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Endowed Chair of Marga Klompé
International Social Responsibility

Symposium 16 November 2012: A Bouquet on the Table

On 16 November 2012, an international symposium entitled 'A Bouquet on the Table' was held at Tilburg University, in honour of the 100th anniversary of Marga Klompé, minister of social welfare and first female minister of the netherlands. Below you will find presentations and speeches, pictures and video's, various background documents, ...


Presentations and speeches given during the symposium, and reports of the workshops:

Welcome speech by Agnes van Ardenne

Programme schedule

Towards an implementation of Ethnographic Monitoring, presentation by Massimiliano Spotti

Decentralization of Care - A Community Home Based Care Perspective, workshop slides by Derrick Mweeba for the workshop 'Decentralisation of health care'

Decentralisation of Home Based Care in Malawi, workshop slides by Regina Soka Mankhamba for the workshop 'Decentralisation of health care'

Across time and space: rethinking the notions of ‘rights’ and ‘responsibilities’ in the globalised migrant care-work regime, workshop slides by Maggi Leung for the workshop 'Migration in the health sector from a workers perspective'

Healthy Ageing, workshop slides by Timothy Stamps, for the workshop 'A comparative perspective on globalisation and health care'

The commodification of human beings: the example of trafficking in human beings for the removal of organs ,workshop slides by Jan Jans for the workshop 'The commodification of human beings: the example of trafficking in human beings for the removal of organs'

The legal perspective on the immoral demand and supply of organs ,workshop slides by Conny Rijken for the workshop 'The commodification of human beings: the example of trafficking in human beings for the removal of organs'

Student Report on the workshop: 'Decentralisation in health care' , by Lukas Beise


In our Multimedia section you will find 2 slideshows and several video's:


You can download the full programme here (pdf), or view this on line version.

Press Release by Tilburg University (Dutch).

A compilation of background documents is available here.

Biographies of the speakers.

Abstracts of the workshops.

Abstract of the presentation by Antony Otieno Ong’ayo: "Circular migration and gaps in the health care service - A mirage or panacea?", which will be presented during the 11h15 panel discussion: "Exploration of global mobility in health care".

Abstract of the presentation by Karen Sichinga, which will be presented during the 11h15 panel discussion: "Exploration of global mobility in health care".

Abstract from CHAZ (Churches Health Association of Zambia), for the workshop 'The legacy of Marga Klompé for an ethical approach to Health Care and ageing in a globalised world'.

Abstract from Bart Tirez, Familiehulp, for the workshop 'Gender, cultural diversity and care workers'.


Een zuster die nog de tijd neemt (Leonoor Kuijk − 09/11/12, Trouw.nl). Interview with Prof Dr Mirjam van Reisen about care, migration and Marga Klompé.