Asfar has just released the Erasmus+ RESOLVE: East Social Action e-Film. Celebrating Resolvers’ journey and achievements as they design, plan and organise their own community social action and manage the youth-wing of the RESOLVE: Network.
Asfar has just released the final version of its Erasmus+ RESOLVE: East e-Film. The e-Film represents our young participants journey as they learn about Reconciliation and Peacebuilding, while meeting lots of fellow young people who have experienced conflict in their lives. To learn more about RESOLVE :East, the RESOLVE: Network and the Resolvers social action please visit – http://resolve.asfar.org.uk/erasmus-resolve-east/
Erasmus+ RESOLVE: Reconciliation thru Youth activities kicked off in London in February 2019.
RESOLVE: Reconciliation thru Youth (RESOLVE: Recon4Y), is a Youth Development mobility programme, which aims to use the power of reconciliation tools such as Sport for Peace, Simulation Games and People-to-People Dialogue to resolve local and community conflict which especially affect young people in the partnership countries.
In London, Resolvers from Sweden, UK, Georgia and Israel participated in a week of reconciliation activities. Meeting professional peacebuilders including Jo Berry, founder of Building Bridges for Peace (http://www.buildingbridgesforpeace.org), visited St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace and learned about its background and how the centre came into being through conflict.
Resolvers also enjoyed some quiet time for reflection in St. Ethelburga’s very own Bedouin tent.
The next stop for RESOLVE: Reconciliation thru Youth is Tbilisi, Georgia in May 2019.
This month, Asfar hosted the Erasmus+ RESOLVE: East London youth exchange. The final transnational activity before Resolvers (participants) return to their own country and finalise their plans to deliver their own local social action activity between February and March 2019.
During the London RESOLVE: East activity, Resolvers met with Peacebuilders, such as Jo Berry, founder of Building Bridges for Peace (http://www.buildingbridgesforpeace.org), built a peace tower, learned how Sport can be used as a tool for peace and development and visited Europe House and participated in a Involver (involver.org.uk) organised BREXIT and conflict resolution activity.
Groups from Georgia, Bosnia-i-Herzegovina, Turkey and the UK, engaged, learned new skills and together developed into Community Peacebuilders throughout the programme and this was most evident during the final youth exchange and RESOLVE: Network meeting. With the final planning elements in place before each national group leads their own community social action activity, participants were very keen to make plans on how to sustain the network beyond the lifetime of the project through social action.
RESOLVE: East is due to end in April 2019, however, the next RESOLVE programme launches in late February 2019. To get involved apply here – https://www.asfar.org.uk/apply-now/
This January, Asfar and our RESOLVE young people (Resolvers) from UK, Turkey, Bosnia-i-Herzegovina and Georgia were in Tbilisi as part of Erasmus+ RESOLVE: East.
Over 5 days, Resolvers developed a range of new skills in reconciliation, peacebuilding and social action. In particular, host partner CDC introduced Resolvers to simulation games to resolve conflicts and theatre methodology to reconcile communities.
Resolvers also organised and hosted their third RESOLVE: Network meeting, a youth-led peace network. The themes of the meeting were on: Local social action. Each national group designed planns for social action activities due to take place between February and March 2019.
Then next RESOLVE: East activity in due in London in February 2019.
Erasmus+ RESOLVE: Reconciliation thru Youth is a reconciliation youth exchange & network programme, which aims to use the power of Conflict Resolution tools such as Simulation Games, Sport for Peace and wider reconciliation tools and learning to resolve local and community-level conflicts which especially affects young people today.
All youth exchange dates are confirmed!
Travel dates: 19th February 2019 to 25th February 2019.
Activity dates: 20th February 2019 to 24th February 2019.
Request the time table now!
Travel dates: 6th May 2019 to 12th May 2019.
Activity dates: 7th May 2019 to 11th May 2019.
Travel dates: 7th July 2019 to 13th July 2019.
Activity dates: 8th July 2019 to 12th July 2019.
Travel dates: 13th September 2019 to 20th September 2019.
Activity dates: 14th September 2019 to 19th September 2019.
More information to come shortly!
Places are limited for UK participants, so apply now to avoid disappointment.
All participants from Georgia, Israel and Sweden should apply directly to the RESOLVE partner in their country. More details can be found on the project page.
Asfar is happy to announce the launch of our second RESOLVE programme funded by Erasmus+.
RESOLVE, Asfar’s flagship reconciliation and peacebuilding network delivery model aims to develop community-based reconciliation skills in young people through a range of local, digital and transnational learning activities resulting in youth-led social action activities throughout Europe, the Middle East and the Caucasus.
RESOLVE: Reconciliation thru Youth will provide unique skills development opportunities for young people based in UK, Israel, Sweden and Georgia.
Asfar’s is currently recruiting UK participants aged 18 to 30 to participate in our Erasmus+ RESOLVE: East activity in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
The dates are: 5th November 2018 to 11th November 2018.
The youth exchange is specifically aimed at young adults who wish to develop their skill-sets to be our communities’ future Peacebuilders, leaders and be involved in and launch a Conflict Resolution & Peace Network.
Sarajevo, will kick-start our project, the city which is still scarred from the Yugoslavian state collapse and the inter-ethnic/inter-faith war of the 1990s.
Sarajevo is also the location which triggered immense social, civic and economic change in 1914 through conflict, with the assignation of Archduke Franz Ferdinand causing the First World War.