Sunday, 22 April 2018

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netherlands Netherlands

National Ombudsman

Bezuidenhoutseweg 151
PO Box 93122
NL-2509 AC Den Haag
Tel.: +31 70 356 35 63
Fax: +31 70 360 75 72

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The right to petition is constitutionally defined in the Article 5 of the Dutch Constitution. According to which everyone has the right to submit petitions in writing to the competent authorities. More information:

Informatie Rijksoverheid (voorheen Postbus 51)

Postbus 20002
2500 EA Den Haag
Tel: 1400 (lokaal tarief)
Vanuit het buitenland: +31 77 465 67 67
Openingstijden: maandag tot en met vrijdag van 08:00 - 20:00 uur.
E-mail: via het contactformulier op de website

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Citizens’ initiative

Citizens can put a subject on the agenda of the Parliament. For more information go to (Dutch):

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Commissie voor de Verzoekschriften en de Burgerinitiatieven
Postbus 20018
2500 EA Den Haag
Tel.: 070 318 20 66
Fax: 070 318 33 85
E-mail: [email protected]

Public consultation

On citizens can react to new legislative proposals so that their reaction can contribute to its improvement.

‘Doe mee’

The Government is interested in opinions, ideas and initiatives from society. ‘Doe Mee’ provides an overview of initiatives whereby citizens and companies can think along, contribute and sometimes also decide along in the making or implementation of policies.

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