Restore social unrest and trust

Experts are considering the steps to be taken towards restoring social peace and confidence regarding the gas extraction file.

June 12, 2019

Program maker, copywriter, journalist and presenter Janine Abbring chairs the day. Nina Huygen and Annemarie Heite will give two lectures, after which experts will work in small groups on the recovery of social unrest and trust. Our goal is to go further than just a good analysis. It concerns concrete steps, partly by the attendees themselves, their organizations and through good cooperation.


Nina Huygen (former director of the Violent Offenses Compensation Fund) talks about her experiences at the Compensation Fund. Under her leadership, the compensation fund has developed a completely different approach to compensation than before. Legal considerations are less central to this approach; the emphasis in the approach to victims is on offering a listening ear, showing understanding and acknowledging the suffering that has been suffered. This lecture offers valuable insights for the gas extraction dossier.

Annemarie Heite gives a lecture about the concrete problems that people in Groningen encounter. She gives her own vision on a different approach in Groningen, which can help to tackle problems related to damage and reinforcement faster and more decisively. She advocates a different way of working together.