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Youth Research Dialogues

The RAY Monitoring editions continue

Our next Youth Research Dialogue is just around the corner. We will continue our RAY Monitoring editions on 29 November. We kicked off these special editions focusing on findings from the RAY Monitoring of the European youth programmes on 31 October with ‘RAY Monitoring Surveys – First Exciting Insights’. You can find more details on the last Youth Research Dialogue as well as have the possibility to re-watch it HERE.

In our second episode of the RAY Monitoring Editions, we will discuss survey journeys of beneficiaries of the Erasmus+ Youth programme. We will take a look at first findings and discuss insights from perspectives of young people, youth workers and project team members, in particular of Youth Exchanges, Youth Participation projects as well as Youth Worker Mobilities.

Their voices will be heard along different aspects of their participation in Erasmus+ Youth projects, along topics, e.g. programme priorities, as well as along data related to their reflection on the impact of these projects and their personal development and learning.



In Beneficiaries’ Shoes: Erasmus+ Youth Survey Journeys


29 November, 15:00 – 15:45 CET


>> Ashley Pitschmann is a researcher at Youth Policy Labs, a small research agency and think tank in the youth sector. Her work with the transnational research team of the RAY Network have focused on a number of projects including the impact of the Corona pandemic on youth work in Europe, the monitoring of the effects and outcomes of the Erasmus+ Youth Programmes for project participants and leaders, and development and capacity building in Erasmus+ Youth in Action.

>> Tanja Strecker works in the RAY Network’s transnational research team situated at Youth Policy Labs, a small research agency and think tank in the youth sector. She is also an associate lecturer at the University of Lleida (Spain). She completed her Ph.D. in 2018 with longitudinal work on social inequality in higher education and has published in journals such as the Journal of Youth Studies, Gender and Education and Young, among others.


Livestream, which can be followed

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Moderated by

Tomi Kiilakoski and Domagoj Morić


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Thank you and looking forward to seeing you there!


The RAY Monitoring surveys are conducted with beneficiaries and participants of Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps. For the first time since the start of the pandemic the RAY Network is surveying project participants and project team members of the the European youth programmes. The current surveys have been launched in June 2023 and remained open until October 2023. 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.

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  promotes 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  features research colleagues from different global and European contexts and networks.

What is the RAY research project on the research-based analysis and monitoring of Erasmus+ Youth (RAY MON)?
This research project aims to contribute to quality assurance and quality development in the implementation of Erasmus+ Youth (2021–2027), to evidence-based and research-informed youth policy development and youth work practice, and to a better understanding of learning mobility in the youth field. More information HERE.

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