Why this survey?

Researchers are curious. They like to solve issues. We need your help in determining what issues are most current in the Caribbean or which problems need a solution first. Because COVID-19 has a major impact on many topics, we ask you to supplement the input collected earlier (in 2019).

Research programme

Since 2013, the Dutch Research Council (NWO) has been commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) to conduct a research programme specifically focused on the six islands of the Caribbean part of the Kingdom.

Working towards a research agenda for the Caribbean islands of the Kingdom

With a research agenda, we can identify the main scientific and social issues. To do this, we want to know what according to the people and institutions on the islands the science community can best research. This way, we can determine together what the spearheads should be for future research. At the same time, this method allows scientific research to tie in well with current issues and developments in the Caribbean region.

Think along

From health, cultural identity, economic development to climate change and biodiversity, the field of science is broad. With this survey, we invite everyone in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and Saba to contribute ideas about issues for the new research agenda.

Duration of the survey and follow-up process

The survey should be completed before 15 January 2022. The input will be bundled with the responses collected in 2019 and then discussed in a dialogue with the public and stakeholders. This will ultimately result in a broadly supported research agenda for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom.