The European Solidarity Corps RESOLVE: Volunteer 4 Peace programme builds upon the Erasmus+ funded RESOLVE programmes delivered in 2018 onward which provided learning opportunities for young people from the EU, the Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East to develop reconciliation for development skills – building their skills as community-based peacebuilders, while also developing their essential competencies (i.e. Leadership/Team-working/Employability/ Effective communication/Initiative/Enterprise et al) through the launch of a youth-led peace network (RESOLVE: Network) and through the design, development and delivery of local social action activities to benefit their communities.
The ESC RESOLVE: Volunteers 4 Peace aims to provide long term volunteering opportunities for young people, both from the Erasmus+ RESOLVE programme from the UK cohort and new young people who haven’t previously engaged on an EU transnational volunteer/learning activity – to support the long term strategy of the youth-led RESOLVE: Network by actively coordinating the network and working with their peers from different countries and also supporting the reconciliation agenda in Bosnia-Herzegovina/Azerbaijan by mentoring and supporting Bosnian/Azerbaijani Resolvers (young people who participated in the Erasmus+ RESOLVE programme) to continue designing, developing and delivering social action activities to transform local Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina; Baku and Azerbaijan.
The RESOLVE: Volunteer 4 Peace project objectives for the volunteers are:
1. Volunteers actively volunteer in Bosnia-Herzegovina/Azerbaijan on the reconciliation agenda & support youth-led social action;
2. Learn about RESOLVE programmes and RESOLVE: Network;
3. Volunteers acts as chair on the RESOLVE: Network (annual chairperson);
4. Volunteers learn about different types of reconciliation tools i.e. Sport for Peace; Simulation Games; Effective Communication for Reconciliation; Interfaith Dialogue; Mediation;
5. Volunteers learn about Informal learning techniques to resolve conflict within their communities;
6. Volunteers learn about Social Action, Solidarity & Citizenship & the ESC agenda;
7. Volunteers supports local social action activities launched under RESOLVE: East and other RESOLVE programmes;
8. Volunteers learn about different societies to promote Social Tolerance and fight against xenophobia and conflicts;
9. Wider skills include: Leadership; Team Building; Communication; Social Awareness; as well as several wider EU Key Competencies;
10. The Volunteers will support on a wider administrative tasks related to the RESOLVE transnational strategy & partnership.
The impact of the RESOLVE: Volunteer 4 Peace will be spread over 3 tiers:
- Development of the Volunteers – increasing their skills, competencies, job prospects and increasing their social and civic outlook
- Support the sustainment of the RESOLVE: Network through the volunteers’ coordination of the network and its young members
- Address social intolerance in Bosnia-Herzegovina/Azerbaijan through the support of local young people in their social action activities which will benefit local communities.
By developing the local network, particularly supporting young local volunteers to volunteer and run their own social action activity, four key groups benefits:
- The Young people directly – development of skills/initiative & social mobility
- Members of the community – opportunities within their community (which could include skills development, social inclusion, improved community)
- Civil society – a more socially active group of young people & socially beneficial opportunities within their community – resulting in transformational change in Bosnia-i-Herzegovina/Azerbaijan. One of the biggest risks to Bosnian/Azerbaijani society and economy at the moment is – what is called Human Flight & Brain Drain on the Fragility Index. By engaging young people in social action and to be responsible for their community, this will be addressed.
- Economy & Employers benefit – more young people have higher skills: decision-making, initiative and entrepreneurship – everything a struggling state needs to succeed.
To apply, register here.
And share your CV to the below email address.
Alternatively, if you have already been involved in a RESOLVE programme, please email Emina.firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest in the project.