Reconciliation for Development
AsfarEurope has been involved in the development of the RESOLVE: Reconciliation for Development strategy, concept and learning model since 2019, supporting the wider RESOLVE: Network – Partnership and the RESOLVE: Network – Youth Wing.
AsfarEurope is a committed partner member of the RESOLVE: Network.
Mobilising the best tried and tested methods used in peacebuilding, reconciliation and conflict resolution activities and linking them to Informal learning, Sport for Development and Vocational Training techniques, the Reconciliation for Development methodology was created.
The Reconciliation for Development learning model focuses on developing young people (and their wider communities) to develop their reconciliation and conflict resolution skills, as well as essential Life Competencies such as: Leadership; Team working; Citizenship; Social Action etc to address community-based Social Intolerance in Europe, the Middle East, the Balkans and the Caucasus.
The learning model and wider strategy also focuses on youth workers, educationalist, policy makers and wider stakeholders working in education, youth work and community sectors.
The Reconciliation for Development learning model also focuses on subjects such as Human Rights, Democracy and Citizenship.
Through a range of interactive, informal and cultural-themed workshops and inter-communities activities, AsfarEurope supports young people to learn about the their Human Rights, with particular focus on how Human Rights were established, what they mean to young people in Europe today, how Human Rights are viewed in other countries, especially in Middle Income states and the Global South and the effects on communities when Human Rights systems break down.
In particular, AsfarEurope uses Europe, especially Bosnia-i-Herzegovina and Rwanda as country models, where Human Rights and communities have disintegrated very quickly or where a negative peace remains even today.
Through informal learning activities, AsfarEurope offers a wider outlook to young people on our programmes with the aim to reducing community conflict, xenophobia and through our Dialogue activities, promote a real inter-cultural understanding both about the necessity of Human Rights and the real issues effecting Communities today.
To learn more about current Reconciliation for Development programmes visit the RESOLVE website.