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 …

Where Left Meets Right | Intergroups in the European Parliament

The Rural Voices Podcast Episodes 5 and 6 were featuring MEP Maria Walsh and MEP Kim van Sparrentak. Kim is a member and Maria is Vice President of the LGBTI Intergroup in the European Parliament. But what is an Intergroup, what are they about and how can they be beneficial for rural youth? Apart from constituency work, much of the …

Public Procurement

Today I want to talk about public procurement. What is public procurement? Public procurement simply put is any time public authorities spend money on anything. This falls generally into three main categories, goods, works and services. First of all what do we mean by public authorities? These can be national governments or local councils, basically anyone who uses public money …

We are hiring an Interim Secretary General!

Job Vacancy – Rural Youth Europe Interim Secretary General Rural Youth Europe is recruiting an interim Secretary General for the duration of 6 months with the opportunity of extension. The office is based in Helsinki, Finland. Part of the work can be done remotely and does not require daily commuting to the office although regular travel to the office might …

Happy Global 4-H Day!

Global 4-H Day has been set up to celebrate the global 4-H Community and promote the incredible work it does in advancing the field of youth development. We asked two of our board members, Patrīcija Prindule from Latvian 4-H, and Iiristiina Heinonen from 4-H Finland, what 4-H menas to them: Patrīcija Prindule It comes the time when I ask myself …