The RESOLVE: Truth & Reconciliation Commission solidarity project, is a youth initiative, led by young people for young people.

The RESOLVE: Truth & Reconciliation Commission solidarity project is funded by the European Solidarity Corps and aims to empower young people to design, plan, managE and deliver youth-led social action in their local communities, building upon the work of past European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ RESOLVE projects.

Asfar’s Youth Board, a group of active young people and current members of the RESOLVE: Network – Youth Wing, are responsible for the day to day management of the solidarity project, with support from Asfar’s projects team and our network of coaches.

The project’s objectives are to:

  • Promote youth-led social action
  • Reduce conflict & Build reconciliation
  • Promote social inclusion
  • Increase civic awareness – around the realities of subjects such as: economics migrants; EU citizens; the EU; Brexit – ensuring more diverse views are being shared and discussed, rather than one-sided views
  • Reduce inter-community anger – most of this anger which is created by politicians – the project organisers will offer a platform of dialogue and mediation to break down some of this anger through encouraging responsible expression.
  • Increased Social entrepreneurial skills development amongst youth through peer to peer learning.

The RESOLVE: Truth & Reconciliation Commission solidarity project aims to address:

  • the lack of youth developing reconciliation/conflict resolution skills to address their personal, community or wider conflicts
  • the Rise of the Right in the UK – especially in relation to attracting young people who do not feel their voices are being heard
  • Community isolation and Community-based conflict caused by the changes in our society started due to the Economic Crisis, Austerity and Brexit
  • Life after the pandemic
  • the negative view of Migrants, Refugees and anyone else from a socially disadvantaged group who has been portrayed negatively by the press and the Far Right
  • Segregation within our communities
  • Need for social enterprise skills and initiative amongst young jobseekers

Initially, the Youth Board aims to co-develop their peers, developing the skillsets of other young people in reconciliation skills through delivering some of the activities they learned during previous RESOLVE programmes – such as Sport for Peace, Simulation games, Theatre for Peace role plays, People-to-people dialogue, Mediation activities etc.

Activities include:

  • Co-development of peers in RESOLVE style reconciliation for development skills:
    • Simulation games
    • Dialogue skills
    • Mediation skills
  • Community-based social action activities:
    • Social Action – design skills
    • Social Action – planning skills
    • Organise RESOLVE-themed activities i.e. Simulation games
    • Promotional campaign on community conflicts & wider social issues
    • Community fundraising activities
  • Youth-led Truth Commission:
    • Digital Conflict Resolution event
  • Local RESOLVE: Network meetings, promo events & future social action planning:
    • Participants will agree on a 24 month strategy for the RESOLVE: Network- Youth Wing
    • Promotion campaign for the RESOLVE: Network
    • Appoint a Network Youth Board
    • Host regular RESOLVE: Network events, workshops and activities

If you would like to get involved in the project management, contact the Youth Board secretary at or to learn more about forthcoming activities please follow our social media, mailshots and website news updates.

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Published by Asfar in London, UK - ISSN 2055-7957 (Online)