The Digital Human Capital Agenda of The Hague for ‘digital talent’

News - 10 March 2020 - Communication


The City of The Hague and over twenty businesses and educational institutions are working together to educate, train and re-train thousands of people as ‘digital talents’ and have drawn up a Digital Human Capital Agenda 2020-2023 to help achieve this. TU Delft is one of the signatories of the agenda.

The regional economy is growing and becoming more digitised. This brings challenges as well as opportunities. Right now there are around 3,500 vacancies for IT-related jobs in The Hague alone, and this number is expected to increase in the coming years. To help solve this problem, over twenty businesses and educational institutions in The Hague have joined forces to draw up the Digital Human Capital Agenda. The agenda has three objectives:

1.      To make The Hague a more attractive city for digital talent;

2.      To provide better training for digital talent through active collaboration between the business community and educational institutions;

3.      To create an online and offline infrastructure for training and holding on to digital talent.

The importance to the region for attracting and holding on to talent in the field of digital issues is great, and the educational institutions in the area are keen to help. TU Delft's own activities in teaching and research on digital technologies, data and artificial intelligence allow it to play an active part in attracting and holding on to digital talent.

About the Digital Human Capital Agenda of The Hague

The Digital Human Capital Agenda of The Hague 2020-2023 has been drawn up with a consortium of over twenty partners: AEGON, Amazon Web Services, ANWB, AT&T, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, eVision, City of The Hague, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, HCL, Huawei, MN, Nationale Nederlanden, NATO, NIBC, Post NL, Mondriaan Regional Training Centre, Shell, Siemens, T-Mobile, The Hague security Delta, The Hague Tech, TNO, TU Delft, Leiden University, Worley and YES!Delft.

More information
Read the press release 'Regionale samenwerking voor opleiden van duizenden extra IT’ers' (Dutch) on the website of The Hague municipality