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Project information

IARS 7th International Annual Conference 2019

The 7th Annual IARS International Conference titled

April 2019 - August 2019

Charity information: The IARS International Institute

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  • Need


    The persistence of the economic crisis coupled with social inequalities have led to a deepening alienation of young people, a decline of social values and reduced belief in bottom-up social change. This impact also implies restricted access to education and training, and thus fewer opportunities for personal and professional development. Across Europe, youth unemployment is at least twice as high than the overall workforce, with countries like Greece and Italy experiencing unprecedented numbers


    Over two days and focusing on early school leavers (day 1) and young prospective social entrepreneurs (day 2), this international event will push barriers for European and national policy making and practice through the presentation of evidence-based solutions, and by allowing the voices that are rarely heard to lead on debates that matter. The conference will launch the findings of our Erasmus funded projects Drop-In (Day 1) and PromYSE (Day 2).

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    bring together young people, decision makers and scholars to debate solutions, identify best practic


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    What success will look like

    Success will be if we inspire young people, influence decision makers and identify best practice and generate networking opportunities for participants

  • Impact


    Reduced unemployment in young people


    Lower attendance than expected. We are having a comprehensive social media and proactive communications strategy.


    We will publish result in our website, newsletter and in specific projects related to this Conference.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Venue costs Hire facilities and refreshments
      £1,500 Other costs Staff, keynote speakers, publicity.
  • Background


    Lewisham Southwark College, London.


    Young people

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    IARS’ first value of User & Civic Participation is based on our belief that strong democracies are not those that elect and maintain systems of governance that cultivate and enforce power over others, but those that truly share that power with those who need it. Society can be improved through social enterprising taking place at all levels: individual, project and organisational.
    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dr Theo Gavrielides Founder & Director

    Chair of Conference

    Dr Simon Aulton Deputy Director (Operations) At IARS.

    He will manage the project.

    Maija Linnala User Engagement Leader.

    She will coordinate the workshops

    Geena Whiteman Youth Project Associate.

    She will do community outreach