facilitating the creation of future plans for participants with fewer opportunities
Such projects also help young people to decide what they want to do with their lives. They can serve as a compass to the future. For young people with fewer opportunities this is even more the case than for well-off youth. A mobility project gives YPFO a clearer idea about further education (a mean of 0,13 higher on a scale from 1 to 4) and career goals (+0,14), compared to the well-off contrast group. YPFO also consider going abroad as one of the options, more so than for privileged young people (+0,7).
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).
Clearer idea about career aspirations and goals; Intention to develop my foreign language skills; Clearer idea about my further educational pathway; Intention to go abroad to study, work or live there; Plans to engage in further education and training; Belief that job chances have increased.