23 October - 3 December 2023
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MOOC on Youth Research

The MOOC on Youth Research Essentials welcomes learners from all over the world from 23 October to 3 December 2023.

Join the course and find out more about the role of youth research in shaping evidence-based policy and youth work practice!


 By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Become familiar with the role of youth research and get to know the main contemporary and emerging research themes
  • Have an overview of the various youth research actors and knowledge networks across Europe
  • Understand better the impact of youth research on evidence-based youth policy and youth work practice
  • Gain an understanding of youth research methods and approaches
  • Learn about knowledge translation and how to efficiently communicate youth research to different audiences.

 Who is this MOOC for?

The course is open to everyone and free of charge. Join this course if you are a youth policy maker, youth work practitioner, youth leader, volunteer, member of a youth NGOs or a youth researcher. The course includes basic information, so it may be especially useful to those just beginning their careers in the youth field. This MOOC does not provide exhaustive information on specific expertise in youth research. The language of the course is in English.


The course has six modules:

Module 1: The role, concepts and history of youth research

Module 2: Youth research, policy and practice

Module 3: Youth research actors and networks at national level

Module 4: Youth research methods and approaches

Module 5: Communicating youth research

Module 6: Course evaluation

The course is organised and offered by the Youth Partnership. It makes extensive use of our existing knowledge and publications on the topic, and spotlights examples from around Europe. The course also provides chance for participants to learn from their own practice and to network with other learners.