The IARS International Institute was informally set up in 2001by Theo Gavrielides to act as an international network on youth matters. Since then we have expanded our remit to cover three areas of work; Youth, Equalities and Justice. IARS is now recognised as one of the words' leading user-led Institutes with a mission
"To give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society."
The Institute was formally registered in 2005 and in 2015 we celebrated our 10 official years of giving. Since our inception we have been providing voice and educational programmes as well as non-profit 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 organisations to achieve, measure and improve their social impact.
We also have a mission to transform young people’s lives by enabling them to have a better future, and participate equally and democratically in civic life. IARS' young people learn to inform policies and practices affecting them whether at a local, regional, national or international level.