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Programming with the Dutch Embassy in Sweden

08-11-2012

The Netherlands Embassy in Stockholm gives priority to cycling in its work plan for 2013. The Embassy expressed the advantage of cooperating with the Cycling Embassy. Deputy Head of Mission Karen van Stegeren said the Cycling Embassy provides for a type of service the Embassy is looking for: a specialized body that acts as intermediary to identify partners interested in opportunities the Netherlands Embassy identifies.

Programming with the Netherlands Embassy in Sweden; 08-11-2012
The Netherlands Embassy in Stockholm gives priority to cycling in its work-plan for 2013. The Embassy cooperates with governments, the cyclists union Cykelfrämjandet and the Dutch Cycling Embassy. The start already came with a seminar where 27 local politicians were invited for lectures by Roelof Wittink of the Dutch Cycling Embassy and Kevin Mayne of ECF. Main themes in cycling policies are bicycle highways, parking and chain mobility. A series of events is in preparation.
Karen van Stegeren, Deputy Head of Mission at the Netherlands Embassy in Stockholm said the Dutch Cycling Embassy provides for a type of service the Embassy is looking for. "I consider the Dutch Cycling Embassy as a good example of the kind of organization we need as an Embassy: specialized and an intermediary to Dutch parties with an interest in opportunities that we identify. It is of great significance that the Cycling Embassy is able to mobilize both public and private parties with expertise and products in the field of bicycles and cycling infrastructure. There is a real need for this in Sweden. Through intranet we received a good impression from our colleagues at other Embassies of the Cycling Embassy," according to Karen van Stegeren.

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