The Inclusive Society; from have and have-nots to can and can-nots


The Inclusive Society; from have and have-nots to can and can-nots

Lunch lecture Kim Putters, Director of the Netherlands Institute for Social Research – Sociaal Cultureel Planbureau

Organised by Wageningen University & Research

Wed 31 May 2017 12:30 to 13:30

Venue Impulse, building number 115
Stippeneng 2
6708 WE Wageningen
+31 317-482828

The way we live, work, learn changes drastically. More and more we can work independently from time and place. Creating ample opportunities for our own life and the use of technological opportunities. At the same time changes create stress, insecurity. New issues arise in the modern society about inclusiveness and solidarity. Are we able to match the pace of change? And how do we support those that are not?

The lecture will be in Dutch.

About Kim Putters

Kim Putters is a public-administration scientist and professor of Health Policy and Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Since 15 June 2013, he has been the director of The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP). Until that date, he had been a member of the Dutch Labour Party in the Dutch Senate since 2003, focusing on science policy and higher education, public housing and spatial planning and public health, welfare and sport. Prior to this, he was a member of the municipal council of Hardinxveld-Giessendam.

Kim sits on the board of Scouting Nederland and chairs two programmes by The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development: ‘zorg en jeugd’ (health and young people) and ‘effectief werken in de jeugdsector’ (effective working practices in the youth sector). Alongside this, Kim is a member of several supervisory boards in the healthcare sector and has been sitting on the Social and Economic Council (SER) since 1 January 2017.

About SCP

While SCP is formally part of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, it reports to the government, the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives, the Ministries and social and government organisations.

The 2017 SCP work programme contains the following subjects that are relevant to WUR:

  • Working (life-course perspective)
  • Learning (life-long learning and differentiation in higher education)
  • Society (sport, citizens and neighbourhoods, sustainability, Sustainability Monitor of the Netherlands)
  • Healthcare (elderly population)
  • Cross-domain public opinion (such as of research) and government performance