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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

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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Research Report //
Effects and outcomes of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme
This is the newest research report monitoring effects & outcomes of Erasmus+ Youth in Action, based on data collected in 2019 & 2020

Published in March 2021
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Upcoming Events

4th Youth Research Dialogue on 14 December
Our last Youth Research Dialogue in 2021, will deal with the topic of innovation in European youth work and youth policy and how to support/strengthen it.
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SAVE the DATE – more Youth Research Dialogues
Our thematic online series of evidence-based youth research findings continues - join us for the third and the fourth Youth Research Dialogue. Dates can be found here!
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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

4th Youth Research Dialogue on 14 December
Our last Youth Research Dialogue in 2021, will deal with the topic of innovation in European youth work and youth policy and what is needed to support/strengthen it. Join us on 14 December. More information here!
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Find out what our data shows for the programme period 2014-2020
The freshly published data report compares the three RAY monitoring survey cycles between 2014 and 2020 and analyses the development of E+/YiA for the whole programme period.
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Third Youth Research Dialogue on 8 November
Our third Youth Research Dialogue took place on 8 November. We talked about youth participation and active citizenship within the European youth programmes as well as in a wider context. The livestream is available here!
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