Yesterday the 5th Annual International Conference titled “Youth-led solutions to unemployment: The voices of young, marginalised carers" took place at Middle Temple (London). IARS would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make the event a reality and such a success - Care 2 Work project partners, speakers, delegates and the staff team!
The IARS International Institute is proud to announce that this week it received accreditation under the European Union’s Erasmus+ to run projects under the European Voluntary Service (EVS). This accreditation means that the IARS can now both receive volunteers from other EVS accredited institutions as well as send its own volunteers to other accredited institutions across Europe.
An exciting opportunity has come up through the The IARS International Institute's independent publishing arm, IARS Publications, for a junior researcher to join the Youth Voice Journal. As the Secretariat for the Youth Voice Journal your role will be key to the development of the Journal. You will support the PA to the Director with supervision by Dr. Theo Gavrielides, on the organisation, development and promotion of the Journal.
Last week The Joint Committee on Human Rights published its Sixth Report of Session 2016-17, Human Rights and Business 2017: Promoting responsibility and ensuring accountability. This is of course makes for essential and interesting reading material for anyone involved in conducting research or working directly with vulnerable target groups in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. At IARS all our projects aim to educate users on their rights as well as empower them with the confidence, knowledge and skills to ensure that their rights remain protected.
Periodically the UN reviews, and looks at ways to improve the state of Human Rights in all 193 member states. This is done approximately every 4.5 years, with the UK recently having had its turn to submit a report on the current state of human rights in the country. This certainly makes interesting reading for any organisation working closely with human rights and to ensure equality and adequate protection for all groups in society.
Professor Theo Gavrielides, IARS' Founder and Director, claims: "The road that we have taken for security policy and practice is leading to further division and the erosion of our European societal values". He argues: "Europe is in a democratic deficit perpetuated by a number of challenges such as the economic downturn, fears of security, nationalism and the continuous marginalisation of the disempowered". His assumption? "There is an alternative vision for social cohesion".
We are currently looking for IARS Associates with specific backgrounds in youth work & research! As an IARS Associate you will join a very selective and small pool of consultants, with which IARS can work on an ad hoc. project basis.
The IARS International Institute in partnership with the 99% Campaign are pleased to announce their 5th Annual Research and Youth Leadership Awards that will be taking place on 8 December 2016, 5pm at the Roxy Bar and Screen, 128 – 132 Borough Street, SE1 1LB.