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Youth unemployment and precarious futures

Written by IARS Youth Intern, Elise Ulvang

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Time to Listen: Knife Crime in London

It seems discouraging to start the New Year with discussions of the same issues we faced at the end of the last; but as the celebrations fade and January becomes well and truly established, it’s time to start talking again.

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Upcoming Event: Young People, Early School Leavers and Enterprise

IARS is looking for youth professionals to join us for a focus group on "Young People, Early School Leavers and Enterprise", on 24th January 2018 from 6pm - 8pm at Canada Water Library.

Please see the flyer attached to this post - we hope to see you there! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-people-early-school-leavers-and-ent...

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Contribute to our research on Youth Radicalisation

With Christmas just around the corner we know that you are all busy tying up the loose ends and work and desperately trying to remember who's present you have forgotten to buy. So we will keep this short and sweet. 

If you are a policy maker, work with young people, have expertise in youth radicalisation or extremism, or are a young person; we want to hear from you. 

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POTUS, Social Media & Extremism

This morning, yet again, the political and personal discussion of the day continues to be plastered all over social media; in an unprecedented POTUS style, Donald Trump has attacked Theresa May on Twitter after she condemned his sharing of far-right propaganda videos. Most national newspapers have picked up the tweets from the United States President and speculated over how the Prime Minister, Theresa May, will respond.

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Youth Radicalisation in the UK

The Standard claimed this week that thousands of British children have identified as ISIS supporters, or potential extremists, as radicalisation of young people becomes more prevalent. Extremism has become more common in the last few years, with Al Qaeda affiliated groups and the So-Called Islamic State claiming responsibility for terrorist attacks across Great Britain. The far right has also been emerging as hate crime increases in the wake of Brexit. What, therefore, is the Government doing to stop this and what should it be doing? 

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Young people and Brexit

 “The UK’s decision to leave the EU has left many young people feeling uncertain about the future…” (British Council, 2017) A new report from the “Next Generation” research series has reignited the discussion about Brexit, young people and their position in the EU.

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Youth Obligation Scheme: a bad plan?

Yet again, large corporations have come under fire from the press for employing unpaid young people for up to six weeks under government job-seeker schemes.

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Hate Crime and Social Media

Two weeks ago the CPS published a new policy on hate crime and, within it, their pledge to take crimes committed online as seriously as offline offences.

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Wanted: Youth Board Members

As the new academic year approaches we are looking to kickstart several new youth programmes here at IARS and to do so, we need your voice. 

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