The presentations are now online for XBRL Netherlands' recent webinar on "who does what," setting out the respective roles and activities of XBRL International, XBRL Europe and XBRL Netherlands itself. As CEO John Turner explained, XBRL International is the standards development organisation behind the XBRL specifications. John discussed XBRL International's purpose, structure and governance. John also explored ongoing technical work, including some current initiatives, for example on the new formats xBRL-CSV and xBRL-JSON, Calculations 1.1 and Formula. Looking ahead, he discussed XBRL International’s strategic initiatives as well as our public interest advocacy work in a number of arenas, including sustainability reporting.
XBRL Europe, meanwhile, is a not-for-profit regional affiliated organisation to XBRL International, established to foster and coordinate European XBRL efforts, to implement common XBRL projects in Europe and to liaise with European authorities and organisations. Among its activities, XBRL Europe organises conferences, webinars and other events, runs working groups (which also welcome members!), and carries out other Europe-specific tasks such as responding to consultations. CEO Gilles Maguet set out XBRL Europe's governance, its various working groups, recent activities and current workplan. Finally, XBRL Netherlands was represented by Board member Bas Groenveld. As he explained, it was one of the first national jurisdictions, founded in 2002, and works closely with XBRL International. It contributed to the inception of critical government programmes placing the Netherlands at the vanguard of digital reporting – the Netherlands Taxonomy Project (NTP) and Standard Business Reporting (SBR), a public-private partnership using XBRL as a core standard. XBRL Netherlands promotes the adoption of XBRL by providing information, hosting events such as webinars and technical training sessions, connecting organisations, experts and projects, and helping to align national reporting requirements with international standards.