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Vulnerability and resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic is having major social, political and economic consequences and we will continue feeling these effects for ...

Publication | 22-06-2020

WRR position paper Dutch House of Representatives hearing / round-table discussion on coronavirus app

In this Position Paper, the WRR advises that great caution and care must be exercised when any radical new technology is ...

Publication | 28-04-2020

Security in an interconnected world. A Strategic Vision for Defence Policy

The security environment in the Netherlands and the world around it has deteriorated. Security in an Interconnected World. A ...

Report | 10-04-2020 | Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Huub Dijstelbloem, Peter de Goede

European Variations as Key to Cooperation

The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) translated its study about the future of the European Union. ...

Video | 15-01-2020

Summary 'Better work: society's new mission'

English translation of the Dutch Summary of WRR-report no. 102: Het betere werk. De nieuwe maatschappelijke opdracht (Better ...

Report | 15-01-2020

European Variations as a Key to Cooperation

European Variations as a Key to Cooperation focuses on the way in which the Member States can continue cooperating in a ...

Report | 14-01-2020 | Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Emina Ćerimović, Huub Dijstelbloem, Mathieu Segers

From disparity to potential: a realistic perspective on socio-economic health inequalities

In this policy brief, the WRR proposes a new perspective on ways of designing and evaluating health-prevention policy in the ...

Policy Brief | 08-11-2019 | Dennis Broeders, Djurre Das, Will Tiemeijer, Marianne de Visser

Why knowing what to do is not enough. A realistic perspective on self-reliance

In today’s society, people are expected to take responsibility for their own lives and be self-reliant. This is no easy feat. ...

Report | 14-10-2019 | Anne-Greet Keizer, Will Tiemeijer, Mark Bovens

Knowing what to do is not enough - extended version

Policymakers often assume that most of us are self-reliant. But even if we know perfectly well what we ought to do, we often ...

Video | 08-10-2019

Introduction Knowing what to do is not enough

Policymakers often assume that most of us are self-reliant. But even if we know perfectly well what we ought to do, we often ...

Video | 08-10-2019