Under the motto Prepare for action the 26th International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth is held this year from the 15th of July to the 2nd of August in the House of Bavarian Agriculture in Herrsching am Ammersee in Germany.
More than 50 participants from 33 countries and 5 different continents participate during almost 3 weeks in the workshop. During the workshop they elaborate concrete action plans for rural youth organizations in their countries.
They are trained on leadership skills, project management, team building and learn to use many tools of communication and moderation to support organizations working with young people living in rural areas. The participants do not only benefit from training and capacity building but they have as well the opportunity to build up a network with professionals from different fields related to agriculture and education.
YPARD Europe is very glad to participate with 5 members in the workshop. It was possible to support the participation of the YPARD Country Reps from Serbia: Ivana Radic, Switzerland: Johanna Gysin, Moldova: Sergiu Mihailov and Russia: Yana Perhecivo, and the YPARD Europe Coordinator: Martina Graf.
We will keep you posted on our experiences here in Herrsching, and will introduce you to some of the participants and the organizers and spread the word of YPARD!