The Hague is a city that shows itself on the world stage, promoting values such as justice, peace and security. In order to make our city strong and more resilient, we must pay attention to current and new social issues. This requires an integrated approach with regard to policy on the physical environment, such as housing, mobility and public space. Social policy on youth, the elderly, welfare and education is just as important. Fortunately, there are already many initiatives that underline the importance of this and have started delivering outcomes.
It's also important that citizens understand key risks and how to respond is crucial for resilience. By promoting risk-aware behaviours such as contingency planning and checking on neighours, citizens and businesses become better equipped to help themselves and each other.