The Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP) is led by young people from all partner countries under the coordination of the IARS International Institute’s Independent Youth Advisory Board. The Youth Advisory Board is a self-governed body, hosted and supported by the Institute consisting of young volunteers aged 15 – 25 from different backgrounds and circumstances who are aware of the problems facing young people in today’s society and who are interested in an opportunity to do something positive about these issues.
Tahmina Ahmad (22), Chair of the Youth Advisory Board said: “We are delighted to be involved in this important pan-european project. As a group of young people who are passionate about making a difference in the society, we will ensure that YEIP’s outcomes will be shaped by the voices of our peers. We want prevention policies to reach out to young people effectively, engage them in dialogue, foster mutual trust, restore their faith in democratic institutions and values.
Young people from the Youth Advisory Board will work alongside leading researchers, national and regional public authorities to design and test effective strategies to prevent their peers from being drawn into terrorism. They will act as
- Peer researchers
- Co-facilitators in UK events
- Evaluators of the UK project
- Evaluators of the YEIP’s practical results
More specifically, the YAB will support with the development of the desk based research and fieldwork, lead on the organization and delivery of policy seminars attended by representatives of our public authority partners, organise focus groups and support the national research teams to conduct research in Universities, schools, youth offenders institutions and online. As co-evaluators, they will also lead in the quality assurance of all the materials designed in the framework of the project, addressed to young people.
Last, the YAB, will be leading on the development of YEIP’s brand identity and communications strategy, co-designing awareness campaigns and audiovisual material for young people.
If you are a young person and you want to involve in the IARS Youth Advisory Board, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org