IARS celebrates youth and the successful completion of the 3 year Youth in Action Programme with a special edition of its peer reviewed Youth Voice Journal dedicated to promote youth participation and social inclusion in Europe.

The YiA programme has aimed to inspire active European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future. The programme actively pursued the objectives of the European Youth Strategy 2010-2018 which encourages young people to participate in society and provide them with equal opportunities in education and employment.

The special edition of the Youth Voice Journal under the theme “Promoting youth participation and social inclusion in Europe” aims to provide young people with the opportunity to contribute to the European dialogue on youth participation and social inclusion and invite junior researchers, academics and all young people who want to inform the dialogue and to get their voices heard through journal submissions.

This special issue will seek to address the key challenges of promoting the engagement of young people in governance process as well as to promote success stories and case studies across UK and Europe. For this special edition we also welcome opinion pieces, keynote speeches, roundtable discussion notes etc.

The Editor in Chief in collaboration with the IARS Editorial Board will award the best submission the “IARS 2014 Young Author Award” along with £100 and a one year subscription to Youth Voice Journal.

Submissions of minimum 1000 words should be sent to T.Gavrielides@iars.org.uk  by 15th March 2014.

Before you submit your paper please read the Editorial and Submission Guidelines. If you have any questions please contact the Editor in Chief, Dr. Theo Gavrielides at t.gavrielides@iars.org.uk


  • About the Youth Voice Journal

Youth Voice is a multidisciplinary, refereed, international journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on issues affecting young people.

The Journal aims:

  • to provide a medium, especially for junior researchers and young academics, to inform debates around social policy through high quality research;
  • aims to provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas around the globe with the aim of influencing policies and practices;
  • Actively encourages and aids those young people whose voices are rarely heard by policy makers to contribute to the journal.

The journal is managed by an Academic and Editorial Board and is a reference source for academia, policy makers and youth services internationally.

For the Youth Voice Journal Online we are looking for research that has displayed a degree of methodological innovation to enable young people to engage in research, or a fresh perspective on a legal/policy issue facing young people. We would welcome submissions on youth policy matters with a particular interest in

  • Youth crime
  • Human Rights
  • Citizenship
  • Restorative Justice
  • Youth-led approach to research and policy.

We also accept book reviews, article reviews and short critical pieces.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. The review process normally takes less than 8 weeks and selected papers will be published on the Youth Voice Journal online. To view previous issues and download free articles please click here.

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