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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.

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

Policy Brief // Youth work and the corona pandemic in Europe
We have published a first policy brief with key findings from our initial survey and literature review on youth work and the corona pandemic in Europe.

Published in September 2020
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Survey findings // Youth work and young people during the pandemic
We have published a first data snapshot with key findings from our initial survey on the corona pandemic and its effects on youth work in Europe.

Published in August 2020
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Literature review // Young people and youth work during the pandemic
We undertook a first literature review on European and global research findings related to youth work and young people during the corona pandemic.

Published in August 2020
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Upcoming Events

RAY Network Meeting (internal event)
The RAY Network will meet on 24 and 25 September 2020. The meeting will be virtual, with the core team streaming live from Nuremberg, Germany.
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Open RAY conference & methodological seminar 2020
We had planned to organise a conference on 'Perspectives for Youth Research 2030' & a methodological seminar in 2020. Both have been postponed.
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Latest News

First findings of the RAY Corona research project
UPDATE! We have now also published a policy brief with the key findings from the literature review as well as an initial online survey. Check out the first findings and all related reports of our RAY Corona research project!
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Upcoming event: NA Business Meeting with a RAY session
We have been invited to contribute to the upcoming business meeting of National Agencies with a session on recommendations for the next generation of the European youth programmes, based on our research findings.
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Mladje takes a closer look at the RAY Network
The Slovenian magazine Mladje has taken a closer look at the RAY network, its research projects and findings. We contributed with articles on RAY-MON, RAY-CAP and RAY-LTE, and an interview about the RAY network in general.
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