Meet our new Secretary General and Project Manager!

We are very excited to welcome two new members of staff to the Rural Youth Europe team this year! Spyros Papadatos has been appointed as the new Secretary General and Tomás da Cruz Machado has been appointed as the new Project Manager, working on the COCOREADO Project on behalf of Rural Youth Europe. Keep on reading to find out a …

Meet our new Vice Chairman: Nicolai Olsen!

During our Extra General Assembly held earlier this month, we elected a new Vice Chairman. Here is some more information about our new member of the board, Nicolai Olsen! What member organisation are you part of? I have been a part of the Danish 4H since I was 6 years old. It started with my mom being a board member …

We are hiring a Secretary General!

Vacancy at Rural Youth Europe Secretary General  Rural Youth Europe is recruiting a Secretary General. Work can be done remotely and does not require daily commuting to the office although regular travel to the RYEurope events might be required. The Secretary General is responsible for the daily running of Rural Youth Europe and reports to the Chairperson and board of …

We are hiring a COCOREADO Project Manager!

Vacancy at Rural Youth Europe COCOREADO project manager   Context Rural Youth Europe is recruiting a new part time project manager to join our motivated team. Work can be done remotely and does not necessarily require daily commuting to the office. Rural Youth Europe is a European Non-Governmental Organisation whose aim is to unite rural youth organisations across Europe to …

Autumn Seminar 2022: The stage is set!

Finally all systems are go! The scene is set at the gorgeous location of An Grianán, Co. Louth, Ireland, where we finally get to host the Autumn Seminar from 5th-12th November 2022 for Building Bridges Creating an LGBT+ Positive Europe. No one could have foreseen the challenges Covid-19 would bring in organising this event including the postponement for a second …

Meet our new UK and Ireland Board Member: Shane Quigley!

During our General Assembly at this year’s Rally in Germany, we elected our new board. Here is some more information about our new board member for Group 1, Shane Quigley! What member organisation are you a part of? I have been a member of Macra na Feirme in Ireland since 2009. I have been privileged to have held a number …

Meet our new Central Europe Board Member: Julija Kordež!

During our General Assembly at this year’s Rally in Germany, we elected our new board. Here is some more information about our new board member for group 2, Julija Kordež.   What member organisation are you a part of? The only voluntary, national and non-governmental organisation that unites young people from rural areas, young farmers and those who feel rural …

Meet our new Chairman of the Board!

During our General Assembly at this year’s Rally in Germany, we elected our new Chairman of the Board – Niall Evans. He will be a familiar face to many at Rural Youth Europe, but here is a little more information to get to know him a bit better.   What member organisation are you a part of? I am a …

Feed it Forward: Food as a Human Right

Budapest Study Session 2022 Robert Lally – Ireland This year I was selected to represent Macra Na Feirme for a week long study session at the European youth centre in Budapest, Hungary. I am a full time beef farmer working with my grandfather Tommy Diggins in Claremorris Mayo, and I’m also the Chairman of Mayo Macra. I was gobsmacked to …

Training for European Youth Organisations

From 9th to 14th May we were part of an interesting event at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg. The Youth Department of the Council of Europe held a Training for European Youth Organisations on Non-Formal Education. As we get support for our Events and Operations from the European Youth Foundation and hold Study Sessions together with the Council of Europe, they …