ICAP, the International Community Advisory Panel is an initiative put together by four long-standing members of the international community to act as an independent bridge between the international community itself and government and civic organisations in the Netherlands.
In particular, we aim to establish an independent forum which represents and reflects the views of the international community on issues which have an impact on the country's attractiveness as a place to live in and do business.
The Netherland's regularly scores very highly in international comparisons – facts which officials are keen to promote whenever possible. However, these glowing reports do not always reflect the reality on the ground. And there lacks a broad framework for communicating with and receiving input/feedback from the international community and assessing its diverse needs and concerns. ICAP aims to change this.
The 'pillars' we intend to focus on in the coming year (2017) include: Education; Housing; Healthcare and Work & Inclusion.