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Mentorship Program Dec 14
On Tuesday, December 14, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands had the pleasure of welcoming  as a prominent speaker to the session ”A Changing (Technology) Working Landscape”, a part of the Mentorship Program 2021-2022. We would like to extend a warm thank you to Marcel Damen, Founder of Horizon Internet Technologies and of FAIR CARE SOLUTIONS, for sharing his extensive experience, knowledge and expertise of innovative technology. Marcel provided us with great insights into his field of expertise and what digital transformation and the demands on technology mean for business leaders, and how to review and transform ideas and organizations, as well as the key for success for future business. Also, a warm thank you to all the Mentors and Mentees participating and to the Mentorship Program Coach Hendrik Jan Guitink! For more information,
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Update Dutch Politics by Swe-Cham Member Public Matters
Yesterday, on December 15, 2021, four parties - VVD, D66, CDA and the ChristenUnie, presented the new Coalition Agreement for 2021-2025. It took them 273 days which is the longest formation in Dutch history. "Looking out for one another and looking forward to the future" is the slogan of the Coalition Agreement. Their vision is "a sustainably prosperous country for current and future generations, in which all residents can participate to the best of their ability. With the foundation of social security for everyone and the prospect of progress in life (together)." In order to achieve its vision, many billions are set aside. In Dutch parliamentary history, the current formation is the longest whereas the previous record was held by the Rutte III cabinet that required 225 days for the formation. For more information, please visit the Swe-Cham Member Public Matters' .  
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Welcome New Member Bureau de werkvloer
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to give a warm welcome to Bureau de werkvloer. Many companies don't realize how much of an effect having more women present in every level of an organization has in terms of profit, team functionality within the company, or the ease of filling vacancies from a larger pool of potential employees.   Bureau de werkvloer is a young agency focused on training and communication within companies. It is the brainchild of its two permanent employees, Laura Faber and Sanne Terlouw. With their programs they make companies more future-proof, profitable and inclusive by reinforcing the position of women. Following the example of the Swedish diversity model and with their knowledge of Dutch culture, the agency tailors specific programs for each organization and company they work with. Their goal is to help women gain the right tools to reach their full potential.   To get enough women at the top, to ensure that women are represented at all levels of the organization, and to close the pay gap, Bureau de werkvloer helps companies to develop a program for a more diverse, functional and profitable business.   We are looking forward to bringing together Bureau de werkvloer with our business network and to a fruitful and exciting collaboration. For more information,
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Annual Member Surveys 2021
Only by listening to our Members, we can improve and support your needs and requirements. Therefore, we would kindly ask you to take a moment of your time to answer our Annual Surveys to help us improve and develop the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals in the best possible way!   For the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, . For Young Professionals, .   We are very grateful for your feedback, thank you!  
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Prolonged coronavirus measures in the Netherlands
The numbers of new coronavirus infections are still very high as well as the coronavirus pressure on hospitals. But the increase in infections caused by the Delta variant seems to have passed its peak. This indicates that the measures and our joint efforts to combat the virus have a visible effect. It is still important to keep pushing back the virus as long as hospitals are struggling to cope, and the new Omicron variant also gives cause for concern and demands a cautious approach. Therefore, the government is prolonging the measures introduced on November 28, until at least Friday 14, January 2022. Primary schools, schools for special (primary) education, and out-of-school care facilities (BSO) will be closed as well in the week before Christmas. However, BSO will be open again during the regular Christmas break. Primary school will reopen on Monday 10, January 2022. On January 14, the situation will be reviewed again, or perhaps at an earlier date if the Outbreak Management Team obtains new insights into the Omicron variant. To read more about the measures and urgent advice,    
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Scholarships provide valuable international experience
Increased knowledge of international business, project management skills and an increased network - these are some of the valuable experiences one could gain during a year at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. The Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law Scholarship Foundation has decided on a new scholarship program for internships at the Swedish Chambers of Commerce in Washington, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam. There are already scholarships for internships at the Swedish Chambers of Commerce in London and San Francisco with funding from Sten A Olsson's Foundation for Research and Culture and two scholarships in London with funding from the Elof Hansson Foundation and the Gull & Stellan Ljungberg Foundation. There is also a scholarship for an internship at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Washington funded by the Gothenburg Merchants' Association. With the new scholarship program, a total of ten scholarships are offered for internships at the Swedish Chambers of Commerce. The scholarships can primarily be applied for by program students. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands is very proud and grateful for the collaboration and to offer young students the ability to gain international business experience at the office in Amsterdam. To read the full article, To read more about the Swedish Chamber's available scholarships and applications,  
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Reasons why you should join the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands
Two of the many reasons why you should join the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands.    The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands is a dynamic Swedish-Dutch business platform, extending commercial relations between Sweden and the Netherlands and creating first-class business services. We are a nonprofit organisation with more than 60 years of experience, helping entrepreneurs and corporations of all sizes to establish, grow and develop their businesses.     Welcome to join! To read more,    
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Dutch Coalition Agreement finalised
On Monday 13, the four parties planning to prolong their current alliance and form a new government in the Netherlands have completed their agreement. The right wing VVD, D66, CDA and ChristenUnie have composed a 40 to 50 page document outlining their plans for the coming years, which will be introduced to parliament on Wednesday 15. 'It is a good deal,' the prime minister and VVD leader Mark Rutte said. The Coalition deal comes 271 days after the general election and 11 months after the cabinet resigned over the childcare benefit scandal that occurred in January. Read more at Photo: Jeroen Jumelet ANP  
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