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

Erasmus+ Betzavta launched

  Asfar is a member of the Betzavta partnership and has just launched Erasmus+ Betzavta. Asfar is seeking 3 Youth Workers, Teachers, Trainers or other Educators interested in participating in a new Reconciliation and Peacebuilding training course and develop their skills in community conflict resolution methods of delivery. The first training course will take place … Continued

Erasmus+ SDG 4 Youth – London & Belgrade

Erasmus+ SDG 4 Youth: In July and August 2017, Asfar and Serbian partner, Friends of Children of Serbia delivered a youth exchange promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to young people in our countries. The youth exchange facilitated the coordination of two youth exchanges one in Belgrade, Serbia and the other in London, UK, and … Continued

SDG4Youth, London – next week!

  Erasmus+ SDG4Youth first leg of the youth exchange will take place in London next week from 27th July 2017. If you would like to be involved or to receive a copy of the timetable email We still have places available for youth people and volunteers, including 2 residential places for UK participants. To … Continued

Integrate with EVS launched

Asfar’s first European Voluntary Service programme as a sending partner: Erasmus+ Integrate with EVS is now officially seeking UK applicants interested in completing a 10 month EVS placement in Sweden working with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers. To learn more about the EVS project and how to apply, visit:  for more details.

Last slots for Belgrade – Erasmus+ SDG 4 Youth

Belgrade, Serbia Asfar only has a few places left for any young people interested in learning about the Sustainable Development Goals and a free trip to Belgrade through Erasmus+ SDG 4 Youth. To learn more visit here – SDG 4 Youth To apply, complete the application form here and email Asfar at to guarantee … Continued

Erasmus+ S4C: Baku and Marakesh

In May and June, Asfar was involved in two Erasmus+ youth exchange in Azerbaijan and Morocco, as part of our Sport 4 Change programme stream, which aims to mobilise sport for development to promote skills, encourage cultural engagement among people of different backgrounds and conflict resolution. Participants from Morocco, UK, Israel and Azerbaijan spent a … Continued

Paid Summer Internship – recruiting

Asfar is recruiting a Summer Intern to work on our development and international project management between July and August 2017. Asfar is currently finalizing our strategic plan 2017 to 2020, and in order to assist with its development we have taken the decision to appoint our first ever Intern to support us to mobilise the new … Continued

House of Lords’ policy: The Middle East: Time for New Realism now online

In November 2016, Asfar’s CEO, Sheniz Tan participated in a House of Lords’ Select Committee on International Relations’ round table providing specialist advice on Turkey, Turkish youth and the wider Middle East. The House of Lords’ International Relations Committee has now released the new UK Government policy following this round table and wider research, entitled: … Continued

Child Marriage in the Caucasus Volunteer needed!

  Child Marriage in the Caucasus Research Volunteer Asfar, an international NGO ( is seeking a volunteer Researcher to provide key information on the issue of child marriage in the Caucasus, specifically in Georgia and Azerbaijan. According to the UNICEF’s the State of the World’s Children 2016 report, 1% of Georgian girls are married by … Continued

Recruiting international volunteers now!

Asfar is currently recruiting for two international volunteers/interns for summer 2017:   Post-war trauma Volunteer, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Caucasus Volunteer, Baku/Sumgait, Azerbaijan   These are self-funded programmes only. To learn more visit here

Learn about the Sustainable Development Goals

Asfar is about to start recruiting for young people to come to London and Belgrade, for free, as part of our new project: Erasmus+ Sustainable Development Goals 4 Youth (SDG4Youth). To get involved, apply here. To learn ore about the project visit the SDG4Youth page here. Dates are: London – 27th July to 4th August … Continued

Asfar’s May 2017 edition of the e-Journal now online

To view the latest edition of Asfar’s e-Journal visit: The May 2017 edition of the e-Journal includes articles on: Hamas new policy paper Iranaian Mysticism Future of Syrian refugees Political Islam, and Division in Serbia. If you wish to contribute in to the e-Journal or volunteer as an Editor, please contact Senior Editor, Joe … Continued

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