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Seminar: Trans-Local Collaboration for Good Governance

Wednesday 24 April 2024
Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

A delegation of The Mayor’s Club in Ukraine makes a three-day visit to the Netherlands, 24-26 April, where one of their priorities is to explore questions of good governance and how it can be advanced through ‘Local-to-Local Co-Creation’ between interested municipalities in Ukraine and the Netherlands. With this purpose in view, GTGC is happy to host a seminar for the representatives, as well as for Leiden University staff and students.


  • 15:00 - 15:15: reception with coffee and tea.
  • 15:15 - 15:30: words of welcome from University, Government, and Mayors’ Club representatives.
  • 15:30 - 15:45: presentation by Prof. Jan Aart Scholte (Leiden University) on translocal networks in world politics.
  • 15:45 - 16:15: presentation by Jesper Rytter Hansen (Mentorix) on professional certification for good governance.
  • 16:15 - 16:30: presentation by Prof. Antoaneta Dimitrova (Leiden University) on reform of local governance in Ukraine.
  • 16:30 - 17:00: Q&A and discussion moderated by Bijay Dhungana (Windle International).

Expected Outcome

The Delegation of Ukrainian Mayors and Business Directors, as well as interested academic staff and students, will obtain enhanced awareness of the links between good governance, best practices, and professional certification in the context of ‘Local-to-Local Co-Creation’ collaboration initiatives.


This seminar is open to a all interested colleagues and students. Given the neccessary arrangements, please send an email to gtgc@leidenuniv.nl if to you wish to attend. A link for online participation can be provided upon request.

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