RESOLVE: Life after Brexit provides an opportunity for young people to engage with each other as members of the RESOLVE: Network and with decision-makers on a local, regional, national, EU and international-basis to share their thoughts, opinions and participate in democratic practices and social action, specifically in determining the future of the UK and its relationships with the EU and beyond!
In 1991, the collapse of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, ushered in a significant change resulting in a change of political power and the foundation of 22 new countries in Europe, Euro-Asia etc.
And with the 2008 Economic crisis, the Refugee crisis, the Pandemic and Brexit, Europe is once again facing dramatical change.
Now that Brexit has occurred and a Trade deal has been agreed, the UK and the EU can now move forwards and young people should be a part of the building this new future.
RESOLVE, is a dialogue-focused, network and social action project providing an opportunity for young people affected by these dramatic changes to engage, debate and influence UK, European and neighbouring countries’ decision-makers.
As a RESOLVE programme, it will mobilise a range of reconciliation and peacebuilding techniques to achieve this including:
- People to people dialogue
- Debate for Peace
- Simulation games
- Mediation techniques
- Effective communication & advocacy
Project activities will include:
- 2 x RESOLVE: Transnational activities, including 1 Peace Conference and digital network meetings/activities bringing young people together from a range of RESOLVE Partnership countries
- Young people-to-decision-makers dialogue sessions to discuss the future of young people, communities effected by conflict specifically those at risk of the rise of the Right, Britain, EU and New Europe and neighbours and UK young people’s role as former EU citizens.
- Young people connect with decision-makers to discuss conflict in their communities caused by key socio-economical political issues which have occurred over the last 5-10 years including: long term effects of the Pandemic, the 2008 Economic Crisis and Austerity, Refugee crisis, the rise of the Right and increased social intolerance, the social effects of Brexit and other issues causing conflict.
- Debate for Peace activities – bringing young people experiencing conflict in the partner countries to debate their position, the situation and to engage with peer young people and decision-makers about their future and participation in democratic life in all partner countries and the EU
- Reconciliation Simulation games with young people representing different democratic institutions and replicating the roles of decision-makers in their home countries, EU Council and other democratic bodies.
This project’s activities will be delivered between Spring 2021 and Winter 2022.
To apply, register here.
Alternatively, if you have already been involved in a RESOLVE programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest in the project.
Although travel is not possible at the moment, Asfar is holding digital dialogue activities for this programme. To learn more, visit our News Updates or our Social Media accounts.