The Utrecht2040 strategy requires an active province, a province that focuses on strategic key issues in a selective manner and one that is aware of the choices It makes. We will be active for those items on the social agenda where the province can make a difference, and which fall under the primary tasks and key authorities of the province.
We need a province that secures interests and that is strong in directing complex cooperative coalitions, for example in the development of areas. There is also a demand for a province that develops a vision, takes the initiative and that organises persistence. This requires a small, flexible organisation that can deal with changing coalitions. This way, we will also attain concrete results.
The invitation to regional partners to participate in the further development of this Utrecht2040 strategy should also be viewed in this light. They are asked to present ideas and proposals for icon projects that they want to lead themselves. The province can also come up with proposals for icon projects, for which the tasks of the province have to be taken into account, naturally. Co-operation with regional partners is established based on equality and aims for synergy. This entails a different approach than the one we are used to, with a new role for the province. It will take some time to shape this new way of network collaboration.