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European Youth Leading the Way for Employment & Education: the 7th Annual IARS International Conference from the perspective of a young person

Two days spent discussing youth employment, education, and entrepreneurship at the 7th Annual IARS International Conference.


Day 1 of the conference

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Abuse of our Youth: Prevention by Integration of Society

Over recent years the reports of child abuse and mistreatment has significantly increased with ‘68 deaths of young individuals in the UK , on average, per year as a result of abuse and neglect’ (NSPCC). There is no discrimination  to who can be abused which ultimately means there should be growing concern within society as every individual is at risk of being abused at least once in their lifetime whether it is by a family member, teacher or health care professional, it does not matter.

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Identifying issues preventing the inclusion of refugees in TVET: a new tool by the British Council

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET), such as apprenticeships and workplace education, provides skills and knowledge to individuals to improve their employment opportunities. TVET has been recognized as crucial for sustainable development, social equity, and inclusion, but recent research by the British Council has identified that TVET often fails to be universally accessible to all refugees.

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Last week was Emma’s last day as the Research and Editorial Intern at the IARS International Institute. Here is what she had to say about her time at IARS:

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International Recognition for the EpsiLon Project

The IARS International Institute is pleased to announce that the EpsiLon project has been featured on the Erasmus+ website showcasing the project’s results and impact on tackling discrimination against LGBT+ migrants in Europe.

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Childkind Worldwide

PROCHILD is a transnational inter-agency project involving the following six countries from the European Union: 1) Alma Mater Studiorum - Universita Di Bologna (UNIBO), Italy; 2) Terveyden Ja Hyvinvoinnin Laitos (THL), Finland; 3) La Voix De L'enfant (LVDE), France; 4) Independent Academic Research Studies International Institute (IARS), United Kingdom; 5) Katholische Fachhochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen (KatHO NRW), Germany; and 6) Institouton Ygeias Tou Paidiou (ICH), Greece. PROCHILD is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of victims of child abuse.

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Democracy and Me

Democracy. One word, several meanings. Everyone’s individual take on democracy varies in some way or another. Has anyone ever stopped to ask what it means to you as a young person? Has anyone ever discussed what a democracy is with you? Don’t worry if you’re sat down reading this and answering “no” in your head to the last two questions. You’ll more likely than not find that most other young people are in the same boat as you.
So let’s change that. Let’s talk about what democracy is, and how it affects you.

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Me, Myself & IARS

Today is Julia’s last day as the Research and Project Intern at the IARS International Institute. Here is what she had to say about her time at IARS:

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The IARS International Institute 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 which way.

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