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Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy

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Part of Ministerie van Algemene Zaken - AZ
Acronym WRR
Address Buitenhof 34, 2513 AH Den Haag
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Postal address Postbus 20004, 2500 EA Den Haag
Phone +31-70-3564600
Fax +31-70-3564685
URL http://www.wrr.nl/
Mission The Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) is an independent advisory body for the Dutch government. Its position is governed by the Act Establishing a Scientific Council on Government Policy of 30 June 1976 (Instellingswet WRR). The task of the WRR is to advise the government on issues that are of great importance for society. Unlike other advisory bodies in The Hague, the WRR is not tied to one policy sector. Rather, its reports go beyond individual sectors; they are concerned with the direction of government policy for the longer term. The WRR is strongly rooted in the world of science and is characterised by a multidisciplinary approach. Council members are also employed as university professors, and as consequence the latest scientific insights in various fields readily find their way into WRR reports. The starting point for those reports is the scientific state of the art; from here, the Council then builds a bridge to government policy

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