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Researching a complex issue? Stop ‘collecting’ data

Researching a complex issue? Stop ‘collecting’ data

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.

The beauty of resistance

The beauty of resistance

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.

What can youth professionals do to prevent radicalisation?

What can youth professionals do to prevent radicalisation?

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.

The Arab Spring’s complexity

The Arab Spring’s complexity

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.

Lunch interviews about the Middle East

Lunch interviews about the Middle East

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...

Podcasts about the Middle East

Podcasts about the Middle East

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