Young people designing their own future in Europe’s rural environment

Young Europeans made their needs and interests clear during the second European Rural Youth Parliament (ERYP) in Candás between 4 and 6 November, and that is that they have their own voice, they want to be heard and nobody speaks for them. They have identified their demands very well and thus want to transfer it…

ERYP puts an end to it by giving rise to “Europe’s real rural agenda”

Three days of intense work have just put an end to the European Rural Youth Parliament (ERYP) where 70 young people from 15 European countries have highlighted the main needs they detect from their experience in order to stay in rural areas creating business opportunities and life options. Five issues have been identified by the…

“Young people need to be protagonists in rural development processes”

Intervention of Marcelino Marcos Líndez, President of the General Assembly of the Principality of Asturias Good morning, everyone; For many years ago the countryside was seen as an exotic place that waited silently and that was punctually used as a refuge for the inhabitants of the cities that escaped to breathe and in search of…

“We have to design a new way of living in the villages”

Intervention at the closing ceremony of Delia Losa Carballido, Delegate of the Government of Spain in Asturias Good afternoon. Thank you very much for inviting me to participate in the closing of the second edition of the European Rural Youth Parliament. It is an honour for me to be able to address you, young people…

A programme of cultural and musical activities with a lot of breadcrumbs

The programme of the European Rural Youth Parliament included a series of complementary activities, in the design of which the Carreño Town Council collaborated, which included, in addition to musical performances, several visits to council entrepreneurs, as well as demonstrative workshops developed by different associations in the municipality. So, on Monday, the day of arrival…

Floral craftsmanship by the hand of Interflora for Parliaments

Fernando Orrio and Elena González have been the flower artisans of Candás in charge of the floral decoration of the second European Rural Youth Parliament and the fourth European Rural Parliament. The floral design or floral art is the art of taking floral and non-floral materials such as flowers, plants and other accessories with special…

A volunteerism that makes a difference

There is no doubt that much of the success of both the European Rural Youth Parliament (ERYP) and the European Rural Parliament (ERP) is also due to the selfless work of the group of young volunteers from the Carreño council who have brought an important value throughout the week with their willingness, their collaboration, their…