PPD stands for permanent professional development. We assume that all working people would benefit from regularly assessing whether their skills sufficiently match the requirements of the rapidly changing job market.
PPD is suitable for all working people and jobseekers who have some sort of link with the cultural and creative sectors, as well as working people with an employment contract, freelancers and jobseekers.
If you work at a company or organisation which belongs to that sector according to the so-called SBI codes, you will be able to submit a PPD application.
You can find out which industries and SBI codes apply here.
This stands for the Cultural and Creative Future Job Market Platform [Platform Arbeidsmarkt Culturele en Creatieve Toekomst. It is an initiative by the entire sector and is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the most important cultural organisations in the Netherlands. It was set up with just one goal, namely to improve the job market in the cultural and creative sector.
Yes, it is available to all working people in the cultural and creative sector(s).
Limited conditions apply. Your application must relate to professional development and you must demonstrate that you have a relationship with the cultural or creative sector in the Netherlands.
Many types are eligible, from formal educational programmes to learning networks.
PPD is structured in such a way that a PPD contribution is matched with a contribution from the employee and employer (1/3×3).
If you wish to receive a financial contribution from PPD Tool you will have to submit an application via this website when your training starts. We ask you to pre-finance the training yourself and ask for the PPD contribution when the training is completed, by sending us the invoice and proof of payment (bank statement), certificate, diploma or own statement. If the PPD contribution exceeds € 1,000.00, you can apply for an advance.
No, we assume that you will do this yourself.
Yes, we assume a deadline of 1 year, starting from the start of your pathway.
Yes, the maximum contribution is € 2,000.00 per 12 months. If your development pathway lasts longer than a year, we assume that you will submit a new application each year.
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
No. After you have submitted your application, all communication will take place by email and it is essential that you use the application number issued to you in all correspondence.