woensdag 19 juni 2019

Circular construction in practice

Circular construction in practice
"By 2030 increasing construction durability, maximising the value of buildings and their parts and using resources optimally can bring benefits for EU countries valued at over 1 Billion EUR", according to a new report prepared by Polish Circular Hotspot/Innowo titled Circular Construction in Practice. The report was presented for the first time by Agnieszka Sznyk and Hubert Bukowski of Innowo during a seminar hosted and co-organised by the Embassy on 30 May 2019.
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Making China's textiles industry more sustainable
Today marks World Environment Day, a day initiated by the United Nations to encourage action to protect our environment. In tackling environmental pollution, all sectors have a role to play. An example of such a sector is the Dutch textile industry. In 2016 the sector signed a covenant on making the sector more sustainable. Only by joining forces can SDG-12, sustainable consumption and production, be achieved. As such, the sector is also partnering up globally. As China is a key production...
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Seminar report | Challenges for Migrant Entrepreneurs in Sweden
On the 4th of June, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Stockholm and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce organised a seminar to talk about the obstacles and opportunities for migrants in Sweden who want to become an entrepreneur.
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Launch of contract award procedure for running the Dutch pavilion at EXPO 2020 Dubai
This contract award procedure represents an opportunity for a range of businesses active in the hospitality and facilities branch to raise their international profile at the EXPO, which is expected to attract 15,000 business and day visitors every day. The invitation to tender for the facilities management and hospitality contracts for the Dutch pavilion is being published at TenderNed. On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) invites businesses...
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Visa applications in Armenia via VFS Global
From 3 July 2019, Armenian citizens are able to apply for a visa for the Netherlands or the Caribbean part of the Kingdom via the VFS Global office in Yerevan.
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Schools and education as driver for change in Ningxia
The gender gap is a global issue and many countries are plagued with it. Gender stereotypes, resulting in for instance early marriage, school drop-out, or even becoming a child-mother, can be harmful to girls' development. According to Haider Yaqub, Country Director Plan International China, making a change is all about tackling the root causes rather than just addressing the symptoms: "With enough effort we can overcome the gap, using interventions which don't just raise issues or awareness...
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Training China's caregivers of tomorrow
Organizing healthcare to both ensure quality and efficiency can be a challenge. It becomes even more of a feat when you add the ageing population and cultural differences into the mix. Jeroen van Wijngaarden, Associate Professor Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, however, sees opportunities: "The Chinese situations is both very different and alike. The population is ageing as it is in the Netherlands, but the elderly care system is still very fluid."
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Visa applications in Canada via VFS Global
From the end of June 2019 you will be able to apply for a visa for the Netherlands or the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom via VFS Global offices in Toronto (20 June), Vancouver (24 June) and Edmonton (27 June).
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'I hope that more women will go into business'
In early June, 10 women entrepreneurs from the MENA region visited The Hague. They hope that more women will follow their example and set up their own businesses. Hanane Bouhmoud and Lubna Taimeh tell their stories. 'We want to remove the economic obstacles that women face.'
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Beware of job scams
Many people in India are being cheated with job offers and lotteries that do not exist. Stop and think before you part with your money, your passport, your personal details or your current job. Many scams may appear to come from the Netherlands, but the criminals behind the scam are actually based in other countries.
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