The 29th International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth will take place under the motto “Gaining skills - sharing knowledge - building networks” in the House of Bavarian Agriculture in Herrsching / Germany from 7 to 22 August 2019
Topics of the Seminar:
- Protection of Resources and Environment
- Education and Mentoring
- Agriculture and Society
- Competing Livelihoods in Urban and Rural Areas
Leaders in rural youth work set standards regarding integrity and persuasiveness, daringness and consequence. Do you want to obtain new impulses to further develop your status, optimise your resources and sharpen your strengths?
Where do YOU position yourself as a leader in rural youth work?
Are YOU preparing to take responsibilities in rural youth work?
The exchange of experiences and the international dialogue will open up new perspectives for your work in rural youth; intensify your leadership skills through the development of strategies for implementation and the elaboration of your personal action plan.
You would like to apply?
The application submission deadline is 15 February 2019.
Further information: Criteria for participation
The International Workshop
Every other year, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture organises the International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth. It has been taking place for over fifty years in Herrsching on Lake Ammersee in southern Germany.
The desire expressed by many European rural youth leaders in the 1950s to build up a permanent training centre for the mutual exchange of experiences and ideas came from a meeting of the representatives of the FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organisation), UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) and WAY (World Assembly of Youth) on 22 July 1960 in Paris. There, Germany declared its willingness to establish an International Workshop for Rural Youth Work.
Leaders from all over the world were to be given many different forms of support and provided with ideas for the further development and strengthening of rural youth work.
Ever since the first event in 1962, all international seminars have been conducted at the House of Bavarian Agriculture in Herrsching (Lake Ammersee) under the patronage of the FAO. Over 1900 participants from roughly 150 countries have attended the 28 international workshops that have been held to date.
Important inspiration and concrete ideas for improving rural youth work have been implemented all over the world in the past decades.
Unique in the world, this workshop enjoys an excellent reputation in the rural youth movements of all continents.