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 …

LGBTQ+ Inclusiveness – Do’s and Don’ts

As part of our ongoing mission to promote LGBT+ inclusivity within Rural Youth Europe, as well as our member organisations, we have produced some new materials to help us all understand how we can all start to be more inclusive. During our Together Thursdays workshop in January 2022 – ‘Creating an Inclusive Environment’ – we had many discussions about how …

Feed it Forward – Study Session

Call for participants from Rural Youth Europe and CEJA member organisations. Rural Youth Europe and the European Council of Young Farmers present the study session: “Feed it forward – Food as a Human Right. 25th of April – 30th of April 2022 European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary Aim The aim of the study session is to explore with rural youth …

Creating an LGBTI+ Inclusive Environment

“Every single one of us here in this workshop today has a platform. We all have the power to tell stories that can genuinely and meaningfully make an impact. We all have the opportunity to go away from today with the tools to make that impact within our organisations, so that the LGBT+ community feels seen, feels included and ultimately …

Niall takes on the #Run1000 challenge!

For most, January is a quiet and uneventful month. Yes, it’s the start of the New Year, but we have just left the festive Christmas period behind, and it can be quite gloomy for some. To combat the depressing effects of the wintery month, teams from across the UK and Ireland, have come together to undertake the #Run1000 Battle of …