Asfar’s December 2018 edition of the e-Journal is now online

Asfar’s latest edition of the e-Journal, a range of articles and creative pieces focusing on the Middle East, the Islamic world, the Balkans and the Caucasus and beyond. Asfar would like to thank all contributors who have been involved in the December 2018 edition of the e-Journal. And especially would like to thank and welcome … Continued

Free trip to Istanbul – building inter-cultural reconciliation

Asfar’s is currently recruiting UK participants aged 18 to 30 to participate in our Erasmus+ RESOLVE: East activity in Istanbul, Turkey. The dates are: 10th December 2018 to 16th December 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 … Continued

Free trip to Sarajevo – the city which changed the world

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 … Continued

Reconciliation Project Assistant (Volunteer) – recruiting

Asfar is currently recruiting for a short-term Reconciliation Project Assistant (Volunteer) for one day a week from October 2018 to February 2019. The role will include a volunteer stipend. Without the support of volunteers, Asfar would not be able to function. The role of Reconciliation Project Assistant will support the launch, delivery and the successful … Continued

Erasmus+ RESOLVE: East – dates announced

  Erasmus+ RESOLVE:EAST 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. So 3 of the 4 youth exchange dates have now … Continued

2018/2019 Erasmus+ Applications – now open

Asfar is now accepting applications from all UK participants (aged 18 to 30) for our 2018/2019 Erasmus+ programmes, including for RESOLVE: East. To learn more about RESOLVE: East visit: https://www.asfar.org.uk/erasmus/resolve-east/ To apply visit our application page here. For more information on our the wider objectives of our RESOLVE programmes visit its website – http://resolve.asfar.org.uk/

Asfar website – multiple language site testing

  Asfar is currently testing a multiple language option on our website. Now the Asfar website can be accessed in 7 different languages, alongside British English. As this is a website language plugin, rather than a bespoke language translation, we welcome feedback and thoughts. If the translation is very bad or inappropriate, Asfar may have … Continued

Betzavta 2018

In March 2018, Asfar’s young people and youth workers traveled to Berlin as part of the reconciliation training programme :Erasmus+ Betzavta!   Delivered in Berlin, Germany between 10th to 16th March 2018, Asfar’s representatives spent 6 days learning how to mobilise the Betzavta method for conflict resolution as a reconciliation tool. Betzavta in March 2018 was … Continued

Erasmus+ Betzavta – March 2018 – last places

    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. One place remains. Ensure you send your application in before 5pm on the deadline date. What is Betzavta?  Betzavta is a Hebrew word which means “together”. The … Continued

Erasmus+ Betzavta – Poland – Dec 2017

  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 … Continued

Asfar International e-Journal – now online – December 2017

Welcome to Asfar’s December 2017 edition of our international e-Journal.   This edition focuses on a range of thought-provoking topics, as always, including Qatar and the current situation in the Gulf, the Palestinian diaspora, conflict resolution in Israel and Palestine, Turkey-EU relations, and the issue of child marriage in the Caucasus. The Qatar Conundrum by Rich … Continued

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