Podcasts

Episode 3 | Skills for Life

How has being a member of your rural organisation changed your life? This month, Dan catches up with Kristine Skudrite from Latvian 4H and Satu Järveläinen, past member of Finnish 4H and now Communications Adviser for the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN in New York. Dan is also joined by Birgit Kuslap, Eastern Europe representative on the board to play this month’s ‘Campfire Stories’. 
This episode is produced as part of the Together Thursdays project, co-funded by the European Union. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Union.
This episode was produced with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Council of Europe.  
Duration: 00:36:03 Size: 51.94 MB

Episode 2 | The long-term vision for rural areas

What will rural areas look like for the next generation? This month, Dan talks to past Rural Youth Europe Chairman, Michael Schwab, and Swedish 4H leader, Isabelle Hall Wilkens, asking them what they think the future holds for rural communities. Rural Youth Europe Vice Chairman, Niall Evans, also takes part in the latest round of ‘Campfire Stories’.  This episode is produced as part of the Together Thursdays project, co-funded by the European Union. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Union.         This episode was produced with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Council of Europe.  
Duration: 00:35:21 Size: 50.91 MB

Episode 1 | We’re back with Series 2

In the first episode of the second series, Dan is tackling the topic of Brexit and how it is affecting our members. Dan speaks to Jemima Brown, an NFYFC member whose family moved to France just before the Brexit deadline, and Alex Lyttle, vegetable farmer from Northern Ireland. We also have our new ‘Campfire Stories’ game, where we hear from three past Rural Youth Europe participants.

This episode is produced as part of the Together Thursdays project, co-funded by the European Union. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Union.

This episode was produced with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Council of Europe.

 
Duration: 00:33:40 Size: 48.51 MB

Episode 8 | Best of Series 1

This episode is the final one of Series 1 of Rural Voices Podcasts. In this episode, Dan is looking back on the series, reminiscing about the strange year that 2020 has been for us all and reflecting on some of the interviews heard in Series 1 episodes. Dan is joined by Sebastian Lassnig who has recently finished his term as Chairman of Rural Youth Europe's board.

This episode was produced with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Council of Europe.  
Duration: 00:32:43 Size: 47.14 MB

Episode 7 | What makes a sustainable community?

In episode 7 of Rural Voices, Dan is joined by former RYE board member Nicolai Olsen to discuss the sustainability of our rural communities. We have interviews with cultural entrepreneur and journalist, Anne-Goaitske Breteler, as well as the Chairwomen of the Danish Eco Village Network, Pia Duus Jensen. 

This episode was produced with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Council of Europe.    
Duration: 00:38:28 Size: 55.41 MB

Episode 6 | LGBTQI+ Rights & Inclusion

Episode 6 is all about LGBTQI+ Rights & Inclusion. Aris is joined by the newly elected special interests board member Siobhán Gallagher as they guide you through the episode, which features Dan's interview with Benjamin Firth, founder of AgRespect and Aris's interview with Lukas Stede from RYEurope member organisation, BDL Germany. To close the episode, Siobhán recaps the webinar "Commencing our Dialogue - LGBTI+ Positive Europe" which took place on November 2nd 2020.

This episode was produced with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Council of Europe.  
Duration: 00:44:04 Size: 63.48 MB

Episode 5 | Rural Work & Gender

In episode 5 we are focusing on women in agriculture. Dan is joined by Daniela Allram, the Group 2 representative on the Rural Youth Europe board, and they discuss gender inequalities within the agricultural industry. We have interviews with Ruth Parkes, a Northern Irish farmer and agri-women blogger, and Doris Letina, Vice-President of CEJA.

This episode was produced with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Council of Europe.    
Duration: 00:34:20 Size: 49.46 MB

Episode 4 | Work as a Social Right

In the fourth episode of Rural Voices we are tackling the topic of work as a social right. Dan talks to Anja Fortuna, the 2021 Slovenian Rally Chair, as well as Kandikó Rita from Fekete Sereg Nagyvázsony, a Hungarian rural youth organisation. We would have been studying this theme at our biggest event of the year, the Rural Youth Europe Rally, so in this episode we also celebrate past rallies by listening to some rally memories from past participants.

This episode was produced with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Council of Europe.    
Duration: 00:31:08 Size: 44.85 MB

Episode 3 | Non-Formal Learning

Rural Voices is back for the third episode to learn all about non-formal education and reflect on Rural Youth Europe's webinar "Ready, Scroll, Learn!" We share the highlights from the webinar delivered by Frederik Kaae Kirk and collaborated by Andreea Maris of the Swedish National Agency of Youth and Civil Society, as well as hear the learning outcomes and personal reflections from two of the webinar attendees - Emma Ilmonen and Barbara Sterkl.

This episode was produced with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Council of Europe.  
Duration: 00:35:40 Size: 51.37 MB

Episode 2 | Safe Spaces

In this episode we hear how rural youth organisations have created safe spaces for their members to participate during Covid lockdowns. Appearing in this episode are Rachel Goldie - NFYFC, Eirik Førde- Norway 4H and Zane Šteinberga & Patrīcija Prindule - Latvian 4-H. We also hear Moninne Griffith from BelongTo, a LGBT+ organisation from Ireland, speak about what safe spaces are and how we can create them for young people in rural areas. To find out more about their work please visit: https://www.belongto.org

This episode was produced with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Council of Europe.          
Duration: 00:31:18 Size: 45.09 MB

Episode 1 | Shrinking Civil Spaces

In the first ever episode of Rural Voices, we learn all about Shrinking Civil Spaces in collaboration with the European Confederation of Youth Clubs at the study session hosted by the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg, France.  We hear experts Rares Craiut, Secretary General European Confederation of Youth Clubs, Anna Rurka President of the Conference of INGOs, Leonie Martin Member Council of Europe Advisory Council on Youth and we also hear young people sharing their personal experiences of shrinking civil spaces.

This episode was produced with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Council of Europe.  
Duration: 00:53:19 Size: 76.79 MB