Education & Events
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the format of our summer programmes might be subject to change. While we strive to welcome you on our premises in The Hague, we might be forced to move the programmes to an online platform. Should this happen, we will offer you a reduced fee. If you had already paid for your spot, you will get reimbursed the difference in price. Registered participants will receive notification of the format at least a month before the starting date.
The T.M.C. Asser Instituut is a leading and authoritative provider of executive and postgraduate education. Utilising our collective knowledge and skills and the power of partnership we create unique and highly relevant training programmes on a variety of subjects and levels for a diverse range of individuals.
Our education and training programmes range from programmes specifically tailored to postgraduate students to capacity building trainings for professionals (including judges, prosecutors, legislators, civil servants, diplomats and lawyers). Our staff is experienced in identifying needs and designing and organising effective training programmes, conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings and other academic and/or educational gatherings.
Upcoming training activities in 2020 and 2021:
- [Online summer workshop] International public interest advocacy
The Asser Institute is hosting, for the first time, a 3-day online workshop on International public interest advocacy. During the workshop, we explore the challenges of public interest advocacy in international law and rethink what it means to be a lawyer working on behalf of public interests in the international system. What tactics and methods can be used to advocate for a public interest? How can practitioners find the right cause and identify funding opportunities to support effective action? The workshop will take place online from 1 until 3 July 2020.
- [Advanced summer programme] Terrorism, countering terrorism and the rule of law
This Advanced summer programme on terrorism, counter-terrorism and the rule of law is coming back for the 10th time to bring together experts, academics and policy makers from around the world working in the field of counter-terrorism. This renowned international summer programme will take place at the Asser Institute (24-28 August 2020). Click here to see the reviews (video).
- [Training programme] Disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
The OPCW and Asser Institute will host the 11th training programme on disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. During this intensive week, participants will be provided with a comprehensive overview of non-proliferation and disarmament efforts regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. The programme content is delivered by a group of experienced and internationally renowned experts and diplomats in the fields of international law, security and related disciplines. The training programme will take place at the Asser Institute (28 September - 2 October 2020).
- [Winter academy] Doing Business Right
The 2020 edition of the Doing Business Right Winter academy focused on human rights due diligence. In this edition, we provided the participants with a comprehensive understanding of the practical operation of due diligence through specific case studies conducted by experienced practitioners in their daily work at NGOs, corporations, administrations or in academia. The next Doing Business Right Winter academy will take place at the Asser Institute in January 2021. Click here for last year's programme.
- [Winter academy] Artificial intelligence & international law
The AI Winter academy offers you foundational knowledge on key issues at the interface of international law and artificial intelligence, and provides a platform for critical debate and engagement on emerging questions. The programme is structured along five themes: Understanding AI, AI for good, AI and armed conflict, AI and responsibility, and AI governance. The next AI Winter academy will take place at the Asser Institute in February 2021. Click here for last year's programme.
Previous training activities included:
- [Winter academy] Artificial intelligence & international law 2020
- [Winter academy] Due diligence as master key to responsible business conduct 2020
- [Advanced summer programme] Terrorism, countering terrorism and the rule of law 2019
- [Training programme] Disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction 2019
What you can expect
The duration of the training programmes may vary: from a few days to several weeks. The trainings take place at the Institute from 9 am - 5 pm. The study load differs per training and of course depends on your previous education and experience. On average, the study load can be calculated as 150% of contact hours.
Check the calendar of events.
Telephone:+31 (0)70 3420 319
Telephone: +31 (0)70 3420 319