Press Release: Care 2 Work Website Launch: Transforming the lives of thousands of BAME young Carers across Europe

The innovative 2-year EU funded project “Care 2 Work” launches its new website“”. The new website supports the aims of the Erasmus+ funded programme that targets one of the most marginalized communities in Europe, that of the Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) young carers with a view to break the cycle of poverty and multiple disadvantage that they face.

Interactive training tools, resources, blogs, project updates, events and news are featuring in this new interactive web-platform “” specifically designed for a diverse audience that includes young carers, youth workers, researchers, academics, policy makers and employers. The new platform aims to raise awareness on the needs of young BAME carers and provide a much needed space for resourceful debate among various stakeholders.

Dr. Theo Gavrielides, IARS’ Founder and Director and Programme Coordinator, said: ” We are very pleased to launch this online space. We know that young people have been affected the most by the recent economic and political restructures. This reality is even harsher for those belonging to marginalised communities such as BAME carers. Over the next two years, our Institute and its three partners will work hard to help bring some balance to issues of race and gender equality across Europe”.

The website will also host a range of innovative training tools addressed to both young carers and professionals that can be utilized to up level young carers’ skills and knowledge acquired through caring, enhancing their employability.

Delivered in partnership with 3 European partners with long standing experience in engaging with marginalized and disadvantaged young people;  Anziani e Non Solo (Italy), Linnaeus University  (Sweden)  and the Family and Childen Care Centre (Greece), under the leadership of the  IARS International Institute, the programme is currently in its first phase and calls out to frontline youth workers and young people with relevant experience to collaborate with the project. If you are interested in participating in the research please contact

The findings of the first phase of the project will be launched at an international conference that will be taking place on Wednesday 10th February 2016 in Carpi, Italy. If you are interested in finding out more or attending the conference please contact    

Notes to Editors

  • To find out more about the Care2Work Programme and to get involved in the activities please follow the link or contact the EU project lead Dr. Theo Gavrielides
  • Care2Work is co-funded by Erasmus+ under the Agreement 2014-2-UK01-KA205-011967
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For more information: Contact Andriana Ntziadima – IARS Communications and Youth Projects Manager,, 0044(0)2070644380 Direct Mobile: 07931596900

About The IARS International Institute

The IARS International Institute is user-led and user-focused charity with a mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. Over the last 10 years, the Institute has been providing world-class and cutting-edge educational, research, policy and networking services of local, national and international significance. We are focused on empowering the most marginalised communities through direct service delivery, while enabling organizations to achieve, measure and improve their social impact. IARS is an international expert in criminal justice, restorative justice, human rights and inclusion citizenship, public service and user-led research. To find out more about the IARS International Institute please follow the link

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The programme is co-funded by Erasmus+


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