Brain & Cognition : Focus area Safety
In September 2009 the government of The Netherlands granted 20 million euro’s to the proposal 'Brain & Cognition – social innovation in health, education and safety'. The purpose of this program is to promote research focused on these areas.
The focus area Safety, which is coordinated by WODC (Prof. dr. Frans Leeuw and Dr. Katy C.H. de Kogel) receives 6,7 million out of this budget. Within the focus area Safety, interdisciplinary consortia in which universities, research centers, and societal partners participate, will conduct research on themes such as: effectiveness of behavioral interventions for severe antisocial behavior, better decisions under high pressure, resilience or vulnerability to stress, early prevention of antisocial behavior, and innovative treatments for severe aggression.
This research proposal was a joint venture of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sport, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Youth & Family.