‘I have known Ms. Hijmans for many years from previous work experience at the European Institute of Public Administration. Recently, I have had a chance to work with her again in a seminar on how the EU works in practice for the Austrian Federal Academy of Public Administration in Vienna. Not only do I highly appreciate her expertise and experience in European integration matters, the Dutch public administration and intercultural communication, but also her pleasant character and outstanding ability to work in a team. I’m looking forward to our future collaboration in joint programs and thus to contribute to cooperation across cultures in European administrations.’

Dr. Christine Leitner
Head of Center for European Public Administration (CEPA)
Danube University Krems

‘I have quite some experience with and between other cultures. The training represented a good added value and was surprisingly clarifying.’

Frank E. Thijssen MSc
Adviser Department for International Organizations
Protocol Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

‘The training intercultural negotiations in combination with a simulation exercise was an excellent combination of theory and practice. Differences between cultures were set out in a clear, concise and fun way and brought with great enthusiasm. The theory and tips & tricks are directly applicable in our daily contacts with the European Commission and competition authorities from other countries.’

N.M. Breen-Aartsen LLM
Acting Head of Unit Trade, Services and Transport
Competition Department of the Netherlands Competition Authority