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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

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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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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Research Report //
Effects and outcomes of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme
This is the comparative research report monitoring effects and outcomes of Erasmus+ Youth in Action (between 2014 and 2020)

Published in January 2022
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Upcoming Events

Special Edition: Youth Research Dialogue on 27 June
Join us for this special edition of our Youth Research Dialogue series. On 27 June, we will hear from the Youth Work Recovery Conference, especially about the outcomes and next steps.
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Latest News

Special Edition: Youth Research Dialogue on 27 June
Join us for this special edition of our Youth Research Dialogue series. On 27 June, we will hear from the Youth Work Recovery Conference, especially about the outcomes - the developed actions plans - and next steps.
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NEW Youth Work Recovery Survey!
Youth workers and youth leaders across Europe - your voice and experience matters! Help us by responding & by sharing our new 10 minute multilingual survey, available in 17 languages. You can find out how & further information here.
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Young people, youth policies and the pandemic
Want to find out more about our second Youth Research Dialogue which took place on 3 May? You can re-watch the inputs from our speakers and the lively dialogue here. And save the date for the next episode in June!
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