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Past Activities

Youth Project Management Training
29/11-1/12/2013 Poland, Zygry

Preparing voluntary youth leaders to write, implement and aftercare projects

„Rural Youth Work" – Workshop
28-30/09/2013, Beli Manastir, Croatia

Collection of youth project best practices. Insertion of the experiences gained from the different European youth projects/grants into practice and co-operation

Year-closing partner meeting
24-25/11/2013, Komarno, Slovakia

Evaluating cooperation in 2013

Youth Working Group session
24/11/2013, Komarno, Slovakia

The participants of project partners on the behalf of youth formulate recommendations, opinions related to youth policy, rural development and organisational development to partner organisations

Workshop – Mid-term evaluation of TELLUS programme's functioning
22-23/11/2013, Komarno, Slovakia

Debating and exchanging experiences about the functioning of TELLUS between participants taking part in the implementation of the Romanian, Slovakian, Hungarian programme

RYE - Autumn Seminar
12-19/10/2013, Malvern, England

Establishing connection, experience exchange between rural youth coming from various European countries and therefore having different background, culture, but similar age, their training to become young leaders, promoting intercultural learning.

Launching TELLUS in Romania and Slovakia
1/9/2013, Romania, Slovakia

Teaching TELLUS Programme inserted into the curriculum, complemented with farm visits

SK-HU Evaluating conference
29-31/8/2013, Tata, Hungary

Evaluating the event series serving rural youth's and young farmers' – who are living on both sides of the border – intercultural familiarsation and experience exchange with each other

European Rally of RYE, 2013
3-10/8/2013, Tipperary, Ireland

Building connection, experience exchange between rural youth coming from various European countries and therefore having different background, culture, but similar age.

International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth
15/7-1/8/2013, Herrsching, Germany

Training of youth leaders – on an international level

SK-HU Food and Tradition Festival
22/7/2013, Kürt, Slovakia

The goal of the twin event is the preservation of traditions, strengthening cultural and professional ties between the two countries by the Slovakian and Hungarian presenters, guests, cultural and professional programmes.

Youth Working Group session
7/7/2013, Slom pri Ponikvi, Slovenia

The participants of project partners on the behalf of youth formulate recommendations, opinions related to youth policy, rural development and organisational development to partner organisations

Rural Youth Meeting
5-6/7/2013, Slom pri Ponikvi, Slovenia

Strenthening the ties between rural youth coming from various countries and partner organisations with common programmes, games.

RYE - Spring Seminar
25/5-2/6/2013, Strasbourg, France

Establishing connection, experience exchange between rural youth coming from various European countries and therefore having different background, culture, but similar age, their training to become young leaders, promoting intercultural learning.

SK-HU Food and Tradition Festival
22/6/2013, Budapest, Hungary

The goal of the twin event is the preservation of traditions, strengthening cultural and professional ties between the two countries by the Slovakian and Hungarian presenters, guests,cultural and professional programmes.

RYE - Spring Seminar
5-2/6/2013, Strasbourg, France

Establishing connection, experience exchange between rural youth coming from various European countries and therefore having different background, culture, but similar age, their training to become young leaders, promoting intercultural learning.

TELLUS Workshop
6/4/2013, Slovakia

The preparation of the implementation of TELLUS Programme

TELLUS website
1-30/4/2013, Romania, Slovakia

Establishing website to introduce TELLUS project and for its results in Romania and Slovakia

Youth Working Group session
31/3/2013 Romania

The participants of project partners on the behalf of youth formulate recommendations, opinions related to youth policy, rural development and organisational development to partner organisations

The start of TELLUS Campaign in Romania and Slovakia
6/1/2013, Romania, Slovakia

Seeking out one class from a school in a small settlement each and young farmers in its vicinity for sample projects.

TELLUS Workshop
27-28/3/2013, Romania

The preparation of the implementation of TELLUS Programme.

Workshop - Best TELLUS practices
1/2/2013, Budapest, Hungary

Sharing experiences and best practices with the Romanian and Slovakian partner organisation

SK-HU Intercultural Young Farmer Club
24-25/1/2013, Kosica Belá, Slovakia

Building personal relationships between Slovakian and Hungarian young farmers, exchanging their experiences, debating best practices, transferring information necessary for their farming in theory and in practice in Trnavyky Region. Slovakian and Hungarian youth represented themselves at the event.

SK-HU Intercultural Young Farmer Club
17-18/1/2013, Dunajská Streda, Slovakia

Building personal relationships between Slovakian and Hungarian young farmers, exchanging their experiences, debating best practices, transferring information necessary for their farming in theory and in practice in Banskobystricky Region. Slovakian and Hungarian youth represented themselves at the event.

Year-opening partner meeting
4-5/1/2013, Szegvár, Hungary

Overviewing the programmes of CERYC cooperation planned for 2013, assigning tasks

SK-HU Young Farmer Club
29-30/11/2012, Egerszalók Hungary

The common study tour of Slovakian and Hungarian young farmers, of which presentations helping innovative farming at the first day were followed at the next day by visiting farms also led by young farmers. Therefore communication could have been more informal, the experience exchange more effective.

Year-closing evaluating partner meeting
24/11/2012, Búc, Slovakia

In the framework of the meeting ,the partners have evaluated the programmes and events realised in 2012, highlighting the work of the Youth Work Group, the common research, the organisation development training in March, the experiences of the TELLUS Programme, as well as the results of the questionnaire study.

The effect of European rural development funds on rural areas – Conference
23-24/11/2012, Búc, Slovakia

Uncovering the state, resource opportunities of rural youth and young farmers, informing about the actualities of rural development measures and debating best practices.

Youth Working-Group Meeting
22/11/2012, Búc, Slovakia

In the framework of the meetings, the representatives of project partners formulated recommendations, opinions about youth policy, rural development and national organisation development for partner organisations in the form of “Messages in a bottle”.

Team building and youth organisational training – Romania
15-18/11/2012, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania

The representatives of the Romanian partner organisation overviewed issues related to internal and external communication as well as management necessary for organisation development with the help of practical exercises as well as the representative of CEJA .

SK-HU Young Farmer Club
15-16/11/2012, Győr, Hungary

The common study tour of Slovakian and Hungarian young farmers, of which presentations helping innovative farming at the first day were followed at the next day by visiting farms also led by young farmers. Therefore communication could have been more informal, the experience exchange more effective.

RYE - Autumn Seminar - "Tourism in rural communities"
3-10/11/2012, Gersau, Switzerland

Young people coming from different European countries debated the timely questions of environment protection with the help of professional presenters, trainers, interactive exercises and project visits.

Youth Working-Group Meeting
27/10/2012, Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou, Czech Rep

In the framework of the meetings, the representatives of project partners formulated recommendations, opinions about youth policy, rural development and national organisation development for partner organisations in the form of “Messages in a bottle”.

Youth Study visit to Czech Republic
25-26/10/2012, Czech Rep

The participants were able to exchange experiences through various youth and LEADER projects in the topic of raising the population-retaining power of the countryside and promoting the stay of young people.

Youth Working-Group Meeting
7-8/07/2012, Braslovce, Slovenia

In the framework of the meetings, the representatives of project partners formulated recommendations, opinions about youth policy, rural development and national organisation development for partner organisations in the form of “Messages in a bottle”.

Rural Youth Meeting
5-6/07/2012, Braslovce, Slovenia

The Slovenian partner organisation organised an entertaining, team-building competition effectively strengthening inter-cultural communication and learning.

Rural-Adventures Programme
1/07-31/08/2012, Hungary

40 young urban people aged between 18-25 years have spent 5 days at the farm of a young farmer of similar age, where common work, communication and experience exchange provided both social groups of youth lifelong experiences.

„Rural Youth Work in Romania" - Youth study tour
20-23/06/2012, Romania

In the framework of the study tour, the participants were able to familiarise themselves with youth programmes raising their awareness, helping their inclusion and LEADER projects, as well as being able to gain experience in Romania.

Rural-Adventures Training
8/06/2011, Kecskemét Hungary

The young urban participants of the Programme had to undergo a work safety, accident prevention and labour training. In the framework of this, they have also visited a farm where they could have familiarise themselves with the tools and animal stock of it to get a taste of what the have undertaken in the framework of the Programme.

Team building and youth organisational training – Bulgaria
17-19/05/2012, Gabrovo, Bulgaria

In the framework of the training, the staff of the Bulgarian partner organisation developed their organisation with developing communication with each other and in the organisation as well as with team building exercises.

RYE - Spring Seminar - "Bridging the age gap: working together to develop rural communities"
15-22/04/2012, Budapest, Hungary

The event aimed to promote the social inclusion of young people, specifically by promoting intergenerational dialogue and solidarity in youth work and youth policy in rural youth organisations.

Youth Working-Group Meeting
23-24/03/2012, Mórahalom, Hungary

In the framework of the meetings, the representatives of project partners formulated recommendations, opinions about youth policy, rural development and national organisation development for partner organisations in the form of “Messages in a bottle”.

Organisation development as well as national and European youth lobby and communications training
21-22/03/2012, Mórahalom, Hungary

The participants of the training shared good practices, organisational development challenges and lobby experiences with each other in the framework of interactive and group exercises, led by an experienced trainer.

”Grow Your Own” Programme
15/03-15/10/2012, Hungary

In the framework of the mainly attitude-shaping Programme, 21.146 pupils of 339 primary schools received a pack containing 5 types of vegetable seeds from private donations, that they were able to plant and take care of at home, with the help of their parents.

Conference of the Hungarian Rural Youth and Young Farmers, 2012
24/02/2012, Budapest,Hungary

The participating rural young people and young farmers were informed about the national and European rules of transforming rural development, timely information about CAP reform, as well as the rules of special start-up support helping career-launching young agricultural entrepreneurs, innovative production opportunities.

Start of the TELLUS Educational Program
15/02/2012, Hungary

Schools participating in TELLUS Programbanme was inserted the educational material of the Programme in the curriculum with the help of the workbooks. The theoretical material is was complemented by the farm visits and the presentations of the young farmers.

TELLUS Training
3-4/02/2012, Tata, Hungary

The preparation of teachers and young farmers participating in TELLUS Programme to the implementation of the Programme.

Informative campaign of TELLUS Programme in Hungary
1-31/01/2012, Hungary

Involvement of 7 schools -in each region of Hungary- and 3-3 young farmers in the TELLUS Programme

Annual first meeting of partners
6-7/01/2012, Szegvár, Hungary

Overview of the programes planned by the CERYC cooperation for 2012, and the definition of the tasks

The role and participational opportunities of youth in LEADER programme - Study visit
15-17/12/2011 - Czech Republic

During the study trip, participants met with the workers of LEADER Local Action Groups, represantatives of local governments, NGOs supporting local developments and young farmers in the regions of Buchlov and Kyjovské Slovácko.

Rural Youth Club
6/12/2011 - Kóny, Hungary

The programme offered a chance for rural youth and young farmers living in the region of Western Transdanubia to get to know each other, to exchange their personal experiences and opinions about "The hardships of generational change in the mixture of tradition and innovation" and "Youth in the countryside- Advantages, disadvantages, opportunities" studies' results.

"Politics for Youth" Workshop
2-3/12/2011 - Dvory nad Žitavou, Slovakia

During the programme, participants were introduced to European youth policy, its history, aims, structure and programmes. The information mentioned were also discussed compared to their own national youth policy. Therefore, the programme provided an approrpiate starting point and basis for the study planned for 2012, which aims for mapping out project sources.

Year closing meeting
1/12/2011 - Dvory nad Žitavou, Slovakia

During the meeting, the partners evaluated the programmes and achievements realised in 2011, emphasising the common research, the rural development conference in March, and the conference introducing youth projects in November. They discussed the opportunities lying in cooperating with national and the European Rural Network in order to create the broadest cooperation possible.

Rural Youth Club
29/11/2011 - Aba, Hungary

The programme offered a chance for rural youth and young farmers living in the region of Central Transdanubia to get to know each other, to exchange their personal experiences and opinions about "The hardships of generational change in the mixture of tradition and innovation" and "Youth in the countryside- Advantages, disadvantages, opportunities" studies' results.

Rural Development in Italy - Study visit
24-27/11/2011 - Italy

The participants experienced through the practical examples of Italian young farmers the implementation of CAP's rural development measures and the experiences, opportunities of Italian farmers in connection with them.

Rural Youth Club
23/11/2011 - Hajdúdorog, Hungary

The programme offered a chance for rural youth and young farmers living in the region of Northern Great Plain to get to know each other, to exchange their personal experiences and opinions about "The hardships of generational change in the mixture of tradition and innovation" and e"Youth in the countryside- Advantages, disadvantages, opportunities" studies' results.

Rural Youth Club
22/11/2011 - Szegvár, Hungary

The programme offered a chance for rural youth and young farmers living in the region of Southern Great Plain to get to know each other, to exchange their personal experiences and opinions about "The hardships of generational change in the mixture of tradition and innovation" and "Youth in the countryside- Advantages, disadvantages, opportunities" studies' results.

Rural Youth Club
21/11/2011 - Keszthely, Hungary

The programme offered a chance for rural youth and young farmers to get to know each other, to exchange their personal experiences and opinions about "The hardships of generational change in the mixture of tradition and innovation" and "Youth in the countryside- Advantages, disadvantages, opportunities" studies' results.

"The role and participational opportunities of youth in LEADER programme" - Study visit
16-19/11/2011 - Austria

During the study visit, in order to gain the broadest range of professional experiences possible, participants met with the prominent members of rural life such as workers of LEADER Local Action Groups, youth experts, young farmers, and they became acquainted with their activities, experiences.

Rural Youth Club
15/11/2011 - Nagyréde, Hungary

The programme provided a chance for rural youth living in the region of Northern Hungary to get to know each other and to exchange their personal experiences, opinions about "The hardships of generational change in the mixture of tradition and innovation" and "Youth in the countryside - Advantages, disadvantages, opportunities" studies' results.

"Youth in the Countryside" Conference
7-9/11/2011 - Budapest, Hungary

The presenters and participants of the conference discussed the situation, opportunities and their own, national "best practices" connected to them with each other.

"Rural youth and young farmers in Bavaria" -Study visit
27-30/10/2011 - Germany

Participants gained valuable experiences about the work of rural youth-young farmer dual organisational model through studying the activity of the bavarian young farmer organisation able to open more and more towards rural youth. Furthermore, during the study visit, they were able to get to know youth programmes, cooperations, local developments, LEADER projects, and entrepreneurships led by young people.

Young Farmer Club
24/10/2011 - Keszthely, Hungary

The academic knowledge of the students of the agricultural university is furthered by the personal experiences and practical information of professionals and young farmers, making the theoretical material more lively.

"Think globally, act locally" - Community orgaising training
25-28/8/2011 - Mátraháza, Hungary

During the training, participants searched for and exchanged "best practices" in the field of improving rural youth communities. They were able to complement the theoretical knowledge acquired with practical ideas, points of view at the field trip following the training, during which they got acquainted with youth work as a complex work, task embedded in the rural surroundings in a less favourable region.

Meeting of young horticulturalists
23/8/2011 - Lajosmizse, Hungary

Following the initiation of Hungarian young horticulturalists, AGRYA started national consultation about the state of horticulture and the rules governing the use of renewable energy, especially thermal water, and as a result of it, a professional backgroud material was created for the Hungarian agrarian administration. 'The Street of Tastes' Festival"
20/8/2011 - Budapest, Hungary

During the nationwide programme, young farmers had the opportunity to show their goods to inquirers and let them taste food made from these at the festival in Budapest.

European Rally of RYE, 2011
6-13/8/2011 - Ruse, Slovenia

85 rural young people coming from different European countries - and therefore with different backgrounds and culture, but with similar age - had the chance to be introduced to the idea of volunteering and "social capital" through informal programmes, group sessions and workshops.

"Rural Youth Work in Poland" - Study visit
17-20/7/2011 - Poland

During the study visit, participants were been able to learn about the activities of Local Action Groups, youth initiatives and the system of rural development in Poland. The programme made it possible - beyond the personal experience exchange of youth - for the Polish and Hungarian National Rural Network to make their cooperation more tight.

'Second Wave' Training
9-10/7/2011 - Hajdúszoboszló, Hungary

During the - primarily communicational - training, participants elaborated the details and technical schedule of the study "The hardships of generational change in the mixture of tradition and innovation" as well as acquiring the skill of conducting the personal interviews necessary to carry out the research.

Start of the "Youth for the Countryside" campaign in partner countries
1/7-31/12/2011 - Partner countries

In the European campaign, ENRD represented effective support besides partner organisations. With its help, Finland, Estonia and Latvia also took note of the programmes of the partnership.

Rural - Adventures Programme
1/7-31/8/2011 - Hungary

Urban young people between the age of 18 and 25 spent five days at the farm of people with similar age, where working together, communication and experience exchange provided life-long positive experiences to both parties.

Rural Youth Meeting
1-3/7/2011 - Celje, Slovenia

Besides the local teams, the Slovenian partner organisation organised entertaining, team-building ability games for young people coming from the partner countries, which strengthened inter-cultural communication and learning effectively.

Rural - Adventures Preparatory Training
1/7/2011 - Kecskemét, Hungary

Urban young people participating in the Programme had to attend training about work safety, accident prevention and labour issues. As a part of this, they visited a farm where they were introduced to its tools and animals personally to let everyone have a taste of what they had undertaken.

"Should I stay or should I go?"Seminar on peer education for rural development
23-29/5/2011 - Villanua, Spain

The participants of the seminar - youth workers and young people from seven EU member states - exchanged their experiences and improved their working methods in the field of youth migrating to cities, the depopulation of the countryside.

'Second Wave' Training
21-22/5/2011 - Szegvár, Hungary

The team-building training of AGRYA's Second Wave programme, during which young people discussed their expectations of the SW Programme programme plans, and they became acquainted with the communicational tasks, challenges necessary for the study initiated under the name "The hardships of generational change in the mixture of tradition and innovation"

Workshop evaluating the Hungarian EU presidency period
6-7/5/2011 - Tata, Hungary

During the meeting, participants discussed what kind of assignmets and opportunities the EU Council Presidency means for the country's agro-development organisations concerned with rural youth and young farmers. Our Polish partners greeted the Hungarian experiences and advices gladly.

The evaluation of the questionnaire survey's results
29/4/2011 - 27/5/2011 - Hungary

The questionnaire which formed the basis of the research had been available to be filled out on the website of CERYC in electronic form, in order to let every inquirer to reach it and fill it out most easily. The opinion of the partner organisations and every other replier was edited into a single document - which was published on CERYC's website - by an expert in youth training and another one in Leader programme.

"Grow Your Own" Programme
4/2011-10/2011 - Hungary

During the mostly attitude-shaping programme, 2000 students of 20 primary schools got packages containing five types of vegetable seeds, which they planted and took care of with the help of their parents.

"Spice up your potential: peer-to-peer training for rural young people" - RYE Spring Seminar
27/3-3/4/2011 - Strasbourg, France

During the seminar, young people with different nationalities were introduced to the concept and use of preparation, counselling, education of people with similar age and various communicational skills, challenges, which helped them to become youth leaders in their own organisations.

"CAP in Europe after 2013 - CERYC conference
23-25/3/2011 - Lajosmizse, Hungary

The Hungarian, Slovak and Polish study visits presenting CAP and in it, the implementation of measures for rural development, were closed by a conference.During the programme, participants of 20 member states analysed the timely questions of CAP reform and rural development as well as the hardships of generation change.

Young Farmer - Rural Youth Conference, 2011
25/2/2011 - Budapest, Hungary

Participating young rural people and young farmers were informed about the European and national rules of transforming rural development and the measure connected to it, timely information about the CAP reform, and the rules of the special subsidy beginning to support beginner young farmers.

"Implementation of the CAP in the countries accessing in 2004" - Study visit in Poland
15-19/2/2011 - Poland

The participants of the study visit learnt about the situation of the Polish agriculture - based primarily on small farms - after EU accession through the examples of farms that are also led by young farmers.

"Implementation of the CAP in the countries accessing in 2004" - Study visit in Slovakia
25-29/1/2011 - Slovakia

The participants - mostly young farmers - of the study visit learnt the situation of Slovakian agricultural sector - based primarily on big farms - after EU accession through the examples of farms that are also led by young farmers. Therefore, communication could have been more direct and the exchange of experiences more effective.

Start of the "Youth for the Countryside" campaign
10/1-31/12/2011 - Hungary

We conveyed CERYC programmes' news via the e-newsletter of theHungarian National Rural Network, AGRYA, and with the help of Hungarian "Telecottage" Association to the youth, which they relayed to each other through social network sites and internal communicational networks of universities.

Year opening meeting; Preparatory Meeting - "Youth in Countryside-Advantages, disadvantages, opportunities" study
7-9/1/2011 - Szegvár, Hungary

During the meeting, the partners discussed the events planned for 2011, they reported on their planned events and they were trying to harmonise the events planned by them or in the framework of CERYC.In connection with the preparation of the research, they discussed its priorities and topics. They decided that - besides models of organisation development - the study should focus on the current situation, opportunities and disadvantages of rural youth, in order to make the resulting paper able to be used as an established communicational device.

2010

2-5th of December, 2010 Tata, Hungary
Rural Youth in Central Europe - Workshop
The aim of the workshop organized by Rural Youth Europe - with cooperation of the RYE - is to strengthen organizational relationships and the overview of the situation of rural youth in rural region. Within this framework Slovenian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Slovak, Polish and Hungarian participants and also a board member of RYE have talked about the role and future objectives of RYE and about the impact of youth work and youth policy. Furthermore such projects were demonstrated as the Telecentre project organized within the initiative in Mádéfalva, and the onion - festival, the annual youth meeting held in Slovenia and the Living Association, the youth activities in Kunsziget, and youth cooperation in Koppánymonostor and Nagyigmánd and presenting youth groups in Bordány. In the frame of the workshop the Second Wave Program of AGRYA has taken place for young people participating in training sessions, which aimed at team building.

Presentations

LIFE SPACE Community and Settlement development Association
Youth work, youth politics in Europe and at home
Madéfalva
Rural Youth Europe
Rural Youth Games
Integrated Community and Service Place program - Bordány


This project has recieved funding from NCA (National Civil Fund)

1-5th of December, 2010 Hungary
Polish agrarian experts' study visit to Hungary
In the frame of the study visit participants have visited, Zsolt Borbás's farm, who process the family's own grain in his own flour-mill and from the flour he prepares bread in his own mill, which is sold in his own shops in the near settlements. Then they have visited Imre Hubai's organic farm, Attila Kozicz's pig farm, Ákos Polgar and Peter Annus arable crop produce farms. During the visits they have met with several leaders and producers of cooperations, who gave lectures about the operation and possibilities of the Hungarian co-operations.

25-27th of November, 2010 Poronin, Poland
"Ecology = Advantage" Workshop
The workshop was organized by a CERYC partner organization, by the Polish ZZCNMR. The event has focused on the topis of Common Agricultural Policy, the situation of young farmers and their role of the European Union, and also the results and possibilities of organic farming. The theoretical knowledge listened at the conferences were complemented with practical information, when participants have visited a sheep farm, which processes with typical, traditional method cheese "Oscypek" and "Bryndza".

9-13th of November 2010, Hungary
"CAP in practice" - Vocational study visit in Hungary
The second CAP communication project of AGRYA the "Implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy in accessing the Countries in 2004" is designed to provide for young farmers in EU member states practical and personal experience about the application of the Common Agricultural Policy in the Central European region. In the framework of it professional study visits have been taken place in Hungary, Slovakia and Poland, where agriculture is based on fundamentally different farm structure. During the study visits participants have visited those Hungarian, Slovak and Polish young farmers who have developed their farms with the help of EU subsidy in an innovative way and one of the following topics they were able to provide detailed and technical information: controlling of cross compliance, implementation of CMO reforms (fruits and vegetables reform), horticulture, animal husbandry, animal welfare and environmental protection, arable farming, renewable energy.
During the event in Hungary participants have visited the Upper Sand Ridge Rural Development Local Action Group, József Janicsák's family farm, Gabriella Szadai's sheep farm, Laszlo Gémes' crop producing farm, Daniel Bako's and Gabor Abraham's horticulture farm, Istvan Szanto's goose farm which meets perfectly EU standards, the horticulture of Primor Profit Vegetable and Commercial Services Ltd., biogas plant of Pilze-Nagy, the farms of Zsolt Hegedus and Zsolt Gilicze young farmers.
This project has received funding from the European Union, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development.

19-21th of September, 2010 Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium
The CAP's future - CEJA Conference
CEJA has hosted EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos and Valeriu Tabără, the new Romanian Agriculture Minister and Belgian Federal Minister, Sabine Laurelle amongst others at the European Congress of Young Farmers. Experts from EU institutions, academics and sectoral analysts presented a range of statistical data and views which focused on the installation and renewal of young generations in the agricultural sector.
Over 120 young farmers from across Europe gathered in Belgium to exchange ideas, engage with policymakers and raise their voice.

31th of July - 7th of August, 2010 Halmstad, Sweden
RYE Rally - Youth Meeting
AGRYA is member of the Rural Youth Europe - RYE, which is an organization dealing with rural youth. Rally is an annual meeting and training at European level. In the framework of this the annual general meeting has been organized as well.

2-4th of July, 2010 Novo Mesto, Slovenia
CERYC Youth Meeting - 2010
The CERYC partner organizations' traditional annual youth festival. In this context the meeting of CERYC partner organizations has been organized for years. In 2010, in relation to the CAP reform the topic was the practical measures in connection with the generational change. The event was complemented with farm visits. In this context the participants have visited a cheese-maker and cattle breeder farmer who farming in mixed-management and also a tree producing family's farm.

24-27th of June, 2010 Malta
L.A.TO Quality - Leonardo Program - Study visit in Malta
The aim of the "Learning Approach to Quality - Farmers' continuous learning on quality of food products and Processes "(L.A. TO Quality) project is to involve Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian and Maltese young farmer organizations in order to examine and compare at European and national level the involvement of the Quality Assurance System (QMS Quality Management System) features, and to assess them in the frame of the joint work carried out together.
The last event took place in Malta in the frame of L.A.TO Quality project, where participants have visited Gozitamo COOP which was founded in 1961 and currently has 1,000 members, which deals with vegetables and fruit production and sales. They have also visited a farm of a young Maltese farmer, who is primarily deals with tomato and yellow- and watermelon production and has built his greenhouse with EU support, and then participants have visited Ta' Mena farm which was founded in 1971, where wine and traditional tomatoes are produced.

31th of May - 1st of June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary
FEELS - Leonardo Program - Final Project Workshop
The Hungarian workshop has summarized the results of the project. The program has contained visits to innovative young farmers, who also deal with processing and direct sales.
Zsolt Borbás in Jászapáti process the family's own grain in his own flour-mill and from the flour he prepares bread in his own mill, which is sold in his own shops in the near settlements. The other young farmer who was visited is Tamas Zeke, beef cattle and pig breeding farmer. His products are sold through direct sales, using effective marketing tools (such as website, newsletter).

22-25th of April, 2010 Hungary, Tata
"Strengthening the European Integration and Social Cohesion in Rural Regions" - Workshop IV.
Young Farmer Conference - the CAP after 2013: Young Farmers in the Central European region
The workshop was aimed at reviewing the position of the countries in the region in relation with the Common Agricultural Policy after 2013, with focus on young farmers and generation-change issues. This means significance important issue for Hungary and Poland as these two countries are going to held the EU presidency in 2011. This period of presidency coincides with the discussion of the Common Agricultural Policy, which provides an opportunity for professionally prepared NGO partners to retain those topics on the agenda, which are highly important for young farmers. Thus, the activity of agricultural professional organizations can effectively complement the activities of actors in civil sector and help the activities of government agencies. The aim is to be prepared in time for the two presidency periods. The more substantial and professional preparation will gain better and more successful events and results.
The first step of this professional preparation work was the workshop in Tata.
(For more information visit http://www.ceryc. eu / sscei)
The project has been founded with support from the European Union through the Programme "Europe for Citizens" 2007-2013

15-18th of April, 2010 Italy
L.A.TO Quality - Leonardo Program - Study visit in Italy
The next partnership meeting of the Learning Approach To Quality project - Farmers' continuous learning on quality of food products and processes (L.A.TO Quality), is entitled Leonardo da Vinci project.
During the Italian study tour participants have visited a vineyard and olive product farm near Terricciola, then a bio-farm which producing crops and animal, then a cooperation which consists of 350 members.

7-10th of April, 2010 Austria
FEELS - Leonardo Program - Study visit in Austria
The "Food Chain Management - European Experiences and Local Solutions" Leonardo da Vinci project's partnership meeting.
During the program Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Austrian, Hungarian and German participants have listened various lectures at the FH Joanneum University (University of Applied Sciences) about the placement of brands and marketing activities, market, product, price and advertising, namely the characteristics and components of 4P (place, product, price, promotion), as well as the concept of the brand. Then they have visited the chocolate factory in Riegersburg that uses organic ingredients and a farm in the central of Vulcano region.

6-8th of April, 2010 Brussels, Belgium
CEJA Assembly
During the assembly the work team - which consisted of 70 national delegated - had consultation with EU decision makers about the issues of CAP reform after 2013. Within this framework, Paolo De Castro, the chairman of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee emphasized that the CAP should obtain legitimation among European citizens because it represents a trend, which serves the welfare of the whole society. It gives basic services such as food production, biodiversity, preserving economic and social viability of rural areas, maintain the environment protection.
The session was followed up by open discussions, which aimed to discuss internal affairs.

27-28th of March, 2010 Oradea, Romania,
Romanian-Hungarian Young Farmers' Training II.
The event was primary the continuation of the Hungarian training which aimed at the development of Romanian young farmers' organization, in which the participants could acquire in a team communication, organization and lobbying knowledge.

25-27th of March, 2010 Romania, Satu Mare
"Strengthening Social Cohesion and European Integration in Rural Regions" - Workshop III.
The event's topic was the woman's status and role in local life, agriculture and business sector. In addition the related challenges including the difficulties of harmonizing work and family life and the problem of negative discrimination. The event created an opportunity for women who passed this challenges and obstacles successfully to present their work, business, and life. On the other hand participants had the opportunity to get new professional and business acquaintances, relationships, exchange of experience not only among those who live in their immediate environment, but also at regional level.
(For more information visit http://www.ceryc. eu / sscei)
The project has been founded with support from the European Union through the Programme "Europe for Citizens" 2007-2013

24-28th of March, 2010 France
"CAP in practice" - Professional study visit in France - Field crops
This study visit was organized in the frame of the "Utilization of sources allotted to Common Agricultural Policy, through the examples of young farmers" project, which first station was the Union of Agricultural Cooperatives' (UCA - Union des cooperatives agricoles) central plant, where Thierry Defaix, the Director of Agriculture Chamber of Lorraine county has guided the visitors. Then participants get acquainted with the activities of the Regional Chamber of Agriculture Lorraine county and then they have visited Grallet family's plum processing plant, the Maison de la Mirabelle (Plum house) teaching farm and also its biogas plant. The study visit's next station was the Institute de Végétal (ARVALIS) research centre in Saint-Hilaire, in addition this ALPA Training Center deals with not only research but also with consultancy, where participants could get to know "Mes Parcelles" IT systems, the Cooperative Agricole Lorraine, where the director, Gerard Roussion has presented the cooperation, then the visitors have visited a biogas plant, a pellet processing plant and Dominique Josse's young farmer's farm.
(For more information visit www.youngfarmer.eu)
This project has received funding from the European Union, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development.

17-21th of March,2010 Germany
"CAP in practice" - Professional study visit in Germany - Animal production, renewable energy
This study visit was organized in the frame of the "Utilization of sources allotted to Common Agricultural Policy, through the examples of young farmers" project which first station was Schönmoser Michael's farm, who deals with hens, cattle and pig production. Then participants have visited Ludwig Rasshofer's farm in Weng. Subsequently they have visited the Technology and Development Center (Technologie-und Förderzentrum(TFZ), in Staubingen, in which new energy-related research is carried out. Then they have met the students and director Robert Shnellhammer of the famous agricultural school in Bavaria, the Höhere Landbauschule Rotthalmünster. Then they have visited the biogas plant in Wolfring and Hubert Piehler's animal production and meat processing farm, who sells his meat in his own shop in the farm. Finally, participants have visited Andreas Kern's farm in Schoenberg and then Josef Brunner's potato farm in Adalbert, who also deals with pig production and tourism.
(For more information: www.youngfarmer.eu)
This project has received funding from the European Union, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development.

10-13th of March, 2010 Tata, Hungary
Best Practices Workshop - Young Farmers in the implementation of rural development programs
The workshop's main topic was to present the role of young farmers in implementing rural development programs, the best use, good examples of specific resources in rural development. Thus the participants had the opportunity - through 17 speakers who have represented 9 countries - to get information about farms which from own and other development resources successfully developed towards the goal of some young farmers. Not only the farms were presented but also rural development programs (LEADER in different countries) were also discussed. All participants gain insight into the Czech, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Slovak, Slovenian, Romanian, Hungarian and the English existing agrarian culture. The last day of the event participants had the opportunity to get practical information through visiting Hungarian young farmers' economies.
The other aim of the program was for CERYC cooperation partners - who are not members of CEJA - to develop relationships that could be useful in their preparation for the membership of CEJA. In one part of the event they could demonstrate their activities and the results the have gained so far in preparing of CEJA membership. They were not always able to attend at former CEJA events, so this possibility was very important in the membership and enlargement processes which will be launched in the future.

3-7th of March, 2010 Italy
"CAP in practice" - Professional study visit in Italy - Field crops
The study visit was organized in the frame of the " Utilization of sources allotted to Common Agricultural Policy, through the examples of young farmers" project, in which participants have visited the Gvarneri brothers' farm, who in addition to crop production has dairy cattle too and also Arisi brothers' farm who gro w plants and pigs. Subsequently they have visited Northern Italy's largest feed-processing plant, where the head of the family farm, Giuseppe Gremaschini has guided the group. In the frame of the program they have also visited the Orzinnovi brothers' biogas plant, where they use in the production of biogas that water manure which is emitted by their own cattle and silage. Closing the program young farmers have visited Ferraroni's feed processing plant, where the two owners and Maurizio and Ettore Ferraroni have introduced the plant to the visitors.
(For more information visit www.youngfarmer.eu)
This project has received funding from the European Union, Directorate -General for Agriculture and Rural Development.

5-6th of March, Nyíregyháza-Sóstó, Hungary
Romanian-Hungarian Young Farmers' Training I.
In one hand the "The Future of Agriculture - Joint Development of Young Farmer Co-operation Around the Border" project - through the Young Farmers Clubs - has created a direct opportunity for education of young farmers at both sides of the border which helped to create and develop their economies in order to meet national and EU regulations. On the other hand this project has ensured through trainings to help the creation and development of Romanian young farmer organization and these information could reach the concerned ones in an organized structure more effectively.
The training has highlighted the national, regional and European level importance of cooperation in everyday life, providing funds for the long-term importance of coordination and which will mean a base in later. The funny exercises formed a team among players, in which participants were able to think together.
On the trainings 3 people participate from every county, altogether 12 Hungarian and 12 Romanian young farmers.

4 - 5th of March, 2010, Nyíregyháza-Sóstó, Hungary
Romanian-Hungarian Young Farmer Conference
The conference closes the Romanian-Hungarian Young Farmers' Club events and summarize technical information of the project.
At the two-days event there were presentations about the Hungarian rural development plan, structure, implementation, the measures which have been announced since 2007, the Hungarian field related regulation, registration, administration and related farm policy, the impact of EU accession to the Hungarian food industry, the experiences of the Hungarian direct payment and audit, legal framework of the agricultural life annuity, national and European lobbying activities of young farmer organizations, rural development's grant opportunities of non profit organizations, correlations between agricultural and environmental issues. These theoretical lectures were complemented with 3-3 case studies, which were presented by Romanian and Hungarian young farmers who have successfully implemented innovative developments in their economy.

20th of February, 2010 Budapest, Hungary
AGRYA had the guest from Romania, Andrei Peter Haschi, Romanian agricultural undersecretary of state
To AGRYA's invitation Andrei Peter Haschi, the undersecretary of the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture has visited Hungary. During the meeting participants have discussed in particular how the young Romanian farmers would turn to the operation of CERCY Central European Rural Youth Centre which is coordinated by AGRYA.

19-20th of February, 2010 Oradea, Romania,
Romanian-Hungarian Young Farmers' Club and farm visits
On the first day participants have listened presentation about relevant environmental standards in agriculture, Romanian agricultural subsidy system, agricultural life-annuity and its framework of laws, opportunities in bio-farming in Romania, the agricultural lobby and the functioning and relationship in cross-border cooperation, grant opportunities, project management. The next day they get practical experiences about an arable crop family farm, fruit farm, cold store, hunting tourism, and modern winery in Bihar county.

17-21th of February, 2010 Germany
"CAP in practice" - Professional Study in Germany - Horticulture
The study visit was organized in the frame of the " Utilization of sources allotted to Common Agricultural Policy, through the examples of young farmers" project, within participants have visited the wholesale market in Nurnberg, where the leader of the market guided them. After that, they have visited Walter Greiner's fruit growers farm, the Winemaker Erschendorfi Cooperatives, Höfler's farm and Dworschak's farm which deals with growing greenhouse vegetables. After it they have visited Bioland spice producer's plant, which mechanization was designed by the owner. The trip ended with a visit to the Biofach exhibition.
(For more information visit www.youngfarmer.eu)
This project has received funding from the European Union, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development.

12 -13th of February, 2010, Arad County, Romania
Romanian-Hungarian Young Farmers' Club and farm visits (Arad County, Romania)
In the frame of the Young Farmer Club lectures it was spoken about the international youth organizations, systems and operation of the Hungarian Agrarian Exchange, operation and relationship of the Romanian agriculture and lobby organs, the technical opportunities for advocacy, cross-border cooperation, grant opportunities, project management, as well as the tender opportunities of young Romanian farmers tender and experiences. The next day participants visited a fruit tree sapling plantation, and also a winery and bottling plant.

3 - 6th of February, 2010, Sevilla, Spain
CEJA Conference - CAP after 2013
The conference has provided an opportunity for the participants to discuss main aspects which are necessary to strengthen the role of farmers in the context the needs of European farmers. According to it, delegates have listened to presentations from the European Parliament, European Commission, WTO, Spanish government and other agricultural organizations, about the topics of the expected changes of the Common Agricultural Policy, rural development policy and the maintenance of regional balance, climate change, natural resource management and conservation, the international role of European agriculture and commercial opportunities. Presentations were followed by round-table discussions.

5 - 6th of February, 2010, Temes County, Romania
Romanian-Hungarian Young Farmers' Club and farm visits (Temes County, Romania)
In the frame of the program participants have got information about the current regional and European tender opportunities in Romania, irrigation and pest control, current issues of food safety, and also listen to a summary presentation of the development of agriculture between 1990 - 2008 in Temes county.
The theoretical knowledge was completed with practical information through study visits to dairy farm, hen and wine farm.

22 - 23th of January, 2010, Szatmár County, Romania
Romanian-Hungarian Young Farmers' Club and farm visits (Szatmár County, Romania)
The event started with the description of the application system in the European Union, subsidy system, rules, lobbying activity of the European young farmers, agricultural applications and the associated operation and reorganization of the agricultural advisory centers, opportunities for new crops to be started. Next day the program was continued with visiting a winery, a cattle farm, a pig farm which deals with cultivation of plants as well.

20-24th of January, 2010, France
"CAP in practice" - Professional study visit in France - Winery This study visit was organized in the frame of "Utilization of sources allotted to Common Agricultural Policy, through the examples of young farmers" project, participants have visited a young agronomist Jean Luc Schaeffner family's estate in Steinselz, he deals with wine, cultivation of plants and also with animal husbandry. Then they were invited to the highly mechanized Cleebourg Wine Cooperation's mill and then they met Paul Schiellein, who is the president of the rural tourism coordinator organization in the Lower Rhine region and with Simone Kiefferr, the representative of the Colmar Interprofessional Organisation of Alsace (CIVA), a chief-director of the Alsatian Wine Association. After it they had visited Freyburger family's wine farm in Bergheim, and then the vocational school of gardening in Colmar, where not only young people but the older age group have also get opportunity to learn grapes, ornamental planting, horticulture, animal husbandry, vegetable crops and rural development. (For more information visit www.youngfarmer.eu ) This project has received funding from the European Union, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development.

18-19th of January, 2010, Békéscsaba, Hungary
Romanian-Hungarian Young Farmers' Club and farm visits (Békés County) On the first day participants get theoretical information about the current issues of European and national agricultural policy, agricultural support systems and other technical issues, as well as experience about application and implementation process of projects and then the next day in practice they could realize what was said before by three young innovative farmers.

9th of January, 2010, Csongrád county, Hungary
Romanian-Hungarian Young Farmers' Club and farm visits (Csongrád county) This event was implemented in the framework of the Romanian-Hungarian cooperation project "The Future of Agriculture - Joint Development of Young Farmer Co-operation Around the Border", it has aimed to emphasize the importance of cooperation at regional and European level, the exchange of experiences, the flow of professional information and the importance of creating organizational networks. Young Farmer Club events have provided opportunities to gain theoretical and practical knowledge and information about the mutual exchange of experiences, best practices and it has supported the creation and spreading of personal and economic relations. On the first day, participants listened presentations about the lobbying action of young farmers in Europe, LEADER Program, Common Agricultural Policy after 2013, agricultural subsidies and actualities of cross-compliance. The next day, they could complement it with practical knowledge which was presented by three young and innovative farmers. The event was organized in the frame of the "Hungary-Romania Cross-Border Co-operation Program 2007-2013".

8-10th of January, 2010, Szegvár, Hungary
Annual first meeting of CERYC partners Traditional annual meeting with the participation of CERYC partners, which opens the year and here also CEJA was represented. This informal meeting provides a forum to CERYC partner organizations' representatives to discuss their tasks and objectives within the project.

14th -15th of December 2009, Nyíregyháza, Hungary
Young Farmer Club - Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County
A "The Future of Agriculture - Joint Development of Young Farmer Co-operation Around the Border" second event of the romanian-hungarian joint project.

13th - 16th of December 2009, Hungary
AGRYA has organised a professional study trip for 16 Polish young farmer, who had the opportunity to visit innovative farms dealing with horticulture, arable plant production and animal breeding in the North Great Plain Region and also the Hortobágy National Park. Artur Lawniczak, Secretary of State for EU affairs was member of the polish delegation and had a meeting with Sándor Font, the chair of the Agricultural committee of the Hungarian Parliament

11th-12th of December 2009, Hajdúszoboszló, Hungary
Young Farmer Club - Hajdú-Bihar County
AGRYA is supporting partner of "The Future of Agriculture - Joint Development of Young Farmer Co-operation Around the Border" joint project that is implemented in the frame of the "Hungary-Romania Cross-Border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013", managed by the Young Farmers' Association in the North Great Plain region. The first event of this project, the Rural Youth Club, took place in Hajdúszoboszló. The aim of the project is the establishment of an effective, long-term vocational co-operation on both sides of the border. This Partnership organises 8 joint Young Farmer Clubs (1 per county) and a final conference closing the series of events that will be attended by Romanian and Hungarian young farmers in equal quantity. The events open the door to gain both theoretical and practical knowledge, to establish mutual exchange of experience, best practices and to extend personal economic relations.

3rd -5th of December, 2009, Búc, Slovakia
The second event of the Slovenian-Romanian-Slovak-Hungarian joint project titled as "Strengthening social cohesion and European integration in rural regions" took place in Slovakia. The event focused on the rural development policy of the EU, on its current modifications, presentation of the EU resources, the withdrawal of these resources, advantages and difficulties of their use on the level of NGOs, enterprises and local governments. Joris Baecke, president of CEJA and Rok Sedminek, vice-president of CEJA (delegated by CERYC partners) attended the event as well. The president gave a talk on the results of the Health Check concerning rural development measures just as on the expected changes after 2013. Later he has met the minister of agriculture and the representatives of the CERYC partner organisations. At the end of the event participants visited farms. Beside the representatives from CEJA, representatives from the Slovenian, Hungarian, Romanian and Slovak young farmers' organisations participated at the event as well, altogether 32 people.
Several journalists from Slovak and Hungarian vocational media reported about the event. The information materials were forwarded to CERYC partners by the Media and Communication Working Group.

3rd -4th of December, 2009, Brno, Czech Republic
CERYC Workshop - Europe for Natural Environment
Because of the agricultural activities, farmers' responsibility is extremely high in the field of environmental protection and conservation. This is the reason why the topic of the workshop was the discussion of rural development measures of the Common Agricultural Policy with special regards to those in relation with the environment. The measures were also evaluated and the related experiences were shared. At the end of the event the participants visited farms.

2nd of December 2009, Budapest, Hungary
Board meeting of CEJA held in Budapest, in the frame of which the members of the board have met Sándor Font, president of the Agricultural Committee of the Hungarian Parliament, dr. Barnabás Forgács, State Secretary for EU Affairs, József Popp, deputy manager of the Agricultural Economics Research Institute of Hungary and several representatives of the Hungarian media.

25th -29th of November 2009, France
The professional study trip took place in the frame of the "Utilization of sources allotted to Common Agricultural Policy, through the examples of young farmers" project. The study trip focused on animal breeding, renewable energy and cross compliance, altogether 14 young farmers and the 2 TV staff participated.

18th -22nd of November 2009, Italy
The professional study trip took place in the frame of the "Utilization of sources allotted to Common Agricultural Policy, through the examples of young farmers" project. The study trip focused on wine production, altogether 12 young farmers and the 2 TV staff participated.

9th -14th of November 2009, Germany, Hannover
The professional study trip took place in the frame of the "Utilization of sources allotted to Common Agricultural Policy, through the examples of young farmers" project. The study trip focused on arable plant production. The 14 young farmers and the 2 TV staff who participated at the trip, visited the world fair for machinery and equipment in Hannover as well.

6th -8th of November, 2009, Zalec, Slovenia
"Second wave" Programme - II. Training The next event of the series launched in October took place in Slovenia, in connection with the CERYC workshop. The young people participating at the training were already prepared for the event in Slovenia (they completed the Hungarian training), where they had the opportunity to give account of their knowledge gained at the previous training on NGO and entrepreneur sector and local governments. The activities, taking role concerning rural youth and the programmes of our partner organisation, the Slovenian Rural Youth Association - ZSPM, was a useful experience not only for the participants of the "Second wave" programme, but all partner organisation.

5th -7th of November, 2009, Zalec, Sloveniania
The title of the joint project of AGRYA, the Romanian Federation of Youth Organisations of the Region Ciuc, the Slovak Association of Slovak Young Farmers - ASYF and the Slovenian Rural Youth Association - ZSPM organisation is: "Strengthening social cohesion and European integration in rural regions".
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the young farmers' organisations on national level, their regional co-operation, the social cohesion, as well as refreshing the dialogue and personal relations between the old and new member states and facilitating the integration of the newly joined countries. For reaching this goal, in the frame of this project 4 workshops had been organised, that are based on each other's topic and complement each other concerning the content. The first event of the project took place in Slovenia that focused on promoting the co-operation between the non-governmental organisations, the local governments and the entrepreneur sector. The event was attended by representatives from Slovenian, Hungarian, Romanian and Slovak young farmers' organisations; altogether 34 people participated at the event.
The project was implemented in the frame of the "Europe for Citizens Programme 2007-2013 - Action 2 - Measure 3 - Support for projects initiated by civil society organisations".

21st -25th of October, 2009, Italy
AGRYA submitted successful application (post-financing) for the call for proposals nr. 2008/C 248/06 - "Support for information measures relating to the common agricultural policy". The title of the project is: Utilization of sources allotted to Common Agricultural Policy, through the examples of young farmers. Main topics of the project: general presentation of the Common Agricultural Policy, farming opportunities ensured by CAP, support system of the CAP. In the course of the project 3-3 professional study trips were organised to Italy, to Germany and to France. During the study trips Romanian, Slovak and Hungarian participants visit farms, in which some developments were performed with EU supports in the past years and the manager of the farm can give a detailed professional presentation on one of the following topics: cross-compliance controlling, implementation of CMO reforms (wine, vegetablefruit reform), wine production, horticulture, animal breeding, animal welfare and environmental protection, arable plant production, renewable energy.
The Hungarian Duna Television makes documentaries about the study trips, that will be translated into Romanian, Slovak, French, German and English languages and subtitled.
Our partners were continuously informed about the details of the project through the work of the Media and Communication Working Group. The study trip to Italy focused on horticulture, altogether 14 young farmers and 2 TV staff participated.
(The films and the photos about the trips and the descriptions of the visited farms are available at www.youngfarmer.eu webpage.)

15th- 18th of October, 2009, Porto, Portugal
The next even organised in the frame of the "Learning Approach TO Quality - Farmers' continuous learning on quality of food products and processes (L.A.TO Quality)" Leonardo da Vinci Partnership project took place in Portugal.

9th -11th of October, 2009, Nyíregyháza, Hungary
"Second wave" Programme - I. training
AGRYA finds it important to continuously renew its members, so to maintain the generation character. For that reason, separate programmes were launched for younger generations according to the age features. The "Second Wave" programme was designed for children and young adults aged at 18-25. In the frame of the programme trainings and professional study trip to abroad had been organised. Our aim is to confirm the idea of the participants that it is worth dealing with agriculture and making one's way in life in villages and in rural areas. The training in the course of the "Second wave" programme was actually a series of simulation exercises, for which the participants were prepared during the training with skilled trainers. Participants concentrated on factors that play a role in forming local circumstances: local government, (municipal council, town hall), local NGO sector and entrepreneurs. In order to play the "roles" in a proper way, the participants had to learn about the characteristics of the roles and mobilize their own experiences.

7th of October, 2009., Hungary, Budapest
The Royal Netherlands Embassy organised a workshop with the participation of the representatives of Hungarian and Dutch farmers' organisations, that focused on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy and the changes after 2013.

3rd -4th of October, 2009, Tournai, Belgium
CEJA launched the first stage of its Communication programme for 2009-2010 with a training workshop in Tournai, Belgium. The training session targeted the leaders of young European agricultural and Rural Youth organizations and focused on effective communication on both an internal and external level. Given the numerous challenges facing 21st century farmers and the changing nature of their role, this training provided a unique opportunity to learn the skills necessary to represent farmers and present farming to the general public, enabling farmers to better explain their role and their activities.

2nd of October 2009, - Brussels, Belgium
Debate organised by CEJA in Brussels on the expected measures and changes after the Common Agricultural Policy Health Check, till 2013, and in the new budget period.

21st of September, 2009., Ljubljana, Slovenia
Negotiation on the first event organised in Slovania titled as "Strengthening social cohesion and European integration in rural regions" realised in the frame of the "Europe for Citizens Programme 2007-2013 - Action 2 - Measure 3 - Support for projects initiated by civil society organisations".

15th of September, 2009., Brno, Czech Republic
Negotiation on the execution of the CERYC workshop in December titled as "Europe for Natural Environment" between the AGRYA, the Czech "Spolecnost Mladych Agrarniku Ceske Republiky-SMA CR" young farmers' organisation and the representatives of the Project Preparatory Working Group.

2nd -5th of September, 2009, Vaasa, Finland
One of the regional organisations of AGRYA, the Young Farmers' Association in the North Plain is participating in the Leonardo da Vinci partnership project called: "Food Chain Management - European Experiences and Local Solutions".
The Association in the North Plain advertised participation opportunity for young farmers through AGRYA. Hungary was represented by two fruit producing young farmers at the vocational study trip to Finland on the co-operation of the participants of the food chain.

23rd - 27th of August, 2009, Bikal, Hungary
"Rural Youth Work in Hungary" - Study visit
The first event of the "Rural Youth Work" study visit series took place in Hungary. The work of youth was presented as a complex work embedded in rural community. In the course of the event, young people from Germany, Sweden, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary have met members and heads of functioning youth communities, representatives of institutions ensuring local support (community developers, people's educators), representatives of local public life - mayor, members of the local parliament - who support the initiatives of the youth. It was part of the programme to present successfully implemented local development and rural development programmes that are taken care by youth or youth take lion's share in their implementation. In the course of the event it was also demonstrated how becomes the rural youth work part of the national youth structure as well as in what way the national youth structure can support the youth initiatives.

"This project has been founded with support from the European Union through the 'Youth in Action' Programme."
Materials of presentation
DEGYIOK.pdf
Alsomocsolad.pdf
Koszike.pdf
Pecs_EKF.pdf
Sipka.pdf
Tett_Hely.pdf
PIFO.pdf
EMVA_IIItengely.pdf

          

"What do the EU15 countries know about new member states?" - Summarizing and evaluating the face to face interviews
"European Citizenship" - summarizing and evaluating of the questionnaire survey
The results of the two surveys are published in a summarizing study, titled as "Young farmers and their organisations in Europe: Additional information to the portrait of an important social group". The study was circulated among the CERYC partners by the involvement of the Media and Communication Working Group.

"Experiences of European rural development measures aiming at generation renewal" - Completion of the study
The results of the survey are published in a summarizing study, titled as "Support for young farmers in the European Union". The study was disseminated by the involvement of the Media and Communication Working Group.

5th- 9th of August, 2009, Poland
Professional study trip of Hungarian young people to Poland.
In the frame of the visit there was a negotiation between AGRYA, the representatives of the Project preparatory Working Group and Artur Lawniczak, State Secretary for EU Affairs from the Polish Ministry of Agriculture. The aim of the discussion was on the one hand the current programmes, projects of the CERYC co-operation, on the other hand negotiation over the opportunities and tasks related to the EU presidency of Hungary and Poland in 2011. An arrangement has been made during the meeting about different events (forums, workshops) that will be prepared and transacted jointly during the two presidency periods as well as before them in the frame of the CERYC co-operation. In this way we will have the opportunity to keep some topics of high importance for European young people on the agenda. Furthermore, the preparation of the CAP reform will be intensively in progress in 2011. So, the NGOs having proper professional preparedness can effectively complement the governmental working processes.
The Media and Communication Working Group informed the CERYC partners about the proposals came out of the negotiation.

1st -8th of August, 2009, Janeda, Estonia
The Rural Youth Europe had its Annual Meeting and General Assembly in 2009, in Estonia, with the participation of 100 rural young person from 19 European country. AGRYA was represented by dr. Ildikó Gárdony, Office Leader of AGRYA, and Zoltán Kocsis as well as Balázs Varga, members of "Second Wave" programme of the Association, who were negotiating with the representatives of RYE about the co-operation opportunities between RYE and CERYC.

7th -23rd of July, 2009, Herrsching, Germany
International youth training with the patronage of FAO organised in every two years by the German Ministry of Agriculture that was attended in 2009 as well by participants from all over the world. The aim of the event was to deliver skills that help young people to actively join in the social life of rural communities. AGRYA was represented by Melinda Éva Tóth and Sándor Dembrovszki, members of the "Second Wave" programme.

2nd- 5th of July, 2009, Kope, Slovenia
Professional study trip of Hungarian young people to Slovenia.
In parallel with this took place the Rural Youth Meeting and competition. Hungary entered two teams for the competition. At the same time, this event was the first stage of the workshop named as "Europe for youth and generation renewal in agriculture". The invited organisations are typically young farmers' organisations that are primarily dealing with agricultural issues. The Slovenian organisation is different from this point of view. They are also dealing with rural young people who are not farming, beside young farmers. For this kind activity the Rural Youth Meeting is a pretty good example: Hungary was represented at this event by participants of the so called "Second Wave" programme of AGRYA.

18th- 20th June, 2009., Hungary
AGRYA is participating in a Maltese, Portuguese and Hungarian Leonardo da Vinci Partnership project, aimed at comparing the quality insurance models of the participating countries, and publishing the results. (The title of the project is: Learning Approach TO Quality - Farmers' continuous learning on quality of food products and processes (L.A.TO Quality)
The first event of the project took place in Hungary.

10th -11th of June, 2009, Hungary
German young farmers visited Hungary as a stage of a longer study trip. The guests visited the farm of Ferenc Kardos in Hajdúböszörményben, who is dealing with arable plant production, as well as the dairy farm of Péter Papp who was rewarded in 2006 as "the most innovative European young farmer".

6th -13th of June, 2009. - Koni, Latvia
The international organisation, Rural Youth Europe has held its traditional spring seminar in 2009 as well for the rural youth from all over Europe. However this year instead of March it took place in June. The main theme of the event: "Rich in diversity-United in creative growth in the countryside".
The Association was represented by Beáta Boros and Xénia Jakus.

4-5th of June, 2009
The session of European Commission DG AGRI's Fruit and Vegetables Working Group, in which Attila Simon, one of the vice-presidents of AGRYA represented the CERYC and CEJA partners.

2nd -10th June 2009, Hungary
AGRYA has organised a professional study trip for 14 Dutch young farmers. In the frame of the trip the participants visited several regions of Hungary with inter alia an dairy farm (in Bugyi), a chicken farm (in Szigetcsép), a pig farm (in Ceglédbercel), the horticultural company of Kamilla Kesjár, a sheep farm (in Nagycserkesz), as well as the orchard of Roland Szakács. Furthermore they had the opportunity to meet the Dutch agricultural attaché accredited to Hungary.

20th-21th of May, 2009, Tata, Hungary
Board meeting of AGRYA, with the participation of the invited representatives of the Project Preparatory Working Group and the ASYF (Association of Slovak Young Farmers). The topic of the meeting was the eveluation of the running CERYC programmes and the CAP Communication tender (Call for proposals 2008/C 248/06) titled as "Utilization of sources allotted to Common Agricultural Policy, through the examples of young farmers" that was successfully submitted by AGRYA to the Commission. The ASYF takes part in the implementation of this project.

7th-9th of May, 2009, Celje, Slovenia
Consiliation with Rok Sedminek, new vice-president of CEJA, about the programme of near future and advocacy of CERYC co-operation and partner organisations in CEJA. Participants of the meeting have agreed on the details of the workshop in July titled as "Europe for youth and generation renewal in agriculture", as well as on the traditional Rural Youth Meeting in Slovenia and on the details of the related professional study trip that is designed for the AGRYA "Second Wave" programme, in the frame of which the young Hungarians travel to Slovenia. This series of events presents the opportunity for the upcoming meeting of the new CEJA board.

17th - 21th of April, 2009, Hungary
AGRYA has organised a professional study trip to Hungary for 14 German young farmer. During the visit they had the opportunity to meet some of those Hungarian young farmers who had used rural development subsidies in an innovative way to develop their farm and also German farmers who live and do farming in Hungary.

"European Citizenship" - evaluation of the questionnaires
The filled out questionnaires were eveluated and summarised by the colleagues of AGRYA. The result of the eveluation was recorded in a study.

1st of April-30th of March, 2009, Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly of CEJA, during which Rok Sedminek, delegate of CERYC partner countries, was elected to be vice-president of CEJA. It was real milestone in the life of CERYC co-operation concidering the integration of "new" member states, professional co-operation and more effective advocacy. The Media and Communication Working Group reported to the CERYC partners about the event.

"What do the EU15 countries know about new member states?"- Face to face interviews
Colleauges of AGRYA started to record the face to face interviews among the heads of young farmers' organisation of the EU 15 countries at the General Assembly of CEJA.

"European Citizenship" - starting the questionnaire study
Our regional partner organisations helped in handing out the questionnaires with the involvment of the Media and Communication Working Group. The filled out questionnaires were evaluated by the colleagues of AGRYA.

"Experiences of European rural development measures aiming at generation renewal" - Preparation of study
Each member state may promote the generation renewal on farms by different rural development measures. These measure are however only options, it depends completely on the member state which measure and to what extent it is implemented. In the countries of the region there are differences as well. We aimed at summarizing the experiences of European rural development measures on generation renewal in a study. The study is based on questionnaires that were filled out with the help of experts of our partner organisations.

27th-29th of March, 2009, Illyefalva, Romania
Team building training for Romanian young farmers who will take part in founding an independent young farmers' organisation and its organisation development activities.
study and its details.

20th-21th of March, 2009, Nyitra, Slovakia
Meeting of the representatives of AGRYA and ASYF, the Slovak partner organisation, where the Project preparatory Working Group was also involved. The preparation and implementation details of upcoming joint projects were discussed.

5th-7th of March, 2009, Lyaskovets, Bulgaria
Young farmer Workshop III.
The third event ("Development of an Efficient Representation of Agricultural Interests After the Reform Treaty") of the joint project of AGRYA, the Federaţia Organizaţiilor de Tineret din Regiunea Ciuc from Romania, and the National Dairy Board of Bulgaria was held in Lyaskovets, in Bulgaria.
The main topic was the reform caused by the Lisbon Treaty, the European mechanisms of advocacy: role of communication and lobby activities, national and European experiences of agricultural advocacy, opportunities in the telecottage movement, relation between telecottages and farmers. Bulgarian, Hungarian and Romanian young farmers' organisations, just as the General Secretary of CEJA participated at the event, all together 32 person.
The project was carried out in the frame of "Europe for Citizens Programme 2007-2013 - Action 2 - Measure 3 - Support for projects initiated by civil society organisations".

27th of February 2009, Budapest, Hungary
Rural Youth Conference - 2009
AGRYA has organised a national professional conference in 2009 just like in previous years. The conference took place in Budapest, Hungarian, Slovak and Romanian young people participated.
The event was visited by 227 young people instead of the 150-200 expected participant and several representatives of the professional media were there.
Several representatives of the agri-media reported about the event. The articles were forwarded to the CERYC partners by the Media and Communication Working Group.

"European Citizenship" - preparation of a questionnaire survey
Countries of the central- and east European region are member states of the European Union as from 2004 and 2007. The experiences of past years have changed the way of thinking about the European integration and about its functioning. This paradigm shift was studied among rural youth and young farmers in the countries of the region. The study was carried out by a questionnaire. Romanian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Polish, Slovenian and Czech partner organisations have helped us in handing out and assisting by filling out the questionnaire.
The Media and Communication Working Group has sent out a leaflet about the questionnaire study and its details to the CERYC partners.

"What do the EU15 countries know about new member states?" - Preparation of the survey
The questionnaire study was meant to answer the question, how the citizens of the "old" member states are thinking about the EU enlargement in 2004 and 2007, and how deep information they have got about the countries of the region. The study was carried out with the involvement of the management team of the young farmers' organisations of the EU 15. The representatives of CEJA are involved already for years in the work of CEJA. So we supposed that the management team knows obviously more about the new member states than an average citizen. In this way it was even more interesting to find out what and how much do they actually know about us. The study was carried out through face to face interviews. The interviews were made by colleagues of AGRYA during certain events organised by CEJA or CERYC.

26th of February 2009, Brussels, Belgium
Preparation for the Board meeting and General Assembly (March) of the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA), preparation for the re-election of officials on the GA and approval of the 2008 report of CERYC.

18th-21st of February 2009, Nurnberg, Germany
Professional study trip to Germany
AGRYA organised a visit for 5 Hungarian young farmers to Nurnberg, for the Biofach Horticulture Exhibition.

9-10th of February, 2009
The session of European Commission DG AGRI's Fruit and Vegetables Working Group, in which Attila Simon, one of the vice-presidents of AGRYA represented the CERYC and CEJA partners.

5-7th of February 2009, Csíkszereda, Romania
Young farmer Workshop II.
The second event of the joint project of AGRYA, the Federaţia Organizaţiilor de Tineret din Regiunea Ciuc from Romania, and the National Dairy Board of Bulgaria was held in Romania, in Csíkszereda. (The first event was organised in Hungary, in November 2008). The title of the project is: "Development of an Efficient Representation of Agricultural Interests After the Reform Treaty". The main topic was the reform caused by the Lisbon Treaty, the European and the national lobby activities, as well as the role and opportunities of woman in agriculture. Representatives of Slovenian, Bulgarian, Hungarian and Slovak young farmers' organisations, the representatives of the Romanian young farmers, just as the representatives of the Romanian agricultural administration participated at the event. The conference attracted more people than expected, all together 106 people were represented there.
The project was carried out in the frame of "Europe for Citizens Programme 2007-2013 - Action 2 - Measure 3 - Support for projects initiated by civil society organisations".

14th-18th of January, 2009, Berlin, Germany
Professional study trip to Germany
One of the regional organisations of AGRYA, the Young Farmers Association in the North Plain is participating in the Leonardo da Vinci partnership project called: "Food Chain Management - European Experiences and Local Solutions". Thanks to this, together with the Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Austrian and German farmers, the Hungarian young farmers also had the opportunity to participate at the "Multi-Level Processes of Integration and Disintegration" conference, that was organised as a side event of the Green Week. The main goal of the conference was to enable the eastern and the western countries to get in contact with each other, underlying the significance of rural areas. After the conference, the participants visited the Green Week (Grüne Woche) professional exhibition and international fair, and everyone could join side events according to his/her professional interest. AGRYA was represented by Miklós Weisz and István Szanka István, and Tamás Wiedemann, as the member of the Media and Communication working group, who has reported about the event as an journalist.

10th-11th of January, 2009, Szegvár, Hungary
Traditional year starting meeting with the participation of partners. CEJA was also represented. The easy-going atmosphere of the meeting made it possible for the participants from the CERYC partners to discuss the goals, objectives and tasks concerning the CERYC project. At the end of the meeting, the participants visited farms, where EU subsidies and other financial resources were used in an innovative way.

14-15th of December 2008, Brussels, Belgium
The vegetables-fruits workgroup of the CEJA held its next in line seat on which Hungary and the CERYC partners were represented by Attila Simon, one vice-president of AGRYA.

In december we also evaluated the contacts gained with the Bulgarian young farmers, and with the Bulgarian partners we also identified the future framework and concrete tasks emerging from co-operation. This contacting procedure was greatly aided by the Bulgarian young farmers eagerness regarding our project. They readily participated in all events of the training series, that is a key to the future co-operation's success.

11-14th of December 2008, Füzesgyarmat, Hungary
CERYC Training
The last training event of the series was planned to take place in Nagyvárad, Romania. Since the hotel had cancelled our bookings shortly before the event, we arranged with our partners to have the conference close to the Romanian border, at the Hungarian town of Füzesgyarmat.
The main topic of this training - following the talks of earlier events - was still the organisation development, project management, project based operation, lobby activity and organisational communication.
The ultimate goal of this training block was deepening the co-operation that was embodied in the planning and actual finalisation of a one-year communication and work plan by the participants. More and more discussion was going on the future of CERYC, its role it may have in the strengtheneing and deepening of the co-operation and about all the services that are necessary thereof.

26-30th of November 2008, Illyefalva-Csíkszereda, Romania
Study visit in Romania
AGRYA organised a study visit to Illyefalva-Csíkszereda, Romania. The topic was: vegetable growing, stock breeding, co-operation of farmers. The participants met the partner contributing to the establishment of the Romanian organisation.

26-29th of November 2008, Utrecht, Netherlands
CEJA Conference
CEJA organised a conference with the participation of more than 200 young farmers in Utrecht, the Netherlands, called "Europe's Young Farmers and the new market situation after 2013".
The conference was also a good opportunity for the German, French, Austrian, Italian, Portugese, Maltese, Czech, Slovenian, Polish, Slovak and Hungarian partner organisation, and the representatives of the Bulgarian and Romanian young farmers to discuss the results of their co-operation thus far, and to nominate their new goals and tasks.

19-23th of November 2008, Italy
Study visit in Italy
15 Hungarian young farmers visited Italy for a viticulture study visit.

18-22th of November 2008, Austria, Germany
Lajos Mikula, AGRYA president travelled to Austria (Linz) and Germany (Herrsching), to negotiate with the Austrian and Germany partner organisation about the details of further co-operation and the Austrian study visit of the Hungarian team due between 4-6 December, 2008.

13-16th of November 2008, Budapest, Hungary
CERYC Conference
AGRYA organised (with the Romanian Federaţia Organizaţiilor de Tineret din Regiunea Ciuc, and with the National Dairy Board of Bulgaria the first event of their co-operation) a conference taking place in Budapest about the reforms embodied in the Lisbon Treaty, Eureopean and national lobby activity, the role of women and their opportunities in agriculture. Besides the representatives of the German, Slovenian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian and Slovak young farmer organisations, Romanian young farmers and CEJA president Giacomo Ballari was also present. The conference drew larger attention than originally planned, and had 74 participants.
This project was realised in the framework of "Europe for Citizens Programme 2007-2013 - Action 2 - Measure 3 - Suppert for projects initiated by civil society organisations"

13th of November 2008, Budapest, Hungary
There was a bilateral meeting with Italian farmers in Budapest. The agenda covered the practice of the European agricultural policiy and the ongoing budgetary revision. 42 Italian young farmers, including Giacomo Ballari CEJA President, Lajos Mikula, Péter Szász from the Hungarian young farmer organisation, Sándor Font, president of the Agricultural Committee of the Hungarian Parliament, Péter Kis, MP, and member of the same Committee, Dr. József Popp, director of the Agricultural Research Institute, Dr. Zoltán Szabó, managing secretary of the association of cooperatives and István Bondor, head of the Rural Development Department of the Ministry of Agriculture.

5-7th of November 2008, Rome, Italy
50th anniversary of CEJA
CEJA celebrated its 50th anniversary in Rome, along with the awards ceremony of the "Most Innovative European Young Farmer" contest, where Ms. Kamilla Kesjár, Hungarian young farmer was a finalist. All CERYC partners have been represented at the event.

25th of October and 1st of November 2008, Ireland
Autumn seminar of RYE
Rural Youth Europe held its autumn seminar in Ireland. Our association was represented by Mr. Ferenc Kardos, member of AGRYA.

23-26th of October 2008, Podkylava, Slovakia
The second round of trainings of the CERYC partners took place at Podkylava, Slovakia. The primary goal of this training was to help the participants in the process of organisation development, and to direct their attention on the importance of good teamwork. A major emphasis was laid upon joint practices, in order to deliver more information to the participants about organisation and project management, and to give them a practical knowledge that they would be able to use after the end of the training.

22-26th of October 2008, Germany
Study visit in Germany
16 young farmers have travelled to Germany. During the trip they visited animal breeding farms.

15-19th of October 2008, Italy
Study visit in Italy
15 Hungarian young farmers have visited Italy. During the professional trip, they visited variuos farms and horticultures producing fruits and vegetables in Veneto province.

15-17th of October 2008, Cyprus
The European Commission held a large scale conference on European rural development policies in Cyprus. European young farmers had been represented by Mr. Peter Szász, Vice president of CEJA in charge of new member states.

10-12th of October 2008, Sofia, Bulgaria
An AGRYA team has visited Bulgaria, in order to discuss the option for further co-operation, the details thereof, with particular focus on the foundation of an independent young farmers association.
The meetings were honoured by the presence of Ms. Svetla Bachvarova, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Ms. Petya Stavreva, Bulgarian MEP, Mr. Svilen Kolev, Advisor on Agricultre of the Deputy Prime Minister, several Bulgarian young farmers, and the representatives of the Bulgarian agrar media. This later group was asked for because we tried to direct the attention of the preofessional Bulgarian media to the cause of the young farmers. It was a surprise to meet the very large attention from the media. There were a number of questions posed regarding not only about the CERYC project, but also about the operation of the Hungarian an European young farmers.

9-12th of October 2008, Lodz, Poland
A meeting for young farmers were held, where the young farmers active in regional and district work in their countries were invited, and also representatives responsible for regional co-operation from our CERYC partners.

29th of September and 1st of October, 2008, Brussels, Belgium
European Young Farmer Meeting
Topics included checking the status of the CAP, the revision of the budget, and the mid-term challanges ahead Eureopan agriculture. After the event, environmental and risk management workgroups of CEJA had their meetings. Our project partners have participated on the young farmer day and in the working groups. For the representatives of our Romanian partners this event strengthened the European dimensions of their work and their place in the European young farmer community.

20-23th of September 2008, Annecy, France
Conference for young farmers
CEJA, along with our French partner organisation Jeunes Agriculteurs (JA) organised a conference alongside the informal meeting of EU agricultural ministers for young farmers in Annecy, France. Participants arrived from CERYC partners and from Romania.

23-27th of August 2008, Siófok, Hungary
The first training occasion of the CERYC partners took place at Siófok, that was about the basics of communication, EU tender-based sources and ooportunities.
Besides representatives of CEJA and AGRYA, Polish, Slovenian, Slovak, Romanian and Bulgarian young farmers also have been represented at this event. Unfortunately, the Czech partner could not participate, as the had withdrawn their already confirmed arrival.

4-6th of August 2008, Csíkszereda, Romania
Lajos Mikula, president of AGRYA visited Romania (Csíkszereda). During the visit he met the representatives of the organisations partners in the preparation of an independent Romanian organisation. (Fundatia LAM, Federaţia Organizaţiilor de Tineret din Regiunea Ciuc). During the visit an agreement was reached on regional organisations to be created as a first step, as the territory of Romania is large, and there are considerable differences amongst the regions regarding agricultural and rural develeopment perspectives. Moreover the CERYC programs in the upcoming period to be held in Romania have also been conciliated. Thus particularly the professional visit of Hungarian young people in December, and the February, 2009 CERYC conference, that is to help the foundation of the first regional organisation. These arrangements have been publicised at a press conference.
In the second half of the visit Lajos Mikula studied the experiences of particular rural development measures. He met several village mayors, young farmers and employees of county financing organisations.
According to the proposal of the regional partner organisations and as a derogation from the work plan instead of several independent workshops we launched a series of training events relying on each other, where preferably the same representatives participate from the organisations, this way ensuring the realisation of the project goals, the establishment and deepening of knowledge and thus the increase of the efficiency of the professional co-operation.
The aim of the training series was to make the partner organisations able to prepapre and manage their own projects, utilising their tender based sources in a co-operative way.

26th of July and 2nd of August 2008, Lanquat, Switzerland
RYE Rally
The Rural Youth Europe held its yearly General Assembly and Rally in Switzerland, with the participation of more than 100 rural youngster from 19 European countries. The AGRYA was represented by István Szanka and Borbála Benedek, who conciliated about the cooperation between the CERYC and the RYE with the representatives of the RYE.

11-15th of July 2008, Hungary
Inga Klawitter, the Secretary General of CEJA visited Hungary, to valuate together with the leaders of the AGRYA the first period of the CERYC project. During her trip she met Hungarian young farmers, the leader of the newly founded Slovak organisation, the leaders of Agricultural Ministry and the Agricultural Committee of the Parliament. We held a common press conference about the results of the first period of the CERYC project together with the representatives of the Agricultural Ministry.

28-30th of June 2008, Slovenia
The seat of the Polish - Slovak - Slovenian - Hungarian working group was held in Slovenia on which the representatives of the organisations discussed the programs of the future.
In line with the event was the traditional yearly Rural Youth Meeting with participation of the young people of partners.
We summarised and processed the personal interviews made within the confines of the survey directed to regional survey of organisational resources, and making of a study.

10-11th of June 2008, Brussels, Belgium
CEJA Working Group
The vegetables-fruits working group of CEJA held its next in line seat on which Hungary and the CERYC partners were represented by Attila Simon, one vice-president of AGRYA.

27-28th of May 2008, Hungary
Study visit in Hungary
A 12 people Slovak delegation travelled to Hungary for a study visit, During the trip next to the farm visits they met the regional leaders of the AGRYA.
We summarised and processed the personal interviews made within the confines of the survey directed to regional survey of organisational resources.

17-21th of May 2008, Poland
Study visit in Poland
A 12 people Hungarian delegation travelled to Poland for a study visit.
During the trip a conciliation was held with Tomas Lukomski, the leader of the Polish partner organisation about the work done and the further plans.

9th of May 2008, Zlatne Ostreve, Slovakia
The conference on 2nd of May was valuated in Slovakia, Zlatne Ostreve, and also an audition was held for the Slovak experts who participate in the CERYC project.

1-2nd ofMay 2008, Patince, Slovakia
CERYC Conference
With the support of the CERYC was held the Slovak-Hungarian-Czech common conference in Slovakia, Patince, where participated Giacomo Ballari, the president of the CEJA, Vladimir Pasla under-secretary representing the Slovak Agricultural Ministry, dr. Barnabás Forgács under-secretary representing the Hungarian Agricultural Ministry and the delegation of the AGRYA. The theme of the conference was the compare of the Czech, Slovak and Hungarian rural development plan from the viewpoint of the issues that help the generation change. The event was closed by a press conference.

30th of April - 5th of May 2008, Rome, Italy
Two colleagues of AGRYA, Ildikó Gárdony and Zoltán Pék travelled to Italy to conciliate the program of the study visits with the Italian partner organisations. As a result of the conciliations the AGRYA will sent two groups of 16 people to Italy for a vegetable-fruit, and a winery study visit, and the Italian partner sent a bigger (40 people) delegation to Hungary in November.
Summarisation and valuation of the questionnaires about the professional work, organisational resources and development needs of the cooperating organisations.
In the survey the leader boards of 6 regional partner organisation participated (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia)
We made up a database about the press materials of the region concerning the rural development and agriculture. This media list that was made with the help of the partner organisations is essential for the aligned press work and the effective information flow.

26th of April 2008, Gyergyószentmiklós, Romania
With the support of the CERYC the Romanian partner organisation held a conference together with a press conference in Gyergyószentmiklós. The theme of the conference was the change of the CAP, the Health Check and the Romanian Rural Development Plan. The 73 participants arrived from different areas of Romania and are agreed that they would gladly participate in the foundation of the self sufficient organisations.

18-20th of April 2008, Zalakaros, Hungary
Seminar of AGRYA
AGRYA organised a seminar for the Agricultural - Rural Development Department of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Coordination and International Major Department of the European Union in Zalakaros. The aim of the seminar was to strengthen the connection between the non governmental organsiations and the administrative departments. 46 people participated on the event.

14-17th of April 2008, Hungary
Study visit in Hungary
A Romanian delegation visited Hungary, who studied the regional and local work of the AGRYA.

4-6th of April 2008, Brno, Czech Republic
Seminar of CEJA
CEJA held a seminar connected with institute visits in Czech Republic, Brno. The title was "The future of Rural Development: Fresh opportunities for young farmers - A common approach for the European territory?"
On the occasion more than 100 representatives of the organisations of young farmers of the member states, and the representatives of Slovak and Romanian young farmers participated. As a result of the seminar they formulated a common declaration entitled: "Rural Development 2007-2013: Fresh opportunities for Young Farmers".
Furthermore this was the time for the conciliations of CERYC members about the common programs at the end of the year, and the preparations of the Rural Youth Meeting in Slovenia.

7-10th of March 2008, Hungary
Study visit in Hungary
30 Belgian young farmers visited Hungary to visit the most important dairy farms, vegetable and fruit orchards kept by Hungarian young farmers in the Central-Transdanubian and the Northern-Plains regions.

6-7th of March 2008, Brussels, Belgium
The vegetables-fruits workgroup of the CEJA held its next in line seat on which Hungary and the CERYC partners were represented by Attila Simon, one vice-president of AGRYA.

5th of March 2008, Budapest, Hungary
Accoding to the commendation of the CEJA representatives of the Macedonian and the Serb young farmers visited AGRYA. During the meeting we conciliated about the aims, work, connection network of the Central European Rural Youth Centre - CERYC, and the opportunities of the cooperation.

3-8th of March 2008, Romania
Study visit to Ramania
The AGRYA organised a study visit to Romania with the participation of 16 Hungarian young people. On the vocational programs and farm visits, the staff of the AGRYA had the opportunity to meet the representatives of the Romanian partner organisations (Fundatia LAM, Federaţia Organizaţiilor de Tineret din Regiunea Ciuc) with whom we conciliated about the time schedule of the founding of the self sufficient Romanian young farmer organisation, and the participation of the representatives of the Romanian young farmers on the CEJA seminar in April.

2-9th of March 2008, Budapest, Hungary
Spring seminar of RYE
The title of the seminar was "Have your say!" The 30 youngster from 12 European countries acquired the knowledge about social activity, cooperation, common project planning and realisation. Hungary was represented by Nóra Purgel, the member of the AGRYA.

March, 2008
The representatives of the Macedonian young farmers get in connection with the CEJA, Inga Klawitter, the Secretary General of the CEJA forwarded this contract to the CERYC.

26-27th of February 2008, Brussels, Belgium
The audition of the Agricultural Committee of the European Parliament about the situation of young farmers was held in Brussels. In the name of the young farmers of the new member states a Polish young farmer took the floor.
We prepared the media database in connection with the media materials about regional development and agriculture. The Association made up a questionnaire about the data required for the base which we sent to the partner organisations.

22nd of February 2008, Budapest, Hungary
Young Farmer Conference
The AGRYA, similarly to the previous years also organised its national professional conference that was held in Budapest. On the conference the young people from over the country were informed about the Health Check, its provisioned effects and results, the rural development measures of the Union, the single payment scheme (SPS) policies, and the national and European support systems.
On the event instead of the planned 150-200 participants 220 Hungarian young people and the representatives of the national professional media were participated.

8th of February 2008, Nitra, Slovakia
The newly founded Association of Slovak Young Farmers held its first General Assembly together with a press conference in Nitra. On the event participated the representative of Slovak Ministry of Agriculture, Lajos Mikula, the president of AGRYA and Peter Baco, MEP.

7-10th of February 2008, Danmark
Seminar of European Council of Young Farmers - CEJA
The title of the seminar : "Ensuring the Competitiveness of young farmers - how the future CAP can help!"
On the event 60 representatives of the young farmer organisations of the EU member states participated to share their experience about the competitiveness of the young farmers and some measures of the CAP. As a result of the conciliation of their opinions and standpoints they formulated a common declaration with the title: "The competitive Model of European Agriculture - a new approach by Young Farmers".
The event furthermore gave opportunity to the Slovak farmer organisation who is not member of the CEJA yet, and to the representatives of the Romanian young farmers to introduce themselves and come to know the member organisations of the CEJA, the representatives of them especially the German, French, Belgian, Austrian, Italian, Czech, Slovenian and Polish partners.

February, 2008
Two new partner organisations, the Fundatia LAM (Ilieni str. Principata nr. 222 judetul Covasna), and the Federaţia Organizaţiilor de Tineret din Regiunea Ciuc (Petőfi Sándor str. 37, Miercurea Ciuc 530210) joined the preparations of the Romanian young farmer organisation.

January, 2008
Questionnaire to survey the resources of the region
The aim of the questionnaire was to survey the vocational work, organisational resources, and development needs of the organisations of the region. The survey helps to come to know the best practices experiences of the organisations in the different themes and through this gives help to fund an effective, productive professional cooperation.
In the survey, the leader boards of the six regional partner organisations were participated (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia) The questionnaire survey was completed by a closer, informal interview series, that was made with the representatives of the partner organisations. The interviews were recorded from January to May.
(Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia) The preparations for surveying the national and European resources, that is aims to make a regional source map about the possible national and EU tender opportunities.

Youngfarmerproject.ceryc.eu

"Europe for Citizens" project, 2009-2010:

Strengthening social cohesion and European integration in rural regions