Montesquieu Institute: from science to society

Debate: Government communication: a service for democracy?

Since the affaire around the 'Teevendeal' in 2015 and with the upcoming referendum on the EU-association agreement with Ukraine, the topic government communication gained interest. In 2001 the commission Wallage advised the Dutch government to work and communicate more transparantly.

What makes a government campaign a succes? And what is the relationschip between politics, press and the citizen?

A debate with Jeroen Sprenger (former director of communications at the Ministery of Finance), Julia Wouters (the political advisor of Lodewijk Asscher) and Tom-Jan Meeus (political journalist at the NRC Handelsblad). Journalist Max van Weezel moderates the discussion.

Please note that this event will be held in Dutch