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International youth conference to be held by the IARS International Institute at Lewisham College on the 16th and 17th July. The conference shall bring together young people with European and British key decision makers, academics, teachers, policymakers and youth agencies to tackle the issues of opportunity and enterprise, whilst equipping young participants with the skills they need to succeed. The conference is free for students and youth workers and is supported by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme. Youthpass and CPD accredited event. 

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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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IARS vacancy: Director

We are looking for an inspiring, high-profile Director to lead on our work with marginalised communities, helping us to grow our impact nationally and internationally. The Director will take over the operational and academic responsibilities from the Founder, Dr. Theo Gavrielides who has acted as the Institute's Director since its inception. The application deadline is 26 August 13:00. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This is an office-based post.

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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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YEIP Project Impact Assessment: Evaluation Brief

This impact assessment is being commissioned by the IARS International Institute on behalf of the Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union. The overall objective of the brief is to assess the impact of YEIP both in terms of its internal structures and operations, but also its external implications and intentions as these were articulated to Erasmus.

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