Youth in Action

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IARS has been running a successful youth programme funded by the European Commission Youth in Action Programme for action 4.1; "Support for bodies active at European level in the field of youth".

IARS was selected amongst many applicants for a Framework Partnership Agreement covering a 3 year period .

This programme fits very well with IARS vision and mission and  what some people do not know is that IARS was originally set up as an informal European network of young people who felt passionate about informing policies affecting them. IARS is very proud of its young people and their capabiilites which have been wonderfully demonstrated by what has been delivered during this programme.



Youth in Action is the Programme the European Union has set up for young people. It aims to inspire a sense of active European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future. It promotes mobility within and beyond the EU's borders, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourages the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background: Youth in Action is a Programme for all.  The work began on 1 April 2011 and included youth-led policy at European level focusing on citizenship, social cohesion, integration, cultural awareness and equality.


Project related news

IARS has two youth-led projects that interlink with the Youth in Action programme:

99% Campaign: To connect and empower young individuals across the UK and the EU by employing widely used digital participation tools to integrate and facilitate a youth perspective on policies affecting young people, to find out more please click in the here.

London Youth Now project:  To empower young people and youth organisations who work with them to be more youth-led, to find out more please click in the here.