Sharing stories to connect young people from the EU member States and the Eastern Neighbourhood countries

The YEAs team
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The New Generation Summit at College of Natolin (Warsaw)

10 years have passed since the establishment of the Eastern Partnership Initiative. The participating states Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have implemented a number of reforms in order to foster democracy development and stability in the region with help of the European Union. In 2017 an ambitious plan of the 2020 deliverables for these states has been set up.
Soso Dzamukashvili 24 May 2019
“Gviriloba” Festival
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“Gviriloba” Festival: Make your own EU Flag with Chamomiles!

Since childhood, 2nd May has been one of my favourite days during the year. Because on this day we celebrate the day of my hometown Kutaisi. The whole city exclusively waits for the festival and prepares for it, locals try to make the day interesting and cheerful for them and guests. 
Kristine Chikhladze & Miranda Betchvaia 24 May 2019
Rovshan Badalov among other participants
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The launch of the 10th EaP anniversary celebrations through the eyes of a Young European Ambassador

As a Young European Ambassador I have to date participated in a myriad of events, civic engagement activities and projects. Amongst the ones to highlight is my recent experience attending the 10th Anniversary of Eastern Partnership Launch event that was held in the heart of the European Union, Brussels. 
Rovshan Badalov 20 March 2019
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Stronger together for a stronger society - Reflections on the Eastern Partnership’s 10th Anniversary

‘Stronger society’ is one of the four key themes of the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP). At first this concept could mean any number of things, but for the two of us stronger society means people - especially the youth - having an opportunity to obtain education, information and valuable skills which can be realised, harnessed and put to use through meaningful employment or voluntary work. With enough motivation, people who are empowered and equipped with these opportunities have a real chance to influence and contribute to the social, economic, cultural and political life of their countries and communities.
Esma Gumberidze and Andranik Shirinyan 18 March 2019
The participants of the workshop
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They called me a Young European Woman

On the 9th of March 2019, the Georgian Young European Ambassadors visited ‘Girl Up’ Marneuli which is located in Marneuli, Georgia. The visit's aim was to celebrate International Women's Day with the club's members, and talk about their lifestyles and problems which are faced in their community.
Daria Gasanova 18 March 2019
Viktoriia Onykiienko
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On International Women's Day wish me equal rights

In the beginning of March Europe and the world are celebrating the International Women’s Day. For some reasons in many countries it is often associated with romantic festive spirit, celebration of spring and  blooming. In this regard, women are mostly wished to be tender, caring and beautiful.
Viktoriia Onykiienko 14 March 2019
The Young European Ambassadors during the flash mob
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10 Years Is Just A Beginning: Impressions of a YEA after the EaP Launch Event

In an October morning of 2018, almost 500 young leaders around the EU and EaP countries got letters that they had been waiting for for so long - they officially became part of Class 2018-2019 of Young European Ambassadors. Their mission was indeed special, as they embarked on this very interesting ambassadorship journey at the dawn of celebrations of 10 years since the launch of Eastern Partnership at May 2009 Prague Summit. 100 of the Ambassadors were especially honored to be selected to participate at the EaP 10th Anniversary Launch Event, that took place in Brussels on February 14-15. The program was planned to be quite intense and captivating, and we as participants were happy to get on board with it and make the Event top notch thanks to our contributions.  
Vladislav Kaim 13 March 2019
Ashot Tadevosyan
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EU4U: How the European Voluntary Service (EVS) can help us shape a more youth-friendly society

Engage – Connect – Empower. With these three key words the European Commission hit the target with its new proposed EU Youth Strategy for 2019 to 2027, emphasising real problems for youth, and the EU in general.  
Ashot Tadevosyan 25 February 2019
The YEAs team
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Warm talks over coffee in winter: how we communicated human rights to the people of Gyumri

Winter came to Armenia so suddenly that no-one knew what to do to warm themselves up, so we, the Young European Ambassadors of Armenia, decided to take all the warmth and knowledge that we had and visit one of the coldest places in Armenia, Gyumri, the cultural capital of Armenia, to work together with the kindest staff of Aregak first inclusive cafe and bakery, and spread a message on human rights enjoying a nice, warm cup of coffee with the people of Gyumri.   - Areg Galoyan, 17 years old
Areg Galoyan 22 February 2019