Factsheet ‘Wishes and needs of veterans’ in the Netherlands


What are the wishes and needs of veterans? The answer to this question is of great importance to the parties shaping and implementing the veterans’ policy in the Netherlands, such as the Ministry of Defence, the various associations and interest groups and the National Care System for Veterans, and also the Veterans’ Institute.


Clear information is required on what is important to veterans in order to be able to tailor the policy and its implementation to the wishes and needs of veterans as well as possible. Various studies have been made to identify those wishes and needs. The study results produce a consistent picture. The wishes and needs can be divided into roughly four categories, namely: 1) contact with other veterans; 2) recognition and appreciation; 3) care and support; 4) information. This fact sheet provides an explanation of the wishes and needs by category and of how they are met

Full Reference

Veteraneninstituut, 2014. Wishes and needs of veterans. Fact Sheet.