Speech competitions as an inspiring activity in Landjugend Österreich

Florian Timmeren-Maier is an active member of Rural Youth Austria. In this blog he introduces his favourite activity that the organisation does, which is speech competitions. Greetings from Austria! My name is Florian Timmerer-Maier, I am 20 years old and currently living near the village Neumarkt in Styria, Austria, which is also where I grew up. My family owns a dairy farm; …

Chairman’s Season’s Greetings

Its already December and slowly some Christmas spirit is arriving and it feels like the years has past by so fast, but also a lot of things happend in 2018 and it has been a very successful year for Rural Youth Europe. Our theme for 2018 has been „Youth participation“ and our main focus within this topic was of course …

A Rural Youth Christmas Around Europe

Ever wondered what traditions are followed around Europe around the winter holidays? Sari from Finland collected some stories from Rural Youth Europe alumni, which show you celebrations in Europe. Christmas traditions in Finland vary between families but there are a few things that almost everyone has in common; good food and sauna. Some families go to church but that’s not …

Media crossroads in Autumn Seminar 2018

Rural Youth Europe’s Autumn Seminar 2018 took place in Finland from 4th– 10thNovember. The event took place in Solvalla Sports Institute in Nuuksio, Espoo, and was organised by Finnish 4H. At the Autumn Seminar participants learn about specific topics via different workshops, learning methods, excursions and discussions. The theme of this year’s seminar was “Media Crossroads”. During the week participants …

Last Board Meeting in 2018

I flew from Denmark around noon and land in Brussels  two hours later. I took the train to the main train station where I met a city beautifully decorated for Christmas. There are light chains in many places and a Christmas tree here and there. The Christmas atmosphere is on the top. On Saturday we had part of our board …

Rural Youth Austria is excelling 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 …