Professional development course: Communicating with the Public (Shiraka programme)


Commissioned by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Berenschot has implemented the Professional development course “Communicating with the Public” on behalf of the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs, during the period 2018-2021.

Through this Shiraka training programme, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims to stimulate and support the democratic transition in the Arab region and to strengthen relations between the Netherlands and the target countries. The course objective is sharing the knowledge and skills between civil servants working in the field of communication with the public in order for them to lead and inspire the modernisation of government communication in their home countries. It also aims to strengthen participants’ ties with the Netherlands and the Dutch government; especially between Dutch civil servants and their counterparts in the target countries.

The professional development course on Communicating with the Public is intended for senior civil servants, with between 5 and 10 years work experience, from countries in the Arab region working in the field of communication with the public.

For more information, please check the website of the Shiraka programme.