increased participation in political life for participants with fewer opportunities
But also the declared increased participation in political life was a little bit stronger for young people with fewer opportunities as compared to the contrast group (5,2% more YPFO said the project influenced them ‘to a greater extent’). Youth projects did raise disadvantaged young people’s interest in European issues more than for well-off youth (even if only +3,7%).
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).
After the project … (to a greater extent) … disadvantaged people have my support; … I am committed to work against discrimination; … I participate in societal/political life; … Iam interested in European issues.