247.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com. Our mailing address remains the same: P.O. Box 489, 11001 Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
Calls for Orange Knowledge Programme Applications in the Philippines: Nuffic Short Courses and the Joint Tailor-Made Training (TMT)
Applications are now open for the the Orange Knowledge Programme for both Short Courses and Joint-TMT applications! Scholarships are intended for participants living and working in the Philippines.
Week of Dutch-Polish Events Relating to Sustainable Development
Today marks the start of a special week on Dutch-Polish events and partnership building revolving around sustainability and climate. From circular economy and sustainable water solutions to electro-mobility and energy transition; this week the Netherlands will be host to no less than five events in which Polish and Dutch stakeholders will brainstorm together towards a sustainable future! The Dutch Embassy in Poland co-organizes/supports these events to raise awareness and promote Dutch-Polish cooperation in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) which will take place in Katowice this autumn. Moreover, several follow-up activities related to climate and sustainability will be organized in the second half of the year.
EUROPEAN REINTEGRATION NETWORK (ERIN) SPECIFIC ACTION PROGRAM: TENDER 2018
The European Reintegration Network ( ERIN) Specific Action program offers socio-economic reintegration assistance in the form of counselling, referral and/ or reintegration assistance to foreign nationals who return voluntarily or non-voluntarily to their country of origin or a third country. This program is implemented by partner countries Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. The ERIN Program is mainly funded by the European Commission via the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).
Notification: EUROPEAN REINTEGRATION NETWORK (ERIN) SPECIFIC ACTION PROGRAM: TENDER 2018
The Netherlands Repatriation and Departure Service (R&DS) of the Ministry of Justice and Security is responsible for carrying out the The European Reintegration Network (ERIN) tender. The goal of this European tender is to acquire service providers that deliver assistance in the form of information, counselling, referral and reintegration to returnees. This is the link to the Tender 2018: http://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=208365&B=
Webinar Starting a Business in the Netherlands
Thursday 29 March, 2018 Business.gov.nl will broadcasts a free English-language webinar Starting a Business in the Netherlands. Business.gov.nl is the official online source of the Dutch government for doing business in the Netherlands. Please register for one of the two sessions using the link above.
BVN Frequency 12076
Problemen met de ontvangst van BVN TV and VRT Radio 1 in Noord-, Midden- en Zuid-Amerika (inclusief Caribisch gebied en Suriname). De nieuwe frequentie 12089 die onlangs is gecommuniceerd, blijkt per 21 februari jl. niet meer beschikbaar te zijn voor BVN. Vooralsnog zijn de TV-zender BVN en Radio 1 (VRT) op de oude (vorige) frequentie 12076 te ontvangen. We verzoeken u om de vorige frequentie weer in te stellen; mogelijk staat deze nog in uw ontvanger: Satellite: Eutelsat 113 West A (Ku-2 Transponder 19) Frequency: 12076 MHz Polarization: Horizontal Symbol Rate: 5787 FEC: 3/4 Onze excuses voor het ongemak. BVN werkt aan een betere oplossing die uiterlijk in april a.s. beschikbaar zal zijn. Hierover zullen we volgende maand communiceren. Problem with the reception of BVN TV and VRT Radio 1 in North, Central and South America (including the Caribbean area and Surinam). It turns out that the recently announced new frequency 12089 is no longer available for the reception of BVN TV and VRT Radio 1. For the moment BVN TV and Radio 1 are available on the ‘old’ (former) frequency 12076. Viewers, downlink sites and cable or fiber providers in USA, Canada, Central and South America, including the Caribbean and Surinam are kindly requested to retune the satellite receiver (set-top-box) to the old frequency again: Satellite: Eutelsat 113 West A (Ku-2 Transponder 19) Frequency: 12076 MHz Polarization: Horizontal Symbol Rate: 5787 FEC: 3/4 BVN apologizes for the inconvenience. From April 2018 BVN will announce a better solution for the reception of BVN TV and Radio 1. Contact BVN E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/bvntv Twitter: www.twitter.com/bvn_tv Press: email@example.com Website: www.bvn.tv +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Orange is the New Green in Jakarta
Growing social and environmental issues in Southeast Asia call for innovative entrepreneurial solutions. Therefore, the Dutch Government has initiated the Orange ASEAN Factory: an intense three-week gathering of talented young professionals, entrepreneurs and students, designing solutions for sustainability challenges in the ASEAN region. On Friday 27 October 2017 the participants will present their findings in Jakarta.
Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation seeks residence in the Netherlands
The Netherlands, Japan and the United Nations (UN) Environment will lead the establishment of a Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation in The Netherlands. Today, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment signed a Statement of Intent together with global partners of the new project. The Centre will address the growing need for support among countries, institutions and businesses for dealing with climate change adaptation issues, such as natural disasters and economic disruptions.
Rijksakademie Applications 2021
The Rijksakademie’s artist community has opened its call for Applications for the Rijksakademie residency 2021. Presentation of the work and connections to an international network form a part of the two-year residency program. For many alumni the residency has led to their international breakthrough. Works that are developed in the studios and workshops of the Rijksakademie are often on view in galleries, musea, corporate collections and biennials .The application form is opened from January 1 until 1 February 2020. The total selection procedure is a process of several months. Artists can apply to the residency through the online application form via: www.rijksakademie.nl
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‘Human rights are the basis for everything’
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12-12-2019 - Bahia Tahzib-Lie is the Netherlands’ Human Rights Ambassador. She believes that a shared message has the power to improve human rights situations around the world.
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