The RAY Network is an open and self-governed European youth research network. It was founded in 2008 with the aim to conduct accompanying research for the European youth programmes, starting with one research project – the Monitoring Surveys of Erasmus+ Youth in Action. Since then it has grown in projects and in partners. Currently 9 research strands, including the monitoring of Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps and other thematic projects are conducted by the RAY Network.
The coordination lies with the Finnish National Agency for Education in cooperation with the transnational research partner, Youth Policy Labs.
The main aims are:
- to measure the impact of the European youth programmes;
- to contribute to
- quality assurance and quality development in the implementation of the programmes;
- evidence-based youth policy development in the youth field in Europe;
- the recognition of non-formal education and learning in the youth field, in particular in the context of international youth work.
- to promote dialogue between research, policy and practice.
Research-based analysis of European youth programmes (RAY Network)
RAY Network is a long term project of the national agencies of Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps. Read about other long term projects in Finnish.