The Hague’s Resilience Story
As the home to several international organizations including the International Criminal Court, Eurojust, Europol and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Hague has built a strong reputation as the international city of peace and justice.
However, we cannot rest on our reputation. Today we are facing new major challenges such as climate change, growing inequalities, and digitisation of our economy, all of which will have complex and interconnected effects on our city. These challenges can partly be tackled by the sorts of technical innovations that the Dutch are famous for, but ultimately The Hague’s resilience relies on a broader approach that empowers our citizens to support one another in good times and bad.
The main result of the PRA is the identification of four discovery areas, with a combination of problems and opportunities:
- Ensuring a connected and inclusive society
- Getting everyone ready for the new economy
- Adapting to climate change
- Improving risk awareness and emergency preparedness
- Engaging partners in the city and beyond
Essential for a resilient The Hague is the city’s most important asset, its people. Public participation will be at the core of their approach, with citizens to help shape the steps the city takes.
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