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Research-based analysis of European youth programmes

We are a research network with partners in 34 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.

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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

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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Transnational case study report // Impact of the corona pandemic
This report is a transnational analysis of the overall context of successful youth work responses to the coronavirus pandemic across 10 RAY partner countries.

Published in September 2022
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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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Upcoming Events

Latest News

Panel on the impact of the European Youth Programmes
The RAY Network held a panel discussion on 'The impact of the European youth programmes – News from the RAY Monitoring surveys' involving RAY researchers from transnational and national levels. Re-watch it here!
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RAY Monitoring of Erasmus+ Youth – Findings, challenges and future outlook
Waiting for the newest findings of our RAY Monitoring surveys (currently running)? Meanwhile, check out a paper by the RAY Transnational Research Team on the outcomes of the former surveys.
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Panel discussion: News from the RAY Monitoring surveys
We are hosting a panel discussion with RAY researchers on first trends from the RAY Monitoring surveys for Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps. When? 12 September at 11:15 CEST! More information here.
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