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Writing is an essential part of our work. Next to my work as facilitators and trainers, We are active in many different additional roles in educational contexts. Whether as documentalists, rapporteurs or rapporteurs generales, supervisors, correctors, evaluators or editors, we enjoy observing, thinking, conceptualising, discussing and writing as much as we appreciate the other aspects of our work. We have longstanding experience in the preparation and editing of publications. As with most of our work, many of the publications we have produced are joint efforts with teams and organisational partners, and our contributions to these publications are diverse ranging from contributor to editor.

New Forms of Civic Engagement in Europe (2016-17) for the Citizens’ Lab Project & MitOst e.V.

Research Findings & Implications for Practice in the Youth in Action Programme (2015-2016) for the RAY Network

Where Do We Stand? Where Do We Have to Go? Does the European Youth Sector Need a New Intercultural Learning Concept? (2013) with Dr. Hendrik Otten, IKAB

Where Do You Stand? Intercultural Learning and Political Education in Contemporary Europe (2012) with Dr. Hendrik Otten, IKAB

T-Kit 7: Under Construction…Citizenship, Youth and Europe

Practical Guide: Youth Exchange in EuroMed (2011) for the SALTO EuroMed Resource Centre

T-kit 10: Educational Evaluation in Youth Work (2007) for the CoE/EU Partnership on Youth

Erasmus+/Youth in Action Conference on the Political Dimension in International Youth Work (2017) for the German National Agency of the Erasmus+/Youth in Action Programme

Refugees, Radicalisation, Racism? Erasmus+ / Youth in Action and European Values - Input given to the Business Meeting of the Directors of the National Agencies of the Erasmus+/ Youth in Action Programme, October 14 2015, Luxembourg

Paper on the Eight Key Competencies (2009) for SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre with Dr. Hendrik Otten

Listening, Thinking, Exploring, Talking

We believe that non-formal learning should be a key element of everyone’s education in complementarity to informal learning and formal education. Supporting the continuous progress and advance of non-formal learning is one of our aims, and we encourage and assist processes facilitating this development whenever and wherever we can.


A key aspect of our work is the facilitation of debates, discussions and discourses. We have wide-ranging experience in facilitating processes of different lengths, intensity and approaches involving policy-makers, researchers and education practitioners. Recent experiences include an international seminar of youth researchers on human rights, diversity and participation and a conference on human rights education in European metropolitan areas.

Another important element of our community work is to present, speak and discuss about non-formal education and our experiences with organising non-formal learning processes.

Watch this video of Yael speaking at the ‘We don’t need no education! Or do we?’ Seminar in Estonia (October 2013):
Watch this excerpt of a talk Yael gave on the implications of recent research for non-formal education programmes at the RAY Triangular Summit in Vienna (May 2015):
Watch Yael explore the context framing public policies and the assumptions underlying them with the OSI Youth Initiative & Demokratie & Dialog e.V. / (December 2012):