Country Netherlands
Other countries World
Region World wide
Duration Start 1 January, 2019 till 31 December, 2019
Field of expertise Building More Effective Public Administration
Policy field(s) Intergovernmental relations
Funding VNG, Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten
Project code B
The project focuses on three pillars:
1) Information provision and services
2) Exchange of knowledge, experience and insights
3) Representation and advocacy

The intended results are
1) Efficient and targeted advice and information provision to all Dutch municipalities at both official and administrative level, on priority themes within the international domain;
2) An appealing national campaign Gemeenten4GlobalGoals that provides the still growing group of participating municipalities with sufficient concrete support (information, examples, platform, action perspectives);
3) Recognition at international, European and national level for the role of municipalities in international relations and in the implementation of international agendas through efficient advocacy;
4) Ëmbedding of international policy within the VNG through efficient and effective support of 'Commissie Europa & Internationaal', as well as throughout the wider VNG;
5) Excellent communication with the VNG agency, the VNG organization, to municipalities and other organizations about the work of VNG International and with Dutch municipalities.