RYEurope meetings go online!

Our Grand Prep meeting, which takes place in Spring and brings together key people from past and upcoming events teams, was due to take place in Slovenia from 1-6 April. We had planned to have a full programme to prepare for events in 2020. However, due to the ongoing Covid19 situation, we had to adapt accordingly and instead we held …

Shrinking Space for Civil Society – The Study Session

Iiristiina Heinonen, participated in the Study Session that took place in the beginning of March this year. Here below she tells us about the experience. I participated in study session “Shrinking space for civil society” in the beginning of March. The session was in France, in European Youth Centre in Strasbourg. The session was organised by Rural Youth Europe and European Confederation …

Democracy in Denmark

We start the year with a look back to 2019’s final event. We had the pleasure to meet a small group of active and engaged youngsters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Karoliina, who represented Finland at Participate in Active Rural Democracy, tells us a bit about the experience. When I left for Denmark 12th of November I was super excited because democracy …

Board Life: what does a ‘special interest board member’ do?

Picture above: Geoff Thompson with his wife and parents at the BEM awards ceremony Next summer RYEurope will have a big turn over of board members as several positions open for our member representation to be elected. The position of special interest board member is still a new one, currently in the second mandate with Anja Mager from ZSPM. The position …

Landjugend / Rural Youth [reloaded]

„Members are searching for Rural Youth – Rural Youth [reloaded]”, this is the motto of the project from the Rural Youth Austria. The aim of this project is to share the sense of community of a rural youth group with members which are working or studying in Vienna. A team of six members is currently working on this to organise …

Rally 2019 memories

Polona Globočnik representing ZSPM in the prep team for the Rally 2019 shares her experiences from the Rally this summer in Cirencester, England. Sitting in front of the computer and thinking about all the amazing things that happened at the RYEurope Rally 2019 in England – my head is full of hilarious moments and unforgettable experiences with new friends I have …

Wales welcomes new Chairman

Mid-September Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs held their Annual General Meeting at the Old College, Aberystwyth.  Dafydd Jones from Meirionnydd YFC stepped down from the position of Chairman after a busy and successful term. During his term Daf raised funds for Air Ambulance Wales which included many activities such as a Skydive and finished off with a tour of …

We’re in it now!

Since the last European Rally and the General Assembly from 18 – 25 August, we have welcomed three new member organisations, and we will in the upcoming weeks present them to you. First is the Young Farmers’ Union of South Tyrol. Their chairman Evi will here below present their organisation in a brief statement We are the largest independent youth …

33th NATIONAL AND 12th INTERNATIONAL FARMING GAMES IN SLOVENIA

150 competitors from twenty-five teams, 21 teams from Rural Youth Clubs from nine regions of Slovenia, 2 teams from Switzerland and one team with Dr. Aleksandra Pivec, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, at the helm, and the Agricultural chamber team competed in the Farming Games on July 6th in Carinthia, Slovenia. The highly anticipated event, that attracted a great …

Rural Youth Europe Rally, England 2019 – what a week!

The following article is written by Abby Forsyth who represented the Scottish Association of Young Farmer’s Clubs at our Rally in Cirencester. Before I left for Cirencester on Sunday 18thAugust, I was very apprehensive with regards to what the trip involved and to what Rural Youth Europe was. Fellow members who had attended the rally in previous years, tried to …