Rosa Heimer is the Equalities Project Coordinator at IARS.
Erasmus+ has awarded the IARS International Institute with the €1,482,664 worth “Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP)" to design and pilot a positive policy prevention model for tackling and preventing marginalisation and violent radicalisation among young people in Europe. The project officially started on 28 February and will be run in partnership with 20 organisations across Europe including 4 national ministries, several regional public authorities, universities, and NGOs’ in 7 partner countries including the UK, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Sweden and Romania.
The IARS International Institute announces a call for proposals for paper presentations, case studies, workshops or interactive sessions to be presented at the Institute’s CPD accredited 5th Annual International Conference “Youth-led solutions to unemployment: The voices of young, marginalised carers” that will be held on the 27 April 2017 at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, London, UK.
Restore:London are developing a victim led pan London restorative justice service on behalf on MOPAC.
As part of the project IARS is coordinating a User Scrutiny Panel with the purpose of ensuring the service is truly user led. A vacancy has recently opened up on the panel so if you are interested in getting involved please get in touch.
This week, the IARS international Institute in partnership with Berami hosted an international accredited training for professionals supporting refugees and migrants in Frankfurt, Germany. IARS staff and members attended and presented at the event.
The IARS International Institute is pleased to announce a newly awarded European grant to implement the 2-year “PROTASIS: Empowering Policing Professionals” that aims to improve police – victim relationships and deliver better outcomes for victims.
This special edition of the Prison Service Journal, available here, looks at Restorative Justice (RJ) and in particular its use in prisons. It contains the latest research from the UK, New Zealand and Australia as well as an article from IARS Founder and Director, Dr Theo Gavrielides, an excerpt of which is included below.
By Dr Theo Gavrielides
It’s January and the time of year for new year resolutions. Whether or not you have made some I think you would agree with me that it is always a good idea to work on your personal and professional development. At IARS International Institute we are continually developing training for professionals to support them in their work with some of Europe’s most vulnerable groups and this year we are offering members the chance to get trained for free.
Research conducted by the IARS International Institute indicates that BME young carers constitute one of the most, if not the most, marginalised and neglected groups by policy makers, the current administration and independent funders and educators. IARS's work forms part of the EU funded Care to Work project and the findings are now backed up by the December Children’s Commissioner study on the current services provided to young carers by local authorities.
The IARS International Institute seeks to appoint two confident Projects' Coordinators to develop and deliver the Institute’s equalities and justice projects respectively.