A selection of Executed Programs 2011:


Public Sector Risk Management in NL (Canadian gov’t delegation)
March 25
APEP assisted with the Netherlands portion of the study program for a delegation of Canada’s Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) officials on the topic of Risk Management. The purpose of the study tour was to allow TBS to dialogue with representatives from governments, associations, and research bodies within Europe involved in risk management activities.

Combating and preventing ‘football hooliganism’: the English approach
April 6 – 10
A study trip for senior Dutch officials (government, police, football authorities, academic experts) interested in how football hooliganism is combated by clubs and authorities in the UK. As a recently adopted law on football disorder and public safety is being implemented in the Netherlands, experts and authorities are eager to learn from experiences with the UK’s Football (Disorder) Act and to see how clubs, police, government and football authorities cooperate to improve the atmosphere and safety around football matches.

Ministry of the Interior/CIOs to DC & Boston
May 1 – 6
Maarten Hillenaar, National CIO at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, visited WashingtonDC and the Boston Area with a small delegation to learn more about cloud computing; the (future) role of social media; robust ICT strategies; and, the use and possibilities of Government apps.

Washington Political Week
May 7 – 13
The Washington Political Week offers participants a close-up look at current trends in U.S. politics and a look ahead to the 2012 Presidential elections. The program consisted of face-to-face discussion meetings with senior representatives from politics, government, business, lobby groups and the media in the US capital. The mixed delegation was joined by three Members of Dutch Parliament (VVD, PVV & D66).

Social Media / Publieke Omroepen
June 4 – 11
A delegation representing various Dutch public broadcasting service representatives traveled to Atlanta, WashingtonDC and New York to learn from US media organizations (e.g. CNN, the Washington Post, Al Jazeera, CBS) how they make use of social media.

Chinese International Fellow
June 19 – July 3
Upon the invitation of APEP a promising, young CPAFFC staff member was invited for an orientational program in The Netherlands.

Third Chinese Agricultural Seminar in Jilin province
August 8 – 15
At the request of partner organization CPAFFC, APEP arranged a Dutch speaker for this seminar (Mr. Kees van Beveren, Vice Governor, Province of Zeeland). The theme of the seminar was “Modern agriculture and sustainable development”.

Financial Reform in Brussels & Washington
August 29 – September 2
The reform and strengthening of financial markets regulation and oversight on both sides of the Atlantic were the focus of this week-long study trip in late summer. Senior government policymakers, executives from the financial sector and members of Parliament were taken to the EU and US capitals for a first-hand look at post-crisis financial and economic policies, with special attention for the role of newly established or reinforced regulatory bodies.

Sir Richard May Seminar
September 18 – 23
Federal and State judges from across the US participated in the Sir Richard May Seminar to be educated about international law and the activities of the various international courts and tribunals located in The Hague. The seminar is an initiative of the InternationalJudicialAcademy in Washington, DC and is organized with the assistance of APEP.

NIBC program in Beijing
September 20 – 24
New APEP member NIBC took a mixed delegation to Beijing looking into various PPP projects in the field of infrastructure.

NHG Masterclass Brussels & Frankfurt
November 6 – 10
The annual program for APEP members NHG focusing on the financial sector will take place in Brussels and Frankfurt this year.