Barriers to participation and progression in education and employment for those at risk of becoming involved with paramilitary organisations in Northern Ireland

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Author: Lucas, Olivia; Sturgeon, Brendan; Jarman, Neil


The Institute for Conflict Research was commissioned by the Department for the Economy to conduct a study into the barriers to participation and progression in education, training and employment for young people aged 16-24 and at risk of involvement in paramilitary organisations. Paramilitarism and organized crime impact on the lives of young people in three primary forms: radicalisation for the purpose of political violence; recruitment for involvement in criminality; or victimisation through threats or paramilitary style attacks. The overall aim of the research was to provide the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Participation; Disadvantaged

Keywords: Youth at risk; Barrier; Social aspects; Social problem; Socially disadvantaged; Youth transitions; Community; Case study

Geographic subjects: Northern Ireland; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Belfast, Northern Ireland: Institute for Conflict Research, 2019

Physical description: 47 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 140.399

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