RESOLVE: Play was a previous RESOLVE project. For information on current projects see RESOLVE: New Youth Order and RESOLVE: West

RESOLVE: Play through Understanding, Play for Change (RESOLVE: Play), was a Youth Development mobility programme, which aimed to use the power of reconciliation tools such as Sport for Peace, Simulation Games and People-to-People Dialogue and ‘Play’ learning methods to resolve local and community conflict which especially affect young people in the partnership countries.

RESOLVE: Play sought to create a network of young Peacebuilders from the UK, Croatia, Ukraine, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. The thematic focus of the project was migration issues and problems related to integration in our target societies, in the context of the wake of the refugee crisis of 2015.

RESOLVE: Play focussed on the following objectives in order to achieve its goals and implement a successful training course based on different methods of non-formal education:

  • To develop awareness about personal concepts and beliefs one has about minorities and challenges related to integration.
  • To identify the root causes of prejudices towards and social exclusion of refugees/IDPs, and develop working mechanisms which can help prevent this;
  • To provide a safe space for people to engage in dialogue and promote principles of tolerance and mutual understanding;
  • To help participants develop new skills and competences, in facilitation of innovative methods such as labyrinth Theatre and Forum Theatre;
  • To multiply gained knowledge, attitudes and competences in the local communities of the participants;
  • To create an Online Library for disseminating project toolkit and for publishing projects outputs (such as promotional video of the program and various learning materials created within the project.);

The activities in RESOLVE: Play were based on innovative methods of non-formal education developed by Labyrinth Theatre and Forum Theatre, plus the RESOLVE methods of reconciliation: Sport for Peace, Simulation Games and Interfaith-dialogue.

Using interactive and participatory methods RESOLVE: Playl created spaces for participants to work together to elaborate individual and common ideas of applying the knowledge and skills in their practices and setting the foundation for future cooperation. 

A key goal of RESOLVE: Play was that participants would develop their personal toolkit by learning about Forum Theatre and Labyrinth Theatre methodology, whilst at the same time building on capacities of youth workers and their NGOs to promote peaceful and intercultural dialogue and conflict transformation in their societies, as well the as integration of young refugees and IDPs.