The aim of the video project was to promote rural youth work and the benefits of volunteering for rural young people. The videos were filmed at Rural Youth Europe events in 2011 including "Spice Up Your Potential!" in Strasbourg, France, "Be active – get better opportunities in life through volunteering!" in Ruse, Slovenia, and "Spice Up Your Community!" in Mollina, Spain. Interviews were also filmed in Jäneda, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland.
The videos feature young people aged 18-30 years who are active members of their national rural youth organisation, 4H club or young farmer club. These young people did a fantastic job as the project was filmed and co-ordinated entirely by volunteers on a very limited budget. Equipment hire and travel were supported by a grant from the European Youth Foundation (EYF).
The longer video (9:55) is about volunteering and what it means for young people living in rural areas. Four people were interviewed about doing voluntary work in their local community and their international volunteering experiences with Rural http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndk-peCsvk4
The short video (2:43) is about Rural Youth Europe – who we are, what we do and who it's for!