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International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth

31st International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth from 09th of August 2023 to 23rd of August 2023

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Think globally – Get together and act locally

Since 1962 the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) organizes the "International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth".

This year's 31st International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth will take place under the motto "Think globally – Get together and act locally".

On 10 August 2023, the seminar was opened and the 77 participants from 46 countries were solemnly welcomed by the President of the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food, Dr Margareta Büning-Fesel, and the seminar leader, Mr Gunther Strobl, Director of the House of Bavarian Agriculture as an educational institution of the Bavarian Farmers' Association.

The contents of the seminar open up new perspectives for the participants, who are active in their countries as young professionals and leaders in rural youth work. The international dialogue with exchange of experiences and global networking strengthen the leadership skills of the participants by learning implementation strategies and developing a personal action plan.

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The contents of the seminar open up new perspectives for the participants, who are active in their countries as young professionals and leaders in rural youth work. The international dialogue with exchange of experiences and global networking strengthen the leadership skills of the participants by learning implementation strategies and developing a personal action plan.

This year, the focus is on the following specialist topics:

  • Education and counselling as a foundation
  • in harmony with nature and environment
  • in and with agriculture
  • Active in society and rural areas
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The large number of young country representatives and leaders from rural youth work aged between 21 and 45 who travelled from all over the world confirms the unchanged great demand for this seminar, which has been organised by the BMEL for over 60 years.
Finally, President Mrs Dr. Büning-Fesel opened the 31st International Seminar with the following words to the participating guests and guests of honour: "Now, at this time, with a view to our common future, the challenge is to think globally in order to act together. We can only master our future if we tackle it together. We need to learn from each other in order to make the right decisions and then to tackle the necessary changes locally."

The participants will be guests at the House of Bavarian Agriculture for two weeks as part of the 31st International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth. On 23rd August 2023, the official closing event will take place with the ceremonial awarding of the certificates by representatives of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

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