Digital Talks: Youth Express Network

Our next Digital Talks will be with the team from Youth Express Network a network or youth organisations from across Europe which Asfar has just joined! We’ll have a discussion about youth organisations and their work before, during and after COVID-19. Get to know Y-E-N and their work at 5pm CET/4pm UK time on Wednesday … Continued

Digital Talks: ‘The (dis)connections between counterterrorism and peacebuilding

Asfar is continuing with a series of Digital Talks which will be hosted by a diverse group of experts from their field of expertise, followed by a brief question and answer session, altogether lasting around 45 minutes. Digital Talks: ‘The (dis)connections between counterterrorism and peacebuilding: a look at different country experiences‘ by Louis Monroy-Sandander, Faculty … Continued

Digital Talks – July

Asfar is continuing with a series of Digital Talks which will be hosted by a diverse group of experts from their field of expertise, followed by a brief question and answer session, altogether lasting around 45 minutes. There will be these Digital Talks hosted in July. Digital Talks: Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Kenya by Michael … Continued

Digital Talks – June

Asfar is continuing with a series of Digital Talks which will be hosted by a diverse group of experts from their field of expertise, followed by a brief question and answer session, altogether lasting around 45 minutes. There will be 3 Digital Talks hosted in June. Digital Talks: Conflict Resolution and the Spiritual Realm in post-conflict … Continued

Digital Coffee: Stay at home but stay in touch.

Asfar and our European Solidarity Corps Volunteers have launched our new online micro-project: Digital Coffee: Stay at home but stay in touch. Digital Coffee is an opportunity for young people on our programmes, especially members of the RESOLVE: Network to keep in touch with fellow members and friends in other countries through digital platforms. To … Continued

Message on COVID-19 from our CEO.

12th March 2020 Dear all participants on our programmes, Since January 2019, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has become a serious health issue that requires individuals, communities, organisations and Governments to adapt and change their working patterns and social behaviours on a daily basis to prevent the virus spreading any further. Every day, there is some new … Continued

Reconciliation through Betzavta training

My experience on a Asfar conflict resolution training programme abroad. An interview with Emma Knight   Emma participated in an Asfar international reconciliation programme called Betzavta in December 2017 and March 2018 to develop her skills both as a team leader and to manage conflict situations.     How did you hear about it and … Continued

A profile of Child Marriage in the Caucasus

Child Marriage is still an ever-present issue throughout the world, and is most widely known and understood in Africa and the Middle East by the general public, but in Europe and the wider Western countries knowledge of child marriage in the Caucasus is limited. There is a lack of information and awareness of the causes … Continued

Erasmus+ Evropa2Evraziis Youth Exchange to Istanbul report (11th July to 17th July 2016)

Between June and September 2016, Asfar organised 7 Erasmus+ funded youth exchanges, including to Turkey, Israel, Macedonia, Serbia, Azerbaijan and Bulgaria, as part of Erasmus+ Evropa2Evraziis; Europe, Gallipoli and the Arab Revolt and S4C. Erasmus+ is an EU funded transnational learning scheme providing a wide range of educational opportunities for young people, including: Youth Exchanges; … Continued

Kufi Exhibition – Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

5th March-10th May 2016   The Kufi Exhibition held at the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, 5th March to 10th May 2016, included a wide range of Arabic, Maghribi and Osmanlica (Ottoman Turkish) Kufi Qu’ranic manuscripts and examples of calligraphy with a particular focus on the how Andalusian Islamic culture influence the wider Islamic world. … Continued

Asfar and Erasmus+ 2015

During 2015, Asfar held its first EU Erasmus+ Youth Exchange programmes. Organising 4 Youth Exchanges activities throughout the year in Istanbul, Turkey; Amman, Jordan; Jerusalem, Israel; and London, UK, providing cultural learning and international opportunities for over 30 young people in 2015: to participate in inter-cultural activities; learn about the EU, citizenship and human rights; … Continued

Erasmus+ Inspire Europe, March 2015

March 2015, saw the first Asfar Erasmus+ Youth Exchange, Inspire Europe, occur in Istanbul, following over 6 months preparation to bring young people aged 18 to 30, together in a unique cultural and learning experience. 20 young people from the UK and Turkey, were able to meet, engage, learn about each other’s’ cultures, develop new … Continued

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