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...

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...

Drop-In Project Update

Drop-In is an e-training and networking platform that helps train young people that do not have proper degrees. Each course is tailored to the exact needs of the young person who is taking it. Additionally, it will supply these young people with the contacts of companies that are hiring. It is easy to manage and can be done on the young person’s own time. Plus, since it is offered in many countries, it is easy for young people to travel the world as well as take their online courses. For the week of November 12-16 2018, the third partner meeting for the Drop-In Project was held in Bucharest, Romania. The training project was attended by members of all five project partners including KMOP (Greece), InEuropa (Italy), CARDET (Cyprus), The Schottener Foundation (Romania) and IARS (UK). Project partners came together to discuss the situations and challenges faced by early school leavers (ESLs) and current practices being implemented to combat ESL marginalisation in each of the respective countries. With the introduction of programmes such as the Drop-In project, young people can feel empowered to take control of their future by gaining skills they may not have learned on their own or in previous education. The Drop-In Project is now in its’ second year of implementation and the launch of the e-Learning platform is nearly ready to be completed. Starting in December 2018, the platform will be accessible to ESL individuals in each of the five countries. These individuals will complete a set of nine modules related to personal development, critical thinking, problem solving, career planning, and much more. Once all nine...