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Research-based analysis of European youth programmes

We are a research network with partners in 34 European countries with 29 languages.

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In a nutshell

The RAY Network is an open and self-governed European research network of National Agencies of the European youth programmes and their research partners. The network conducts research on international youth work and youth learning mobility, promotes dialogue between research, policy and practice, and contributes to evidence-based youth policy development in the youth field in Europe.

Highlight Facts

70%

Youth workers and youth leaders who say that the corona pandemic has had major effects on their youth work

84%

Youth workers and youth leaders who address the corona pandemic and its effects in their youth work

55%

Youth workers and youth leaders who saw at least two thirds of their youth work interrupted by the pandemic

17%

Youth workers and youth leaders who managed to transfer all their youth work to online formats

74%

Youth work organisations who had to close their office temporarily during the corona pandemic

50%

Youth workers and youth leaders who say the support of youth work has been somewhat or very inadequate

Latest Reports

Research Report //
Exploring inclusion
in Erasmus+
Youth in Action
This study explores how social inequalities affect the learning outcomes of young people who participated in Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects.

Published in September 2020
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Summary //
Exploring inclusion
in Erasmus+
Youth in Action
This summary gives an overview on how social inequalities affect the learning outcomes of young people who participated in E+/YiA.

Published in September 2020
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Policy Brief // Youth work and the corona pandemic in Europe
We have published a first policy brief with key findings from our initial survey and literature review on youth work and the corona pandemic in Europe.

Published in September 2020
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Upcoming Events

Open RAY conference & methodological seminar 2020
We had planned to organise a conference on 'Perspectives for Youth Research 2030' & a methodological seminar in 2020. Both have been postponed.
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Latest News

Next phase of RAY Corona research project starts NOW!
The second, larger, multilingual survey of our research project is online & we need your support! Please take part and / or share within your networks! Check here for further information & of course, the link to the survey!
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Exploring Inclusion in Erasmus+ Youth in Action
Now available - the research report, a summary and a factsheet of the thematic RAY study on how social inequalities affect the learning outcomes of young people who participated in Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects.
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First findings of the RAY Corona research project
UPDATE! We have now also published a policy brief with the key findings from the literature review as well as an initial online survey. Check out the first findings and all related reports of our RAY Corona research project!
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