National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

RYE European Rally - Slovenia

This trip is organsied by Rural Youth Europe. Find more information about Rural Youth Europe here.

When?

August 2020 (one week)

Who can go?

Four YFC members or associate members aged from 18 to 30 years old*, plus one leader (NFYFC Officer).

How much?

£60 participation fee, £30 refundable multimedia presentation deposit, flight, insurance, visa & social expenditure.

Tell me more...

The Rural Youth Europe European Rally unites 150 young people from across Europe for a week of homestays, sight-seeing and workshops. It is the perfect opportunity to experience different cultures, languages and even food with an international buffet and displays from each country. You will be attending the rally with three other NFYFC members so it's also a great chance to make new friends a little closer to home too.

How to apply

Click here to download the application form.

*This trip is only available to members holding membership with an English county (Wales send their own delegates)

What the travellers say...

After a week discussing mental health awareness, Rachel Goldie from Yorkshire FYFC has made friends for life and feels equipped to take more care of her own wellbeing. Rachel took part in Rural Youth Europe’s European Rally that was hosted by NFYFC in Cirencester this year, with support from the Erasmus+ programme.

Did you enjoy being on the rally?

It was really good – the best week ever!

I think all the YFC members who went had reservations as we didn’t know what to expect but we have all come away and said it was the best. There were 15 of us from the four UK teams during the week and we all connected really well.

We are now trying to share how much fun we actually had and how much we got from it – and not just the mental health side of it. We have made friends for life and that’s what young farmers is all about.

We are already planning reunions, as we all have rally blues. Every morning we were all texting each other about what time we were meeting for breakfast and then the first morning home, I was like: ‘there’s no breakfast text’.

Would you recommend the European Rally to other YFC members?

Absolutely – you come away armed with skills and knowledge that are going to get you through life.

I applied because of the topic, not realising how much other stuff I would get out of it in terms of friendships and opportunities. We are already discussing as a group about going to some of the shows in the UK together and we’ve been invited to go over to Germany and Latvia. It’s opened up friendship circles and opportunities outside of the UK.

Rachel Goldie (Yorkshire FYFC)


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