Afscheid van de dorpsuitvaart

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2017/11/30/afscheid-van-de-dorpsuitvaart-a1583106

Participants

  • Lucas Meijs
    Role: Faculty
    Reference type: Quoted

Media outlets

  • NRC.nl (Online)

Description

Funeral societies are important in villages in the Northeastern provinces of the Netherlands, but their best days appear to be over. Lucas Meijs of RSM admits that he wasn't aware of the existence of such funeral societies, but that they are struggling does not surprise him. "Generally speaking, volunteer work in the Netherlands is going well, but boards are increasingly feeling the pain."

Funeral societies are important in villages in the Northeastern provinces of the Netherlands, but their best days appear to be over. Lucas Meijs of RSM admits that he wasn't aware of the existence of such funeral societies, but that they are struggling does not surprise him. "Generally speaking, volunteer work in the Netherlands is going well, but boards are increasingly feeling the pain."