The Dutch and the world 2013

Global citizenship in The Netherlands

This report examines the behaviour and attitudes of the adult population (aged 18 and over) of the Netherlands. It focuses on their feeling of international solidarity and global responsibility. Do they act in a sustainable manner to assure the long-term future of the environment and society? To what extent do they feel engaged in problems which are currently playing out beyond our own national borders but which are likely to affect us in the future? Do they feel a personal responsibility for tackling issues such as climate change? In short, can the Dutch be described as ‘global citizens’?

Authors: Evelien Boonstoppel and Annemarie van Elfrinkhof.