European Rural Youth Forum: Sustainability Summer School

Event date
July 30, 2016 - August 7, 2016
Short description

European Youth Rural Forum (ERYF) is an organization where young people from rural areas all-round Europe meet. Every year there is a conference held in one of the member countries, where young people meet and discuss topics related to the countries – especially about the lives of young people in their home grounds. 




The goal of the ERYF 2016 Summer University is to provide solid knowledge in the areas of environmental and social sustainability through lectures, excursions (such as day trip to Gemenc forest (sustainable foresting), Szekszárd and Szeged as examples of rural tourism and workshops, provide hands-on learning experience on social innovation through workshops, to share ideas, envision student projects between a number of Central and South-Eastern European countries, as well as introduce the work of the Hungarian Sustainable University Network to encourage volunteering in this area  and keep building the now 10-year-long cooperation between the communities of participant countries,


  • Opportunity for travelling and meeting students from other countries;
  • Compare living conditions of the participants;
  • Discuss and exchange ideas;
  • To widen perspectives and understanding of problems in the EU;
  • Create and give a solutions to the problems we have discovered within the different nations.


  • Due to the generous sponsorship of the Embassy of the United States in Hungary, total fee  for Central/Eastern European participants is 40 EUR (for students from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine);
  • 180 EUR for participants outside this region.

How to apply?

If you are interested in participation you can apply online.

The deadline is June 14 2016.

Feel free to contact main organizers: Zsuzsanna Fodor, ERYF Co-ordinator for Hungary or Attila Katona, HUSUN Co-ordinator

Please find the detailed programme outline HERE.

For more information, please visit the official website.


Source: ERYF


Geographical focus
  • SEE
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
Event type
  • Other

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on May 17, 2016
Modified on May 17, 2016