Yousef Wehbe is a Senior Policy Advisor at the European Foundation for Democracy. Yousef, himself a Palestinian refugee, has for most of his life - personally and professionally – been involved in working with refugee communities on the protection of their rights and integration into host communities. Yousef has experience in the prevention of radicalisation and extremism, the role of armed non-State actors in armed conflict and humanitarian law. He has managed related projects on the ground and has done in-depth research and analysis on the issues.
From 2011 to 2013, Yousef coordinated the projects of Geneva Call (a Swiss-based international humanitarian organisation engaging armed non-State actors) in Lebanon, and until 2015, he was the organisation's Middle East Programme Manager. He is now based in Berlin and provides independent consultancy.
Yousef has volunteered with a number of different humanitarian organisations, including Human Rights Watch. He holds a BA in literature and a diploma in education and currently is preparing his LL.M degree in international human rights and humanitarian law. Yousef speaks Arabic, English, and basic German.