7 month ESC experience in Sarajevo!

In September 2020 I moved from the UK to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina for 7 months to work with the RESOLVE team. Before I moved I knew little about Sarajevo but I soon fell in love with the city and its people. The Asfar team introduced me to a number of wonderful … Continued

10 brilliant months in Brčko

I am sad to be finishing my volunteering in Brčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina, but I’m really glad to have come here and spent 10 months. I came with the hope of learning some new things, and meeting some nice people, as well as expanding on my existing interests in Balkan languages and food. I did … Continued

Youth Exchange in Tbilisi

I participated in RESOLVE: Equity youth exchange in Tbilisi. It focused on gender equity which we still need to put a lot of effort into in our communities. I had the chance to interact with people who have different opinions and experiences about gender equality. It was mind-opening for me. It helped me gain new … Continued

Khinkali & Kisi in Georgia

In October 2021 I visited Tblisi, Georgia, as part of ASFAR’s second youth exchange since the pandemic. After a very long year of zoom meetings, zoom fatigue, and virtual ‘hangouts,’ it was lovely to be able to meet new people, in real life again! Because of the travel restrictions for people coming back into the … Continued

ESC Volunteering in Bosnia and Herzegovina

My time working for the RESOLVE: Network has been distinguished by ceaseless opportunities for personal and professional development, in a setting that was new, exciting and challenging. In particular, the city provided scope for me to explore and question my own lifestyle, whilst immersed in a culture that is multi-faceted and different to my usual … Continued

Summer in Bosnia and Herzegovina

It is hard to summarise two months of new experiences in a short post, nevertheless, I hope I am able to do justice to the places, people and activities I have come to know in Bosnia and Herzegovina. My longstanding interest in cultures and people, coupled with my ambition to work internationally in the future, … Continued

Sarajevo Youth Exchange 2021

In June 2021, I travelled to Sarajevo, Bosnia for a youth exchange. I met young people from Sarajevo and Azerbaijan too, we all got on very well and took part in many activities throughout the week. I really enjoyed learning about the city from the young people and visiting the historical landmarks such as the … Continued

RESOLVE: Social Action

I am working on a community issue that I relate to and wanted a space to do more research in an informal way and the RESOLVE: Social Action project gave me the perfect platform to do so. My mission is to enhance the social and emotional wellbeing of black youth by confronting the obstacles holding … Continued

Amazing Experience in Georgia

  It was amazing experience to be part of Georgia youth exchange. I met with many great people and we had great times. I learned new ways of communication with people and how to recognize a country and their culture where you travel. I had great memories in Georgie. I can say it has changed … Continued

Erasmus+ 2019 experience

I would like to thank Jenny and Sheniz for the opportunity to be in this project! The Erasmus+ RESOLVE: Sport activity to Georgia was very productive. We saw many interesting places, discussed many important topics and met many great people. I liked the interactive part of the program the most. I am really happy for … Continued

My Asfar Internship experience

My name is Louis Monroy, I am a Colombian political scientist with an interest in postconflict reconstruction and transitional justice issues. A part of my research has dedicated to understanding the experiences of the Western Balkans and Bosnia-Herzegovina in particular as a way of looking into the opportunities and challenges of peacebuilding in divided societies. … Continued


Resolve:East. One programme with four diverse cultures taking part, which revolutionised my life and my way of thinking about the world. During my exchange in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, I was exposed to not only a different culture but also the critical issues that surround Bosnian society. During the programme, we used theatre and other … Continued

RESOLVE definitely the best thing that has happened in my life

RESOLVE: EAST project is definitely one of the best things that happened in my life, without exaggerating. This project made me grow, develop communication skills, meet new friends from around the world, their cultures and countries. It also taught me how to be ambassador of peace, person that builds bridges between people. This project has … Continued

The Sarajevo Experience!

I am coming to the end of my first week in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina. I had a lovely welcome to the country by Sheniz and Haidar – my fellow intern- who collected me from the airport and showed me round the lovely apartment. Haidar and I are working on a number of exciting projects and … Continued

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