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Profile of registrant

Independent Academic Research Studies

Identification number in the register: 37786175225-56
Registration date: 03/02/11 15:54:58

The information on this organisation was last modified on 30/01/14 14:21:20
The date of the last annual update was 30/01/14 14:14:40


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Independent Academic Research Studies
Acronym: IARS
Legal status: Charity
Website address: http://www.iars.org.uk

Sections

Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Theo Gavrielides
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Andriana  Ntziadima
Position: Promotions and Resources Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 159 Clapham Road 
London SW9 0PU
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone number: (+0044) 020 7820 0945
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: contact@iars.org.uk

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: IARS is an independent, youth-led, social policy think-tank that was set up in 2001 by young people to empower their peers, especially those who are marginalised, so that they acquire a voice in society and engage with decision making structures and services as equal citizens.

Through the provision of high quality volunteering opportunities, youth-led work placements, training, skills-development programmes, accreditation, peer mentoring and research, IARS young people learn to inform and indeed influence practices that affect them at local, regional, national and international levels. Through a youth-led structure, young people from all walks of life learn to influence decision making, policies and the law and as role models participate in society and support their peers and youth-led organisations and groups in creating a tolerant and equal society where young people are respected and valued. IARS is unique in its structure and the only youth-led social policy think-tank in the UK.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


IARS is an independent, youth-led, social policy think-tank that was set up in 2001 by young people to empower their peers, especially those who are marginalised, so that they acquire a voice in society and engage with decision making structures and services as equal citizens.

Through the provision of high quality volunteering opportunities, youth-led work placements, training, skills-development programmes, accreditation, peer mentoring and research, IARS young people learn to inform and indeed influence practices that affect them at local, regional, national and international levels. Through a youth-led structure, young people from all walks of life learn to influence decision making, policies and the law and as role models participate in society and support their peers and youth-led organisations and groups in creating a tolerant and equal society where young people are respected and valued. IARS is unique in its structure and the only youth-led social policy think-tank in the UK.

We believe in the value of the youth-led sector, and provide representation of the issues affecting it. For further information you can view our Vision & Strategic Aims as well as our Mission & Values

IARS' objectives state that the charity "is set up to promote the development of young people as individuals and members of society by:

* providing training guidance and support to enable those young people to undertake research, study or other activities to investigate the issues which affect them and;
* encouraging young people to use the useful results of that research and learning to increase awareness and understanding of the issues which affect them amongst child and young people welfare professionals, service providers and the public" (IARS Memorandum of Association).

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Youth

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 400
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • CYPRUS
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • ESTONIA
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LITUANIA
  • NETHERLANDS
  • PORTUGAL
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

Complementary information:

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.





Financial data

Financial year: 03/2012 - 03/2013
Total budget: 352,187
of which public financing: 352,187
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 294,167
- from national sources: 58,020
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 0
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 0
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 300000  € - 350000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.