Persistent social inequalities and exclusion continue to perpetuate unequal access to labour markets for young people. Focusing on young carers, one of the most marginalised groups in Europe, this international event will explore youth led-solutions to unemployment with the ultimate objective of bringing barriers down and informing international policy and practice.
Bringing together a diverse group of people including policy makers, practitioners, young people, researchers, academics and employers, the conference will present cutting edge research and debate youth-led initiatives in the UK and other European countries that can contribute to reforms required to better support young people into work, training and further education.
The conference is organised in the framework of Erasmus (KA2) and will draw from the research findings of the 2-year youth-led project Care2Work that explored the needs, challenges and opportunities of young Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Carers in their transition to responsible adulthood and their fair access to employment or further education and training. The project is delivered in 4 European countries by Anziani e Non Solo (Italy), The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre (Sweden) and the Family Care Centre (Greece) and is coordinated by the IARS International Institute.
The conference will host a series of parallel workshops delivered by international experts and young people. A call for abstracts is announced and we welcome contributions, case studies, innovative youth-led models of engagement and research from research, policy and practice across the UK and Europe. Employers and employing services are also encouraged to present innovative models and practices that promote diversity at the work place and equal opportunities for young people.
The IARS International Institute is pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries of up to 200 euros to assist in covering travel and accommodation costs for presenters. Young people are particularly encouraged to apply for a bursary should they wish to attend the conference. All Participants are responsible to arrange for their travel and accommodation in London. Should you wish to apply for a bursary please download and complete this form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 28th February 2017.
The conference has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines (14 CPD learning points).
All proceedings will be invested to our projects and ensure the continuation of our charitable work with marginalised young people. You can also consider joining us as a member for £35 and receive a range of benefits.
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