Farid Tabarki


Date and place of birth: 1976, Amsterdam, Nedherlands

Living place: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theme: journalism

ECC Participation: moderator

photo: private archive

A journalist, researcher, writer, presenter and social entrepreneur. His main interest are social entrepreneurship, youth culture, multicultural society, social media and education. and education. In recent years he has been working as editor-in-chief and researcher for Coolpolitics - a Dutch civic social organization that encourages younger generations to shape and develop their role as citizens and works towards building European and global civil society. The Foundation tries to reach these goals by organizing projects that attract large audience and are focused on the following fields: social engagement, gaining knowledge and the creation of values.

“New technology provides a better distribution of responsibilities between citizens and the government.”

As the founder and director of Studio Zeitgeist Tabarki conducts and coordinates research and develops projects on the local, national and European ‘Zeitgeist’. He cooperates with research institutions like Signs of the Time, the Open Society Institute, the OSCE - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, TEDxRotterdam, and the University of Amsterdam.

Tabarki has published several articles in Dutch newspapers. He was co-editor of “Hollandse Helden” (Dutch Heroes), a study into the rise and fall of inspiring Dutch entrepreneurs. He moderated a number of public debates, conferences and workshops organized by, amongst others, Council of Europe, Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs, Felix Meritis Foundation, The Hague University, International Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2006, 2007 and 2010 he presented the parliamentary election edition of MTV Coolpolitics: debates between leading politicians were broadcasted live on TMF and MTV Benelux.

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