Fourth Youth Research Dialogue on 14 December
Let’s talk about innovation in European youth work
Join us for our 4th Youth Research Dialogue when we talk about innovation in European youth work & youth policy. We will hear from our RAY research project on the impact of Key Action 2 (cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices) and the follow up research on the role of innovation in European youth work (RAY INNO) (more information about this RAY research project below).
Furthermore, we have invited a guest speaker, who will address findings from research done within the context of the European Academy on Youth Work.
The role of innovation in European youth work & youth policy.
What is needed?
14 December, 15:00 – 15:35 CET
>> Federica Demicheli is a trainer and an expert in youth work and youth policy with a special focus on the recognition of youth work, non-formal learning and volunteering as well as vice president of NINFEA (Italian national association of youth workers). She has over 20 years of experience in international youth work projects, especially within SouthMed cooperation. She will be presenting and discussing the main outcomes of the research “Innovation in Youth Work”: this study was conducted in the framework of the European Academy on Youth Work together with Dragan Atanasov and Michelangelo Belletti.
>> Dragan Atanasov will join Federica for the dialogue part of this episode. He is a trainer, researcher, evaluator and author, specialized in youth work recognition, youth policy, cultural diversity and community development. He has over 10 years of experience in conducting research and assessments in the field of youth work, designing and delivering non-formal education activities, developing policy documents, and monitoring and evaluating programs.
>> Andreas Karsten works for Youth Policy Labs, a small research agency and think tank in the youth sector. He leads an international team of participatory research, public policy and open data aficionados, who works on transnational research with the RAY Network for the research-based analysis of European youth programmes. He will speak about the RAY research project on innovation in European youth work with a special focus on areas where innovation is needed.
Livestream, which can be followed here: bit.ly/YouthResearchDialogue4
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What is the RAY research project on the role of innovation in European youth work and European youth policy (RAY INNO)?
The RAY Network has conducted a research project on the impact of Key Action 2 in Erasmus+ Youth in Action. Strategic partnerships set out to support the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practices at organisational, local, regional, national or European levels and are meant to foster innovation and/or the exchange of good practices.
As a follow-up project, the RAY Network decided to expand the scope of its previous work on innovation and to investigate which types and kinds of innovation are needed for which aspects of European youth work and European youth policy, and which instruments in the context of the European youth programmes would be best suited to support these types and kinds of innovation.
Further information and reading on RAY INNO can be found HERE.
What are the Youth Research Dialogues?
The overall aim of the ‘Youth Research Dialogues’ series is to not only to make RAY research findings more accessible but also other European youth research studies and create a dialogue between researchers about their findings. The ‘Youth Research Dialogues’ series will promote different topics, e.g. inclusion and diversity, pandemic and youth work, digitalisation etc.
In addition to researchers from the RAY Network, the ‘Youth Research Dialogues’ series will feature research colleagues from different global and European contexts and networks.
The Youth Research Dialogue series is addressed to the European youth sector and participation will be possible through a livestream, and the recorded video can also be watched after the live event.