Non-Formal Education in the EU

Last time we spoke about what non-formal education is and why it is both useful and important. This time I want to tell you about how non-formal education is becoming more officially recognised, the ways in which the EU supports non formal education and how you can be involved.  Since non-formal education is so beneficial, varied and more importantly accessible …

Celebrating Midsummer

As we have now been meeting online with RYEurope board, we have noticed many new things about our homes and home countries. Some of us have been sweating with +30 degrees, and some of us have been freezing in the cold rain at the same time, in other side of Europe. We have also got to know different traditions from …

Non-Formal Education

This week I want to talk about non-formal education, what it is, why it is important, why it is useful and what support it receives from the EU.  Before we answer what is non-formal education it might be first easier to answer what is formal education. This is anything where there is a structured programme or curriculum with an assessed …

Rural Realities

For the past two blogs we have discussed youth participation and an introduction to all three projects that Rural Youth is working on top of all of our regular activities. This time in the spirit of youth participation and projects I want to talk to you about what will hopefully be one of the most important activities in the Together …

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 …