As a writer, editor and researcher, I focus on young people and the youth field, on the Arab world, and preferably on the combination of both.


I am interested in the power and vulnerability of children and youngsters. In the Netherlands, in Europe and in the Arab region. I know the importance of high quality, inclusive and long term youth policy. The more so in the Arab world, where almost two thirds of the population is under the age of 30. And I am convinced of the power of the written word.


When all of this comes together, I am at my best. As a writer or editor. As a researcher, journalist or speaker. As an expert or advisor. Or all of this in one.


Examples of my work in English? Download the booklet Youth work in Morocco and youth participation projects at local level. Or read my interview with Canadian academic Bessma Momani on youth in the Middle East and North Africa.


Want to know more? Please check my LinkedIn or contact me at mark[at]markswoorden.nl.

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