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The Game Changers: how sport events drive sustainable change

An inclusive society with reduced inequalities. This is common goal among all members of the UN. An inclusive society means everyone can fully participate and belong in society, including those who are dealing with a disability. More than a matter of accessibility, true inclusion also relies on awareness and inspiration. The Game Changer projects aims at doing just that.

Top sector figurehead Thecla Bodewes gives her vision of the maritime future

"As a delta, the Netherlands has developed solutions and we want to share them with the world. Larger companies are helping smaller companies to grow. This not only applies to the Water and Maritime sector. We need to do this for all technology sectors. For example we can support developing countries with their water-related challenges and its food production."   Water and Maritime Top Sector figurehead Thecla Bodewes says as she gives us her vision of the Martime Future   "By realising projects to solve global challenges together, we achieve things that are more valuable than money. We help each other gain the knowledge we need, while building physical solutions. This way we can find ways to maintain clean and productive oceans, whilst also tackling the problem of rising sea levels."

NL Special Envoy for Vaccines Hans Schikan: "Be ambitious & make it happen"

NL Special Envoy for Vaccines Hans Schikan on trends and developments in the Dutch and global LSH market and the biotech scale-up mission to Boston and New York.

The Netherlands turns Orange for Euro 2020

After being postponed for a year, Euro 2020 has kicked off. The tournament would have marked the 60th anniversary of the Euros (1960-2020). But COVID-19 struck this major sporting fixture from the calender. A year on, 24 teams play in 11 European cities for a month of the beautiful game.

Lake Turkana Wind Park: providing Kenyans with clean, reliable and cheap energy

Energy equals development. Basic human rights, such as water, food, healthcare and education, are all dependent on energy. Without energy, schools, hospitals and businesses cannot operate effectively, workers have limited access to jobs, and people cannot connect with others through the internet. At the same time, the ever-growing energy demand has a negative effect on our planet and the climate. Renewable energy sources provide us with an opportunity to boost development sustainably.

Join the celebration during the NL Sports Summer

After 18 months of time-out, we’re ready to get back in motion and enjoy a summer of sports together. Thanks to extensive health and safety measures, the games are back on. Whether you’re a fan of football with EURO 2020, tennis with Wimledon, cycling with the Tour de France and La Course, the Olympics, Paralympics, or all of the above, join us to cheer on TeamNL!. Let’s capture the spirit of sports in bringing people together to build a better and fairer world.

Dutch researchers discover how coronavirus affects some people more than others

In the race to vaccinate people across the globe, researchers from Amsterdam have cracked the code that explains one of the most troublesome symptoms of COVID-19. And through international collaboration, they have potentially made a breakthrough in treating the disease with an already approved drug.