Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur

Langfristig (> 5 Jahre)
Mikro (Individuum)

development of key competences for lifelong learning for participants with fewer opportunities

persönliche Entwicklung / Erwerb von sozialen und personalen Kompetenzen

The European Commission developed a framework of ‘key competences for lifelong learning’ that they consider fundamental for each individual in a knowledge-based society. They provide added value for the labour market, social cohesion and active citizenship. When comparing our two groups, young people with fewer opportunities consistently indicate a higher gain in competences than the participants with most opportunities. The difference with the ‘well off’ group of respondents is highest for ‘learning to learn’ (a mean score on a scale from 1 to 4 that lies 0,16 higher for YPFO compared to the mean score of YPMO). But the project also strengthened their cultural awareness and expression considerably more compared to the contrast group (+0,13) and their mathematical-scientific competences (+0,11). Also the differences for the other competences are significant, but less pronounced in absolute terms.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

RAY: Research-based analysis and monitoring of the YiA (Youth in Action) Programme
YiA projects are characterised by a broad variety of learning situations, methods and activities applied in each project; Available methods participants and project leaders could choose from are: outdoor and sports activities, experimental learning methods such as role plays, simulations, fields exercises, artistic methods and using digital or online media as means of non-formal education as well as international mobility projects.
2823 project participants fitting the "fewer opportunities" group; 5467 project participants in contrast group
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche

Evaluierung der Aktivität

This article is based on an inclusion analysis of the data provided by the RAY Network (Research-based Analysis of Youth in Action) with partners in 20 European countries (status 2014). The respective research instruments were developed by the University of Innsbruck, Austria, in cooperation with the RAY partners. The data of the RAY research project indicates that the Youth in Action programme (now Erasmus+ Youth) is a good tool to reach its ‘equity and inclusion’ aims. To be sure that only truly underprivileged participants are included in the ‘fewer opportunities’-sample, just having one disadvantage or obstacle was not enough. A respondent had to have at least three exclusion indicators to be in the ‘fewer opportunities’ subgroup (2,823 fit in this group).
Through my participation I learned… … learning to learn; mathematical & science; cultural awareness; entrepreneurship; foreign languages; digital competence; media literacy; social & civic; mother tongue.