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Update process NWO strategy

We last reported about the NWO strategy 2022-2026 developments in the March edition of Inside NWO-I. Now the final phase has been reached: at the end of April, the NWO Executive Board read the first draft text of the new strategy. Parallel to this, the directors of the NWO Institutes, the domain boards, temporary task forces and steering groups gave their feedback on the text. Subsequently, the final text, including the draft multiannual budget, was discussed with the NWO Executive Board in mid-May.

Finalisation and validation

The month of May will be used to finalise the text, and to organise validation meetings with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the Universities of the Netherlands and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. We will inform these organisations about our draft plans by means of a presentation and, of course, provide room for their responses and questions. During this month, we will also share the final text with the Central Works Council (COR NWO) and the administrative bodies within NWO.

Next step

The NWO Executive Board is expected to approve the new strategy by the end of May. This planning is related to the presentation in June of the new plans from the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Robbert Dijkgraaf.

And following that? While we continue to present the new strategy externally, we will also make internal preparations for the practical realisation of the strategy from 2023 onwards. Furthermore, we will take the time to explain the new strategy to all NWO and NWO-I colleagues and discuss it with them. More information about this will follow via Inside NWO-I and via the intranets of the institutes.

Newsletter Inside NWO-I, May 2022
You can find the archive of the newsletter Inside NWO-I on the NWO-I website.

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