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...

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...

99% Campaign Magazine

The 4th Edition of the 99% Campaign Magazine is nearly here! We are extremely thrilled to announce that the 4th Edition of the 99th Campaign Magazine is on its way. The magazine ultimately aims to dispel any negative stereotypes of young people by providing them with a platform where they are able to express their thoughts and feelings freely. In this edition, our talented young writers focused on the very contemporary issues in today’s society such as Brexit and its lasting impact on young people. This publication enables young people to expound their standing concerns relating to employment, social care, education, or even the uncertainty of their residence status, as discussions on the extent to which Brexit will change our lives continue. This magazine also illustrates several ways in which young people can express their opinions and concerns to the wider public through mediums such as social...

Natwest: Skill Up Training Offer

“Skill Up” is one of the seven projects funded in London by NatWest’s Skills & Opportunities Fund and was shortlisted from 600 project submitted in England and Wales. Our final selection was confirmed following public vote after receiving thousands of votes in the region of London. The project officially started in October 2017, and is still on-going.  Dr Theo Gavrielides, Founder and Director of the IARS International Institute said, “The unstable political, economic and social environments have hit young people the hardest. As we look positively into the future, this timely project supported by NatWest will challenge stale thinking while directly empowering some of the most neglected youth to pursue their entrepreneurial skills. It is not often that we see this trust in youth-led project ideas, and for this we are grateful to the Skills & Opportunities Fund.” Since then, we have developed our training programme for young entrepreneurs which can be found here: www.iars.org.uk/training. It’s totally free and can offer a great insight into what it takes to start up a social enterprise. Once you complete the training you will have access to the mentor hub and the opportunity to gain feedback on your business...

Abused No More Training Courses

Online course for youth professionals This summer, the Abused No More partnership is very pleased to announce the launch of the CPD accredited interactive e-learning course “Abused No More: Safeguarding Youth and Empowering Professionals”. This e-tool aims to strengthen the skills and competences of youth professionals who are working with marginalised youth especially those who are facing exclusion and discrimination due to gender based-based abuse or their cultural backgrounds. Using real stories of young people, the course explores youth-led models of engagement and familiarise professionals with the concept of legal literacy as an empowerment tool for prevention of gender based discrimination and violence. Access the e-course Online course for young people The partnership also launched a short interactive online course for young people living in the UK and Europe. The course aims to increase young people’s awareness of gender based violence and discrimination with particular focus on female genital mutilation (FGM), honour based violence and forced marriage. The e-course includes additional resource and videos that will help young people to take action, get involved and share knowledge with their peers. Access the e-course  ...