Comparative Table of Parliamentary TA Institutions



In 1986, the Rathenau Instituut was founded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The institute is governed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The ministerial decree establishing it guarantees the Institute´s autonomy, including its financial autonomy.

The Rathenau Instituut has a Board whose members are appointed by the Minister, at the nomination of the sitting members of the Board, and in consultation with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR).

The Institute´s staff consists of a Chairman and Board, a Programme Council and a multidisciplinary team of scientific researchers and communication experts. In this team, physicists, biologists, statisticians, computer scientists and technical engineers cooperate with social and political scientists, philosophers and economists. Their common objective is to develop a clear picture of the political and societal debate and to feed and stimulate it as much as possible.

The institute employs approximately 50 people and has an annual budget of around 5 million EUR.


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