The German Rural Youth Association (Bund der Deutschen Landjugend” e.V. – shortened BDL) represents the interests of young people in rural Germany, in order to create and preserve perspectives to live, work and stay in rural areas in Germany. It is a union of 18 regional associations, which are divided into regional, district and local committees as well as youth clubs that can be found all over Germany. With its 100 000 young members aged from 15 to 35, the BDL is the largest youth organization in a rural context in Germany. Approximately one in five members is an active agriculturalist or wine-grower. The BDL is the independent youth organisation of the German National Farmers’ Union, the German Wine-Growers’ Association and the German Association of Rural Women.
Role in Newbie
The BDLs’ responsibility in Newbie is forming linkages between the scientific and more practical network members and target groups. It also co-leads work package 5 Communication, Dissemination and Impact, in which it is in charge for exchanging and disseminating existing and enriched knowledge. Results will be shared with important stakeholders over the participating countries and other EU countries in an accessible way.