In December 2017, 3 UK youth workers traveled to Poland to participate in Erasmus+ Betzavta.
Asfar is a member of the Betzavta partnership, a reconciliation and peacebuilding methodology and training network.
Youth Workers participated in Erasmus+ Betzavta in Poland from 7th to 13th December, 2017.
Asfar is currently recruiting for the second Betzavta training programme due to take place in 10th to 16th March 2018. Deadline for applications is 5th February 2018.
What is Betzavta? Betzavta is a Hebrew word which means “together”. The title of this method for learning about democracy, which was developed by the Adam Institute in Israel, makes up the programme and philosophical background at the same time. Betzavta questions the traditional and unsatisfactory paths of conventional conflict resolution with surprising seminar units and presents in its place the concept of creative conflict resolution. With the help of a special conflict dilemma method, it achieves the essential conditions for tolerant social interaction: the willingness to mutually recognize the right to personal freedom and other peoples’ needs. On this basis, the four steps of democratic decision-making provide the conflicting parties with a valuable tool for dealing with conflicts in a novel way. Betzavta is an internationally renowned democracy education programme used in schools and non-school educational institutions.