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Endeavours in retrospect
Studio Zeitgeist is a company based in the Netherlands that focuses on trends and developments in order to create a realistic view of the Zeitgeist.
Het Financieele Dagblad (FD) is the Dutch Financial Times and one of the oldest Dutch newspapers. Farid writes a weekly column for the FD, covering a wide range op topics. He takes the measure of themes like innovation, society and the economic system.
In 2016 I wrote a book about what a society of extremes means for people, politics & business.
BNR Nieuwsradio is a Dutch commercial radio station with non-stop news. The programme ‘De Nieuwe Wereld’ (The new world) used to focus on the view of the future.
Think tank prospect which published in 2011 'Brave New World, a collection of 19 essays on the future of The Netherlands' of which Farid was one of the co-editors.
Strategic concept developer / researcher
Coolpolitics is a Dutch civic social organisation that encourages younger generations to shape and develop their role as citizens and works towards building Dutch, European and global civil society.
Co-initiator and editor of ‘Brave New World - a collection of 19 essays on the future of the Netherlands’
For the eleventh time, daily newspaper De Volkskrant has drawn up a ‘Top 200’ list of most influential Dutch people. I made it, as the youngest person, to the list for the fourth time.
Onderwijs2032 (in English: Education 2032) is an initiative by the Dutch government to stimulate and facilitate a civil dialogue in the Netherlands around the future of education. In 2016 Onderwijs2032 will give its proposal to the government.
In 2012 I was awarded with the Trendwatcher of the Year 2012-2013 award.
The "40 UNDER 40" - European YoungLeaders programme, launched in 2011 and led by the think-tanks EuropaNova and Friends of Europe, aims to promote a European identity by engaging 40 of the European Union’s brightest minds in initiatives that will shape Europe’s future.
Member of the supervisory board
Member of the Curatorium
Member of the strategy group
Member of the board
Chairman of the board
Former vice-chairman of the supervisory board
Former member of the board
Former member of the supervisory board
Former member of the advisory board