Why Rural Youth Europe?

The objectives of Rural Youth Europe are to

  • Educate and train young people and create an awareness of rural and social issues
  • Actively encourage rural populations and industry
  • Support the development of new rural youth organizations
  • Network with other European NGOs
  • Lobby and highlight the problems and needs of rural youth to focus the attention of international and national bodies, as well as the general public

Furthermore, Rural Youth Europe promotes

  • activities of rural youth organizations
  • youth participation
  • exchange of best practice
  • intercultural dialogue
  • sustainable regional youth work
  • participation in the formation of (rural) youth policies
  • European citizenship
  • networking between rural youth organizations
  • intercultural learning through participative youth work
  • setting up projects to involve young people