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 …

Grand Prepped!

The event teams for the 2018 events met the 14th until the 18th of March in Stirling Scotland and were joined by the board towards the end of the week. The meeting was called Grand Prep and consisted of team building and preparation work for the Rally, the Autumn Seminar and also development of a new type of event for …

Presenting new board members

This autumn Rural Youth Europe got two new board members. Here’s their formal introductions, enjoy 🙂 Both Linzi and Āris answered same tricky questions than members before them. Here are the questions: Who are you? What’s your backround on rural matters? What’s your best Rural Youth Europe memory? Why did you decide to run to become a board member? A …

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 …

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 …