Duty of Care for Universities

Seminar organized by ISS in cooperation with the Centre for Safety Development and Pels & Droogleever Fortuijn legal firm.

About the seminar

In recent years, attention for issues of safety and security of research has grown and universities have started to develop policies and services for this. ISS has been active in this development, producing, amongst other things a manual with guidelines for safe research in remote, hazardous or conflict-affected settings.

For whom

The seminar will bring together managers and supervisors from different universities to discuss the meaning of duty of care and best practices in the development of policy and training for safe and secure research.

The seminar will be partly in English and partly in Dutch.

Date and time

Date: 19 September 2017
Time: 14:00-17:00 (doors open for tea or coffee at 13:30)
Location: Paleiskerk, Paleisstraat 8, 2514 JA The Hague


The seminar is free of charge but please register by filling in this registration form before 12 September if you wish to attend.


13.30     Doors open, tea and coffee
14.00     Introduction - Universities & Security Abroad - Thea Hilhorst (Professor of humanitarian aid and reconstruction in disaster and conflict, ISS)
14.45     Duty of Care for Universities, Legal Aspects - Peter Mauser and Annette de Jong (lawyers at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn)
15.30     Break
16.00     Security Framework for Universities, Ebe Brons (director Centre for Safety and Development)
16.15     Practical cases and self assessments
16.45     Feedback and closing remarks
17.00     Reception

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