Maximizing benefits by cross-linking networks

Since 1 January 2015 municipalities in the Netherlands have been given new tasks in the fields of care, social participation and youth services. In practice, many municipalities are too small to carry out these tasks effectively and efficiently. For this reason they often seek mutual cooperation in regional networks. In addition, central government also directly stimulates the emergence of regional networks, via various projects and programs. University of Twente PhD researcher Esther Klaster has found that cross-linking these networks can generate significant benefits for the relevant organizations and for the citizens affected. —> Read More