Publications HELENA IMMINGA-BERENDS, under several headings:

On 1- EU policies, 2- On Gender issues, 3- On environmental economics and economic valuation projects

  1. Relating to EU policies:

“Environmental Profiles for EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTS)”, Regenboog Advies, Assen, 2015. For Europe Aid, in collaboration with Prospect C&S (Belgium) and Eco Sphere (Portugal). Co-author: Jose de Bettencourt. ( 25 country / territory reports, 5 regional reports, one final report and one booklet, in EN an FR.)

“Environmental profiles of EU Overseas Countries and Territories”, Regenboog Advies, Assen, 2007.  For EuropeAid, in collaboration with NIRAS (Denmark) and Sofreco (France). Co-author: Jonathan Pearse. (25 country and territories reports, Incl. 5 regional reports and final reports in FR and ENG)

“Review of 4 social (research) platforms financed by the EU between 2007 and 2013”, Regenboog Advies for EU DG Research, 2014.

“Transition to Nature in three European regions”, Regenboog Advies, Wageningen, 2005. (As part of an EU Interreg project „Boundless Parks, Naturally!)

«Pantanal-Taquari: Tools for decision making in Integrated Water Management”, Regenboog Advies in collaboration with Wageningen University (Alterra), Embrapa (Brazil) , ITC, Delft Hydraulics, Arcadis. April 2005.

Commissioning and guidance of the following studies and reports, for DG- Environment (European Union):

– On the EU eco-industry’s export potential, 1999.

– Climate Change and Employment in the European Union, Climate Network Europe, 1998.

– An estimate of eco-industries in the European Union 1994, door Bipe Conseil, IFO, Ecotec, Eurostat, 1997.

– Data base on eco-industries in the European Union, 1997.

“The needs and possibilities for co-operation between selected advanced developing countries and the EC in the field of Science and Technology- Case study Brazil”, report for the European Commission, DG XII- SAST (Strategic Analysis in Science and Technology), 1990, 75 pages.

Contributions to several reports of the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), The Hague, the Netherlands:

– “European Monetary Integration: Four Visions”, report V-66, 1989.

– “Financing the European Community”, 32nd. Report to the Government, 1988.

– “Scope for Growth- Threats to and opportunities for the Dutch economy in the next ten years”, 29th. Report to the Government, 1987.

“De financieringsproblematiek van de Europese gemeenschap”, Beleid en Maatschappij, nr. 6, 1987, p.282-3. Co-author: Y. Starrenburg. (Article on the EU financial problems and solutions)

“As ajudas da CEE destinadas à reestruturação da agricultura através do Fundo Europeu de Orientação e Garantia Agrícola (FEOGA)”, Instituto Nacional de Administração, Oeiras, Portugal, 1984. (Publication of the Studies Centre of the National Institute of Public Administration in Portugal on EC support for agricultural restructuring, through the European Agricultural Fund)

“Aspectos da Política Agrícola Comum da CEE”, Instituto Nacional de Administração, Oeiras, Portugal, 1983, 21 pages. (Elements of the Common Agricultural Policy).

“Portugal entre o Norte e o Sul, namorando a CEE”, Expresso, 30 January 1982, page 14. Co-author: Bert Ernste. (Article on Portugal, between the North and the South, flirting with the EU).

“De NCO als financier van onderzoeksprojecten”, Wetenschap en Samenleving, nr. 7/8, 1979, pp. 32-43. (Article on NCO’s (Nationale Commissie Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) aid to research projects).

  1. Relating to GENDER ISSUES

A participatory study on new (sustainable) women’s initiatives in rural areas, for the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture and Nature: “Ondernemende vrouwen op het platteland”. May 2008.

Results of an empirical study on women managers: “Vrouwen: De beste chefs- De uitkomsten van het Opzij-onderzoek naar vrouwen en carrière”, Opzij nr.1, 1989, pag. 19-25.

Article on the lack of attention, in economic theory, for women’s work: “De verwaarlozing van vrouwenarbeid in de economische theorie” in: Vrouwen en Wetenschap, Studium Generale, University of Tilburg, the Netherlands, 1980, p.107-124.

Chapter on the lack of attention for house work in traditional economic theories:  “Economische theorie en huishoudelijk werk” in Economie van de huishoudelijke werk?, Studium Generale Rotterdam en uitgeverij Futile, pag 31- 38, 1980.

Article in a popular women’s magazine on the research done by Helena Berends with students of the University of Groningen, in the first Women Studies group in the Netherlands: “Groep studenten bestudeert speciaal vrouwenarbeid”, by Cisca Dresselhuys in Opzij,  jan. 1978, p.19-21.


On the research done by Helena Berends, with students of the University of Groningen: “Vrouwenarbeid- Onderzoeksthema aan de Universiteit Groningen” in Wetenschap en Samenleving, Thema nummer Sexisme en Wetenschap II, nr. 4, 1977.

Special number of Katernen 2000 on the work of women at home: “Moeder doet alles gratis voor niets- een katern over arbeidsverdeling tussen mannen en vrouwen”, nr 5, 1977.

A compilation of results of research done by the Women’s study group of the university of Groningen, led by Helena Berends:  “Vrouwen op de arbeidsmarkt, een reserveleger?”, Intermediair, 9 december 1977, p.11-21. Co-author: W. Scholten.

“Kantine personeel aan de RUG”, University of Groningen, co-authors: J. Bovenkamp, A. Poelstra, T. van Boven, 1977. (Research and action on the work and position of women workers in the restaurants of the University).

“Van telefoniste naar informatrice- Een onderzoek naar de arbeidsomstandighdeden van telefonistes bij de PTT”, Projectgroep Vrouwenarbeid, Sociologisch Instituut, University of Groningen, 1977. (on the work and position of women workers at the State Telephone Company, including estimation of wage gap with male workers).

“Het in- en uittredings proces van vrouwen op de arbeidsmarkt”, Groningen University, the Netherlands, 1977, 45 pages. Co-authors: Bovenkamp, Siersema. (A report on the cyclical character of women’s participation in the labour market)

“De verwaarlozing van vrouwenarbeid in de economische theorie”, Wetenschap en Samenleving, nr. 9, 1975, p.50-57. (on the lack of attention and analysis, in traditional economics, of the work of women).

“De participatie van Nederlandse gehuwde vrouwen op de arbeidsmarkt- een empirische analyse”, Econometric Institute, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1975, 93 pages. (An econometric and empirical analysis on the labor market  of married Dutch women, comparing data from 1000 married men and 1000 women).

“Enkele gegevens over de situatie van de vrouw in Nederland”, Social and Cultural Planning Bureau, Rijswijk, the Netherlands, 1974, 188 pages. (First Dutch Atlas with statistical indicators and data on the position of women).

  1. Related to environmental economics plus other economic valuation projects


Study, report and advice to a Golden Tulip Hotel about sustainable integration of economic activities in the nearby nature area (Drentse A). October 2009.

“Een streekrekening voor onderhoud en behoud van natuur en landschappen in de regio Groningen-Assen”. Regenboog Advies, 2008. (A feasibility study for creating a regional fund for the conservation of nature).

“The socio-economic and ecological benefits of investing in nature in the Hunze valley”. Regenboog Advies, Report for EU INTERREG project Water Cost. August 2007.

“De economische uitstraling en de sociale waardering van natuur in de Uitkerksepolder bij Blankenberge”, Regenboog Advies, Assen, 2007. Client: the Belgian NGO Natuurpunt. Co-author: Marian Stegink. (Based on interviews and other data, an economic assessment of the effects of investments in the new natural park ).

“De baten boven water“, Regenboog Advies, Assen, 2006. Client: the National Coalition for “Better Water”. (A booklet on the positive effects of the EU Water Framework Directive, on social wellbeing, economic welfare and biodiversity).

„Lonkend rivierenland“. Regenboog Advies for Staatsbosbeheer (State Forestry Service), Wageningen, 2005. (An analysis and a methodology to show the socio-economic and ecological consequences of a strategy for „new and natural rivers“ instead of building higher dikes.)

“Mensen en natuur- Kunnen we die relatie meten?”, Regenboog Advies, fort he Natuurplanbureau, Wageningen University, 2004. Co-author: Frank Veeneklaas. (A publication on the state of knowledge on the relationship between nature and human beings.),

“Consument en Burger, Overzichtstudie GammaGroen nr. 2”, Regenboog Advies for Wageningen University, 2003. Co-authors: A.E. Buijs, L.M. van den Berg. (a study on the socio-economic results of a 4 years research programme relating to nature in regional context.)

“Vraag en aanbod van natuur- een nieuwe benadering op basis van ruimtelijke ordeningsplannen en een dialoog tussen vraag en aanbod”, Wageningen University, Alterra report nr. 728, 2003.  (A new method of calculating the value of nature for citizens).

“Vraag en aanbod van natuur- Over de maatschappelijke vraag naar natuur en over het antwoord daarop van eigenaren en beheerders van natuur”, Wageningen University, Alterra report nr. 605, 2002. (On the demand and supply of nature in the Netherlands).

“De rol van bos en natuur in de Achterhoek en de Kempen- Een economische waarderingsmethode uitgetest in twee gebieden”. Wageningen University, Alterra report nr 487, 2002 . Co –author: J. Vreke. (An econometric assessment of the role of forests and nature for the regional economy, applied to two Dutch regions.)

“Een bos levert meer op dan alleen hout- De rol van bossen in de regionale economie”, Boomblad, Oct. 2001, pag. 12-13. (Article on the economic value of forests)

Report on the economic value of the Swin, a nature area in Belgium: “Het Zwin- een economisch perspectief voor het natuurgebied”, for the Dutch Ministry of Warteworks, Wageningen University (Alterra), 2002

“De rol van bossen in de regionale economie”, Nederlands Bosbouw-tijdschrift, year 73 (2001), nr 4 (july/ august), pag. 7-9. (An article on the economic value of forests)

“De rol van bossen in de regionale economie”, Wageningen University, Alterra report nr. 243, 2001. Co-authors: M.A. Hoogstra and J. Vreke, 67 pages. (An economic analysis of the value of forests for the regional economy).

“Interactie tussen grote grazers en recreanten”. Wageningen University,  Alterra report nr.249, 2001. Co-authors: R. Henkens, J. de Molenaar en D. Jonkers. 45 pages. (An assesment of risks of the interaction between large grazers and public in national parks).

Two chapters in a report on Climate Change, Agriculture and Nature policies: on International energy policies (Chapter 6 ) and on Nature and environmental policies (chapter 7), in “De Klimaatdimensie van voedsel en groen: opties voor vermindering van de emissies van broeikasgassen”, Landbouw Economisch Instituut (LEI), The Hague, December 2001.

“Nature in Mind”, achtergrondstuk voor een internationale conferentie over mensenbeelden tav de natuur en hoe die beelden in beleid doorwerken, Wageningen University, Alterra report. 2000, co-author: F. Coeterier. (A background paper for an international conference on how citizens view and value nature).

“Een multidisciplinaire benadering van de gebruikswaarde van natuur”, Wageningen University/ Natuurplan Bureau, Workdocument 2000/17, 2000. Co-authors: E. den Belder, N.Dankers, M.J.Schelhaas, 56 pags.  (A quantitative valuation of the use value of nature).

“Debt-for-nature swaps, het vernietigen van schuldbewijzen van ontwikkelingslanden in ruil voor natuurbehoud- Een instrument van internationale milieu-diplomatie”, Department of Ecology, Free University of Brussels, 1993, 61 pages (Thesis on debt-for-nature swaps).

“An evaluation of the commodity import support to Cape Verde in 1989-1990”, Report to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) in collaboration with NEI, The Hague, 1991, 58 pages.

“A formal presentation of the econometric model used in Scope for Growth”, Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), Working Document nr. 27, The Hague, 1988, 43 pages. Co-Author: Frank Veeneklaas.

“As consequências económicas para Portugal da integração na Comunidade Económica Europeia”, Instituto Nacional de Administração, Oeiras, Portugal, 1984. (Report to the Government on the economic consequences for Portugal of integration in the European Community, three volumes: macro-economic effects, effects for the agricultural and the industrial sector: 18 pages 55 and 210 respectively)