This research project aims to explore a broad scope of aspects of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme in order to contribute to practice development, to improving the implementation of Erasmus+: Youth in Action and to the development of the next programme generation.
This project is a further development of the ‘Standard Surveys’ conducted with participants and project leaders/teams within Youth in Action (2007-2013) and is a joint activity of all RAY Network partners
Aims & Objectives
The aim of this project is to contribute to quality assurance and quality development in the implementation of Erasmus+: Youth in Action, to evidence-based and research-informed youth policy development and to a better understanding of learning mobility in the youth field.
The objectives of this project are to explore
- the effects of projects funded through Erasmus+: Youth in Action on the actors involved, in particular on project participants and project leaders/team members, but also on their organisations and on the local environments of these projects;
- the access to Erasmus+: Youth in Action at the level of young people (in particular of young people with fewer opportunities) as well as at the level of organisations, bodies and groups in the youth field;
- the profile of participants, project leaders/team members and organisations/groups/bodies involved in Erasmus+: Youth in Action projects;
- the development and management of funded projects;
- the implementation of Erasmus+: Youth in Action.
General research questions:
- What are the effects of Erasmus+: Youth in Action projects on participants, project leaders/team members and their organisations/groups as well as on the local environments of these projects?
- What is the environment of Youth in Action projects, in particular with respect to the access to Erasmus+: Youth in Action, the development of projects, the profile of actors and organisations involved in the projects, the management of the projects and the support provided by the funding structures?
- How could the findings from this study contribute to practice development, in particular in view of the implementation of Erasmus+: Youth in Action and future Youth Programmes of the European Union?