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 …

Local Study Visits about Youth Participation

As preparation for Rural Youth Europe events in 2018 all participants are asked to do a local study visit about ‘youth participation’. The aim of the study visit is to get familiar with how rural youth can in various ways get actively involved in society. It is up to you what kind of youth participation you want to study during …

Wanted: Young Farmers experience in working with Protected Areas

You are a young farmer, or you know a young farmer facing the challenge to work with or within a protected area or National Park? Then we need your voice! My name is Steffi Burger, I am 25 years old and I work as Policy and Communications assistant for the Europarc Federation, based in Regensburg in Germany and I want …

Rural youth encouraged to have their say about change they want to see

An initiative designed to research and better understand rural young people, aged 18-28, is being launched today. The Rural Youth Project coincides with the 2018 Year of Young People and will combine an online survey, year-long in-depth video logs (vlogs) of 15-20 rural young people and a Rural Youth Ideas Festival. The target countries for the research are: England, Scotland, …

Behind the Scenes of Rural Youth Project

  You might know Rural Youth Project as an opportunity to win free spots to the Rally or, possibly, you have never even noticed the existence of this Rural Youth Europe’s competition at all. Whatever is the case,  Rural Youth Europe views the Rural Youth Project as something more than a competition. It is a platform to showcase the good …