Verdonk, The Netherlands Immigration and Integration Minister, supports the introduction of a national code of conduct to highlight the Dutch identity for integration and citizenship purposes, as the non-Dutch do not know how to be a Dutch resident.
This national code will be similar to the recently introduced Rotterdam Code. The Rotterdam Code consists of seven items the residents of Rotterdam should abide by in their daily lives, including speaking the local language on streets and at home.
Verdonk indicated that the national code should also include items such as anti-discrimination and equality between men and women. The Minister will sit with experts to determine what is important and what the Dutch identity is.