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Research-based analysis of European youth programmes

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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.

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


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


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


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


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


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

Latest Reports

Factsheet // A closer look at the solidarity projects strand
We undertook a small explorative study to explore some of the many dimensions of solidarity projects.

Published in October 2023
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Research report // Special Programmatic Study 2022–2023
We took a closer look at the implementation of the European Solidarity Corps in recent years.

Published in October 2023
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Research report // Participation and citizenship education and learning in European Youth Programmes
This research report explores the contribution of European youth programmes to the development of participation and citizenship competence and practice. Transnational analysis 2019-2021.

Published in March 2022
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Upcoming Events

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RAY Triangular Summit May 2024
RAY Triangular Summit brought together 120 participants from the fields of practice, policy and research to discuss the evidence-based research from the latest RAY Monitoring surveys for European youth programmes.
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Research-based recommendations for the European youth programmes
Key strengths, Key challenges and Key Gaps in the European youth programmes - Interested? Summary of key findings from the Monitoring surveys 2023 & insights from the 2014-2020 programme generation.
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Sustainability and green competences
Our third Youth Research Dialogue dealt with the topic 'From young people’s green competences to future needs: Perspectives from the non-formal and formal learning fields'. Missed this inspiring dialogue? Rewatch it here!
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