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Thank You! 5th Annual IARS International Conference

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! 

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IARS becomes accredited European Voluntary Service Receiving and Sending Institution

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.

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Maryada Ganeshgarhia

Youth Projects & Communications Intern

Maryada is a Youth and Communications interns at IARS.

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Happy of Southwark

My spirits were lifted this week by the report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development report which told us that on average teenagers are happy with life and give life 7.3/10 in a happiness score [BBC].  In the UK the average 15 year old scores happiness at 7/10, which is a positive affirmation in a world which throws so many challenges in their direction.  Far from being grumpy the young people we bump in to around the offices here in Canada Water (Southwark) are mostly happy if occasionally bashful!

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Votes needed to help us secure Natwest Funding to support hundreds of marginalized young people!

Shortlisted from more than 700 projects, down to 12 in the London region, with your support we can receive up to £35,000 from the Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund to deliver our “PROMYSE” – Promoting Youth Social Entrepreneurship project. PROMYSE will benefit hundreds of marginalized young people to become aspiring social entrepreneurs.

Submit your Vote here http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com/vote/

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Internship: Youth Voice Journal Secretariat

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.

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Rivers of Good

Today marks the 49th anniversary of Enoch Powell's infamous Rivers of Blood speech where he expressed his concerns about the level of migration and the impact that this could cause.  His predictions of 7 million migrants in the UK by the year 2000 didn't come true, with actual figures of around 4.6m reported in the 2001 census [BBC, ONS].  At the time his words sparked uprisings of workers worried about their jobs and led to his sacking from the shadow cabinet.

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Restorative Justice Council announces RJ guide for Prison Governors

The Restorative Justice Council has announced the publication of a guide for prison governors on delivering restorative justice.
 
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Press Release: European Conference to address Barriers to Youth Unemployment

Youth-led solutions to the problems facing young carers in accessing education, training and employment will be presented at the EU funded 5th IARS Annual International Conference 2017, on 27 April, 2017 (9am – 4pm) at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in London.

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Free Online Training on Refugee and Asylum Seeking women's emperiences and rights under the EU Victims Directive

The IARS International Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its free e-learning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited course entitled “Empowering professionals to work with Refugee and Asylum Seeking women, understanding their experiences of fleeing violence and respecting their rights under the EU Victims Directive”.

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