Join fellow professionals of the Hague’s ecosystem to discuss what kind of impact The Hague is making in the world, and how the world is represented here in The Hague. Is the international city of peace and justice truly international? How are members of the Hague’s ecosystem focused on making a more peaceful and just world developing partnerships across borders, even during the pandemic? This café will showcase the international profile of the Hague, by connecting not only change-makers in The Hague, but also fellow professionals across the world working to the same goals.

If you would like to start the new year with high quality networking and by engaging with other committed member of the Hague’s peace and justice community, join us online.

Thursday, 27 January 2022
16:00 – 18:00 CET
Humanity Hub via Zoom

The peace&justice café

is the new networking event series for cross-sectoral connection and collaboration for a more peaceful and just world. Launched by the Hague Humanity Hub in collaboration with the Municipality of The Hague, it convenes the peacebuilders, justice innovators, researchers, humanitarians, impact entrepreneurs, policy makers, and other changemakers from The Hague and beyond. By strengthening our connections, we can help offer concrete solutions for today’s complex and pressing problems and increase our collective impact.

The Hague in the world and the world in The Hague


January 27, 16:00-18:00 CET

Roundabouts by: Inholland University of Applied SciencesMercy Corps, the Institute for Environmental SecurityThe Hague Academy for Local GovernanceGreen TransparencyWorld’s Youth for Climate Justice (WYCJ)The Hague Peace ProjectsUNICRI – United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.

Facilitated networking with the peace and justice ecosystem 

Keynote speech on the international profile of The Hague by the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Paul Huijts 

Welcoming words and New Year’s greetings from the Deputy Mayor of The Hague Saskia Bruines and Humanity Hub Managing Director Jill Wilkinson 

Roundabouts by: InHolland, Mercy Corps, the Institute for Environmental Security, The Hague Academy for Local Governance, and more to be announced soon 

Workshops on the international profiling of The Hague by the director of the international affairs department of the Municipality of The Hague Wim Jansen and the Humanity Hub Managing Director Jill Wilkinson, and providing input from the justice and peace ecosystem into the new Just Peace platform

As a peace&justice café participant, you can sign up to receive a celebratory borrel package at home. Please note that the borrel packages are on a limited capacity on a first-come-first-served basis, and can only be delivered in The Hague region. 


Partnering with Young People in crisis contexts

The world is younger than ever before. 9 out of 10 young people live in less developed countries where they are confronted with unprecedented social, economic, and cultural shifts and challenges that impede their ability to contribute to growth and stability. Young people have long been underserved and misunderstood. Displacement and conflict only increases their risk, invisibility and isolation. We are inspired by the potential of young people and committed to partnering with them to create a better world for themselves and their communities. Mercy Corps currently works with young people across 30 countries helping them cope during crisis, adapt to adversity and drive forward development. Join our Roundabout to learn more and discuss the critical role of young people in crisis contexts.

Beyond Borders: The Power of Internationalization at Home in Higher Education

Developing an international mindset doesn’t have to mean taking a trip abroad. Often some of the most powerful global learning opportunities can take place right in your own backyard! At Inholland University of Applied Sciences, “internationalization at home” is a key component of our educational strategy, one that centers on accessibility and broadening the scope of what is possible within our formal and informal curriculums. Join us for an exploration of what internationalization at home looks like within our university and a lively discussion about how we can forge more meaningful connections between university students and the diaspora communities, cultural organizations, businesses and other stakeholders who form our international community right here in the Hague.

Genuine North-South peer-to-peer learning

This is an important topic for The Hague Academy as we often bring together governance practitioners from the Netherlands and from the ‘developing’ world, and try to create fruitful peer-to-peer exchanges between them. There are a number of challenges in facilitating such dialogue, such as complex power relations, a lack of understanding of each other’s contexts, either party may lack an open learning attitude towards the other, etc.

World Peace and Security Project

Proposed content would be: a chat with youth campaigners from WYCJ, peace and justice activists from HPP and a strategic advocacy consultant for NGOs on how we intend to bring the world to The Hague as actors within The Hague from the World.

Risks and Benefits of Artificial Intelligence for Law Enforcement


Register for the event using the link below. This third edition will be hosted online on Zoom. Please also join the online conversation:

#PeaceAndJusticeCafe #ClimateJustice

Thanks to our partners!


where now for climate justice

peace&justice café 

For the second edition on November 30, we discussed where we go now in the search for climate justice after COP26. What were the outcomes of #cop26? Did this ‘historic opportunity’ mean that we that we will be able to keep the temperature of the planet under control and limit its increase to 1.5 degrees? Are the promises that governments made on producing less carbon going to reverse the trends? 

Tuesday, 30 November 2021
16:00 – 18:00 CEST
Humanity Hub via Zoom

touching base in a shifting world

peace&justice café launch event

For the first edition on June 15, we exclusively spotlighted (Hague-based) female leaders to share their perspectives on how the(ir) world has been shifting. The recent and sustained global upheavals have uprooted societies, disrupted ways of working, and exacerbated systemic inequalities and injustices. How can the Hague community of professionals respond and navigate this shift together?  

Tuesday, 15 June 2021
16:00 – 17:45 CEST
Humanity Hub via Zoom