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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

Panel: Youth work in times of crises & youth research
Join us on 29 September for our panel discussion on youth work in times of crises with experts coming from policy, practice and research. Find out how you can join, here.
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RAY Network Meeting 2022, 28-30 September
Our internal RAY Network Meeting will bring all our RAY partners together! Within this meeting, we are also hosting a panel discussion, which will be livestreamed.
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Latest News

Beyond recovery: CALL FOR ACTION
OUT NOW! Five actions for helping European youth work to recover - the Beyond Recovery Call for Action is the final outcome of the Youth Work Recovery Conference on European level - it is time for ACTION!
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Panel discussion: Youth work in times of crises and the role of youth research
Join us for our panel discussion on youth work in times of crises with experts coming from policy, practice and research. When? 29 September at 11:15 CEST! More information here.
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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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