Survey of youth NGOs and networks in Europe is now open

Survey of youth NGOs and networks in Europe is now open

The survey is being carried out by Ecorys, an independent research organisation, on behalf of the European Commission. It forms part of a study on the changing landscape of youth representation in the EU (EAC/17/2019). The aims are: to map EU youth NGOs and networksto assess the contribution and impact of EU fundingto identify the new trends in youth participation; and,to make future funding recommendations. The survey should take around 15-20 minutes to complete online. Taking part is voluntary, and your data will be treated as confidential. The findings will be published in a final report, to inform the rollout of the EU Youth Strategy (2019-27). You may start the survey by clicking on the link below. Should you be unable to complete all the survey in one sitting please don’t hesitate to return back to the survey at any time by clicking on the link below: Start survey The survey will remain open until Friday 16th August 2019. If you have any queries or require any technical help please don’t hesitate to contact us...
EUROPEAN YOUTH LEADING THE WAY  FOR EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION

EUROPEAN YOUTH LEADING THE WAY FOR EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION

International youth conference to be held by the IARS International Institute at Lewisham College on the 16th and 17th July. The conference shall bring together young people with European and British key decision makers, academics, teachers, policymakers and youth agencies to tackle the issues of opportunity and enterprise, whilst equipping young participants with the skills they need to succeed. The conference is free for students and youth workers and is supported by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme. Youthpass and CPD accredited event. Dr. Theo Gavrielides, IARS Founder and Director, said: “We look forward to welcoming as many young people and decision makers as possible to this international and timely event. At a critical point in time for the UK and Europe, we hope that our youth-led approach and the Erasmus project results that we will be launching will help alleviate poverty and disadvantage for our young people”. By providing access to prominent policymakers, educationalists and employers, young people will pitch their questions to those directly at the heart of Europe’s youth unemployment crisis. Speakers include Simon Chambers policy lead at the British Council, Janet Daby MP, renowned academics and members of IARS Youth Advisory Board.  “The UK’s membership of the European Union has offered opportunities for learning, training and employment for hundreds of thousands of young people. Programmes like Erasmus+, the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications and freedom of movement have helped give meaning to aspiration and social mobility for generations of young people who feel they are truly European citizens. With uncertainty at its height it is vital that we fight to protect or replicate these benefits and...

The 99% Campaign Needs You!

Do you want to gain experience in research, content writing, social media strategy or blogging? Have a spare few hours a week to build this experience? Fancy joining a network of young people seeking to make a positive change in the world? Have an opinion that needs a platform? We are recruiting some new ambassadors for the 99% campaign, and it sounds like you could be one of them. The 99% Campaign is a youth-led initiative and digital participation programme aiming to make society more inclusive, fair and responsive to young people’s views and realities. It achieves its mission by giving a direct voice to the most marginalised young people and by dispelling negative stereotypes. Ambassadors work on a voluntary ad-hoc basis, in which their responsibilities will include: Developing and writing blog and magazine articles about youth issues and current affairs.Contributing to and leading on research projects for the Youth Voices JournalAssisting in the organisation and management of IARS and 99 Percent EventsContributing to the social media strategy of the 99 percent and the IARS International InstituteCreating content for the website, e-mails, social media and blog. What skills are we looking for? Written work is engaging, accurate and unique to the writer.Demonstrates the ability to write for a variety of audiences, such as the blog, the magazine and the Youth Voices Journal. Good verbal communication skills.An excellent grasp of the English language, both written and spoking, is required.Any education level (or no education level!) We want your opinions, not your academic history. Other considerations: Good teamworking skillsConfidentAbility to cope with pressure and work to deadlines.Good general organisation and project...

Communities join forces to celebrate and reward our inspirational young people and their work

The IARS International Institute in partnership with the 99% Campaign are pleased to announce their 6th Annual Research and Youth Leadership Awards that took place on 28th May 2019, 6pm at the Canada Water Theatre21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR.  6th IARS  Annual Research and Youth Leadership Awards Ceremony 2019 Dr. Theo Gavrielides, IARS Founder and Director, said: “We have seen in the last recent year a concerning increase of discrimination, racism and hate crimes on a local, national and international level. As we head into the uncertainties of Brexit, the message of uniting and importance of addressing social inclusion is what we at IARS see as an opportunity for action. Led by the youth and for the youth, our 6th awards ceremony sends out a reassuring global message to young people who are often ignored by political fiascos”. For the 6th consecutive year, this unique youth-led event brought together local communities to celebrate and reward aspiring young leaders and their projects who strengthen and unite their communities. The event placed emphasis on promoting equal opportunities to young people from under-representative backgrounds for social action and participation and recognizing their talents and commitment. Simon Goldhill, Trustee of IARS said “one of the reasons I wanted to become involved in IARS was due to its commitment to justice to young people. Justice can only be delivered where the environment allows its measured processes to take root. So, the starting point for many of those of areas of societies in which we look to work is peace. Young people are often dragged into conflicts created by their elders and to have the nominees...

6th Research & Youth Leadership Awards 2019

[ Awards 2019 Awards 2016 Awards 2015 Awards 2014 Awards 2013 Awards 2012 Sponsors & Supporters 2019 Celebrating youth participation and leadership in research and social problem-solving The IARS International Institute is delighted to announce the nominees and winners of the 6th Annual Research and Youth Leadership Awards! The Community Leader Award Nominees: Nazreen Khan, Nicholas Nicou, Nathalie Grigorenko, Alda Daci, Leila Omari Winner: Nicholas Nicou The Partnership of the Year Award Nominees: Simon Whiteley and the Tideway Organisation,  The Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) Winner: The Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) The Peacemaker of the Year Award Nominees: Mohamed Abdelwahab, Student Organization Cuuna of Cambridge University, 4Front Project, Our Future – Our Choice Youth Organisation, LeapConflict Organization & Naomi Lunguma Winner: Naomi Lunguma The Youth Research Project Award Nominees: Ancient House Teenage History Club, Victoria Pérez Fernández, Aidan Chase-McCarthy, Laura de Nuzzo, Bizzie Bodies Winner: Aidan Chase-McCarthy The Youth Digital Award Nominees: Sanjeev Sandhu, Bizzie Bodies, Gal-Dem Magazine  Winner: Sanjeev Sandhu The 99% Campaign Young Journalist Award Nominees: Preetii Bali, Calum Paton, Girum Chala Winner: Calum Paton Since 2012, the IARS International Institute has been running its own annual awards aiming to celebrate and reward cutting edge research and youth leadership from around the world. The Awards began as a response to the 2011 riots. Their aim is to recognise and reward outstanding young people and projects that contribute to our mission of a fairer society in which everyone is given a chance to actively participate in social problem solving. Following 5 consecutive successful Awards Ceremonies, IARS will maintain this tradition and once more celebrate young people who are...