About the BKB Academy
The BKB Academy allows young talent to take advantage of the expertise and network of the campaigning agency BKB. The BKB Academy was set up in 2000.
Every year, BKB selects a group of around 25 participants. Those selected are critical, socially involved and creative.
BKB organizes an academy session every month. Experts from different industries who have made a name for themselves in and outside of the Netherlands are invited to speak at these sessions.
The theme that links all the sessions is running a (political) campaign and everything that that entails. Which campaign resources do you have at your disposal? How do you successfully convey a message? How do you make a good strategic concept work in practice?
BKB Academy participants are also able to develop practical skills. BKB regularly invites participants to help carry out campaigns and research. This is a good way to earn some extra money, but also a unique opportunity to put knowledge and skills into practice.
The high point of the BKB Academy is the annual trip to a country in which elections are taking place at that moment. The 10/11 group journeyed to Bosnia – Herzegovina during the presedential and parliamentary elections and toured the Netherlands leading up to the provincial elections. The year before spent time in Berlin (general elections). But the BKB Academy has also been to the United States (prmimaries), Israel (general elections), Poland (referendum on accession to the EU), Slovenia (parliamentary elections), France (presidential elections and the European Constitution referendum) and the Netherlands (municipal elections).