Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations – is a leading think tank and academy on international affairs. Through our analyses, training and public debate we aim to inspire and equip governments, businesses, and civil society in order to contribute to a secure, sustainable and just world.
Its research, training and platform activities are deployed in combination. Expertise in all three of these dimensions makes the institute unique.
Clingendael Research provides independent, interdisciplinary, evidence-based and policy-relevant recommendations about urgent international issues. Clingendael analyses the most important trends and issues in international environments and policy, evaluates international policy, studies opinions concerning and buy-in for international policy, develops new ideas and approaches to clarifying international developments, and provides advice on how to approach critical international issues;
Clingendael Academy provides diplomatic training courses, thematic programmes (European Union, sustainability issues, economics and trade, security and conflict management) skills programmes, tailor-made training, expert seminars, open application courses and individual coaching in order to operate effectively at the international level. The Academy also offers capacity-building programs to support the development of diplomatic academies or other training institutes. These programs include advice on institutional development, training programs and training methodologies, as well as train-the-trainer workshops.
The Clingendael Public Platform clarifies current international developments and shares knowledge with the public at large by means of an active role for Clingendael experts in traditional and online media; it offers a platform for sharing knowledge among scientists, politicians, policy-makers, social partners and businesses and, with this, provides inspiration for informed action by these parties; it publishes the online magazine Clingendael Spectator, organises idea exchanges and programs public meetings aimed at debate and dialogue with a broader audience about international relations from a Dutch perspective.