Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur

Mittelfristig (1 bis 5 Jahre)
Mikro (Individuum)
Psychisch & Physiologisch

increased knowledge related to participation and active citizenship for project leaders

persönliche Entwicklung / Erwerb von sozialen und personalen Kompetenzen

Project leaders also show increasing levels of knowledge on participation and citizenship over time. Those involved in E+/YiA projects (participants and project leaders) show an increase of knowledge of participation and active citizenship compared with those who do not have a similar experience (members of control group). This indicates a positive effect of E+/YiA projects on an increase of respective knowledge.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

RAY: Research-based analysis and monitoring of the YiA (Youth in Action) Programme
‘Erasmus+ Youth in Action’ (E+/YiA) is part of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union supporting international projects in the youth field. The ‘Research-based Analysis of Erasmus+ Youth in Action’ (RAY) is a research programme conducted by the RAY Network, which includes the National Agencies of Erasmus+ Youth in Action and their research partners in currently 33 countries*. This RAY study on Long-term Effects of Erasmus+ Youth in Action on Participation and Citizenship (RAY LTE) presents a final transnational analysis of the results from surveys and interviews between 2015 and 2018 with project participants and project leaders/team members involved in E+/YiA projects.
PraktikerInnen/ JugendarbeiterInnen/ MentorInnen
Freiwillig engagierte Jugendliche

Evaluierung der Aktivität

The research questions are addressed through a mixed-method approach using quantitative and qualitative social research methods. Standardised multilingual online surveys were conducted with project participants and project leaders/team members19 as well as with a control group20 at four stages: before the core activity/the intensive phase of the project21, two to three months after the end of the activity, one year after the end of the activity and again two to three years after the end of the activity. At each of the four stages (‘survey waves’ or ‘measurements’), the participants and project leaders were asked the same questions, including the same answer items in order to assess their participation/citizenship competences and practices in each survey wave and, thus, the change between the surveys. In addition, questions related to their profile and previous activities outside the project context were also addressed. In parallel, complementary qualitative interviews were conducted at three different stages: before the core activity/the intensive phase of the project, one year after its end and again two to three years after its end. In addition, a conference was held in Strasbourg in May 2018, that brought together project participants, who had been interviewed as part of this study, project leaders/team members of projects explored through this study as well as researchers and representatives of E+/YiA National Agencies involved in this study. In total around 90 persons attended the conference, in which interim findings of the study were presented and discussed.
Knowledge index
Up-to-date knowledge on community affairs. Up-to-date knowledge on European affairs. Understanding of link between lifestyle and environment. Familiarity with youth policies in home country. Understanding of the European Youth Strategy. Knowledge on NGO engagement in home country. Familiarity with representative democracy principles. Knowledge on civil responsibilities and rights. Knowledge on Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Knowledge of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Participants: 1.231 respondents (1st survey), 711 (2nd survey), 381 (3rd survey), 217 (4th survey) Control group: 136 respondents (1st survey), 66 (2nd survey), 38 (3rd survey), 29 (4th survey) Project leaders: 60 respondents (1st survey), 176 (2nd survey), 111 (3rd survey), 73 (4th survey) Participants interviewed 3 times: 82 (145 interviewed once and 112 interviewed twice)