Youth Participation Projects

In the last Together Thursdays blog we looked at what participation means and the different areas of life you can participate in. This week I want to talk about the different opportunities for youth participation that Rural Youth Europe has going on right now outside of our normal events. COCOREADO You can read all about the COCOREADO project and the …

Youth Participation

What is youth participation? What does it mean to participate at all? In some ways youth participation is what Rural Youth Europe is all about. Events and education, travel and organisation these are all key parts of youth participation. In this and the following blog I will look at some of the ways that big institutions help facilitate youth participation …

Working with Horizon Europe through our new project COCOREADO

Horizon 2020, and its successor programme Horizon Europe, is the European Union’s main research and innovation platform. Horizon 2020 provided nearly 80 billion in funding over 7 years between 2014 and 2020 with Horizon Europe set to provide almost 100 billion between 2021 and 2027. The goal is to facilitate European collaboration, drive economic growth and create jobs by funding …

The EU-Council of Europe youth partnership

The EU-Council of Europe (EU-CoE) youth partnership began in 1998 when the Council of Europe and the European Commission decided to unite their action in the field of training European youth workers.[1] This partnership brings together young people and politicians, researchers and professionals from the youth sector every year in South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, as well as …

The European Youth Forum: Voice of young people in Europe

This year, throughout our different projects (Together Thursdays and COFOE), we aim at raising awareness of the European institutions’ impact on the lives of rural youth, while promoting active citizenship by giving a voice to the issues faced by rural youth in Europe. We are very proud to have Anja Fortuna from ZSPM representing our network as the new vice-president of …

The Conference on the Future of Europe and how we can contribute to it

What is the Conference? On March 10, David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, Antònio Costa, Portuguese Prime Minister representing the European Council, and Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the European Commission met to sign the joint declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE). By launching a series of debates and discussions, this Conference offers the …

Youth Policy: Involving rural youth in decision-making

As discussed in a previous post, in October 2020, Coyote*, the online magazine published by the partnership between the European Commission and Council of Europe in the field of youth, reminded us of the important role that rural society continues to play in Europe. This is especially relevant when it comes to life decisions made by young people and their transition …

Recruitment

We are hiring an Interim Secretary General !

  RURAL YOUTH EUROPE Job Vacancy – Interim Secretary General    Rural Youth Europe is recruiting an interim Secretary General for the duration of 12 months to start in April/May 2021 covering maternity leave. The office is based in Helsinki, Finland. Part of the work can be done remotely and does not require daily commuting to the office. The Interim Secretary General is responsible …

A word from our Chair

It has been one year since the Board of Rural Youth Europe last met together physically. This is a milestone we never imagined we would reach and one which calls for some reflection. As we travelled to Bolzano, South Tyrol at the end of February 2020 we were unaware of what the weekend had in store, never mind the year …