Focussed on empowering and protecting the future of rural youth, the Rural Youth Network is an initiative focused on understanding and supporting the rural youth.
What started as a large scale survey has evolved to include a three-day festival – the Rural Youth Ideas Festival – which in 2018 brought together 80+ young people to share their experience of living in rural areas in Scotland.
Featuring a line-up of inspiring speakers and leadership, business and communication skills workshops, against a backdrop of glamping, live music and local food, the festival aligns with the network’s core aims of empowering young people to share their story, making them feel heard and giving them the resources to thrive.
What we love about it:
A platform that empowers young people to speak for themselves.
Hear from Jane Craigie from Rural Youth Scotland on our podcast.
For more information, check out their website.
Esa, originally from Nigeria, now lives in Glasgow was excited to visit Hoy after hearing so much about it.
Full interview - https://t.co/mGjgsHPU34 https://t.co/TMoiLP7Tqg
In this case study, she speaks about her experiences at the Hack and hopes for the future.
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There is a growing movement of young people, united by their desire to be changemakers & to build stronger, more resiient rural communities across Europe. https://t.co/YpkSyxGJTH
Over & out #ERP2022 🎉
Feeling so grateful for the friendships I've made over the last few days, meeting inspiring, driven individuals from all corners of Europe ❤️.
I feel hopeful for the future of rural areas, knowing the amazing people & networks supporting them to thrive! https://t.co/0xmeAOzMHa
Please come & speak to @cjtaylor92 or any of the lovely Scottish delegation & we can share some info/materials on work we're doing to empower young people to build vibrant futures in rural areas #ERP2022 https://t.co/jmvEXUn18s