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Research-based analysis of European youth programmes

We are a research network with partners in 32 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 //
Effects and outcomes of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme
This is the comparative research report monitoring effects and outcomes of Erasmus+ Youth in Action (between 2014 and 2020)

Published in January 2022
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Data Report //
Effects and outcomes of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme
This is the comparative data report monitoring effects and outcomes of Erasmus+ Youth in Action, based on data collected during the period 2014 to 2020.

Published in November 2021
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Literature Review //
Young people and the pandemic
We undertook a second literature review on European and global research findings related to youth work and young people during the corona pandemic.

Published in April 2021
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Upcoming Events

Youth Work Recovery Conference, 13-16 June 2022
CALL IS OPEN NOW! The Youth Work Recovery Conference will address the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the youth work field across Europe and develop recommendations for support.
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Latest News

NEW Youth Work Recovery Survey!
Youth workers and youth leaders across Europe - your voice and experience matters! Help us by responding & by sharing our new 10 minute multilingual survey, available in 17 languages. You can find out how & further information here.
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Young people, youth policies and the pandemic
Want to find out more about our second Youth Research Dialogue which took place on 3 May? You can re-watch the inputs from our speakers and the lively dialogue here. And save the date for the next episode in June!
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Next Youth Research Dialogue on 3 May
Our next Youth Research Dialogue takes place on 3 May. Join us for this episode where we will discuss the topic of 'Young people, youth policies and the pandemic'. More information & the link to the livestream can be found here.
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