RAY research colleagues met in Iceland…
…for the RAY Analysis Meeting
The first-ever RAY Analysis Meeting took place from 10 to 12 December 2023 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The meeting was organised, planned and implemented by the RAY Network Coordination (at the Finnish National Agency for Education, EDUFI) and the RAY Transnational Research Team. We are very grateful, that the Iceland National Agency (at Rannís) was supporting us with the planning and logistics.
The aims of the meeting were to provide time and space to discuss the datasets and first findings from the monitoring surveys of Erasmus+ Youth & European Solidarity Corps as well as to connect and reconnect RAY researchers.
Together we explored the transnational datasets for the monitoring surveys and optionally national datasets if research partners had the possibility to take a look prior to the meting. We discussed programme journeys of specific groups in both programmes, for example young people and youth workers. Furthermore, we also explored different topics, such as participation and inclusion aspects and related data as well as we talked about key differences between programme generations.
We adjusted the programme according to the needs of our researchers and our agenda was filled from discussing tools for analysis and technical aspects as well as providing enough time to brainstorm first ideas for future cooperation, e.g. regional collaborations between some research partners.
The meeting was visually supported by a graphic recorder – thank you Filippo and Sketchy Solutions (www.sketchysolutions.ch) – you can find the output below.
Furthermore, impressions of the meeting can be found in the photo gallery.
Our transnational research report featuring findings from both RAY monitoring surveys for Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps will be available in the first months of 2024.
Furthermore, we are discussing first findings in our Youth Research Dialogue series – more information HERE.