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The RAY network meets in various consortiums throughout Europe to further work on the research programme as well as organises and hosts open conferences and strategic meetings.

Network events & meetings

The RAY network meets once a year in order to discuss current research findings & develop further ideas and take decision on RAY activities
All RAY network meeting reports and related documents can be found in the internal area!

At the working group meetings of the different research strands, researchers and National Agency representatives meet to discuss, monitor and further develop the respective research projects.

The RAY Strategy Group – which consists of RAY partners (National Agency together with research partner) appointed by the network as well as members of the RAY Network Coordination (at FI NA) and the RAY Research Team (Youth Policy Labs / Genesis) – is additionally meeting twice a year.

Open conferences & seminars

RAY aims at contributing to cooperation and dialogue between research, policy and practice in the youth field.

From time to time, the RAY Network hosts open conferences, strategic seminars or international policy events, where not only RAY partners, but also stakeholders of the European youth (policy) field, researchers and policy makers can attend.

Furthermore, research results and findings are presented at various events of the European youth field an in the youth policy sector.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

RAY Triangular Summit May 2024
RAY Triangular Summit brought together 120 participants from practice, policy and research to discuss the research from the latest RAY Monitoring surveys.
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Youth Research Dialogue on 8 April
From young people’s green competences to future needs: Perspectives from the non-formal and formal learning fields. Rewatch it here!
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1st Youth Research Dialoge 20 February Save The Date
Youth Research Dialogue on Inclusion and Diversity
Towards more inclusive youth programmes - perspectives and needs. Did you miss our Youth Research Dialogue on 5 March? You can re-watch it here.
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Impact, effects and competences: 1st Youth Research Dialogue in 2024
Our Monitoring Editions continued with 'Empowering tomorrow - impact of Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps'.
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RAY Analysis Meeting, 10-12 December
Our first-ever RAY Analysis Meeting took place from 10-12 December in Iceland. We met with our national RAY researchers and explored RAY Monitoring data.
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5th Youth Research Dialogue Save The Date
RAY Monitoring Editions – Episode 2 on 29 November
Our RAY Monitoring Editions continued on 29 November with the topic 'In Beneficiaries' Shoes: Erasmus+ Youth Survey Journeys. Rewatch the dialogue here.
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4th Youth Research Dialogue Save The Date
Youth Research Dialogues – The RAY Monitoring editions started!
On 31 October we discussed first exciting insights from the research on the monitoring of Erasmus+ youth.
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Panel discussion: News from the RAY Monitoring surveys
The RAY Network held a panel discussion on 'The impact of the European youth programmes – News from the RAY Monitoring surveys'. Re-watch it here.
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RAY Network Meeting 2023, 11-14 September
The RAY Network Partners met in Oslo for the annual RAY Network Meeting. We also hosted a public panel discussion during the event - MORE HERE.
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Youth Research Dialogue on competences for youth work
... and mental health... Our last Youth Research Dialogue before the summer break too place on 20 June. Did you miss it? Re-watch it here.
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Youth Research Methodology Seminar, 22-24 May 2023
Youth research in international and intercultural contexts - challenges, needs and future outlook. This and more was explored at the Youth Research Methodology Seminar.
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Youth Research Dialogue on 25 April
During this Youth Research Dialogue we talked about the implementation of the European Solidarity Corps, related chances, challenges and future needs.
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