International Traineeship – Info Event

Asfar’s International Traineeship project provides short-term (up to 3 months) global traineeship opportunities focused on Management skills, including Continuous Professional Development & training, for a Participant aged 18 to 40, who is a current VET learner or recent VET graduate from the United Kingdom. The Traineeships, funded through #TuringScheme offer an unique opportunity to “develop … Continued

Erasmus Plus RESOLVE: Play 4 Peace Youth Exchange in Turkey

More than 30 young people from the UK, Portugal, Romania and Turkey have joined us for our second Erasmus Plus RESOLVE: Play4Peace Youth Exchange in Istanbul. Through different activities, participants got to know each other better, as well as found out more about the project and its objectives. In addition, participants shared their expectations, fears … Continued

Erasmus Plus RESOLVE: Play 4 Peace Youth Exchange in Portugal

More than 30 young people from the UK, Portugal, Romania and Turkey have joined us for our first Erasmus Plus RESOLVE: Play4Peace Youth Exchange in Portugal. 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 different activities, the … Continued

RESOLVE: Volunteering 4 Peace – 8 months in Turkey

ESC RESOLVE: Volunteering 4 Peace is a volunteering placement project with the aim of supporting the continued development & sustainment of the RESOLVE: Network, a youth-led peace network offering young people from the UK (& in other countries) to volunteer on the network, supporting their personal & professional development and developing the local network in … Continued

International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. But achieving true peace entails much more than laying down arms. It requires the building … Continued

RESOLVE: Volunteering for Peace, Brčko

Emily and Siobhan just finished their 10-months volunteering placement in Brčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina. They have worked locally with Svitac on different projects in their youth centre, organised their own local activities but also organised activities within the RESOLVE: Network. Emily has implemented her ‘Quality education’ project where she prepared a series of articles examining … Continued

International Traineeship 2022/2023 Launched

Asfar is happy to announce that our International Traineeship 2022/2023 programme has been officially launched. Asfar’s International Traineeship is a 3-month work-based traineeship pilot funded by the Turing Scheme focused on Management skills, including Continuous Professional Development (CPD) & training, for a Participant aged 18 to 40, who is a current VET learner or recent … Continued

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

International Day of Friendship

Sharing the human spirit through friendship Our world faces many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — among many others — that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world’s peoples. To confront those crises and challenges, their root causes must be addressed by … 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 of Parliamentarism

One hundred years after women won the vote or were first elected to parliament in some EU countries, the data show that women continue to be under-represented in politics and public life, in the European Parliament, national parliaments and governments, and local assemblies. The arguments for gender balance in politics are numerous and benefit not … Continued

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