The IARS International Institute is pleased to announce its 5th Annual International Conference titled “Youth-led solutions to unemployment: The voices of young, marginalised carers” that will be held on the 27th April 2017 (9:00 – 16:00) at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Middle Temple Lane, London EC4Y 9AT, UK.
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.