I am a writer, editor and researcher on young people and the youth field in the Netherlands and the Middle East.
I assist organisations in the youth field by collecting and unravelling the knowledge and experience which is relevant to their work.
I’m doing this by interviewing and researching, by writing and editing, and by organising meetings. I share the new insights in stories and publications — and occasionally a podcast.
In my work, I always explore multiple perspectives (interdisciplinary). I’m sure the world is too complex for us to be able to understand and improve it with one point of view only.
Examples of my work in English? Download the booklet Youth work in Morocco and youth participation projects at local level. Read my interview with Canadian academic Bessma Momani on youth in the Middle East and North Africa. Or listen to this podcast in which we interview young people from Lebanon, Egypt, Libya and Dubai on their hopes and ideas for the future.