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The IARS International Institute is a well recognised international think tank known for its bottom-up methods of citizen participation as well as its strong and independent evidence base approach to social problem solving.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Empowering Youth Professionals: Rights & Responsibilities training

    Training Course | The IARS International Institute

    The course consists of 7 Modules each lasting 7 hours. Active Young Citizens: Empowering the marginalised. Employment Law and Young People. Housing Law & Young Peoples Rights. Human Rights Law for Young People. Police Powers and Young people. Youth-led Research Methods. Campaigning by and for Young People

  • Victims’ Rights in Restorative and Criminal Justice

    Training Course | The IARS International Institute

    This half-day face to face course is designed to equip professionals with the tools and knowledge on victims’ rights in restorative and criminal justice and aims to ensure that practices conform with the new EU Victims’ Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime. Additionally, there will be a focus on the Directive’s restorative justice requirements and on increasing knowledge on how to treat and interact with victims in the criminal justice process. The programme builds on a pilot that IARS delivered over 60 times in five different countries involving 1,131 individuals and 383 organisations.

  • Online Course on Restorative Justice and Victims’ Rights

    Online Course | The IARS International Institute

    This short evidence- based, online course on restorative justice and victims’ rights as these are enforced through European and international legislation. The course aims to increase professionals’ knowledge and skills on how they treat and interact with victims. For Europe-based practitioners, the course also aims to ensure that victims’ services and related practice comply with the Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime (Victims’ Directive).

  • Empowering Professionals to work with Black; Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Young Carers

    Online Course | The IARS International Institute

    The e-course aims to explore the skills and competences that young BAME carers gain through their experiences of caring for family members; such as resilience; empathy etc. It has been specifically designed for professionals who work and interact with young BAME carers including youth and social workers; teachers; etc.

  • Abused No More: “Safeguarding Youth and Empowering Professionals”

    Online Course | The IARS International Institute

    The content of this on-line course is built upon the learnings from the delivery of the Erasmus+ KA2 funded project titled “Abused No More: Safeguarding Youth and Empowering Professionals. This is a 3-year project that aims to bridge the knowledge; educational and training gap in Europe in the area of legal literacy of young people and professionals in the area of exclusion and discrimination of marginalised youth especially those who tend to be marginalised due gender-based abuse; their cultural differences (e.g. migrant; refugee) and ethnicity.

  • Empowering migrant and refugee women to claim their rights under the EU Victims’ Directive

    Training Course | The IARS International Institute

    The training was designed together with and for migrant and refugee women within the framework of the 3-year Comic Relief funded project “Gender and Justice Empowerment” project. It will be delivered together with IARS Women’s Advisory Board members who are refugee women themselves. This is an interactive workshop to enhance understanding of the rights and entitlements of victims of crimes under the EU Victims Directive; in particular gender based violence crimes.

  • Upscaling professionals to be more responsive to LGBTIQ+ refugees’ needs

    Training Course | The IARS International Institute

    This training is designed as part of Output 2 of the 2 years Erasmus+ funded EpsiLon project; which is a partnership project among 5 organisations based in 5 different EU countries. The project aims to identify and respond to the needs of LGBTIQ+ refugees by adopting a user-led methodology to design and train professionals working with LGBTIQ+ refugees. This is a face to face training for professionals and volunteers working with LGBTIQ+ refugees and migrants. Its aim is to increase knowledge and skills of professionals; ultimately building their capacity to answer to the needs of LGBTIQ+ refugees; contributing to preventing abuse in centres; shelters; local communities and services dedicated to this target group.