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Relevant information about the Veterans’ Institute, veterans and policy.

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Veterans Decree 2014 Decree of 17 June 2014 containing detailed rules concerning the special duty of care for veterans (Veterans’ Decree). This is …
Veterans Act 2012 Bulletin of Acts and Decrees of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This is an unofficials translation and not authorized by …
Policy document on veterans 2015-2016 This is an unofficial translation and is not authorized by the Minister of Defence.  
Veterans’ Core Date 2015 In conducting the Core Data of Veterans for 2015 survey we hope to gain a clearer understanding of the wishes, …
Veterans’ Core Data 2014 In conducting the Core Data of Veterans for 2014 survey we hope to gain a clearer understanding of the wishes, …
Factsheet ‘Unexplained Physical Symptoms’ Service personnel are exposed to health risks during their deployment. They may be involved in clashes or other violent situations. …
Factsheet ‘Dutch Veterans’ Interview Collection’ Since the Second World War, the Netherlands armed forces have been deployed in conflicts and on missions in virtually all …
Factsheet ‘Veteran in the Classroom’ The educational programme ‘Veteran in the Classroom’ is part of a broader educational programme of the National Veterans’ Day Committee. …
Factsheet ‘Feelings of guilt and shame after peacekeeping missions’ During a deployment, service personnel can be confronted with various dilemmas, including moral dilemmas. They may also witness the suffering …
Factsheet ‘Veterans on appreciation and policy’ With the Dutch veterans’ policy the Ministry of Defence seeks, among other things, to increase public appreciation for veterans. Based …
Factsheet ‘Looking back on deployment experiences’ In collaboration with Utrecht University, the Veterans’ Institute has conducted a large-scale study regarding personal growth, resilience and finding meaning …
Factsheet ‘Veteran Status’ Since the publication of the ‘Coherent Care for Veterans’ policy document in 1990, the Netherlands has been pursuing an active …
Factsheet ‘Veterans’ Card Holders’ The Dutch government recognises the special achievements of its veterans by, among other things, granting them a veterans’ card. The …
Factsheet ‘Wishes and needs of veterans’ What are the wishes and needs of veterans? The answer to this question is of great importance to the parties …
Factsheet ‘Memorials’ Since the Second World War, more than 22,000 service personnel and militarised civilians serving in the Netherlands armed services have …
Factsheet ‘Commemorative Badge for the Wounded’ In 1990, the first veterans’ policy document ‘Coherent care for veterans’ was published. It considered, among other things, that all …
Factsheet ‘Netherlands Veterans’ Day’ In 2003, the then State Secretary for Defence, Cees van der Knaap, decided to launch a Netherlands Veterans’ Day. The …
Factsheet ‘Veterans & the Media’ Appreciation and perception are closely linked terms. Some veterans feel unappreciated or under-appreciated and also make reference to the media …
Factsheet ‘Public Opinion on Veterans’ Since 2000, the Veterans’ Institute has had an annual survey conducted into public opinion on veterans and topics related to …
Factsheet ‘Decorations’ Decorations are awards and honours given for outstanding services and achievements. Granting decorations is a long-standing phenomenon in Western culture. …
Factsheet ‘The home front during the deployment cycle’ Participation in a peacekeeping mission affects not only the serviceman but also his relatives and family members. The home front …
Factsheet ‘Post-traumatic Stress Disorder following deployment’ A substantial majority of the Dutch population (approximately 80%) will at some point experience one or more potentially traumatic events. …
Factsheet ‘Veterans and their missions’ Under the Veterans Act, which entered into force in 2014, a veteran is “the serviceman or servicewoman, former serviceman or …
Factsheet ‘Public appreciation’ More than twenty years ago the realisation dawned that the government had failed in showing its appreciation for veterans. The …
Factsheet ‘Veterans’ Care’ Factsheet on the care for veterans.
Factsheet ‘Veterans’ Policy’ Factsheet on the Veterans’ Policy.
Factsheet ‘Netherlands Veterans’ Institute’ Factsheet on the Netherlands Veterans’ Institute.
Factsheet ‘Veterans with a mission’ Peacekeeping missions nowadays frequently include activities in the area of reconstruction and humanitarian aid. For veterans, it does not always …