Training Courses 2021
Twelve training courses will be organised in 2021.
The application process for these courses opens approximately two months before the start of course. Please check this website regularly to stay informed about the programme.
To be eligible to participate in a training course, you must work for the government, a government body or a government-related organisation. However, some spots for those working at semi-public organisations are also available in the following training programmes: Energy Transition, Food Safety, Trade Promotion & Economic Diplomacy and Water Management. The maximum number of participants per course is 25. As the courses are interactive, participants will be divided into subgroups.
We particularly encourage women to apply, as we highly value diversity amongst our participants.
Costs and fees
The Dutch government will take care of all relevant costs for participants from countries on the OECD-DAC list. This includes international travel, board and lodging, visa and insurance, and tuition fees for the course.
Participants from countries that are not on the OECD-DAC list will pay for their own international travel costs, flight tickets and visa. Board and lodging, insurance and tuition fees for the course will be covered by the Dutch government.
Participants are responsible for arranging their visa application.
All participants are responsible for arranging transportation, including all costs related to travelling to the airport in their own country. Participants from countries on the OECD-DAC list departing from an international airport outside their own country have to cover local travel expenses themselves and will later be compensated for the international portions of their journey. In case of no-shows or cancellations within four weeks before the start of the first part of the training, the organisation delivering the course has the right to claim all costs incurred from the participants’ employer.
The Royal Netherlands Embassies will promote STP courses in the eligible countries. For each course, a brochure containing detailed information will be prepared. You can download these brochures on this page as soon as the application process opens.
How to register for a training course
In order to register for a course, you must create an account. This will allow you to fill out the online application form. Create an account today.
Please note that you can only participate in ONE of the Shiraka Training Programmes. If you are not selected to participate in the training of your choice, you have the possibility to apply again next year.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency reserves the right to change the training’s registration deadline. Therefore, we encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience.
With respect to the COVID-19 crisis we would like to inform you as follows.
As you might know, our training courses normally take place in the Netherlands (part 1) and in one of the target countries (part 2). Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have not been able to organise training courses in person neither in the Netherlands nor abroad, so we have been delivering most of our training programmes online. In this context, participants are required to have a reliable computer and access to a stable internet connection.
In spite of the uncertainty regarding the pandemic and the associated public health restrictions, we hope to organise at least some of the training courses in person again in 2021. The brochures below provide information on each training programme.