31st International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth

Sophie Law

This workshop is aimed at managers and multipliers from all over the world who hold positions of responsibility in the field of youth work or vocational training in rural and island areas. 

Countless valuable ideas and project concepts to improve rural-youth work all over the world have been put into practice in the last few decades. Since 1962 more than 2,000 participants from almost 150 countries have taken part in the seminars at the House of Bavarian Agriculture Herrsching.

This is a great opportunity for those involved in youth work or vocational training in rural and island Scotland - the chance to work with  international colleagues hosted by BMEL in Germany including part funding.

The international dialogue of this workshop opens new perspectives in rural youth work and strengthens  leadership skills by learning implementation strategies and developing a personal action plan. The workshop requires  active collaboration. 

Current and future rural youth work leaders will gain qualifications for their local, regional and supraregional tasks with new, modern contents and methods.

Skills will be conveyed to participants in the rural sector. So they can help young people in rural areas to improve their living conditions.

They will be inspired to take on responsibility for the sustainable development in their region and learn to plan, organise and conduct their own activities and campaigns to suit their requirements.
Through the international exchange of experiences and build-up of a network of experts during the workshop, the participants are given important impulses for rural youth work in their home countries. In this way, experiences and knowledge can be shared even after the workshop has ended.

The 14 day long seminar is conducted in a 2 year interval and is unique, because it creates space for meetings at equivalent level, overcomes borders and offers interaction between different actors in a protected and peaceful atmosphere and overcomes political, religious and cultural barriers.

Applications to participate in the seminar can be submitted online until 1st of March 2023.

Further information ca be found here.