Forum for Countryside Entrepreneurship
Every year, the Young Friends of the Countryside organize the “Forum for Countryside Entrepreneurship” (at the end of March). It is a key date for the board and members of the association to share experiences and projects. Since 2013, the Famigro Entrepreneurship Award is bestowed at the occasion of the Forum, at the initiative of Mr Karl Grotenfelt.
2018: Entrepreneurship on Rural Estates, Current Discussions about the CAP, the UK after Brexit. Scotland
2016: “Marketing: a cornerstone for young entrepreneurs”
2015: “Young entrepreneurship: how to combine a career and the management of the family estate?”
YFCS General Assemblies
Once a year, around 50 members gather at the General Assembly of the YFCS. This annual event takes place in a different European city every year, and it is organized by the local members and ambassadors in cooperation with the board. The program focuses on European rural regulations, developments and opportunities; allows our members to get familiarized with rural management and transmission processes.
2018: XIV YFCS General Assembly, Constance lake, Germany
2017: XIII YFCS General Assembly, Evora, Portugal
2016: XII YFCS General Assembly, Vienna, Austria
2015: XI YFCS General Assembly, Copenhague, Denmark — Conference: “Generating Revenue on the Estate: Options Beyond Land Management”
2014: X YFCS General Assembly, Lisbon, Portugal
Local and Representative meetings
The local ambassadors are encouraged to organise local events, in the interest of promoting the YFCS in their own country. These can take various different forms; from formal dinners to informal afternoon meetings or seminars with local partner associations.
Members of the Board and YFCS ambassadors are encouraged to attend external events and represent the YFCS also by speaking on behalf of the association. The association also welcomes reporting by its members on the key topics and outcomes of the events they attend.