10 simple things you can do right now to become more resilient

A resilient city is a strong city

A strong city can take a beating and stand tall if things don’t go to plan. It all starts with resilient people who live pleasantly and safely in healthy neighborhoods. Together, the neighborhoods form a strong and just city. Because many of the challenges we face, such as the effects of climate change, the new digital economy and social resilience, do not stop at the boundaries of our municipality, we work together in our region and beyond. Resilient The Hague wants The Hague to cope with the challenges that await us. This website gives a bird's eye view of a number of interesting initiatives that increase the resilience of our city and wants to inspire as many residents of The Hague as possible to share his or her ideas with us.

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1 July 2022

Resilience in communications. Do you already have smoke detectors installed?

Smoke detectors are now mandatory. Smoke detectors save lives, because smoke is the number one cause of death in house fires. They alert you in time, so that you can safely escape from a burning house and alert the emergency services. That is why smoke detectors will be mandatory everywhere in the Netherlands as of today 1 July.
21 June 2022

Resiliently dealing with emergencies. Smoke detectors save lives. It can save your life and those of your loved ones!

In recent years, The Hague has been rocked by several house fires. Unfortunately even a few times with a fatal outcome, which is terrible. We would prefer never to experience this again. It is vital that every resident is aware of the fire hazard. And that the houses in the city are as fireproof as possible. But if things do go wrong and a fire breaks out, it is just as important that you can safely escape from the burning house. That prevents victims. That is why smoke detectors are mandatory everywhere in the Netherlands from 1 July 2022. Even though this device is small, it is indispensable… it saves lives!
17 June 2022

Unveiling mural at the end of the week of resilience at special education primary school de Bonte Vlinder in Segbroek

The Week of Resilience is concluded with a beautiful mural on the basketball court. The children had made drawings about the resilience we need to deal with global warming. The basketball court has now become a unique place, cheerful, playful and educational. Alderman Hilbert Bredemeijer and district director Annette de Graaf came to admire the artwork!

Ensuring a connected and inclusive society

The Hague is a city that shows itself on the world stage, promoting values such as justice, peace and security. In order to make our city strong and more resilient, we must pay attention to current and new social issues. This requires an integrated approach with regard to policy on the physical environment, such as housing, mobility and public space. Social policy on youth, the elderly, welfare and education is just as important. Fortunately, there are already many initiatives that underline the importance of this and have started delivering outcomes.

It's also important that citizens understand key risks and how to respond is crucial for resilience. By promoting risk-aware behaviours such as contingency planning and checking on neighours, citizens and businesses become better equipped to help themselves and each other.


Resilience training for the municipality of The Hague

The Hague and Rotterdam jointly developed a resilience training for professionals. The resilience teams of The Hague and Rotterdam are pushing hard to boost the resilience of their cities and region. In order to have more impact, it is important that resilience ideas and methods are embraced by the entire municipal organization and also by external parties througout our cities. That is why The Hague and Rotterdam, following the example of Melbourne, have designed a resilience training for professionals to embed resilience thinking into their everyday work.

10 simple things you can do right now to become more resilient

Support for citizens with complex problems

For complex and interrelated problems, the effectiveness of efforts is greater when services, teams and organizations work together.

School of Shapers

The impact of volunteers and professionals from The Hague can be increased by bringing them together and offering a training program that creates connections.

Haagse Makkers (The Hague Buddies)

Using the power of volunteers, Haagse Makkers guides, empowers and encourages newcomers to fully participate in the city.

Debt Lab 070 (Schuldenlab 070)

‘It takes a city to solve debt’. Building residents’ financial and social resources to improve quality of life and adaptability to shocks and stresses.

Weekend and Summer Schools

By promoting equality of opportunity, weekend and summer schools help to unlock all the potential in our youth.

Resilient Southwest: public transportation as an accelerators for neighbourhood development

How can a fast public transportation corridor improve the connection of Southwest to the city and region and contribute to a resilient Southwest?.

SOZA co-housing, co-living and co-working

With this innovative co-housing and co-working initiative, The Hague facilitates professional and social integration for young refugees.

Resto VanHarte

A great recipe for a more cohesive neighbourhood!

The Schilderswijk Mothers

Reaching out to isolated women: inclusivity in action.

Peaceful Neighbourhood project

Expanding a successful school programme into neighbourhoods

Social internship programme for new police officers (Culturele Wasstraat)

An innovative programme that helps police officers build relationships with their community.

The Hague Economic Intervention Team (HEIT)

Subversive crime weakens the foundations of our society. The Hague responds with an integrated approach.

Training municipal enforcement officers to pre-empt criminal behaviour

Training municipal enforcement officers on a new methodology that helps them detect and react to suspicious behaviour.

Enhancing our Social Return on Investment policies on public procurement

By enhancing our Social Return on Investment policies on public procurement, we can boost the business climate for social enterprises in our region,

Community Centre De Mussen

Thanks to his mentor, Mohamed got a position at the municipality of The Hague. Now he is manager at Community Centre De Mussen. It all starts with confidence.

Het Haags Verhaal

If you live in Benoordenhout, you often do not have a lot to do with Moerwijk. We tend to retreat to our own islands in the city. We never meet each other, but we often have our opinions ready. The foundation ‘Haags Verhaal’ (The Hague’s story) encourages people, their families and their communities to cross the borders of another world in their own city. To get to know each other better.

Exploring how we can help fathers signal, prevent and counter radicalisation

Building on lessons learned from successful programmes in our city, this initiative explores how fathers can be part of the collective effort to prevent radicalisation.

Citizen Alert Real Time (BART! 2.0)

BART! is a digital platform designed to connect police, citizens, and the municipality to create a safer living environment in Escamp and Ypenburg.

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