The Future Farmers Movement and Forum Synergies organise a Rural Youth & Young Farmers Workshop from 22 to 25 October 2015 in Dronten, Netherlands.
Currently, participation of an active youth force in rural economies and local development is usually limited by:
Lack of preconditions and preparatory actions for return of youth to rural areas
Difficulty to get access to land & finance, both for youth and for young farmers
Low level of quality vocational and non vocational education in rural areas
Lack of appropriate support for youth and young farmers’ activities in rural areas
This workshop will gather future farmers, rural youth and newcomers from accross Europe, to tackle issues and find common solutions, inspired by initiatives from Europe. Through field visits, working groups and a market of initiatives, it will focus on developing direct experience-sharing and unleash creativity of European rural youth.