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 …

Thriving rural youth in Norway

Chairman of Rural Youth Europe, Russ Carrington, recently headed to Norway for the General Assembly and summer festival of Norwegian Rural Youth. I’m on my way home after an impressive few days and putting down some thoughts… because I just have to share my recent experience! Throughout the year the board members of RYEurope try to visit many of the …

Board meeting greeting

The Rural Youth Europe board met in Oxford, England from 25th – 28th May. Much of the work included preparation for the upcoming General Assembly, which will be held at the Rally in August. This years Rally is hosted by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs and will be held close to Perth, Scotland. The GA will see the …

RYEurope represents rural voices at YFJ COMEM

On 27-28 April, Rural Youth Europe attended the European Youth Forum’s Council of Members (COMEM) meeting in Brussels, bringing together over 150 youth organisation representatives from across Europe. This COMEM saw a packed agenda reflecting the range of issues affecting young people. We are proud to announce that as a result of in-depth discussion and debate, European youth voices have …

RYEurope helps to create European Youth Goals

Between the 17-19 April, Rural Youth Europe was representing our members at the European Union Structured Dialogue with youth in Sofia Bulgaria. The event saw around 200 young people and policy makers come together to discuss the concerns of young people from throughout Europe and to formulate a vision of the future that young people wish to create. During the …