New general training course provider: SkillsTown

On 1 July 2022, the contract will end between central government and GoodHabitz, the current provider of general training courses available online through the Academy for International Relations. 

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SkillsTown: the successor to GoodHabitz

From Monday 11 July, the new provider of general training courses offered online for all BZ staff (in The Hague and at the missions) will be SkillsTown. SkillsTown offers more than 250 online training courses in the form of webinars, videos and podcasts. Courses are available in Dutch and English. There are also some courses in French, Spanish and German, and more will be offered at a later date. SkillsTown also offers sector-specific learning activities focusing on a specific knowledge area, such as government.

Transition period

From Friday 1 July to Sunday 10 July, no general online learning activities will be available. We will be using this period to change providers.

SkillsTown learning activities

SkillsTown learning activities will be temporarily available through an external link in the Academy learning portal. Later in the year SkillsTown learning activities will be fully integrated into the learning portal, just like the GoodHabitz training courses.

Completing GoodHabitz courses

If you are currently following a GoodHabitz training course, or intend to follow one, you have until Thursday 30 June to start and complete it. As of 1 July, GoodHabitz learning activities will no longer be available in the learning portal


Check out this webpage for the most current information. If you have any questions about completing your GoodHabitz course(s) or about the new SkillsTown learning activities, please contact us.