COCOREADO Final Conference: Building a sustainable food future together

On 24th April COCOREADO celebrated its Final Conference “Building a sustainable food future together” in Brussels. After more than three years of work, the COCOREADO project has nearly come to an end and has achieved the envisioned targets. The event was an opportunity to present the results that the project has obtained over the last few years, such as the …

European Conference on Local Youth Work and Democracy

On 20th-23rd February, Petter Jacobsen from Norway, a member of our Pool of External Representatives, attended the European Conference on Local Youth Work and Democracy in Brussels! This event brings together more than 300 participants and focused on enhancing the quality of youth work and the participation of young people at local and municipal levels. Here is what Petter had …

European Youth Conference 2024

On the 2nd-5th March, a member of our Pool of External Representatives, Ella Nyström from Sweden, attended the EU Youth Conference in Ghent. This is an important event within the EU Youth Dialogue led by the trio presidency of Spain, Belgium, and Hungary. With a focus on European Youth Goal 3, Inclusive Societies, this gathering of 300 participants addressed issues …

Introducing our new Pool of External Representatives!

As our organisation keeps growing and rural youth is climbing higher in the political agenda, we decided to create a pool of external RYEurope representatives from across our member organisations to represent us at events across Europe and beyond. The aim is to provide more young people from within our network the opportunity to get their voice heard at a …

Think Rural Youth! Eva Kotnik starts her mandate on the Advisory Council on Youth.

At the start of this year, Eva Kotnik from Slovenia started her mandate in the Advisory Council on Youth at the Council of Europe, representing Rural Youth Europe. She says: “Growing up on a farm and working with rural youth organisations, I’ve developed a deep passion for advocating for rural youth and am strongly committed to ensuring their meaningful participation in the policy-making …

January COCOREADO Policy Workshop

On 31st January, the COCOREADO Project organised a policy workshop in Brussels, on “Empowering young citizens involvement towards sustainable food systems”, where relevant policymakers from EU institutions such as DG AGRI and DG RTD and other relevant institutions such as UN FAO, joined alongside the project partners and ambassadors. The workshop started with our COCOREADO partner Lisa Van den Bossche …

Meet our new Project Manager!

We are very excited to welcome a new member of staff to the Rural Youth Europe team to join Spyros, Tomás and Dan! Anja Fortuna has been appointed as a new Project Manager. Anja requires little introduction to much of our network, but below you can find out a little more about her. Who are you and where are you …

The Autumn Seminar 2023

Representing the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, Ellen Layzell from England describes her unforgettable week in Georgia for the Autumn Seminar 2023. During the last week of October and through to November, Harry Sprague and I were fortunate enough to represent The National Federation of Young Farmers’​ Clubs at the Rural Youth Europe Autumn Seminar. This event was hosted by the Umbrella Youth …

Join our Pool of External Representatives!

Are you a young person from a rural area who enjoys raising awareness on rural issues, interested in advocating for the rights of rural youth and willing to use your voice to represent youth?  Rural Youth Europe is creating its first ever Pool of External Representatives (PER)!  Background:  As our organisation keeps growing and rural youth is climbing higher in …

Introducing the Rural Youth Hub Albania

At this year’s General Assembly we were proud to welcome another brand new member to the Rural Youth Europe family. Introducing… the Rural Youth Hub Albania! Rural Youth Hub (RYH) is a youth activism platform that supports young people, especially those from rural areas, to raise their voices to influence agricultural and rural policymaking so that these processes are aligned and …