Rural Youth Austria is exceeding with their nationwide project work “Tat.Ort Jugend”

In 2018 about 4.500 members of the rural youth have been volunteering for a good cause. “Tat.Ort Jugend” is a national wide brand for charitable projects which take place all over the year. “Tat.Ort” describes the scene where young people are volunteeringwith visible non-profit-making projects and special encounters which are leaving traces.The engagement of about 194 projects is remarkable. With …

Pia Winstén for the YFJ Financial Control Commission

Rural Youth Europe’s Education and Fundraising Manager Pia Winstén is running for a position on the European Youth Forum’s Financial Control Commission. Elections will take place in Novi Sad, Serbia 22-24.11.2018. Our chairman Sebastian Lassnig said that “Pia’s skills and knowledge in finances and European funding systems are outstanding and would benefit the European Youth Forum. Therefore, I am happy to …

Finland plays host to RYEurope Board Meeting

The Handover Board meeting took place in Finland from 19th to 21st October 2018. All members of the outgoing and incoming board were able to be in attendance together with each of staff members; Pia, Eelin and Jenni. Board members began to arrive a few days early which allowed for some sightseeing in Helsinki and a valuable visit to Rural Youth Europe …

RYEurope presents: our new special interests board member

Greetings dear readers! I want to thank you for taking your valuable time to read my thoughts! Hopefully we will have the opportunity to meet at one of the RYEurope events or somewhere in European Youth Forum – I am looking forward to it. I would also like to use this opportunity to thank all of the organizations that have …

Young framers in Northern Ireland and Ireland unite in farm safety campaign

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster recently took part in ‘Our Drive to Remember’ organised and run by Embrace FARM which is a farm accident support network founded by Brian and Norma Rohan. The aim of the drive was to shine a light on those who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in farming accidents. This initiative has …

We Played our Part!

The joint Study Session with RYEurope and ECYC is over and all participants are back home putting their action plans to good use. Angela Evans from Wales has written the following recap of what happened during the week in Budapest. Representatives from 13 different countries across Europe all travelled to Budapest, Hungary for the RYE Study Session from the 17th– …

New regional representatives on the board

The GA a while back introduced three new regional board members. Linzi Stewart, the new Vice Chair, has interviewed them. Hannah Kirkpatrick – Group 1 (UK and Ireland) Who are you? I’m Hannah Kirkpatrick. I am a 22 year old Journalist who is extremely passionate about all things young farmers and rural youth involvement. What’s your background on rural matters? …

General Assembly to boost the work for rural youth

The Rural Youth Europe General Assembly on the 17thof August 2018 offered both exciting elections and interesting reports of the work of the board over the past two-year period. While the General Assembly is an annual event, the majority of the board members’ mandates were ending.  Leaving the board was chairman Russell Carrington, Julia Schaller board member for group II …

RYEurope attended the 60th IFYE Conference

Linzi Stewart, Board Member for Group 1 (UK & Ireland), recently attended the European IFYE Conference held from 21st to 28th July 2018 in Greenmount College, Northern Ireland on behalf of Rural Youth Europe.  I was delighted to attend the 60th European IFYE (International Farm Youth Exchange) Conference last week and bring greetings from Rural Youth Europe to over 200 …

Guardians of Equality- Greetings from the Junior Event

A group of excited young people and leaders gathered together in Inari, Northern Finland for this year’s junior event “Guardians of Equality”. The theme of the event was gender equality. At first participants shared their own experiences about gender issues in their countries, then they learned more about the topic and at the end of the week they started to …