More money needs to be invested in democracy and children need to be taught the values of democracy at school, in sports and other clubs. This is the conclusion of a report published today by the council for social development (RMO).
The RMO says that in an era of growing ethnic diversity, individualisation and pluriformity, democracy should not be taken for granted, says the RMO.
Its research shows that 10% of the Dutch population is not interested in democracy. This is dangerous, says the report, and should be counteracted by involving young children in activities which will teach them the value of democracy.
The report will be presented to home affairs minister Guusje ter Horst on Friday.
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