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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 the participants so that 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 House of Bavarian Agriculture Herrsching, our partner about his purpose and goals:

Following a long-standing tradition, the 30th International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth took place again in the House of Bavarian Agriculture Herrsching. This modern and innovative training and conference centre is the central training institution of the Bavarian Farmers' Association. In line with the central theme of learning in dialogue on Lake Ammersee, adults experience an intensive educational programme in agriculture. The House of Bavarian Agriculture is known for its authentic Bavarian hospitality and homemade dishes made from fresh, regional ingredients. In addition to the friendly house service and the wonderful cultural landscape at the foothills of the Alps and in the vicinity of the state capital Munich, guests are regularly delighted with frequent art exhibitions and the house's unique library on agricultural history.

Director Gunther Strobl and his team are very pleased to host participants from all over the world and numerous countries at the House of Bavarian Agriculture Herrsching.

The 14 day long seminar is conducted in a 2 year interval on behalf of the BMEL and the BLE. The International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth 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

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