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RAY TRIANGULAR SUMMIT
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The RAY Triangular Summit will bring policy, practice and research together to discuss the evidence-based research from the latest RAY Monitoring surveys for Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps.
We want to foster an informed discourse between stakeholders from different fields and explore how the evidence-based research can contribute to youth work practice and to youth policy development in Europe, to relevant strategies, as well as the further development of the European youth programmes and their mid-term evaluations.
Finally, this Summit aims to illustrate the impact and showcase the outcomes of the European youth programmes.
The RAY Triangular Summit takes place in Helsinki, Finland from 22-24 May 2024, with an arrival on 22 May in the evening and on departure 24 May in the late afternoon.
The RAY Triangular Summit is co-hosted by the National Agencies of the European Youth Pro-grammes from Finland (Host) and Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, Italy Malta, the Netherlands, Ro-mania, Spain, Sweden (Co-hosts). The RAY Network Coordination (at the Finnish National Agency) will lead and coordinate the preparation process and the implementation of the con-ference in cooperation with the RAY transnational research team.
PARTICIPANTS / NATIONAL DELEGATIONS
National Agencies of the European youth programmes (RAY partners) will be responsible for selecting the participants for their national delegations in cooperation with the preparation team of the Summit. Additionally, an open call will be considered, if necessary. The final selection of the participants will be communicated in mid-March 2024.
For the first time since the start of the pandemic the RAY Network is surveying project participants and project team members of the Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps programmes, the so-called RAY Monitoring surveys. The recent surveys have been open from June 2023 until the end of October 2023 (https://www.researchyouth.net/news/new-ray-monitoring-surveys-have-been-launched/).
The multilingual online surveys aiming at analysing the impact of the European Youth Programmes and their effects on individual, organisational, community and European levels. Project participants and project team members who were part or implemented an Erasmus+ Youth or European Solidarity Corps project within the current programme period are invited to reflect on the effects of the projects and activities (e.g. on participation and citizenship, digitalisation, sustainability, diversity and inclusion) and their own learning pathway and competence development. Furthermore, the effects on learning organisations and communities, the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities, the recognition of youth work, the European dimension as well as the implementation of the programmes are thematised.