My week with Rural Youth Europe and MIJARC

In the period between 4th and 11th of October, in European Youth Center in Strasbourg, France, was held Study Session under name Unveiling rural realities – unlocking youth potential. This event was product of joint cooperation between Rural Youth Europe and MIJARC Europe, supported by the Council of Europe. As representative of my organisation from Republic of Macedonia, BUJRUM-Center for …

10+1 tips on how to cope with the November darkness

Hi there,  this is Emma writing. Here in Finland it already gets dark outside at 4 p.m now, which means it’s time to think about a coping strategy – if you like me are more of a sun person.   Here I have listed my top 10 tips on how to survive the coldest and darkest times of the year: Have a lot …

What have I done..? Russell and the half marathon this Sunday!

First an email arrived telling me there was 6 weeks to go, and then what seemed like a few days later, I received a Facebook message saying there was only 5 weeks to go!  Panic started setting in and I wondered what I had let myself in for… On Sunday October 18th I will be attempting to run the Birmingham …

Our Interim Secretary General says hello

The Interim Secretary General of Rural Youth Europe is right now one of the facilitators at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg in the event ‘Unveiling Rural Realities – Unlocking Youth Potential". Jenni has got a kickstart into her new job, and here she presents herself a bit more:  This autumn brings a breeze of something new and exciting for …

5 reasons why you should visit RYEurope seminars

Greetings to rural youth again! I’m not sure how many of you really use all those opportunities offered by RYEurope, but a few years ago I attended two RYE seminars (in Malvern and Strasbourg) as a Latvian Young Farmers` Club member and in my opinion everybody should be there at least once.  It´s always an adventure and if you are …

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 …