Shrinkage in Motion Conference


Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), Housing Portfolio, Districts and Integration, in collaboration with the provinces of Limburg, Groningen and Zeeland, the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) and the Association of the Provinces of the Netherlands (IPO).


The aim of the conference was to raise further awareness of population decline and the need for an inter-governmental, future-oriented approach in regions where this is already a reality or will be soon.  The Ministry had already adopted the title: ‘Shrinkage in Motion! Working together on ambitious regions.’ This needed to be converted into a thematic, functional and creative completion of the programme, methods and interaction.


When we talk about having aims, transition and movement, we recognise ‘sport’ as being a common denominator. This theme is fully assimilated in the programme and the venue also fits in well with the concept, the ADO stadium in The Hague.

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