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RAY research on European Solidarity Corps

In parallel to the development and implementation of the RAY Monitoring surveys on the European Solidarity Corps (RAY SOC) the RAY transnational research team carried out a second programmatic study, put together two literature snapshots and took a closer look at Solidarity Projects. The main outputs are now available on our website!


>> Research Report 2nd programmatic study

This study aimed to explore the implementation and development of the European Solidarity Corps from 2018 to 2022, including socio-political changes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian war on Ukraine, and to contribute to the improvement of the programme and its further implementation. The 13 interviewed stakeholders comprised six representatives from National Agencies, five umbrella and beneficiary organisations, and two supporting structures.

>> Factsheet: A closer look at Solidarity Projects

Over the last months, the RAY transnational research team completed an explorative study to take a closer look at Solidarity Projects. Its aim was to gain an initial understanding of the many dimensions of this rather exceptional strand within the European Youth Programmes and to identify further lines of research. Over the course of eight interviews, 12 participants from different European countries shared their first-hand experiences with 24 different Solidarity Projects.

>> 2nd literature snapshot: Solidarity revisited
>> 3rd literature snapshot:Solidarity in pandemic times


All available publications can also be found HERE.

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What is the RAY Monitoring of the European Solidarity Corps?

The aim of this research project is to contribute to quality assurance and quality development in the implementation of the European Solidarity Corps, to strengthen evidence-based and research-informed policy development, and to sharpen the understanding of volunteering, working, learning, training and youth activism in the context of solidarity actions of young people.

Further details about the research project, its aim, research questions and design can be found HERE.

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