International Youth Day

“Young people are on the frontlines of the struggle to build a better future for all. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the dire need for the kind of transformational change they seek – and young people must be full partners in that effort.” UN Secretary-General António Guterres Youth can be a positive force for development … Continued

LAB4GE Fourth Participatory Visit to the UK

On the first day, have been introduced to Asfar’s methodology and were introduced to the Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies’ Social Enterprise Development Accelerator project.Later partners found out more about the Gender Sensitive Approach which Asfar has developed as part of the project. The partners have done a small Gender-sensitive assessment skills workshop to increase … Continued

Erasmus+ RESOLVE: Equity Youth Exchange in London

Participants from the UK, Georgia, Morocco and Italy have joined us for our ErasmusPlus RESOLVE: Equity Youth Exchange in London. Through different activities, participants got to know each other better, as well as found out more about the project and its objectives. In addition, through the Micro-Teach Exercise, the participants have increased their awareness and understanding … Continued

Asfar is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As a long term member of Bond, the UK’s international development network, Asfar is a committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Asfar’s social objectives are aligned to the SDGs, in particular to: SDG 4 – Quality Education SDG 5 – Gender Equality SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG 16 – Peace, … Continued

World Youth Skills Day

Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic World Youth Skills Day 2022 will again take place in a challenging context due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. UNESCO estimates that schools were either fully or partially closed for more than 30 weeks between March 2020 and May 2021 in half the countries of the world. In late June, 19 … Continued

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

“We cannot allow this already underreported crime to slip further into the shadows. Perpetrators must be punished. Investment in recovery from the [COVID] pandemic must tackle the root causes of sexual and gender-based violence.” – UN Secretary -General António Guterres Building back better in the wake of this pandemic requires an inclusive, intersectional, and gender-informed … Continued

LAB4GE Participatory Visit in Spain

Asfar has participated in the third Participatory Visit in Spain: Transfer of I-Box’ best practices. During the first day, the LAB4GE partners have been introduced to the I-Box methodology and have visited “Espai Dones i Igualtat” (EDI) – a woman protection service. In the afternoon they have been joined by Grúas Rigar who talked about … Continued

Call for participants from the UK

Are you interested to join our next Erasmus+ RESOLVE: Play for Peace Istanbul Youth Exchange in August? Young people from the UK, Turkey, Portugal and Romania will be joining us for the first Youth Exchange under the RESOLVE: Play 4 Peace project. The second youth exchange is planned in Portugal for September 2022. To be … Continued

Erasmus+ Matrix Youth Exchange in London

Participants from the UK, Georgia, Slovakia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey have joined us for our ErasmusPlus Youth Entrepreneurial Competence Matrix (Matrix) Youth Exchange in London. Through different activities, participants got to know each other better, as well as found out more about the project and its objectives. In addition, they have been introduced … Continued

Erasmus+ RESOLVE: Peace Camps London Dialogue Event

More than 25 participants from the UK, Cyprus, Hungary, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey have joined us for our Erasmu+ RESOLVE: Peace Camps Dialogue Event in London. Through different activities, participants got to know each other better, as well as found out more about the project and its objectives. In addition, they have been … Continued

LAB4GE Newsletter 3rd Edition

In the third issue of the #LAB4GE Newsletter, Asfar and partners have decided to give the floor to the voices that are too often unheard, those of women entrepreneurs. Each project partner did an interview in their country to present you with these inspiring testimonies, with female founders of how they did set up their … Continued

Study Visit Italy

Asfar has participated in the second Participatory Visit in Italy: Transfer of Associone Sud’s best practices. During the first day, the LAB4GE partners have been introduced to the SUD methodology and have visited an “arazzi” exhibition in Palazzo Ducale. They have also met with the president of the Volunteering Associations Centre in Martina Franca. The … Continued

Digital Talks: Ordinary Heroes, an educational peacebuilding program

Our next Digital Talks: Ordinary Heroes, an educational peacebuilding program will be on the 18th May at 3:30pm UK/4:30pm CET with Tatjana Milovanović and Benisa Bibuljica from PCRC. Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) is a leading non-governmental organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), internationally recognized for its innovative approaches to peace education, transitional justice, violence prevention, and … Continued

Digital Talks: ‘Climate change, Sustainability and NGOs’

Our next Digital Talks: ‘Climate Change, Sustainability and NGOs’ will be on the 4th May, 5pm UK/6pm CET with Emma Ferraris and Jacob Allard. Emma and Jacob will be discussing one of the most pressing challenges of modern times – Climate Change. Join us and find out why this issue is important and how can … Continued

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