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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

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

Latest News

Youth Work Recovery Conference, 13-16 June 2022
130 participants from practice, policy and research met in Helsinki to discuss the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on youth work and develop actions for support. Outcomes and next steps can be found HERE!
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Beyond recovery – our Youth Research Dialogue on 27 June
Missed our latest Youth Research Dialogue episode? Find out more & re-watch this special edition, which discussed 'Beyond recovery: Rebuilding youth work’s foundation’, here.
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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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