The NL-UK: North Sea Neighbours Conference is a bilateral conference series between the Netherlands and the UK.
Previously called the Apeldoorn: British-Dutch Dialogue Conference, after the Dutch city of Apeldoorn where the first conference took place in 2000, the series has become a forum where the most influential commentators, policymakers, politicians, business leaders, academics and civil society representatives from both sides of the North Sea come together to pool ideas, expertise and best practice, and create lasting relationships, alliances and networks.
NL-UK: North Sea Neighbours Conference 2020
Mind the Gap: Bridging the accountability and capacity deficit in cyber security
The 2020 NL-UK: North Sea Neighbours Conference – “Mind the Gap: Bridging the accountability and capacity deficit in cyber security” – was held on Monday 2 March 2020 at the International Conference Centre in The Hague. The conference closed with an alumni dinner in the Rolzaal at the Binnenhof.
For further information on the 2020 Conference go to the conference website.
Building the British-Dutch relationship
The 2018 Apeldoorn: British-Dutch Dialogue Conference was held at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office in London on Friday 6 July 2018. In this unique edition, the focus of the conference was on our two countries’ shared challenges and values. Building on the results of the previous conferences and the strengths of the British-Dutch relationship, the conference considered the challenges both countries are likely to face in the future. The conference brought together a mix of influential figures from both countries to discuss issues of mutual interest in the areas of higher education, culture and people, the new economy, and facing the wider world. The fifteenth Apeldoorn Conference was a full-day event, culminating in a celebratory dinner. Around seventy influential figures from the UK and Netherlands took part in the conference.
For further information on the 2018 Conference please download the 2018 Conference programme (see downloads section below), take a look at the video report or go to the conference website.
In Our Care: The Future of Long-Term Elderly Care in England and the Netherlands
The 2016 Apeldoorn: British-Dutch Dialogue Conference was held from Friday 18 November to Saturday 19 November 2016 at Paushuize in Utrecht. The central conference theme was 'In Our Care: The Future of Long-Term Elderly Care in England and the Netherlands '.
The hope is that by exploring differences between the two countries and highlighting some innovative approaches being taken to address emerging challenges, participants can begin to plot a pathway to better, fairer, more affordable care in both countries in the future.
For further information on the 2016 Conference please download the theme document (see downloads section below) or go to the conference website.
Art Works: Exploring the Social and Economic Value of Culture
The thirteenth annual Apeldoorn conference was held in Liverpool (UK) from Sunday 16 to Tuesday 18 November 2014.
The theme of this year’s Conference was Art Works: Exploring the Social and Economic Value of Culture. Fifty British and fifty Dutch delegates, from the worlds of the arts, industry, science, academia, politics, government and civil society, came together for three days to share ideas on how culture can contribute to the economic and social structure of cities and societies at this time of economic uncertainty in Europe.
For further information on the 2014 Conference please download the 2014 Conference Report (see downloads section below), take a look at the video report or go to the conference website.
The Life Cycle of a Brilliant Idea: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the UK and the Netherlands
The twelfth Apeldoorn: British-Dutch Dialogue Conference was held in Eindhoven (Netherlands) from Sunday 9 to Tuesday 11 June 2013. For further information on the 2013 Conference please download the conference report (see downloads section below), take a look at the video report or go the conference website.