The latest invitation emails asking Erasmus+ youth participants to complete a survey for the RAY Network will be arriving in inboxes during April.
The RAY Network is a group of 31 Erasmus+ Youth National Agencies and their research partners. The network collaborates on research projects into the impact of participation in Erasmus+ youth activities on project leaders, project participants and organisations. The main research project is the RAY Monitoring survey which the UK National Agency has been a partner in since 2014.
The research project is led by the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Within the next few weeks they will be inviting both project leaders and participants in Youth Key Action 1 and Key Action 3 projects to complete a survey about their Erasmus+ experience. The research is crucial in helping us understand how mobility activities help develop the personal and professional skills of participants.
Responding to the survey is entirely optional. However, every response helps us learn more about the Erasmus+ programme. If you don’t want to complete the survey, please reply to the research team asking them to take you off the mailing list – otherwise you may receive reminder emails.
Email invitations will be sent to a sample of project leaders and project participants whose activities finished between 1 July and 31 December 2017.
Responses to the survey are anonymous and you will never be personally identified or identifiable in any publication the network produces. The research data will be shared with members of the RAY network and, in some circumstances, the datasets will be shared with other researchers for further research into the programme. For example, the UK National Agency may commission additional research using the data. In these cases the data shared will be anonymous, its use will be limited to a specific research project and all copies of the shared data will be deleted after the research is complete.
If you have any further questions about the RAY research project you can contact the project lead at the UK National Agency.