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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 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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Data Report //
Effects and outcomes of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme
This is the most recent data report monitoring effects and outcomes of Erasmus+ Youth in Action, based on data collected in 2019 & 2020.

Published in March 2021
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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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Upcoming Events

Youth Research Dialogues – next episode on 7 September
The series continues after the summer break! Save the date for the second Youth Research Dialogue. The next episode will take place on 7 September.
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RAY Network Meeting & RAY PART Research Conference
Here you can find further information on the upcoming (internal) RAY conferences and meetings, which will take place in the second half of 2021.
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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

Youth Research Dialogues – next episode on 7 September
The series continues after the summer break! Save the date for the second Youth Research Dialogue. The next episode will take place on 7 September 2021. More information will be available here in August.
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RAY at the National Agency Meeting in June
We were invited to the National Agency meeting and presented a sneak peek of our newest research findings from the RAY Corona research project and the RAY Monitoring of Erasmus+ Youth. Check out the presentation here!
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1st Youth Research Dialogue on 23 June
Thank you for joining the first episode of our newly established thematic online series of evidence-based youth research findings - the Youth Research Dialogues. Find out where you can access the live stream & what's next.
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