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Research-based analysis of European youth programmes

We are a research network with partners in 33 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

Survey findings // Recovery programmes and youth work in Europe
We have put together a short document with key findings from our survey on recovery programmes and the access of and impact on youth work in Europe.

Published in September 2022
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Survey findings // The effects of the pandemic on youth work in Europe
We have put together a short document with key findings from our multilingual survey on the corona pandemic and its effects on youth work in Europe.

Published in September 2022
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Summary report // Participation and citizenship education and learning in European Youth Programmes
This summary explores the contribution of European youth programmes to the development of participation and citizenship competence and practice. Transnational analysis 2019-2021.

Published in May 2022
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Upcoming Events

Next Youth Research Dialogue on 28 November
Join us for our 5th Youth Research Dialogue this year. We will speak about organisational learning and how to foster it in non-formal and formal settings.
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Latest News

Next Youth Research Dialogue on 28 November
Join us for our 5th Youth Research Dialogue this year, which will take place on 28 November. We will speak about organisational learning and discuss how to foster it in non-formal and formal settings. See you there.
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How to research digital youth work in the future?
Missed our fourth Youth Research Dialogue on 21 October or want to dive into the discussion again? More information on this episode, the topic, our speakers and how to re-watch the dialogue, can be found here.
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Panel: Youth work in times of crises & youth research
On 29 September, the RAY Network hosted a panel discussion on youth work in times of crises with experts coming from policy, practice and research. In case you have missed or want to re-watch it, you can do so here!
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