AIVD Annual Report 2021

The AIVD Annual Report you can download on the webpage looks back on our activities in 2021 and describes the threats to the national security of the Netherlands of the past year. 

Many threats in 2021 were a combination of national and international, digital and physical, and state-sponsored and non-state actors. 

This development, carried by technology and digitalisation, raises new questions for society and the AIVD. Such as the question whether the AIVD could play a role when crime has a harmful effect on the democratic legal order; in 2021 the AIVD started an exploratory investigation onto this topic.

The current times require extensive cooperation with partners, on both a national and international level. A good example of this is the close cooperation with the MIVD, including on the topic of Russia.