Experiences of a Peruvian doing voluntary work in Finland

Seeds is project about social entrepreneurship and done in 2015 by NGO:s in Europe and South America. It includes meetings, trainings, job shadowings and local actions. Rural Youth Europe is not a partner, but since the Secretary General has couched the project she also host a job shadower from Peru, Lourdes "Lu" Vargas for a few days in September 2015. During these days Lu get familiar with …

My year in the RYEurope board

Hello! Finally it’s summer in Latvia. I am sitting in my garden in the countryside watching how beautiful nature is in summer. It is such a good feeling! Incredible, a year in the  Rural Youth Europe Board has passed unnoticed. A year ago I went to the European Rally 2014 in Wales, UK and didn’t know that after few days …

Greetings from Linda!

Last week, when I found in my mail box postcard from all European Rally 2015 participants, it made me feel incredibly happy. That, of course, reminded me how much I miss all the fun that you can experience only in events like that. Every time I go to RYEurope event, I know that I will… …meet young people with similar …

European Rally… thoughts of a welsh girl

​ A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be in the breath taking country of Austria for the European rally 2015. Today, I am back in my beloved home country of Wales. In between loads of washing and checking out social media ( catching up with rally news of course), I sit here with a big smile …

About a very special horse

 A person who is involved with horses meets a lot of horses, some just pass while others leave deep marks…  There is a horse I got the opportunity to be with from the beginning. I clearly remember when she grew up from baby to an adult horse (read: in her heart she never grew up) – when she was trained …

More than 50 years of Rallies…

When I was digging through the archives at the Rural Youth Europe office in Helsinki in the beginning of the summer I found these papers. I was curious to know why they were in the middle of the big box of old photos, and soon found out it was an old Rally programme. Having been to a few Rallies it …

New member: Norwegian Rural Youth

This August at our general assembly, Norges bygdeungdomslag NBU (Norwegian Rural Youth) will apply for membership at Rural Youth Europe. Some facts about NBU: established in 19467100 members in 14 regionsaims to unite all youth who wish to maintain and support rural communities with the purpose to secure and promote these communities and young people living there, bearing in mind …

Update from the Rally prep team

"Hand in Hand – Creat our land!" – This is this years slogan for the European Rally! At this very moment I am sitting at the lakeside somewhere in Austria enjoying the outstanding weather and I was suddenly wondering. In exactly one month from now we will hopefully enjoy the nice weather and the unique landscape with our lakes together …

Feed, feed, feed

Many think horses live only only on hay/grass, but that is not the case. There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing feed for your horse. How much is the horse exercised? How old is it? Has the horse had any kinds of illnesses before? These are a few questions that need answers when choosing the right feed …