15th anniversary celebration of Prince Claus Chair


On 12 April 2018, the Prince Claus Chair on Development and Equity celebrated its 15th anniversary in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix.

The celebratory event was held at Noordeinde Palace and included a speech by Queen Máxima and inspiring keynotes by the Minister for Higher Education for South Africa, Naledi Pandor, and the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas.

The National Think Tank gave an inspiring presentation and the last five Prince Claus Chairholders and their post-doctoral research assistants shared their reflections on the Chair.

Watch this video about the work of the 2012-2016 chairholders.

Prince Claus Chairholdes 2012-2016 - PCC 15th anniversary celebration

Prince Claus Chairholders 2012-2016

Dutch singer Wende Snijders provided a touching musical intermezzo. The event was closed with a speech by Professor Louise Gunning-Schepers, Chair of the Curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair.

All in all the event was a great success and the PCC looks forward to many more years promoting development and equity in the name of its founder, Prince Claus of the Netherlands.

Photos of the event

You can find the whole selection of photos taken at the seminar in the album Prince Claus Chair 15th anniversary.