Hillen wants compulsory social service

21st December 2011, Comments 0 comments

Dutch Defence Minister Hans Hillen wants to introduce a compulsory social service for young people.

In an interview with television channel RTL7 he said the introduction of such a service should be given serious consideration.

Young people would have to perform one year of compulsory service in – for instance - the armed forces, health care or the environmental sector.

The point would be to “ Teach young people to invest for one year into a society which is to become theirs as well,” Mr Hillen said.

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