RESOLVE: Reconciliation thru Youth

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

RESOLVE: Reconciliation thru Youth, was a Youth Development mobility programme, which sought to use the power of reconciliation tools such as Sport for Peace, Simulation Games and People-to-People Dialogue to resolve local and community conflicts which especially affect young people in the partnership countries.

Throughout the activity, participants not only participated in a unique transnational learning activity, but will also develop leadership and team-working skills, social action and citizenship outlooks and a wide range of competences, essential for their communities and their country.

RESOLVE: Reconciliation thru Youth is a small European and Middle Eastern-focused partnership involving 4 partners in total, 2 Programme countries and 2 Partner countries. Four youth exchange activities will take place in London, UK; Tbilisi, Georgia; Uppsala, Sweden; and Jerusalem, Israel.

This project engaged Interfaith and People-to-People Dialogue methodology, which involved connecting young people from different backgrounds, specifically faith backgrounds (whether it be a faith in religion, agnostic, humanist, atheist beliefs) and building dialogue between the groups. IEA led this element of the delivery, with their expertise in delivering youth-focused dialogue activities between Israelis and Palestinians.

IEA was supported in Dialogue by Swedish partner MIR Akademien AB’s expertise in socioeconomic inclusion and integration and developing wider skills programmes and inter-cultural learning elements.

This programme also utilised Sport for Peace and wider Sport for Development activities building on young peoples’ conflict resolution and wider skillsets. Sport for Peace using the power of adapted sport and games to encourage peacebuilding amongst participants, and support participants to develop their own conflict resolution games. This element was led by Asfar.

Alongside Sport techniques, participants learnt about Social Action and how to design and develop their own social action programme. RESOLVE: Reconciliation thru Youth utilised the RESOLVE methods to promote youth reconciliation and aimed to be part of the RESOLVE brand to ensure sustainability.

Participants will learnt about Global Citizenship, Civic Responsibilities; Human Rights; and Democracy using the tools created through 2015-2017 KA2 Strategic Partnership: Micro-Enterprise and Social Action international Partnership programme.

Throughout the activities, participants developed a wide range of further skills including:

Skills

Skills Skills Skills
Leadership Communication Mediation Project design
Team Skills Creative skills Social awareness

Mindfulness mediation