„Jugend am Land“ (Youth in the Countryside) is a discussion forum which was launched in 2012 by Christoph Schattleitner and the Öblarn Arts and Cultural Association. It's aim is to give young people the opportunity to exercise their democratic right to freedom of opinion, and to participate in the political discourse. Young people get the chance to reflect on their own generation and to identify problems and prospects for the future, while political representatives are invited only as guests and addressees. After the first success in Öblarn four  additional events were organised in the Liezen area (upper Styria), which addressed the topics of life in the countryside, tourism, rural exodus and the youth culture of the region.