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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

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Panel: Youth work in times of crises & youth research
On 29 September, the RAY Network hosted a panel discussion on youth work in times of crises with experts coming from policy, practice and research. More here!
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RAY Network Meeting 2022, 28-30 September
Our internal RAY Network Meeting brought all our RAY partners together! Within this meeting, we were also hosting a panel discussion.
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Youth Work Recovery Conference, 13-16 June 2022
Participants from practice, policy & research met in Helsinki to discuss the effects of the coronavirus pandemic & develop actions for support. Outcomes HERE!
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Special Edition: Youth Research Dialogue on 27 June
Missed our latest Youth Research Dialogue episode? Re-watch 'Beyond recovery: Rebuilding youth work’s foundation’ 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 the inputs and the lively dialogue here.
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Conference for the discussion of interim results of RAY PART
On 18 and 19 October 2021, we held an online conference on the interim results of the research project on participation and citizenship education and learning.
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Inclusion and the youth field: who & what is missing?
New year - new episodes - new look! Our first Youth Research Dialogue in 2022 addressed the topic of inclusion and the questions of who, why & what is missing?
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4th Youth Research Dialogue on 14 December
Our last Youth Research Dialogue in 2021 dealt with the topic of innovation in European youth work and youth policy. The live stream is available here!
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Third Youth Research Dialogue on 8 November
On 8 November, we talked about youth participation and active citizenship within the European youth programmes as well as in a wider context.
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RAY Network Meeting & RAY PART Research Conference
Our annual RAY Network Meeting as well as the RAY PART Research Conference took place in September and October 2021. Further details can be found here.
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Online Panel – Recommendations for the next programme generation
We hosted an online panel and discussed recommendations & insights from our RAY research for the next programme generation.
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2nd Youth Research Dialogues on 7 September
On 7 September, we discussed insights from our research project, RAY Monitoring of Erasmus+. If you missed this Youth Research Dialogue, check out the recording.
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