Country information for Netherlands - Ministry of Education and relevant departments

Ministry of Education, Culture and science - Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschappen

Address: Rijnstraat 50, Postbus 16375, 2500 BJ Den Haag
Email: info@minocw.nl
Phone: +31704123456
Website: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/ministeries/ministerie-van-onderwijs-cultuur-en-wetenschap (Dutch)
https://www.government.nl/ministries/ministry-of-education-culture-and-science (English)

 

Other relevant contacts

ISED, INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Target users: ISED conducts research on the education and development of children and youth. ISED brings together research conducted by a select group of researchers from several universities.
Publications/Journals: See website
Contact Person: J.J. Oppedijk and E. Buschman
Address: Postbus 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone: +31715274079
Fax: +31715273945 
E-mail: ised@fsw.Leidenuniv.nl
Web site: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/social-behavioural-sciences/educat…

ICO, INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

Target users: The general mission of ICO is to promote fundamental and applied scientific research in the field of education. Participants in ICO are researchers from nine Dutch Universties.
Publications/Journals: See website
Contact Person: Ralf Maslowski
Address: University of Twente, TICO, Postbus 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Phone: +31534893580
Fax: +31534893791
E-mail: ico@edte.utwente.nl
Web site: https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/owk/

SVO OPLEIDINGEN 

Specialisms: Teacher training focussed on teaching pupils with SEN. Courses provided: Support teachers, visually impaired, physically impaired, hearing impaired, mentally impaired, remedial teaching, pupils with behaviour problems.
Target users: Teachers in mainstream and special education.
Address: Seminarium voor Orthopedagogiek, Archimedeslaan 16, 3584 BA Utrecht, The Netherlands 
Phone: +31 30 25 47 378
Fax: +31302540349
E-mail: info@seminarium.nl
Web site: www.seminarium.nl

FONTYS OPLEIDINGSCENTRUM SPECIALE ONDERWIJSZORG 

Specialisms: Teacher training (full-time and part-time) focussed on pupils with SEN. Courses provided: social-emotional development, learning problems, teamwork, management, education of visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically impaired, mentally impaired or pupils with behaviour problems.
Target users: Teachers in mainstream and special education.
Address: Fontys Opleidingscentrum Speciale Onderwijszorg, Postbus 90903, 5000 GD Tilburg, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 87 78 77 133
Fax: +31 87 78 75 900
E-mail: oso@fontys.nl
Web site: www.fontys.nl/oso

CPS, CHRISTELIJK PEDAGOGISCH STUDIECENTRUM 

Focus: CPS gives advice, organises conferences and courses, is involved in research and development for education in all its aspects. CPS develops and implements educational policy.
Target users: Schools for primary, secondary and vocational education, educational service centres, teacher training institutes, schoolboards and other education-linked organisations.
Support provided: Courses, workshops, conferences, Counselling, Development of materials, Implementation of innovation
Address: CPS, Plotterweg 30, Postbus 1592, 3800 BN Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 33 45 34 343 
Fax: +31 33 45 34 353
E-mail: cps@cps.nl
Website: www.cps.nl

KPC GROEP: KATHOLIEK PEDAGOGISCH CENTRUM

Focus: KPC Groep is a service organisation focussing on improving education and training.
Target users: KPC Educational Innovation Centre is available to all organisations involved in education.KPC Educational Advisor's clients are schools and institutions for primary, secondary and higher education. KPC Knowledge Management's clients can be found in business, government, educational and other institutions.
Support provided: The KPC Group provide a wide range of services: research, advice, education, training, tutoring and (project)management. KPC Educational innovation Centre is a national source of expertise and knowhow for implementing large-scale projects for improving education. A special section supports catholic education in the Netherlands. KPC Educational Advisors provide a complete and integrated range of products for improving teaching and learning. KPC Knowledge Management supports clients in knowledge and training management.
Address: KPC Groep, Kooikersweg 2, Postbus 482, 5201 AL Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 736 247 247
Fax: +31 736 247 294
E-mail: kpcgroep@kpcgroep.nl
Website: www.kpcgroep.nl

EDVENTURE, NETWORK FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 

Focus: The Edventure is an organisation of about 60 Educational Service Centres. The common interests of the members are taken care of by the Edventure.
Target users: The Educational Service Centres (ESC) in the Netherlands who directly support mainstream and special schools.
Support provided: Intermediate between national government and ESC's;  Participates on behalf of the ESC's in various meetings and negotiations; Supports quality control; Informs members through policy papers and newsletters.
Address: Edventure, Parkstraat 38, 2514 JG Den Haag
Phone: +31703538222
E-mail: see website
Website: www.edventure.nu

SLO, STICHTING LEERPLAN ONTWIKKELING

Focus: SLO supports change and innovation in education through curriculum development.
Target users: All forms of education, except higher education. Textbook writers, publishers.
Support provided: Curriculum development. Curriculum evaluation.NICL: the National Info Centre Teaching materials has an overview of all teaching materials available in the Netherlands.
Address: SLO, Postbus 2041, 7500 CA Enschede, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 534 840 840
Fax: +31 534 307 692
E-mail: info@slo.nl
Website: www.slo.nl/

CITO

Focus: CITO aims to contribute to the improvement of educational quality.
Target users: Schools (for primary, secondary, vocational, special and adult education). Government. Training and exam institutions.
Support provided: CITO is specialized in the development of tests and exams, the assessment of learning results and certification. The institute is well-known for its Primary Education Final Test and the national exams.
In addition, CITO offers a wide range of instruments for testing and assessment for its users.
Address: CITO, Postbus 1034, 6801 MG Arnhem, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 263 521 111
Fax: +31263521135
E-mail: info@cito.nl
Website: www.citogroep.nl

FVO - FEDERATIE VAN OUDERVERENIGINGEN

Focus: FVO (Federatie van Ouderverenigingen) is an association of people with a mental handicap, their parents and their families. It aims to improve the support and education of people with a mental handicap.
Target users: People with a mental handicap, their parents and their families. 
Support provided: Information, Representation, Journal, Shop, Library
Address: Federatie van Ouderverenigingen Maliebaan 71 H Postbus 85276 3508 AG Utrecht 
Phone: +31 302 363 767
Fax: +31 302 313 054
E-mail: utrecht@fvo.nl
Website: www.fvo.nl

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