Globalisation is one of the four priorities of the Netherlands' cultural policy. Leading cultural institutions must be able to perform internationally and measure up to their counterparts abroad. Moreover, cultural diplomacy has a positive impact on foreign relations and the Netherlands' economic position. Culture and sport are important instruments for helping us achieve development goals, for example in the fields of sexual and productive health and rights or water and sanitation.
International cultural cooperation
18th-century Ethiopian crown returns home after decades
20-02-2020 | 11:27
Today the Dutch government returned an important religious crown, the property of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, to Ethiopia. ...
Creative Twinning: government promotes international cooperation on culture
10-01-2018 | 17:02
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is making €5.2 million available for multiannual partnerships between Dutch and foreign cultural ...
First results of Dutch-Indonesian investigation in the Java Sea released
13-02-2017 | 11:00
The joint Dutch-Indonesian investigation into the disappearance of three Dutch naval ships from the floor of the Java Sea has ...