Christiane Meyers holds a DEA in Sociology and is a Research (and Development) Specialist at the Centre for Childhood and Youth Research (CCY) at the University of Luxembourg.
Learning processes and learning experiences in youth projects
A study on aspects of non-formal education in the Youth in Action projects in Luxembourg
The study examines for the first time non-formal learning and education processes in the Luxembourg projects of the European Union’s Youth in Action Programme. It is part of the evaluation process of the RAY network. Through the use of a mixed-methods design, it succeeds in analysing the learning processes in depth and provides important results for policy and practice.
The study is part of the evaluation process within the RAY network. The focus is on a scientific examination of the non-formal learning and educational processes in the Luxembourg projects of the European Union’s Youth in Action Programme. Special consideration is given to the subjective perspective of the actors.
Approach and method
The study is divided into a quantitative and a qualitative part. The quantitative survey was conducted by means of an online survey similar in design to the regular survey of project participants. A total of 136 project participants and 77 project leaders were interviewed in two consecutive surveys in the Luxembourg projects. In the qualitative survey, semi-standardised interviews were conducted with 17 project participants and 11 project leaders from 9 projects. The main questions of interest were what and how learning took place in the projects.