Netherlands Representative Office (NRO) Palestinian Territories

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The Netherlands (NL) is firmly committed to a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and the PLO. The main objective is the establishment of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.

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The Netherlands Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority (NRO) was opened in 1994, soon after the conclusion of the Oslo Agreements, and was originally located in Jericho. In 1996, the NRO moved to Ramallah, where the institutions of the Palestinian Authority are located.

July 21, 2016 EP-Nuffic has announced an extra deadline for the TMT programme for 10 October 2016 at 4:00 pm local Palestinian time. It is only open for Joint Proposals submitted by an organisation in the Palestinian Territories together with a training provider in the Netherlands. At least 20% co-funding is a requirement. The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building by providing training and education for professionals. The NFP is fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation. is responsible for the management of the NFP.

April 7, 2016 On 6 april 2016 an advisory referendum was held in the Netherlands on the EU-association agreement with Ukraine. The preliminary outcome shows that the required threshold for a valid outcome of a turn-out of 30% or more was reached, with a clear victory for the people who voted against.


21 Jul 16 10 Oct 16

Extra TMT deadline

Extra TMT deadline ends on 10 October 2016 at 4:00 pm. Submitted applications after 10 October 2016 will not be taken into consideration.

12 Sep 16

Eid Al Adha

Eid Adha Mubarak. The Netherlands Representative Office will be closed for Eid Al Adha.

26 Dec 16

Christmas Monday

Merry Christmas. The Netherlands Representative Office is closed on Christmas Monday.