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“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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“To the youth of today, I also have a wish to make: be the scriptwriters of your destiny and feature yourselves as stars that showed the way towards a brighter future.”
- Nelson Mandela

The overall objective of ACORN is to develop and implement a new suite of resources including a transferable mechanism for youth inclusive rural development in four European regions during the lifetime of the project. Our ultimate goal is to engage, empower and inspire rural young people to become active citizens, co-creators and implementors of rural development initiatives that affect them and their future.

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Project Activities

Young Rural Development Opportunities and Challenges
Report

A report that identifies challenges and opportunities for young people in rural areas to be involved in rural development, in response to national and EU-wide calls for action.

Compendium of 20 European Best Practices in Inclusive Youth Rural Development

A report that identifies challenges and opportunities for young people in rural areas to be involved in rural development, in response to national and EU-wide calls for action.

Young Rural Developers Toolkit

A practical guide with tools, tips, and case studies to support young people in getting involved in rural development initiatives.

ACORN Young Rural Developers Podcast SeriesReport

A series of interviews with young people involved in rural development initiatives, showcasing their experiences and offering valuable insights for others interested in rural development.

Guidebook for the Development of a Sustainable Rural Youth Assembly

A guidebook for the establishment of a sustainable rural youth assembly, aimed at providing practical guidance to young people who are interested in setting up similar assemblies in their own communities.

4 Rural Youth Assemblies

Four rural youth assemblies established in Roscommon, Idrija, Castile y Leon, and Malta, aimed at promoting the active participation of young people in rural development initiatives.

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