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Future of Governance, Netherlands 2020 (VROM)

A scenario project, sponsored by the Dutch Ministry for Housing and Spatial Planning [VROM] – the government’s property developer – looked at how Dutch society might evolve within a European and globalising context, and the implications for governance models. Heads of five Dutch ministries joined the process to think through the possibilities for society’s expectations from goverments in the future. A scenario set was released to the public with an introduction by the Minister for VROM. The scenarios anticipated a $70 per barrel oil price when oil was still selling at $23 per barrel. They served as input for VROM in conceptual planning and future development.