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Erasmus+ Youth in Action
and the youth sector

An essential tool for the youth sector

One specific objective of Erasmus+ Youth in Action is to foster quality development in youth work. Our research shows that the programme is successful in achieving this objective and contributes to “actively engaging youth organisations in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies affecting the lives of young people”, one of the key principles of the EU Youth Strategy 2019–2027.

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The RAY Network is the open research network of National Agencies of the European youth programmes and their research partners.

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Effects on youth organisations of project participants

The majority of the 7.104 respondents in training and mobility projects state that through their participation in an Erasmus+ Youth in Action project their organisations benefited through …

 … increased competences for the provision of non-formal education.

39%
78%

 … more contacts/partnerships with other countries.

35%
77%

 … more networking at the European level.

39%
76%

 … increased knowledge transfer of good practices within the organisation.

41%
76%

 … increased appreciation of cultural diversity.

38%
76%

 … increased project management competences.

38%
71%

 … increased commitment to include young people with fewer opportunities.

38%
68%

 … more international projects.

35%
67%

 … increased participation of young people in the organisation.

38%
66%

 … more intensive involvement in European issues.

37%
64%

N = 7.104 project participants. Surveys conducted from October 2017 to April 2018.

Effects on youth organisations of project leaders

The majority of the 5.007 respondents state that through their coordination of an Erasmus+ Youth in Action project their organisations benefited through …

 … increased competences for the provision of non-formal education.

37%
87%

 … more contacts/partnerships with other countries.

28%
88%

 … more networking at the European level.

34%
84%

 … increased knowledge transfer of good practices within the organisation.

34%
90%

 … increased appreciation of cultural diversity.

36%
85%

 … increased project management competences.

36%
80%

 … increased commitment to include young people with fewer opportunities.

38%
68%

 … more international projects.

33%
80%

 … increased participation of young people in the organisation.

37%
84%

 … more intensive involvement in European issues.

40%
76%

N = 5.007 project leaders. Surveys conducted from October 2017 to April 2018.

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