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Trimbos Institute meets Australian high-level parliamentary delegation in The Hague

October 2, 2017

On the 29th of September, 2017, the Trimbos Institute was invited to meet a high-level parliamentary delegation from Australia, at the Australian Residence in The Hague, Netherlands.

The purpose of the visit was to provide inputs on mental health and addiction research in the Netherlands as well as provide insights as to the functioning of the Dutch mental health care system, providing examples of good practices.

The delegation consisted of Mr Brett Mason, the Ambassador of Australia in the Netherlands, Senator Rachel Siewert, leader of the Delegation and Senator for Western Australia, Senator Deborah O’Neill, Senator for New South Wales, Mr Andrew Wallace, Member of Parliament, Member for Fisher, Queensland, Mr Mark Fitt, Delegation Secretary and Ms Maaike den Besten, representative from Australian Embassy. The Trimbos Institute was represented by Prof Rutger Engels, Dr Ionela Petrea and Dr Laura Shields-Zeeman.         

This visit represents a step forward towards greater bi-lateral cooperation in mental health between Australia and the Netherlands.  

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