Rural Youth Europe Present at the Rural Parliament

Anja Fortuna from the Slovenian Rural Youth Association recently attended the European Rural Parliament in the Netherlands on behalf of Rural Youth Europe. A small village in the Netherlands hosted the 3rd European Rural Parliament (ERP) between 18th – 21st October 2017. The event was initiated by PREPARE network for rural development, European Rural Community Alliance and European LEADER Association …

Senior Member of the Year

When I joined my local Young Farmers club (YFC) at the age of 12, I never even knew there was more than a couple of clubs in my area.

RYEurope attends European Youth Forum Council of Members’ meeting

Rural Youth Europe members, Geoff Thompson and Anja Fortuna, recently joined over 200 youth delegates at the European Youth Forum’s (EYF) Council of Member’s meeting (COMEM) in Brussels. The four day event saw representatives from national youth councils and international non-governmental youth organisations (INGYOs) come together to elect the Council of Europe’s new Advisory Council on Youth. The COMEM also …

Rural Youth Germany – Parliamentary evening in Berlin

On the 7th of March we had our annual parliamentary evening in Berlin. You might think a parliamentary evening could be boring! Well, you would be wrong, and I’ll tell you why! That morning many young members from all over Germany arrived to begin preparation for the evening. When you have the chance to speak to politicians you really need …

Latvian Young farmers’ club in action

Latvian Young Farmers share some recent news for the RYEurope blog… Meeting up with English farmers Last year during the summer we had 13 visitors from Devon YFC in England for a wonderful week experiencing the Latvian countryside, culture, habbits and meeting local farmers. It was our pleasure to show them around and to introduce our way of farming. Now …

Spring time in the countryside

Sitting here looking out the window of my office at a very blustery and unsettled day I am certainly glad to have the comfort of four walls to keep me away from the elements. While winter may have its charming points, by and large most people find it very tough to remain out and about in what could be almost …

How to write an article

Have you been asked to write an article for a magazine or blog? If so, you should jump at the opportunity. Articles are a great way to build a name for yourself in your area of expertise. It’s also exciting to see your name in print! But if you haven’t written an article before, it can seem a difficult task. …

Young Farmers Ambassadors (YFA)

Heini Daniels, a member from Wales YFC, writes about her recent trip involving a lesser-known organisation in the UK. Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend my second Young Farmers Ambassadors (YFA) reunion held in Cookstown, Northern Ireland. It was a fantastic weekend being reunited with friends, reminiscing, meeting new people, dressing up, learning about the YFA and not …

Think love move do!

The Autumn seminar ‘think love move do’, hosted by Norwegian 4H was my very first Rural Youth Europe seminar to attend and I was a little nervous, as I didn’t know what to expect. My adventure began from Dublin flying to Oslo, then taking the express train to Drammen where we were met by the prep team and other members …

Jule presents herself

Hi! My name is Jule (Julia Müller) I am 25 years old and come from Waiblingen – southern Germany. What Landjugend experience do you have? Since I was 16 years old I have been a member of my local rural youth club. I had a typical rural youth life; first member, then chairperson of the local club, organising events. From 2014 – 2016 I was …