How can we use storytelling to better learn from best practices in the field of youth? A personal quest for stories as an indispensable source of knowledge for everyone working with and for children and young people.
Research and surveys often collect experiences, stories and data. But what do you give back to the people you surveyed? By involving participants in interpreting the results, you get a better view of what is going on.
When we face complexity, we dive straight into the ‘cookbooks’ we already have. But unfortunately, old recipes tend to fail when applied in new complex situations. Other ingredients should be sourced.
What are the little tricks of facilitating a large group? Let it go! But that’s not so easy…
We often tend to ignore resistance, to pretend it’s not there. But that’s a missed opportunity, especially for a facilitator. Resistance has wisdom and potential in it.
In recent years, a lot of experience has been gained with the prevention of radicalisation and the role of youth professionals in it. For a Dutch ministry, we collected best practices, extracted the most important insights and described them in online magazines.
Nowadays, all kinds of issues are labelled ‘wicked problems’. However, this term stands in the way of an effective approach.
Last December, it was ten years since Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, which sparked a series of revolutions across the MENA region. Looking back at the developments in the last decade, it might be tempting to take stock of the current situation and to conclude that the ‘Arab Spring’ has failed. But it would be unfair and unwise to do so.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a complex region: more than 500 million people, twenty different countries, a rich cultural, economic and intellectual history, the cradle of all three monotheistic religions, and a strategic location in and next to three...
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