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The RAY network meets in various consortiums throughout Europe to further work on the research programme as well as organises and hosts open conferences and strategic meetings.

Network events & meetings

The RAY network meets once a year in order to discuss current research findings & develop further ideas and take decision on RAY activities
All RAY network meeting reports and related documents can be found in the internal area!

At the working group meetings of the different research strands, researchers and National Agency representatives meet to discuss, monitor and further develop the respective research projects.

The RAY coordination group – which consists of representatives of National Agencies and research partners (appointed by the network) as well as members of the RAY coordination office (at AT NA) and the research coordination (Genesis) – is additionally meeting twice a year.

Open conferences & seminars

RAY aims at contributing to cooperation and dialogue between research, policy and practice in the youth field.

From time to time, the RAY Network hosts open conferences, strategic seminars or international policy events, where not only RAY partners, but also stakeholders of the European youth (policy) field, researchers and policy makers can attend.

Furthermore, research results and findings are presented at various events of the European youth field an in the youth policy sector.

Upcoming Events

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RAY Network Meeting & RAY PART Research Conference
Here you can find further information on the upcoming (internal) RAY conferences and meetings, which will take place in the second half of 2021.
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Open RAY conference & methodological seminar 2020
We had planned to organise a conference on 'Perspectives for Youth Research 2030' & a methodological seminar in 2020. Both have been postponed.
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Past Events

The Impact Of The Corona Pandemic On Youth Work In Europe
Open online panel – ‘Youth and COVID-19’
On 24 September, the RAY Network held an online panel with the topic 'The impact of the Corona pandemic on youth work in Europe’. Check out all presentations here!
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RAY Network Meeting (internal event)
The RAY Network met on 24 and 25 September 2020. The meeting was held virtually & was hosted by the German NA / co-hosted by the RAY Coordination.
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RAY Triangular Summit /// 2018
‘Maximising potential: key insights from research for the renewed EU Youth Strategy and Programme’ has been held under the auspice of the Austrian EU Presidency.
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Long-term Effects on Participation & Citizenship
Conference under the patronage of Ms. Michaela Šojdrová, Member of the European Parliament, held from 22-25 May 2018 at the European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, France.
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Policy Event – Turbocharging Erasmus+ Youth in Action
Together with the Intergroup on Youth of the European Parliament, the RAY coordination held a policy event in the European Parliament, Brussels on 27 March 2018.
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RAY Triangular Summit /// 2017
The conference presented the latest research findings and exlored how these findings can contribute to youth work practice and youth policy development.
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RAY Triangular Summit /// 2015
The RAY Triangular Summit ‘International Youth Work and Mobility: Research evidence for policy and practice’ took place in Vienna, Austria on May 11-13, 2015.
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Conference on International Youth Work and Mobility 2013
The conference presented the research findings of the network and explored research strategies in the field of learning mobility and international youth work.
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