NIMD maintains strong links with the seven Dutch political parties who founded the organization back in 2000. The NIMD Advisory Council consists of senior representatives from these parties, providing a direct organizational link between the founding political parties and NIMD staff and management.
Cooperation and contact is maintained with individual members of parliament to ensure policy experience is fully shared and opportunities and trends are identified in time. Dutch politicians and party staff contribute with practical experience, status and expertise from the world of party politics. They can also promote the organization on a senior political level. In the process, politicians and staff learn from the successes booked and challenges encountered by NIMD.
The founding political parties come from across the Dutch parliamentary spectrum, which cements our non-partisan credentials.