MIJARC Europe is a non-governmental organisation for rural youth, by rural youth. We promote sustainable agricultural, rural and international development, European citizenship, youth policies, gender equality, environmental protection, interculturality and human rights. Considering the Christian values, we strive to implement and raise awareness about these issues and goals by facilitating inter-cultural exchanges, camps, seminars and non-formal learning opportunities in a sustainable and culturally sensitive manner. Employing our methodology of 'see-judge-act', we encourage the participation of young people to build the Europe of tomorrow.
MIJARC in Europe...
Gathers about 150 000 members and contacts in Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey.
MIJARC Europe, the International Movement of Catholic Agricultural and Rural Youth is:
a democratic movement of self-organised young people
a European network of national and regional movements
an educational movement, aware of the problems of the rural youth in Europe
an action movement working for and with young people to create social change (through lobbying, advocacy...)
a movement based on Christian values
a movement which gathers young people who want to commit themselves to improve the life of their villages and to build a better world
What MIJARC Europe can offer you
Through MIJARC you can...
come into contact with youngsters from all over Europe and the world to build up networks
exchange your ideas about your situation and experiences
get training on topics like rural development…
link your projects and create common ones together with other young people in Europe
contribute to build up a common political position on the European level for a fair rural world
promote your positions - MIJARC is the voice of rural youngsters towards the decision makers!
Activies of MIJARC Europe:
exchanges of rural youth groups (Summer Camps)
All these activities are open to participate. Contact MIJARC Europe or your national movement.
MIJARC Europe methodology:
MIJARC follows the methodology of Cardinal Joseph Cardijn (1882-1967), founder of the Young Christian Workers Movement. It is known as revision of life, reflection/action or see-judge-act. This methodology not only allows a better understanding of problems but wants also to contribute to the solution of the problems by action. See-judge-act methodology enables young rural people to analize their living conditions and act either by concrete local projects, training and formation activities or policital actions.
MIJARC Europe is member of the European Youth Forum (YFJ) and of the European Coordination - Via Campesina (ECVC).