Training courses 2021

In 2021, twelve training courses will be organized.

The application process for these courses will begin approximately 2 months before the course begins. Please check this website regularly to stay informed about the program.

Participants

In order to participate in a training course, you must work for the government, a government body or a government-related organization. However for the training programmes Energy Transition, Food Safety, Trade Promotion & Economic Diplomacy and Water Management also some places are availabe for those working at a semi public organisations. The maximum number of participants per course is 25. As the courses are interactive, participants will be divided into subgroups.

We 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 the organisation of their visa application.

All participants are responsible for the organisation and costs of 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, will have to cover local travel expenses themselves and will be compensated for the international part 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 executing the course has the right to claim all costs incurred from the participants’ employer.

Course Information

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 begins. 

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.

COVID-19

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). Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 crisis we aren’t able to organize training courses in The Netherlands or abroad. Therefore we started to organize our training programmes online. This requires that participants possess a laptop or PC and have access to a stable internet connection.

Hopefully soon we will be able to organise our training programmes as usual.

Programme 2021

Course

Application deadline

Course Duration

Application deadline: 14 March 2021
Course Duration:
  • from 31 May 2021 to 2 July 2021
  • and a second period from 1 to 31 October 2021
Apply

Apply here: application form
Application deadline: 14 March 2021
Course Duration:
  • from 31 May 2021 to 2 July 2021
  • and a second period from 1 to 31 October 2021
Apply

Apply here: application form
Application deadline: 28 March 2021
Course Duration:
  • from 31 May 2021 to 27 June 2021
  • and a second period from 25 October 2021 to 2 November 2021
Application deadline: 4 April 2021
Course Duration:
  • from 7 June 2021 to 11 July 2021
  • and a second period from 15 to 19 November 2021