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What Democracy Means to Young People

Democracy surrounds us, it’s what forms our civilization. A democracy gives the people the power to make change, to influence and affect massive decisions that our government takes. This shares the power of authority between all of us, and it is important that young people are aware of the influence they hold if they use this power wisely.

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European Youth Week Essay Competition – Share Your Thoughts, Win a Prize!

To celebrate the commencement of European Youth Week, we are running an essay competition for all young people between the ages of 14-25 in Europe. Connected to the European Parliament elections between the 23rd to the 26th May 2019, the theme for this essay competition is “Democracy and Me”, and particularly focusing on the role young people can have in influencing decisions and being active in society. This Youth Essay competition, organised by the IARS International Institute is seeking answers to the following question:

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PRESS RELEASE: Launch of new youth radicalisation prevention toolkit for policymakers


The Erasmus+ funded Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP) has just launched a free toolkit for policymakers which aims to tackle and prevent marginalisation and violent radicalisation among young people in Europe.

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Youth Awards 2019 – Nominations Open!

The IARS International Institute was founded to celebrate and embrace the achievements of young people across the world, with the mission of improving livelihoods.

In 2019, we are celebrating the work of young people across the UK on the 28th May 2019 here in London, and we would love for you to join us. Join us in nominating the youth organisations and young people across the UK which inspire you, motivate you, encourage you or support you in any way.

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European Youth Week, the European Commission biannual event dedicated to young people, will take place from 29 April to 5 May across Europe.

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PRESS RELEASE: New evaluation report on pan-London restorative justice service


Today, the IARS International Institute launched its latest report which assesses the impact of the first-ever London-wide restorative justice service, Restore:London (R:L). The ground-breaking report aims to measure how R:L is meeting victims’ needs of accessing restorative justice services in London.

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PROCHILD website launch: New pan-European project to tackle violence against children

Many children who are victims of abuse often go unnoticed, with their cases unreported. As mistreatment mainly occurs within the family, this impacts children’s physical and mental health throughout crucial stages of their development.

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PRESS RELEASE: International Youth Conference held in Greece

Today, the International Conference “Alternative ways to employability in the digital era” was held at Aegean College venue in Piraeus. This international event was held within the context of the Erasmus “DROP-In – Early School Leavers” project.

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