Governance system for new Dutch National Park

There is a large and surprising nature reserve near the Dutch cities of Almere and Lelystad. The Oostvaarder lakes are well-known. However, there are plans to put adjacent natural areas more broadly on the map as National Park Nieuw Land. In order to develop this nature reserve as a National Park, it must also become clear how the area should be managed administratively and organisationally. ETFI's governance scan helps to identify the governance system, as it clarifies how control and implementation in the new National Park should be arranged.


  • The scan helps drivers in decision making: what is the consensus, what it can do and what the difficult choices are
  • The governance scan is a building block of the master plan on which future choices regarding marketing, infrastructure, education and research are based
  • Process supervision by our experts in addition to the scan is crucial because governance in reality is more complex


  • Clarity in the perspectives of stakeholders and their support
  • Insight into current and desired perspective of stakeholders on the governance system of National Park Nieuw Land
  • Identify the differences between the current and desired situation
  • Determine how these differences can be bridged, what is needed and at what speed this should and can actually be fulfilled