Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
Each year, on July 1st during “Ketikoti”, the national commemoration of the abolition of slavery takes place at the National Monument of the History of Slavery in Amsterdam. The commemoration, which is organised by the Nationaal instituut Nederlands slavernijverleden en erfenis (the National Institute Dutch Slavery Past and Heritage, NiNsee), is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (via Mondriaan Fund) and the City of Amsterdam. NiNsee is an institution funded by the city of Amsterdam. Part of its activities is funded by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. In 2017, the Amsterdam city council accepted an initiative proposal to research the possibilities for a museum facility on the Dutch history of Trans-Atlantic slavery. A joint plan for such a museum was presented to the city council by NiNsee, Museum Zonder Muren and IZI Solutions in May 2019. The exploratory survey on the museum provision for the history of slavery began in May 2020 and will have a duration of approximately nine months, depending on the measures in place in relation to COVID-19. NiNsee, Museum Zonder Muren, IZI Solutions and the City of Amsterdam are working together to produce a report that will describe what visitors can expect from a possible future museum facility for the history of slavery.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
Awareness has been raised for the Dutch history of slavery.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD:
National commemoration of the abolition of slavery: USD 181.877 per year (EUR 200.000 per year). For the development of a national facility in Amsterdam in the period 21-24: USD 1.212.511 per year (EUR 1.000.000 per year) in total.
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:
|Name of partner||Type of entity|
Mondriaan Fonds (Mondriaan Fund)
Nationaal instituut Nederlands slavernijverleden en erfenis (the National Institute Dutch Slavery Past and Heritage, NiNsee)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: