ERP Youth delegation of 14 young activists have made important meetings with European Stakeholders in Brussels 30 of January 2020 to disseminate the results of ERYP – an event that in November 2019 gathered more than 70 young professionals from 16 countries
ERYP delegation started their meetings with inspirational discussions with representatives of European Network for Rural development (ENRD) and Hannes Lorenzen from ARC 2020. Those fruitfull conversations about changing current rural policies and issues concerning the future of Europe that took place in the first part of the day were continued by a meeting with Members of the European Parliament Dace Melbārde, Isabel Bejumea and Niklas Nienaß,.
Rural youth representatives shared their view on 5 objectives of ERYP declaration, discussed
current policies and how they can be improved for the next planning period to respect the needs of the rural youth and to take actions accordingly. Importance of involvement of youth in policymaking process as well as the necessity to reach out for people in remoted rural areas in order to have an inclusive opinion have been stated from both sides, opening a further involvement possibility of rural youth in decision making processes.
The meeting in Brussels with European stakeholders was processed within the project “The best is yet to come. Youth create tomorrows’ rural reality from village to wider Europe”, financed with the support of European Commission’s “Erasmus+: Youth in Action”