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

Youth in action
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Youth Engagement for Global Action

You don’t have to be 21 years old or older to contribute to the development of the society or to unite people in solving some of the global problems. The EU supports the young enthusiasts who are not afraid of doing so by creating various initiatives for their development e.g., Young European Ambassadors initiative, Au Pair, Erasmus+, education or civil society actions grant programmes, etc. The European Commission supports the inclusion of young people in democracy and society, for example, through dialogue with young people. Promoting a healthy lifestyle and helping cooperation between schools, youth workers, health workers, and sports organizations are among its central aims. 
Yelyzaveta Tarab 12 August 2020
EaP 10 celebrations
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Eastern Partnership: What is Beyond 2020?

In 2019, the European Union (the EU) and Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries celebrated the Eastern Partnership’s 10th anniversary. Many things had changed and had been achieved since 2009 when this policy was launched. Although the European Commission's new Communication on the future of the EaP was issued in March 2020, the discussion on how the EaP will look beyond 2020 still takes place. Accordingly, this article aims to reflect on the main achievements of the EaP policy and discuss its challenges.
Viktoriia Omelianenko 10 August 2020
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Post-COVID-19 reality: how the pandemic influenced the environment

Everyone has probably heard about the positive environmental changes brought about by the strict quarantine restrictions imposed in almost every country in the world: lots of media began to write about falling emissions and air and water pollution (all due to the impact of lockdown on industrial production and vehicle traffic); in mid-March, social media were abuzz with news that dolphins and swans were reportedly back in Venice’s empty canals. Let’s find out the real story behind this buzz.
Yelyzaveta Adamska 18 July 2020
Erasmus plus
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Erasmus+ and ESC: How International Participants Faced the Pandemic of Covid-19

While the EU was trying to handle the global warming problem and migration crisis, the pandemic of SARS-Covid-19 caught everyone unawares. In a few weeks, the priorities of the EU policy to partner countries completely changed. The European Union has adopted "Global Response to Covid-19", according to which financial support for EU partner countries will grow for health and social segments, business and agriculture. All these sectors have been affected the most because of the lockdown measures. But how will the pandemic impact the educational opportunities for international students?
Anastasiia Mirza 03 June 2020
Davit Bibileishvili
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What does Europe Mean to You?

Nowadays when the world, including Europe, is fighting pandemic solidarity and togetherness in distance are essential to overcome this unprecedented challenge, defend our common values, defeat the virus and maintain unity. To Mark the Europe Day and remind our common values to our peers, with the support of the Delegation of the European Union in Georgia, we, Young European ambassadors shared what does Europe mean for us.
Davit Bibileishvili 27 May 2020
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The Virus of Disinformation

Is the information that I am reading at this particular moment the real one, or is it another piece of fake news or someone’s new conspiracy theory? Shall I check it before sharing it? As a student majoring in international information, an analyst, and a former intern at the fact- checking organization, I always ask myself these questions and encourage everyone to do it. Why? Because disinformation is everywhere: on TV, social media, newspapers, etc. Currently, while the world is trying to cope with the COVID-19 virus, we are facing another problem – the virus of disinformation, called by the WHO the “Infordemic”. Why is the COVID-19 a fertile ground for disinformation?
Viktoriia Omelianenko 20 May 2020
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Infodemia of 2020. Is there truth online? An attempt to find it

Yesterday, we decided to voluntarily be vaccinated against the coronavirus and to take part in an experiment powered by Bill Gates and entirely sponsored by G.Soros. After months of eating garlic and drinking water with baking soda or bleach to protect ourselves from COVID-19, we have been chosen to host the first nano chip under the  skin. From now onward, we will be protected from the “innovative” 5G technology discovered in Europe which causes harm. Now, we are sure that we will not get this coronavirus, created in the Chinese laboratories from the Wuhan province. We are safe.
Alexandrina Garuța 18 May 2020
Ketevani Tatikiani
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Sharing experiences: Interview with a YEA studying in Vilnius

I was always interested in how people live around the world, how they are similar or different. Therefore, when I was deciding what to study I chose International Relations – field that could give me broad understanding of the world and at the same time would give me a basis to continue my studies in a specific field. I found out interesting experiences and similarities between Georgia and other Eastern European countries, including challenging relations with Russia.
Ketevani Tatikiani 28 April 2020
YOU are the tolerance
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Erasmus+ makes your expectations become a reality

Growing up in a religious Armenian family, I thought I knew the meaning of the words tolerance, acceptance and love. But participating in the Erasmus+ youth exchange programme ‘YOU are the tolerance’ made me re-think many of the values I used to cherish. I came to understand that it wasn’t about liabilities and must-dos, but about being open to argument and self-doubt, appreciating others’ point of view, and seeing people not as men and women but as humans.
Alisa Jamalyan 28 April 2020