Meet the Young European Ambassadors

Europe for me means peace, freedom and equality. As a Young European Ambassador (YEA), I aim to share these values every day with young people of my country and beyond. So, being a YEA for me, first of all means SHARING. Europe also means diversity and friends from different countries, cultures and backgrounds. As a YEA, I am every day communicating and cooperating with young people. So, being a YEA also means COMMUNICATION and COOPERATION. Communication is a two-way interaction. So, being a YEA means MUTUAL EXCHANGE: exchange of knowledge, of views, of information, ... and the result is truly rewarding: you offer and gain new skills, knowledge and a broadened worldview. Last but not least, being a YEA means CONTRIBUTION: by helping young people get actively engaged in the opportunities offered by the EU, I invest in the process of making them better future leaders.

Ani Khachatryan,25 years old.

 

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Aaron Guerra Gonzalez

Aaron Guerra Gonzalez

Residence:
Valladolid
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Spain

I am a final year LLB student at the University of Valladolid, Spain. Likewise, I am currently studying a BSc in Political Science and Administration at the National University of Long Distance Education (UNED). Since I enrolled with the University, I have engaged with volunteering in civil society, and have also been politically active. Having spent a year in Estonia studying at the University of Tartu through the Erasmus+ exchange programme, I am strongly interested in the integration processes that take place across the EU, and also in our Eastern Neighbourhood countries. Apart from that, my interests are in Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and Public International Law. In the future, I would like to work in the EU administration and contribute to building a stronger EU.

Aaron Otto Langguth

Aaron Otto Langguth

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Germany

Born and raised in multicultural Berlin-Kreuzberg, as the son of parents from East-Berlin and West-Germany, I am a child of the reunification. Uniting Europe in its diversity and connecting to our brothers and sisters beyond its constructed borders is the quintessence of my very existence. Overcoming prejudices and breaking down barriers through exchange and cooperation build the core of my social activism. Only together we can effectively combat global warming, violent conflicts and exploitation. I am showing leadership by taking full advantage of my privileges to empower others to take action. My education based on critical thinking, global life experiences and love substantiate my drive to ignite the change. On the principles of equality, solidarity and fairness, I promote reciprocal respect and freedom as an actor on stage with my theater-ensemble BAZAAR EUROPA, as a referee on the football field and now as a Young European Ambassador.

Abbas Babayev

Abbas Babayev

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Project Administrative Assistant
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

As a graduate of international relations, I have always been eager to join initiatives related to my field of study in order to learn more about real decision-making processes and to contribute to the development of society. The YEAs’ network is one such initiative, aiming to develop youth by allowing us to learn more about how our peers in other EaP countries are working towards developing our respective countries’ relations with the EU. As a returning YEA, I am now more acquainted with the structure and activities of the network, and enthusiastic to contribute to its development in Azerbaijan.
 

Abdul Mustafazade

Abdul Mustafazade

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a senior student at the Baku Engineering University (previously Qafqaz University). I am engaged in student affairs as a young professional in the National Assembly of Youth Organisations (NAYORA), the umbrella youth organization in Azerbaijan. Moreover, I am currently doing an internship at the United Nations Office of Azerbaijan. I also attended various trainings and events during my student years and am particularly interested in initiatives that integrate economic considerations within diplomacy and international relations. I took part in a winter school on the topic of “Sustainable Development Cooperation – Top Down, Bottom Up” approach. I am interested in gaining insight into the theoretical basis of development cooperation. I was part of the International Legal Research Group on Migration Law as a National Academic Coordinator. I am also part of Model United Nations community, which has showed me the complexity of international relations and politics.

Abutab Abbasova

Abutab Abbasova

Residence:
London, United Kingdom
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have recently graduated with an MSc in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London, I also have a background in International Relations (BA), which I previously studied ADA University in Azerbaijan. However, my first international experience was through an exchange programme at the University of Glasgow (the UK). As a Young European Ambassador since 2016, I have done internships at different organizations including the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Brussels, ADA University, Caucasus Research Resource Center Azerbaijan, and International Eurasia Press Fund. Currently, I am an intern at an NGO in London.

Adel Ramdani

Adel Ramdani

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belgium

I studied Political Science, International Relations and Human Rights in six universities across three continents. I hold a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Brussels (ULB). I spent one year as an Erasmus student at Uppsala University (Sweden). I then undertook the Global Studies Programme (Master in Social Sciences) and spent each semester studying abroad in Germany, South Africa and Thailand. I have also interned in some of the biggest international organisations including the United Nations (UNCDF), the African Union (Ethiopia) and the League of Arab States (Egypt). In 2019, I received a scholarship (Global Campus of Human Rights) to carry out field research on human rights issues in Beirut (Lebanon) at Saint Joseph University. In Brussels, I created and launched the United Nations Series, in cooperation with the Washington DC-based organization, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, which has become an instrumental tool in raising awareness on…

Adelaide Di Maggio

Adelaide Di Maggio

Residence:
London
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Italy/Poland

I am a bilingual student of Art History and Philosophy, with an interest in politics and public policy, especially as regards education and what it should look like. I, myself, work in a non-profit organisation, which is also a non-formal education platform: the European Youth Parliament (EYP). I have been linked with EYP for over four years now, and I am currently working as the Vice-President of EYP Poland. There I am responsible for Communications and Marketing, as well as graphics. Apart from EYP, I have taken part in many projects related to the EU, as well as the United Nations, allowing me to travel all around Europe and beyond, and meet new cultures, as well as learn about new perspectives. I see myself as a European citizen in a global world, which, I hope, helps me to be more open-minded and appreciative of beauty.

Adil Safarli

Adil Safarli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am studying International Studies at ADA University and am working as part of the British Council's exam team in Azerbaijan. I have until now been part of many great activities and events. In this summer, I had a chance to intern at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Germany, where I became familiar with the essence of diplomacy by engaging with different sections of the embassy. Moreover, I am an Education Officer at Erasmus Student Network in Baku, where I help to share educational opportunities with Azerbaijani youth, thus building bridges between local and international students. Last year, I have also been chosen as a Youth Ambassador by the Azerbaijani umbrella youth organisation, NAYORA, in order to represent Azerbaijani youth at international and local events. Besides that, I have been part of different internships, conferences and events, where I developed my public speaking and networking skills. I am more than honored to have been chosen as a Young European Ambassador for…

Adrian Nacu

Adrian Nacu

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Project Manager "INVENTO", Co-Founder "Chisinau Legal Hackers", Community Manager "Action for Justice"
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am currently doing my LLM in Economic Law. Since 2017, I have been a project manager at INVENTO and organized two editions of  the "Youth Parliament" national project. I'm a member of the young lawyers community "Action for Justice". Right now, I'm one of the organizers of the 1st Chisinau Legal Hackathon 2018. I have participated  in more than 15 Eramus+ projects. I'm also an EcoVisio alumnus and a member of Challenger+ Club.

Adrine Aghabekyan

Adrine Aghabekyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional.
Country of origin:
Armenia

I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Cross-cultural Communication from Yerevan State University (YSU) and my Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratisation from the Centre for European Studies (CES). I am a Youth Worker and a Human Rights defender. I have been working at AEGEE-Yerevan as the Head of the Human Resources Committee and at the Armenian Progressive Youth (APY) NGO as a Project Manager, EVS Coordinator and the head of "Local Events Organising" and "Youth and Environment" working groups. Currently, I am a board member at 4FEM Women's Rights NGO. 

Agil Guliyev

Agil Guliyev

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Sales and Reservations Agent at Fairmont Baku Flame Towers / Senior undergraduate student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am an undergraduate student in business technologies at Azerbaijani State Oil and Industry University. Alongside my studies, I have also been working in different positions, for instance at the Fairmont Raffles International Hotel, which has given me the opportunity to broaden my professional knowledge in an international environment. Moreover, I have acquired study abroad experience at the University of Leicester in the UK through an Erasmus+ grant. I am a student member of the Operational Research Society based in UK.

Aino-Maria Ervelä

Aino-Maria Ervelä

Residence:
Finland
Occupation:
Social Counsellor/Family social work
Country of origin:
Finland

I have a bachelor’s degree in Social Services and I am working in the field of child protection and family social work. I spent 2017 in Belarus doing a European Voluntary Service, a year that had a major impact on my life. I was living in Minsk and did my EVS in a charity association called "World Without Borders", where I worked with teenagers in conflict with the law. I am interested in youth work, youth participation, human rights, international relations and communication. I love to travel and discover new places and people, and to create and share new stories. I am interested in the Eastern European cultures and as I am learning Russian, I am hoping it will allow me to have a deeper understanding of those cultures. The Young European Ambassador's network brings together my main interests of youth work and intercultural communication, and gives us an opportunity to work together with the aim of creating a better future!

Alba Biosca Alonso

Alba Biosca Alonso

Residence:
Barcelona
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Spain

I am studying a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Barcelona. For the last five years, I have been actively participating in European programmes on social, artistic and environmental issues, run by the European Commission, the Council of Europe and other institutions. In 2016/17, I participated in a long-stay European Voluntary Service (EVS) inititative in Romania, called 'Model European Union'. Later in 2017, I was the Youth Delegate for Spain in the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. Currently, I am very committed and active as a youth ambassador for the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA), as well as in Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE).

Alejandro Nievas

Alejandro Nievas

Residence:
Kielce
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Poland

I'm a Geographer, and have always been interested in human rights and in the social sciences in general. I am very curious about how the world and society works. That is why I am eager to interact with people from different parts of the world, in order to gain more knowledge and expand my perspective. I've participated in numerous international projects across Europe and the world, mostly in development and education, that have offered me the opportunity to gain new skills and expand my view of the world further than I could never imagine. I can say that I am a product of the European Union, and am very happy and eager to contribute a 'grain of sand' to help the EU to be what it really is - one of the greatest achievements of humanity.

Aleks Slavchev

Aleks Slavchev

Residence:
Vidin
Occupation:
Student in FLHS "Yordan Radichkov" and Associate in International Center for Development of Education and Training
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

Despite being from a small town, in 2017, I realised that my voice can actually be heard. Since then, I am actively engaged in both volunteer work and political campaigns. I may still be 17, but I have already planned the rest of my life: to be part of the change that our community is desperately in need of. I am currently in high school studying foreign languages and mathematics. Simultaneously, I am an associate in an NGO, dealing with Erasmus+ projects. For this one year I grew up and became aware of what life actually is. Spreading solidarity and open-mindedness outside our borders will not only change many lives, but will also make our world a better place, so here I am, a Young European Ambassador.

Aleksandra Vakovska

Aleksandra Vakovska

Residence:
Sofia
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I am currently obtaining my bachelor's degree in European Studies at Sofia University, St. Kliment Ohridski. My interests include European Law, international politics and European integration. As of 2018, I'm a Young Ambassador for NATO, which is a one-of-a-kind initiative in Bulgaria by the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria - one of Bulgaria's biggest NGO's. There I have the chance to explain the core of NATO's goals and missions, while educating the youth on the need of such an alliance and the connection between it and the Union. I'm also the President of the European Studies's students club at my University, which has helped me gain useful leadership experience. I am a volunteer in Team Europe Junior, which is a project launched by the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria, where I actively help to spread true information about the Union and its institutions. I have also organised an informal student meeting with the Deputy Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the…

Aleksandre Gulbiani

Aleksandre Gulbiani

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
High School Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I'm a high school student who is eager to exchange culture and values with the rest of the world, which is why I joined this initiative. My passion and interest in international relations first began when I headed off for an exchange year in the US via the FLEX Program. I started to realise how important it was to see how other people live and show them what your country is like, and I think that we need to do exactly the same when talking about EU integration. Georgians need to see what the EU is like and Europeans need to find out more about Georgia. Exchanging those values will be my priority as a YEA. As a person who has spent over 200 hours volunteering at everything from HIV centres to educational institutions, it is obvious that I'm willing to give back to society. Two years ago, I even started my own charity club in Tbilisi. So in a nutshell, I'm just a youngster who is more than willing to contribute to his society in every way possible.

Alena Dudkova

Alena Dudkova

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I´m an undergraduate at the Belorussian State University, specialising in World Economy and focusing on monetary policy. I got deeper acquainted with the EU, its institutions and their important functions thanks to the successful accomplishment of the course "Educate yourself on Europe" in 2018. I spent last semester in Germany with the ERASMUS+ programme, during which I learned a lot about the academic and professional opportunities for young people. I try to dedicate my free time to volunteer activities and art. This year I´ve joined AIESEC as a manager in the department of outgoing exchanges. I´m proud to become a Young European Ambassador in order to share the European values in my country, to solve the current challenges and to find co-thinkers!

Alena Tsimashcuk

Alena Tsimashcuk

Residence:
Brest
Occupation:
I am a young professional.
Country of origin:
Belarus

I have been working as a professional journalist for five years. Currently, you know me as a News Editor from "TV and Radio Company Brest". I take facts, digest them and make them readable and understandable, and after that I broadcast them on the radio. Earlier in my career, I was a newspaper reporter. In addition to my bachelor's degree in journalism, I also have a degree in psychology.

Alena Zhylinskaya

Alena Zhylinskaya

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am studying for a master's degree in English Literature at the Belarusian State University. My area of study is postcolonial literature in English, specifically mythopoetic novels of English-speaking Nigerian writer Ben Okri. During my studies, I participated in academic conferences and won the 1st category in XXV Republican Contest for Students' Scientific Works 2018. At the beginning of the 3rd year, I became a student teaching assistant to my supervisor, Associate Professor, Ph.D. of philology Hanna Butyrchyk. Last year I had the honour of working alongside my teachers as a teacher-intern. I always want to learn more so I am constantly interested in educational workshops and programs. I participated in “The School of a Young Writer” which is based on The Belarusian Writers’ Union (Minsk), The Movement For Freedom’s (MFF) Summer School ‘The European Choice’ (Hrodna-Bialystok) and multiple seminars and lectures on human rights, feminism, gender, and equality.

Alexandra Isaicul

Alexandra Isaicul

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
Youth worker; Projects Coordinator and EVS/ESC coordinator in "MilleniuM" Training and Development Institute; Project assistant at Erasmus+ Youth. Info Centre in Moldova
Country of origin:
Moldova

From 2017, I started my volunteering activities in a youth organization, thanks to which I discovered my passion and role in society. As a result, working with young people has become an important part of my life. At the moment, I am a coordinator of national and international volunteers. This allows me to develop myself personally and professionally, and to increase the quality of activities in which I'm involved. During this time, I participated and continue to participate in Erasmus + projects, which provide me with a lot of energy and enthusiasm to implement new and creative things in my organisation. Moreover, traveling has become a part of my life, something I never thought possible. Through these activities, I aim to make a contribution to society, and I am encouraged to do more beautiful things for young people in my country!

Alexandrina Garuta

Alexandrina Garuta

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I love volunteering and I believe it is my super-power, because I strive to be the change that I want to see in this world. Since 2017, I work as a volunteer-reporter for the news and opportunities platform created by teens for teens - youth.md. I am also part of the "Chișinău for European Youth Capital 2021 team" - we truly believe we can get this important title! Moreover, in 2017, I participated with 90 other girls at the Summer School of Young Leaders. This year, I had the honor to be one of the young deputies at the Youth Parliament, a project developed by the Invento Association. In addition, I am an Ambassador of the social campaign #eualegMoldova where we promote active citizenship and a member and changemaker for the global movement #MeWeInternational, our aim is to fight corruption through digital storytelling. Also,I learned more about economics by participating at a Startup School. Recently, I participated at an International Summer Camp, "Click pe TINEri" with young…

Alexandru Bogdan Hirsu

Alexandru Bogdan Hirsu

Residence:
Bucharest
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Romania

Born in Romania and educated at Hamilton College in the United States, where I recieved a Bachelor of the Arts in World Politics, I have been blessed to be part of the European project, and have promoted its values from a very young age. Now, I am doing so from a micromobility perspective, as I seek to offer various European cities a carbon-free and quick means of transportation. Making electric scooters available to everyone would allow people of all beliefs, races and ethnic backgrounds to come together in embracing a clean transportation solution.

Alexandru Buliga

Alexandru Buliga

Residence:
Bucharest
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Romania

I was born to Romanian parents, but raised in Canada. I do not consider myself fully Romanian, nor fully Canadian. This duality that I have experienced allows me to contrast different perspectives, and thus gives me a unique outlook on both events and people. I have learned not to be quick to judge, and that appearances can often be deceiving. Since my return to Romania, I have strived to do my very best to be an active citizen and to learn more about European values, as well as what I can do to take them further, or even to try and bring them to places where people do not know about them. I am currently studying Finance at the Academy for Economic Studies (ASE) in Bucharest, and international relations take a very active role in my studies. I hope to be able to learn and grow with those around me, and to try to bring a better tomorrow through shared knowledge and understanding.

Alexandru Erhan

Alexandru Erhan

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am from the beautiful city of Orhei. At the age of 14, I discovered volunteering, and since that moment, I have been helping my community to become better by being an active member of the YouthBank family. My involvement in the work of this organisation has helped me to become more self confident, tolerant and ambitious. That is how I travelled, improved my English and made lots of friends. Although I aim to work in the field of biochemical engineering, I believe that this network is essential for bonding people and gaining the skills necessary to lead a successful life. Everything is ultimately about promoting an active lifestyle, intercultural/intergenerational tolerance and community development, all of which require our support and dedication. I want to work towards these goals, and to do so with other people on the same wave-length: most definitely the YEAs.

Alexandru Streleț

Alexandru Streleț

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I have recently completed my MA degree in Conflict, Security and Development at King's College London and I did my undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading, UK. Currently, I am undertaking an internship in the Defence and Security programme of Transparency International. Previous experiences included internships at the UNDP as well as the Embassy of Moldova to the UK. In 2017, I was a Research Support Assistant at the University of Reading (UK), where I provided support for a project whose aim was to explore voting motivations in the 2016 US Presidential Elections. During my undergraduate degree, I have spent a semester at Uppsala University, Sweden as part of the Erasmus programme. Since 2016, I have been actively involved in organising the largest conference simulating European politics worldwide, Model European Union Strasbourg, being a Content Officer. I was a Course Representative for my undergraduate degree for two consecutive…

Aliaksandr Yarashau

Aliaksandr Yarashau

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I study at BSEU and work in the Civitta consulting company

I am currently a student of International Economic Relations at the Belarusian State Economic University. I am engaged in the activities of the European Youth Parliament both in Belarus and the EU. Last summer, I participated in an American summer scholarship program called SUSI, specialising in civic engagement. I have also previously interned at Coca-cola and worked for the Republican Сonfederation of Entrepreneurs.

Aliaksei Hapeyeu

Aliaksei Hapeyeu

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

What would I do if I could make a wish? I would destroy socially disadvantaged environments to give people an opportunity for development. There are no miracles, but I continue struggling. YEAs mobilise communities for change and I am ready to change the environment. I have recently graduated from Minsk State Linguistic University. My specialisation was intercultural communication. I learnt a lot about democracy, political and social institutes at the university. My long -term goal is to make my country great and to realise the policy of social equity in Belarus. I am sure we can do it through collaboration with the EU because the European policy and social standards have stood the test of time. Moreover, The EU experience can help us to develop relations with government structures to overcome social problems. Another important point is the fact that the youth are not interested in changes because young people are often excluded as social and political candidates. YEAs will…

Alina Kovalenko

Alina Kovalenko

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Public Information/Web and Social Media Assistant, UNHCR Ukraine
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I graduated from an MA in "Outreach and Intelligence" at the Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. I was working as a Junior Communication Fellow at the Government Office for European and Euroatlantic Integration (GOEEI), taking part in the EU-funded project "Association4U". In 2017-2018, I studied "Tourism" in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia and then had internship in "The Bali Bible" in Bali. Currently, I'm fulfilling my dream and working in the UN Refugee Agency as a Public Information Assistant.

Alina Maria Dumitru

Alina Maria Dumitru

Residence:
Brașov
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Germany

My academic background in art and culture, history, and philosophy has heightened my awareness and understanding of cultural diversity and difference. Attending courses dealing with theories of human rights, the issue of migration in the age of globalisation, social movements, and global governance, together with my involvement in the non-governmental sector and non-formal education within a European framework, acted as a catalyst in the process of acknowledging that an equitable future for our global village and its citizens depends on cooperation, dialogue, and inclusion. My two periods of Erasmus+ learning in two different countries, together with being a Former European Fellow on Project Management, a Former European Fellow on Youth Leadership, and a Communication Responsible for the European Digital Youth Summit 2018, revealed and reinforced something I intuitively knew. Firstly, that I identify myself as a global citizen, and secondly, that the values that resonate with…

Alina-Maria Țurcanu

Alina-Maria Țurcanu

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Raised in a society that faces lots of problems such as global warming, political issues, corruption and discrimination, I was helped by my family and school to set a goal for myself: social activism. I am firmly convinced that a healthy and wealthy society is based on people who are well informed, have high moral values and care about the community they live in. This is why, since I’ve started to participate in and organise different volunteering activities, I’ve tried to develop my leadership skills, critical thinking and many other abilities that contribute to a strong personality. Furthermore, I am sure that by involving myself in many educational youth activities, I can gain knowledge, interact with open-minded people and get inspired to empower others to bring about change.

Alisa Ciornaia

Alisa Ciornaia

Residence:
Iași, Romania
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

My name is Alisa and I am a young lawyer. In a strange way, my name has always influenced my life, but I'm not Alice in Wonderland. I'm Alice who fights for her dreams every day and believes in the power of the unity. This year I graduated from a Bachelor of Law. Throughout my degree, I performed well academically and was very active in the many facets of university life. I completed a number of internships around my university campus. It gave me an outlet to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting and, also, sparked my interest in the reconstruction of the Moldovan justice system, the reconstruction that today is directly connected with Moldovan international politics. In Spring 2016, I won 2nd place in the international regional contest "Youth of South-Eastern Europe for the prosperity of the region". I took part in the SEE Assembly in Sophia and was awarded the prize by Tsetska Tsacheva, President of SEECP PA, Speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria. Some years…

Alisa Jamalyan

Alisa Jamalyan

Residence:
Artashat
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

My name is Alisa and I am a young researcher at Yerevan State University. This year I graduated from the School of Liberal Politics which has had a big influence on my liberal thinking. Since graduating from my master's degree from the Centre for European Studies at Yerevan State University, I have been interested in EU-Armenia relations, human rights, migration policies, democracy-building processes and political and public issues, especially as they relate to my country. I have worked at the Economic Research and Development Support Centre NGO, GIZ Armenia and I have been a facilitator/tutor during different trainings and seminars organised in Armenia. Currently I am researching the 'index of democracy level in the dimension of human rights and democratisation' for Moldova and Kyrgyzstan and striving for a liberal society in my country.

Alisia Parfentieva

Alisia Parfentieva

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

When I first volunteered, I mainly used it as an opportunity to hang out with my friends. The second time was also mostly influenced by my peers, but it helped me realise that I actually enjoy giving to the community that I live in, therefore making me more socially aware. Afterwards I started getting interested in issues like gender discrimination, homophobia, global warming and climate change. I am still young and I haven’t really had the chance to ‘conquer’ the world yet. But I believe that, given the opportunity, I will do everything in my power to bring about change.

Aliya Mammadhasanzade

Aliya Mammadhasanzade

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am studying Law at Azerbaijan State Customs Committee. The essential reason I am willing to join the youth sector is that I want to build my future through good opportunities and contribute to the next generation. Therefore, I have been working in youth-led NGOs and participating in internships which were held in India and Bulgaria for two months. I have also been a part of various international projects, conferences, and events, where I have developed my personal skills, ideas and broadened my network. Currently, I am implementing an individual project which called 'Be with US' and it is designed to promote social inclusion and inclusive society. I passionately want to make more useful things for young people in my country.

Almaz Mirzayeva

Almaz Mirzayeva

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have recently graduated from Baku Engineering University with an honours degree in English Language and Literature Teaching and became 'the top graduate of the country' with the highest GPA. I have also been awarded 'Future Teacher Scholarship', and have attended International Summer School in Germany as a DAAD scholar. Moreover, I graduated from school with a gold medal for special achievements. I have been working as a trainer and MOOC leader at American Councils for International Education. Currently, I am working as a part of the British Council Exams Team, and I am also a member of Azerbaijan Science Association. I have been voluntarily involved in different projects: Venue manager at the European Games and organiser at the UN Alliance of Civilizations VII Global Forum and International Scientific Conferences of Young Researchers. Moreover, I have also been the Assistant Director of STEAM Camp held by Baku American Centre. I am honoured to be a Young European…

Ana Felicia Talmaci

Ana Felicia Talmaci

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am currently a student, ambitious and eager to take on new challenges. That's why I've always tried to participate in different projects that help me to develop my communication skills. For instance in 2018, I was a volunteer at the Millennium Documentary Film Festival run by the UN Moldova and OWH studio. I was also part of the organising team for Rock’n’Haret, a rock festival that has been held annually for six years now, and we managed to gather 2 000 people. I find myself focused on the fields of humanities, law, politics and philosophy, and I am also fascinated by the fundamental values of EU. This is the reason I took part in the 2018 IPRE Autumn School ‘Europeanisation beyond process’ and the 2019 Model European Parliament organised by Interact Chișinău, a Rotary International service club.

Ana Hîrbu

Ana Hîrbu

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Since I was in high school, the cultural and linguistic diversity of Europe has made me interested in travelling, learning languages and discovering different cultures. I am studying International Business at the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (ASEM) and as a student, I have been substantially involved in volunteering activities, international conferences, debate clubs and internships. I am also a member of YEP Moldova – an entrepreneurship non-governmental organisation. The opportunity to become a YEA inspires me to share experiences, knowledge and youth opportunities related to the EU and the Eastern Partnership. I’m open to changes, innovations and interaction, and I am sure that students deserve to be informed about EU culture, values and principles. I am ready to take on the responsibility of providing them with this information and to become a part of something great.

Ana Kandelaki

Ana Kandelaki

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

Since graduating from Tbilisi State University's Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, I have been interested in the political and public issues, especially as they relate to my country. I believe Georgia is part of Europe, therefore I am interested in EU Integration and EU institutions. I have 7 years of experience in various fields, including at NGOs and the private sector as well as public institutions and political organizations, having worked at such organizations as the Tbilisi City Board and various public schools. I currently work at the European Education Center as a senior manager and in 2016-2017 I worked as an assistant director at several NGOs in Tbilisi. I was also a volunteer at the Development Centre of Ajara in 2016 and I worked as a Radio Broadcast Journalist in 2015. I had an opportunity to study European political issues, which allowed me to gain a comparative understanding of the Georgian political system as well as to participate in various youth projects…

Ana Lortkipanidze

Ana Lortkipanidze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am passionate about learning different languages - I now speak five languages and continue to learn new ones. I believe that languages are a superpower, since they affect the way we think and perceive the world around us, enabling a closer and better understanding of different cultures and people. From 2015 to 2017, I was living in Germany, which was a lifechanging experiance for me. I currently study Pscyhotherapy. At the same time I am working in a German company as a Quality Coach, responsible for upholding quality standards at our work space. I deliver training and coaching sessions to my co-workers, in which my theoretical knowledge acquired at university proves very useful.

Ana Noroc

Ana Noroc

Residence:
Balti
Occupation:
Law student at 'Alecu Russo' Bălţi State University in Moldova
Country of origin:
Moldova

I chose humanities in high school after I gained experience in different national and international competitions (International Art Competition "Colocvii eminesciene", Republican Olympics at Universal and Romanian History). Nowadays I’m a Law student as well as an Erasmus+ student. Last semester, I was selected for an Erasmus+ academic mobility project to Iași, Romania, where I came to understand the real meaning of Erasmus friendship. After this, I visited Baku, Azerbaijan, as a member of the Moldovan team. We participated in the youth exchange “WE CAN DO IT”. This experience changed my vision about myself and about human values through true relationships with people who have a health problem. I felt what it mean to see them as a people just like me. In November, I'll participate in another youth exchange in Armenia, as a team leader: “Digitising rural entrepreneurship”. On a local basis, I've been a volunteer at the NGO "Serviciu pentru PACE" since August 2017.

 

Ana Sikhashvili

Ana Sikhashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Georgia

After being in the US through the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) programme, I wanted to do something closer to my country, because I believe that Georgia is part of Europe. As I am visually impaired, I want to be an example for disabled people and, in general, I want to be an example for Georgia's youth. I would like to help younger students to become good leaders by sharing my experience. I also want to exchange knowledge and ideas with other YEAs from different countries, because I want to change the world with Europe's youth. I am also planning to become a diplomat in the future and taking part in this programme is a good step in that direction. I know that becoming a YEA is a very big responsibility in terms of both my country and Europe!

Ana Ukleba

Ana Ukleba

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I recently completed my Master’s degree at the College of Europe in Bruges where I specialized in the EU’s External Relations and European Neighborhood Policy. I wrote my MA thesis on the EU’s democracy-promotion efforts in Georgia under the EaP initiative. I also hold a BA from the American University in Bulgaria and Sciences Po Bordeaux. I have acquired professional experience at the GUAM Organization for Democracy and the Ministry of Euro and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia. I am fortunate to have lived and studied around the world. These experiences have shaped me into an open-minded individual. I have first-hand benefitted from the EU and thus consider myself a strong EU enthusiast who wishes to share her passion for the EU with others both in Georgia and in the region.

Ana-Maria Tumuruc

Ana-Maria Tumuruc

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a teenager who is always looking for new knowledge and experiences. I started volunteering because I am convinced that young people have to get involved in the development of their community. My whole volunteering experience is about trying to make my voice heard, expressing my point of view on social issues and attempting to solve social issues. I engage in different projects and volunteer at different organisations. I have experience in project writing, event planning and participation in events aimed at promoting multiculturalism, diversity and tolerance among youth. Currently I am working on the project ‘Initiative Group for Promoting Peace in Eastern Europe and Caucasus’, which aims to promote peaceful values among the young generation.

Anahit Yeghiazaryan

Anahit Yeghiazaryan

Residence:
Yerevan, Armenia
Occupation:
I am a young professional.
Country of origin:
Armenia

I got my Bachelor's degree in Romance and Germanic Philology at Yerevan State University. I also did my Master's there as well as at the American University of Armenia's Department of Political Science and International Affairs. I am currently a Senior Area Manager at Business Armenia (the former Development Foundation of Armenia), a semi-national foundation that promotes export and investment.  

Anastasia Emelian

Anastasia Emelian

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I started volunteering about two years ago at the National Youth Council of Moldova and since then my life has changed immensely. Volunteering gave me the opportunity to represent the Republic of Moldova in multiple international projects and exchanges. One of these was ‘International Youth Studies: Curricula distance learning and open education materials (InYouS)’, a capacity-building project developed by the Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia and its European partners. Other than that, I volunteered at several festivals such as the Youth Festival and Good Deeds Day. By being a volunteer, I strive to be the engine that will empower others to change the world for the better.

Anastasia Iarovoi

Anastasia Iarovoi

Residence:
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Volunteering has always been a major part of my life, starting from being involved in extracurricular activities during high school and continuing with extracurricular activities in the academic environment. I am an active volunteer at GIB Cluj, which is an NGO for and about students and young people from the Republic of Moldova studying in Cluj, Romania. Here I aquired project writing and implementation skills which aim to represent the Moldovan community within Romanian society. Speaking of my interest in education, it is an honour for me to be an active volunteer for Scouting, a global educational youth movement. As a result of my active involvement in the movement, I've represented the Republic of Moldova at various international events such as the National South Korean Jamboree in 2016, the World Scout Youth Forum and Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan, 2017 and the National Polish Jamboree in 2018. Scouting promotes youth empowerment, active citizenship, lifelong values and…

Anastasiia  Prishchenko

Anastasiia Prishchenko

Residence:
Dnipro
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
ukraine

I started my career at the age of 14, when I conducted my first scientific research and participated in the regional literature conference in Donetsk (2014). Then, between 2014 and 2016, I was a member of the Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Dnipro. In 2014, I also became a sportswoman in the Rensei Karate Club and between 2015 and 2018, I was one of the club's representatives in public sphere (All-Ukrainian, international karate competitions - secretariat). Between 2016 and 2018, I was representative of the Educational and Training Commission, the Headmaster of 1-2 year students of English philology in DNU. Continuing my scientific activities, in 2016 I took 1st place in the final of the International Competition for Scientific and Creative Works of Students "Lessons of War and Holocaust - Lessons of Tolerance" (Kyiv). From 2018, I have been a member of the "State Builder" project as part of an internship at the Presidential Administration. I am also a member of the EYC in…

Anastasiia Bobrova

Anastasiia Bobrova

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I have Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. This year I graduated from the University of Tartu with an MA in Semiotics. I currently work for an NGO on a project dedicated to urban development.

Anastasiia Korotun

Anastasiia Korotun

Residence:
Sumy
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

At present, I am working with internally displaced persons, whilst pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Philology and Translation (4th year) and writing for the B-East production blog.

Anastasiia Malenko

Anastasiia Malenko

Residence:
Cherkasy
Occupation:
Freelance journalist
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a freelance reporter having published articles in a youth media outlet called "Studway". I am also a social media management intern at the Center for Civic Liberties as wel as a activist promoting youth engagement and volunteering in Cherkasy. I am also a 2017 FLEX alumna and participant of a 1-week long Erasmus+ project in Poland.

Anastasiia Mirza

Anastasiia Mirza

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I have bachelor's degree in Journalism and took part in the educational exchange programme through Erasmus+ in Spain. During the exchange, I took courses in English and Spanish and successfully completed all of them. Now I speak four languages; Ukrainian, Russian, English and Spanish. I currently work as a Journalist for a Ukrainian media holding. My main interest is in international politics. During my university years, I was an active volunteer and now I feel I can be useful to society as Young European Ambassador. Honesty, responsibility and creativity are really important to me in everything I do.

Anastasiia Pechena

Anastasiia Pechena

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Master student,English and French teacher, coordinator of the online educational project
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am currently working for a private educational company and a Canadian school, whilst pursuing a Master's degree in French and English Philology at the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI). During my bachelor's degree, I got the opportunity to take part in an Erasmus+ project at the KuLeuven university in Belgium during the 2016-2017 academic year and the summer university in Luxembourg. These projects broadened my horizons and benefited my personal growth.

Anastasiia Sakhno

Anastasiia Sakhno

Residence:
Melitopol
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Being a Young European Ambassador is an opportunity to take part in the development of your country. As I spend most of my time by communicating with youth, I am happy to share the European Union’s values. I believe that Ukrainian youth is highly motivated to face challenges and create a modern country.

Anastasiia Sheremet

Anastasiia Sheremet

Residence:
Odesa
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am currently studying Business Administration at the Odessa National University and have been an active member of several international youth organizations like AIESEC, Enactus and AEGEE, as well as the Head of the Student Council at my university. I ave attended many workshops, seminars on leadership, soft skills, non-formal education, youth activism, liberty, etc. Previously, I have also studied in Spain as an Erasmus student.

Anastasiya Baliuk

Anastasiya Baliuk

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a young professional.
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a young professional with extensive experience in international relations events and programmes. I graduated from the World Economy Department at the Belarusian State University's Faculty of International Relations. During my exchange semester at the Budapest Business School (Stipendium Hungaricum) I had the honor to be an assistant at the Diplomatic Spouses Fair in Budapest. I also volunteered at the 'Nordic Cultures' stand at the International Book Fair in 2016-2017 in Minsk. My other volunteering experience includes being one of the organizers of the Swedish Culture Day in Minsk 2017-2018 and Finnish Day in Minsk 2017. Finally, I have worked as an event organising assistant at International Christmas Opera Singers Competition at Bolshoi Ballet and Opera Theater in Minsk.

Anastasiya Kuzina

Anastasiya Kuzina

Residence:
Düsseldorf
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am currently studying for a MA degree in Political Communication at the Heinrich Heine University (HHU) in Düsseldorf. I earned my bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Political Science at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich. Having attended various academic forums and participated in student exchange programmes with a focus on European integration and policy-making, I am looking forward to applying my personal experience and professional expertise in the YEA framework.

Anastasiya Mazan

Anastasiya Mazan

Residence:
Hrodna
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a fourth year student at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and I study Romance Germanic Philology. Languages are my passion. My big goal in life is to speak as many of them as possible. In general I am a big learning enthusiast, I love to study and share my knowledge with people. I was an Erasmus+ student at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Lasi, Romania and this experience genuinely changed my life. Now I am inspired to further promote international education among students in our country. My university helped me greatly in bringing my ideas to life by inviting me to work with the Erasmus+ programme in the Education Internationalisation Centre. I consider myself very lucky to get a unique inside look at this amazing initiative. From September 2019 to February 2020 I will become an Eramus+ student again, this time at University of Valladolid, Spain. I hope this years' experience will be even more enlightening, as now I will see it from a more professional point of…

Anastasiya Shyianok

Anastasiya Shyianok

Residence:
Minsk, Boston (USA)
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

In elementary school I began to be interested in various projects related to environmental protection and ecology. Throughout my studies at school, I was able to participate in many republican and international projects, including the Ecos environmental contest, Republican business conferences and the UNVS video conference in Chennai, India. I began my university career at the Faculty of Management at Kozminsky University. From the first year, I took part in the project of young university ambassadors and the mentoring programme for international students. I spent one year on an exchange in Madrid, Spain, studying in CUNEF and playing for the Madrid Tennis Federation. Thanks to the sport, I managed to go on a scholarship to Boston, USA, and play for the university team as well. It is essential for me that the rights of all people and their equal opportunities are respected.

Anastastia Guledani

Anastastia Guledani

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I want to become a human rights defender. At present, I am a National Junior Representative of CISV Georgia, from where I travel to a lot on workshops and youth meetings. I have a lot of friends from different countries and I love them a lot! I am a volunteer at Wex International. Being a Young European Ambasador is a huge responsibility since becoming a part of the EU family means a lot for my country and I believe I can contribute to this process, not least by meeting very interesting people and forging strong connections with different communities. I believe that one day we will become a member of the EU and fully understand Eurpean values.

Andranik Shirinyan

Andranik Shirinyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student, Young Professional, Trainer
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a BA student specializing in International Law alongside being a Legal advisor at the Yerevan State University Legal Clinic. I have just finished my Erasmus+ exchange at the University of Bologna where I was studying European and International Law. I am participating in Political and Social programmes aimed at empowering young people, especially students. I am part of the Student Scientific Society in my faculty. For now, I am also a Trainer at the Helsinki Citizens Assembly in Vanadzor aimed at training observers for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Armenia. I have also worked as a Youtuber for the European Union Office in Armenia.

Andrea Van Acker

Andrea Van Acker

Residence:
Rotterdam
Occupation:
Student and Conflict Journalist
Country of origin:
Belgium

I am currently enrolled at the Erasmus Univesity College in Rotterdam, where my focus lies in all things International affairs. Throughout the last few years, I tried to combine this with my longstanding interest in journalism, conflict analysis and adventurous travel, meaning that I have done numerous (journalistic & photographic) projects around human rights, medical care and women's rights in Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan etc, as well as developed a passion for the Middle-East and Central-Asia. I take pride in doing most of these alone, because I feel that small-scale and face-to-face interactions have the most impact on people's lives. Additionally, this motivated me to start learning the languages and made me an avid mountain climber too. While in Rotterdam, I mostly spend my free time writing articles, doing sport, as a student mentor for incoming refugee students primarily from Syria and Iraq, and attending conferences around security studies and conflict resolution.

Andreea Dana Osman

Andreea Dana Osman

Residence:
București
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Romania

I have been a volunteer for the "Princess Margaret of Romania" since 2012, the "Ana si copii" association in 2016-2017 , "Terre des Homess" since 2014 and Motivation Romania for one year in 2017. I have also done a short EVS exchange in Turkey, where I worked with Syrian refugees (both kids and adults), and helped them to write their CV and apply for jobs. I also helped to improve their English and prepared them for workshops about security of dates and entrepreneurship.

Andrei Isachanka

Andrei Isachanka

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a young professional, currently working in the consulting sector. Recently I received a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking. Since 2017 I’ve been participating in a large number of volunteering and educational projects in Belarus and abroad, notably in the European Youth Parliament. Apart from that, I’m a participant of local non-governmental organisations which promote youth initiatives and participation in civic engagements. I’m highly interested in further promotion of the possibilities (including provided by EU) for youth, especially in the sectors of entrepreneurship, fundraising and idea implementation.

Andriana  Labanets

Andriana Labanets

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am an economics student and an active and enthusiastic person living in Kyiv, Ukraine. I have worked in both the Online Marketing and HR fields. In 2017 I participated in an Erasmus+ exchange programme, studying in Paris for four months. During that experience I was a part of Student Community project in the University Paris 12 about refugee and migrant problems.  Half a year later, I was so lucky enough to take part in the AIPES summer programme in Prague. I enjoy organising and participating in different social projects. I was also a volunteer at international events like Eurovision and UEFA, a team member at AIESEC and the "Social Harmony" NGO, as well as a number of local NGOs.
 

Andrii Myroshnychenko

Andrii Myroshnychenko

Residence:
Kyiv, Ukraine
Occupation:
Student, poet, mediator at the art centre, vice-president for marketing at European Law Student Association in Kyiv
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I adore European values and it is always an honour for me to represent my homeland abroad, share my vision and be party to a civilised constructive dialogue. I have a strong interest in international initiatives and art in all of its varieties. I served as a volunteer at a number of cultural events (TEH 84, Kyiv Photoweek 2017 etc). I used to work at Izolyatsia Platform for Cultural Initiatives as a mediator at exhibitions and now I work at the PinchukArtCentre. I completed a legal internship at the Ario Law Firm. I was a participant of the "Ost-West Netzwerk" summer exchange programme last summer, where I conducted research concerning the role of NGOs in the creation of international law. I have a passion for poetry, having published several poems, organised local poetry readings and visited classes for creative writing organised by LitOsvita. I am also into sport (swimming, tennis, taekwondo, jogging). I am permanently applying for national and global projects (currently waiting…

Angelica Mastro

Angelica Mastro

Residence:
Forlì (FC) - Italy
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Italy

I am a graduate student of "International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs" at the University of Bologna. Before obtaining my Bachelor, I studied for a whole academic year in Buenos Aires and for a semester in Seville (Erasmus+). Even though I was moving from one place to another, I was still able to make the most out of my studies and graduate with honours.
Since January 2018, I am an EU expert speaker, which means that whenever Forlì’s "Punto Europa" asks me to do so, I get to teach students of all ages about the history and the institutions of the EU.
I truly believe in the EU and its values, and I hope that I can do my part in defending them, by helping others better understand them. As a YEA, I want to demonstrate how much the EU has in common with its Eastern Neighbours.

Angelo  Odysseos

Angelo Odysseos

Residence:
Rome, Italy
Occupation:
Traineeship at the Embassy of Cyprus in Rome
Country of origin:
Cyprus

I recently graduated in the Hague with a Bachelor's degree in World Politics. My studies were focused on global challenges and on the aspiration of turning into global citizens. Through my academic experience, I gained intercultural sensitivity and learned that in order to progress we must all learn to work together. My extracurriculur background has always been really active, ranging from theatre and musical performances to public speaking and international conferences. All of these activities have sparked my interest in getting involved with the EU - as I believe it is a step towards cooperation amongst different cultures and of course a step towards becoming a true global citizen.

Anghelina Gherghelejinic

Anghelina Gherghelejinic

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am an active volunteer in two organizations in my hometown: SALVE and AO “AREAP”. I always help them to organize different networks and events at the local level. I also implement my own projects because I want to make my country a better place and to contribute to it as much as I can. Whilst studying in the US, I completed more than 160 hours of volunteer work and I received a certificate from the U.S. Department of State.

Ani Avetisyan

Ani Avetisyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I'm studying Journalism at Yerevan State University. I have experience in multimedia journalism, data journalism and also in fact-checking. So, I guess it is the reason that I'm now trying to check anything I read. I started to write for youth magazines when I was 15 years old. Right after that, I decided to become an active citizen, to make changes inside and around me. And for me, volunteering is always the best choice for making changes like that.

Ani Khachatryan

Ani Khachatryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional, student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a graduate of the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and hold an MA in International Relations. I have previously obtained a BA in English philology, with French as a second major. Currently I am pursuing my second MA in European Studies, with a specialization in Human Rights and Democratization. After taking classes in TV and radio journalism at the State Song Theatre of Armenia, I worked as a journalist at 'Panorama AM', one of the country's leading news agencies, covering news on the domestic and foreign policy of Armenia. Later, I did an internship at the Press and Public Information section of the OSCE Office in Yerevan. I worked for a year at the Embassy of Brazil in the Armenian capital.Currently, I work as a senior specialist of international affairs at the Public TV Company of Armenia. My educational background, deep interest in European affairs and a study visit to the EU institutions in Brussels in 2015 have made me…

Ani Papyan

Ani Papyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I completed my Master studies in the College of Europe in Natolin a month ago and just returned to Armenia. I am preparing to establish my own NGO.

Anisoara-Ionela  Plesca

Anisoara-Ionela Plesca

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am currently volunteering as a GirlsGoIT Ambassador, CoderDojo mentor and in other IT projects. In the past, I have volunteered at both sports and entrepreneurship related events . Last year I participated at the Technovation Challenge and I'm proud to say that my team reached the international semifinals.

Anna Anastasiia Zubko

Anna Anastasiia Zubko

Residence:
Berlin
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am masters student in European Studies with a background in History (BA, graduated in Lviv, Ukraine). I currently live in Berlin, Germany. Within the YEA network, I have been active since 2016 and have been involved in several activities on EU topics. I am interested in international relations and business, as well as in youth work, policy and communications. My work experience is strongly related to international European communication and cooperation.

Anna Dovha

Anna Dovha

Residence:
Poltava
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I have a wide range of interests and want to improve my personality in different areas. This year I am going to study International Economics in Kharkiv. During my school life, I was participating in Olympiads, creative competitions and other activities. I also joined AIESEC in Poltava when I was 17 years old and began to volunteer in an ecological organisation in my city. It was a great experience for me and was the first step in my active future. As a member of the Friday For Future movement, I have taken part in a big European summit, 'SMILE', in Switzerland 2019. This trip has broadened my horizons and helped me to understand that there are actually no borders on the earth. The most important thing in life is to have a straight and active social position and always look for opportunities, or create them!

Anna Gevorgyan

Anna Gevorgyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am heading the Communications at a VR travel startup, 360Stories. I have 8 years' volunteering experience at various organisatioins, mainly at Armenian Red Cross where I have led a number of youth projects both at local and international levels. Currently I am the Dean of the Awesome Foundation Yerevan chapter where we fund a number of social and unique projects every month. Besides, I am the co-founder and president of Association of Fundraising Professionals of Armenia. I have BA in English language and literature and still haven't figured out what I want to do for my Master's degree. I am very excited to become a Young Ambassador. I believe this is a very interesting and challenging way of having impact at our local communities.

Anna Krutova

Anna Krutova

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Freelance journalist; interpreter,translator; singer and actor
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am someone who could never answer the question "who do you want to be" when you grow older. Art and international activities are my two passions. I spent my entire childhood competing in vocal and dance contests, which also cultivated my need to perform as a leader at school and in life. I accumulated many art awards, became the semi-finalist of the Junior Eurovision contest and finished my professional art career. Devoting myself to leadership was a choice. I entered the Institute of International Relations to study 'International communication'. Whilst pursuing intensive study, I was also Head of the Initiatives Department and organized workshops, events as well as actions with the UN, Amnesty International, AIESEC and NATO. I have been devoting my soul to art and singing at events in the evenings. In 2016, I entered the School of International Journalism and became an international journalist at Guildhall. I surveyed Russian disinformation in Canada, made YouTube programmes…

Anna Lukasevych

Anna Lukasevych

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I study International Relations in Lviv Polytechnic National University. During 3 years of my studying I have recognized that it is really my speciality but if you want to be good in future profession you should use opportunities outside the university. Now I am volunteer in two organization.  One of them work in field of social inclusion (Institute of Ukrainian Studies). Another one engaged in the discovery of unknown Ukraine (Ukraїner). I hope that our work like Young European Ambassador has big influence on developing of our country and strengthen good relations between Ukraine and EU.

Anna Sophie Elektra Zech

Anna Sophie Elektra Zech

Residence:
Cologne
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Germany

Having spent the past years studying in various countries in Europe, I have benefited greatly from the EU and learned a lot about other cultures and my own. I therefore believe intercultural awareness to be a key skill for anyone to in today’s society and would like to promote and expand on it via this initiative.
Beyond this, I want to be an advocate for the emancipation of young voters, especially in sight of the upcoming European elections. Being of German heritage, I treasure the EU not just for its single market and free movement, but more than anything for creating a peaceful union of peoples. In order to preserve this for future generations, it is crucial that we, especially the younger generations, all get involved by voting, promoting its values and working together actively on its progress.
 

Anna Tabuashvili

Anna Tabuashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a hardworking and creative individual with a passion for the hospitality industry. I am in the second year of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme under the Eastern Partnership European School project. I enjoy volunteering and have participated in various competitions and projects.

Anthony Adams

Anthony Adams

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
EU Public Affairs Consultant
Country of origin:
Poland

I am currently working as an EU public affairs consultant in Brussels. Prior to this, I contributed to the 'EU NEIGHBOURS east' project for 2.5 years as one of the coordinators of the 'Young European Neighbours' network. Being of Polish and Latvian origin, I have always been a strong advocate of the EU forging closer ties with the Eastern Partner countries, as I believe both sides have much to gain from cooperating and communicating better with each other. Working for the network allowed me to travel extensively across the region and gain first-hand experience of local youth activitism, as well the social and political context of each country. Some of the highlights included organising a EuroSchool in Azerbaijan, attending the Young European Ambassadors' visit to schools/universities in Moldova, the EU Youth Conference in Tallinn and the Conference on Youth, Peace and Security organised by the European External Action Service. My interest in the region is also largely reflected in…

Anton Dubinskyi

Anton Dubinskyi

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Programme Development and Reporting Officer (UNV), UNDP Ukraine; President and Co-founder, NGO "Brussels Cirlce"
Country of origin:
Ukraine

My name is Anton, and here is my story. I was always fascinated by how people unite around something (be it fear, hope, joy, or justice etc.) and are capable of achieving far more than on their own. This fascination guides me till today. I never miss a chance to join youth organizations (e.g. AIESEC) and volunteer initiatives (e.g. HeForShe, UNV, UEFA’s Champions League Finals in Kyiv). It was natural that one day the "Brussels Circle" came into being, an NGO that cherishes unity and gathers European Parliament and European Commission traineeship alumni in Ukraine. At the same time I acknowledge the importance of international unity and solidarity. Without doubt the best example and paragon of such unity is the European Union. As a Robert Schuman Trainee in the European Parliament, I had the honour and unique opportunity to observe how 28 European nations work together for the greater good.

Anton Kochatau

Anton Kochatau

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am studying Contemporary History at Belorussian State University. I also take part in scientific conferences in history and politics. Next year I'm getting a bachelor's degree. I volunteer in AIESEC Belarus Minsk Local Committee and organise international projects in Belarus. Co-founder 'Tvaya Kraina' - studying visits in Minsk for Belorussian and Ukrainian youth.

Anton Sauchyk

Anton Sauchyk

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a young professional.
Country of origin:
Belarus

I graduated from the Belarusian National Technical University (2017) with an honours degree in Customs Affairs. My student reports were mainly devoted to foreign trade, economic security and the Eurasian Economic Union. I am currently working at EY in Minsk (Advisory services). Besides developing specialized software (so called bots) for audit procedures, my responsibilities include mentoring interns, communicating with staff from other departments and preparing presentations.

Anton Zhahalkovich

Anton Zhahalkovich

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Programmer at EPAM Systems; Student of BSU
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a 4th-year student at the Belarusian State University majoring in sociology. I write about youth, crime and drug consumption. The reason I have chosen to specialise in this field is that since I was a child, I've always wondered how different socio-cultural, politial and economic phenomena work at the grassroots level in different societies. In order to learn more about these, I participated in the OSCE Youth Conference "Working with Youth for Youth: Strengthening Cooperation Online", held in Malaga, Spain. I also participated at the launch event of the new institutional arrangement of the Eastern Partnership in Brussels last May and the CORLEAP meeting in Kiev. I am involved in the YEAs' initiative for the 2nd year and it's a great pleasure for me to be a part of it, as it allows me to learn new things, exchange experience and gain skills. The most important thing I've learned is how to have a great social impact in my local community and make peoples' lives better.

Anush Margaryan

Anush Margaryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a high school student from Avshar Secondary school, intern at the Institute of Molecular Biology.

Anzhela Danilova

Anzhela Danilova

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Currently I am an International Relations master's degree student of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Moreover, I am an intern in the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine, which is a great opportunity for my professional development. International relations, multilateral diplomacy and foreign languages are my main areas of interest. I can characterise myself as motivated, positive and open-minded. To me, being a part of YEA’s initiative means growth, new experiences and a chance to contribute to my country’s future.

Anzhela Rudenko

Anzhela Rudenko

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Partnership Project Manager at Weblium, Co founder WannaPlay startup
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I work in the IT industry, developing my startup, various social initiatives and volunteering when I have time. I've been to more then 25 countries, working, mentoring and leading different projects. I have developed business skills, having owned a business and worked in international trade promoting Ukrainian export goods all over the world. I graduated from the Asia Pacific Innovation Academy in China and started to learn IT project managment at Web Academy.

Anzhelika Maria Zuba

Anzhelika Maria Zuba

Residence:
Riga
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Latvia

I am a second year International Relations student, and have been a Youth Worker at National Level since 2016, demonstrating my responsible nature and ability to get on well with teenagers. As a Youth Leader, I participated in the Erasmus project, 'BlossOm', in Lithuania in 2018, as well as in Active Citizenship and Ecology initiatives in France in 2019. As an organiser, I realised projects in Georgia ('Theatre: It's time to play your role.') and Estonia (an Erasmus+ project writing seminar) in 2016, Armenia in 2017 ('Be creative: It's time to build your world.'), Azerbaijan in 2018 ('Professional skills: It’s time to build your future.'), and in Turkey in 2019 ('Humans of the 21st Century: It's time to build your world.'). As a participant, I've been involved in youth exchanges in Georgia in 2015 ('Keep Calm and Cook') and 2016 ('Theatre: It's time to play your role.'), in the Czech Republic in 2017 ('Shaping Character'), in France in 2017 ('Active Citizenship'), in Latvia…

Areg Galoyan

Areg Galoyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educomplex
Country of origin:
Armenia

I work at "Armenian Public TV" as a Producer and a Scriptwriter, I also volunteer at the Armenian UN association, the Armenian Red Cross Society and I'm a tenn council member at CCA. I love both diplomacy and politics and all kinds of art. I've lived in Czech Republic for a year, then I moved back to Armenia where I live now. One of my favorite things in the world is the mixture of culturs and prespectives.

Ariana Balaban

Ariana Balaban

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a girl that is full of enthusiasm and motivation. My main goal in life is to try almost everything. As a president of the senate, I used to help volunteers from my school to succeed and taught them not to underestimate the power of a strongly organised team. I am addicted to inspiring others. Also, I am a dance teacher for children aged 3-7 years old. I adore traveling with my beloved friends and one day I hope to have visited half of the countries in the world. No matter what, I remain compassionate and hardworking because I believe in kindness!

Arman Barseghyan

Arman Barseghyan

Residence:
Tallinn, Estonia
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a high school student. I am interested in the EU. My passions are programming (face tracking, AI, etc.), marketing, languages and business. I have four years of volunteering experience and also I have my start-ups. My biggest achievement is the development of code for NASA's satellite.

Arman Melikyan

Arman Melikyan

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I hold an advanced master’s degree in European Law, specialising in EU External Relations Law and Investor-State Dispute Settlement. Currently my career has brought me to Brussels, the heart of the European Union. Coming from Eastern Europe and having studied in Western Europe, I have extensive insight on the EU and its Eastern Neighbourhood. My main interest is exploring the potential of investments and trade and strengthening the relations between the EU and EaP countries. Previously, I did a dual bachelor's degree in French Law and Armenian Law (specialising in business law) and a master's in Public Law. My professional experience includes legal research, compliance and governance, investment arbitration, PPP agreements, human rights law and EU law, as well as public authorities. However, the most exciting part of my portfolio are youth projects and Erasmus+ training courses that foster cross-cultural exchange, knowledge, dialogue, people-to-people connections and peace-…

Armine Markosyan

Armine Markosyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
MA in Human Rights and Democratisation, Global Campus Caucasus, EaP region
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am an MA student in the field of Human Rights and Democratisation. Formerly I've been involved in different volunteering programs (short-term and long-term), but this is a unique opportunity for me to get involved in activities that will be useful both for me and my country as well as comunicate with active young people around the world.

Arpine Sargsyan

Arpine Sargsyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I work in Armenian State university of Economics Gyumri branch, as an international relations specialist and a lecturer. I am a bachelor of international economic relations, Master in Finance, and a PhD student of Economics Theory. During my prior experience, I have taken part in various trainings, exchange projects and programmes. I am a young enthusiast, who adores traveling the world, discovering new things, "eating" cultures of the world, making friends. Being a Young European Ambassador is an amazing opportunity for me to focus my efforts to the improvement and creation a beautiful world for us!!!

Artem Dymchenko

Artem Dymchenko

Residence:
Kyiv/Odesa
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I was born in Odesa but I currently live in Kyiv. I am a graduate student, studying International Business at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. A few years ago I had the chance to participate in the Erasmus+ project and afterwards I realised that these projects are of great value for development. So I always try to take part in various events and activities. I also work part-time as an English teacher. I am always open to networking, sharing and gaining useful experiences.

Artem Zazeka

Artem Zazeka

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a high-school student, aiming to study International Law or International Relations at university. Besides attending school, I'm the President of the "Nemishaeve Youth Parliament" (NYP) and a member of the NGO "People Make All The Difference" (PMAD). My social activities started recently through my participation in the "Successful country" project at beginning of the summer. Following this project, I participated in many other projects, like "Have think", some youth exchanges, MUN similation and forums, among which my favourite has been the Personal Democracy Forum.

Artiom Radu

Artiom Radu

Residence:
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation:
Postgraduate student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a postgraduate student at the College of Europe, Natolin (Poland). Previously, I worked as a consultant in external relations and European integration at the Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova. I am a graduate of Bologna University (Italy) and Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (Romania), having completed academic exchanges at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS Europe) and Jagiellonian University in Krakow. I worked as a trainee in the Romanian and Moldovan governments and completed internships at the diplomatic missions of Romania and Republic of Moldova to the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria. I am interested in multilateral diplomacy, EU foreign policy, external democratization, EU-Russia relations and civil society in the Eastern Partnership region.

Artur Aheiev

Artur Aheiev

Residence:
Slovyansk
Occupation:
student, translator
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I studied at the Horlivka Institute for Foreign Languages. Due to the ongling war, I moved to Slovyansk. I am finishing my Master's degree in Interpretation at DSPU, for which I obtained a governmental scholarship. I won many of the contests in which I participated at the university. I am also an experienced participant of Erasmus+ youth exchanges and trainings as well as other international projects sponsored by foreign agencies of European countries, including the Council of EU. I won a study grant from the Shevchenko Scientific Society in New York. I am also one of 20 finalists of the World Youth Essay Competition.

Artúr Hőnich

Artúr Hőnich

Residence:
Budapest
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Hungary

I am Hungarian and a final year undergraduate studying International Relations. I am also a member and Vice President for Professional Affairs of the student-led College for Advanced Studies of Diplomacy in Practice. Previously, I have contributed to a research project at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ RECENS research group on historic network analysis. My current research topic is about US-Russian relations, particularly in the field of nuclear non-proliferation.

Arzu	Abbasova

Arzu Abbasova

Residence:
London, United Kingdom
Occupation:
BA International Relations at SOAS, University of London
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a BA International Relations student at SOAS, University of London. Prior to moving to London I was studying International Studies at ADA University between 2016 and 2017. My previous experience includes being a Research Intern at the Embassy of Azerbaijan to the United Kingdom and a radio presenter at SOAS radio. I have also completed an online assignment for the United Nations Volunteering (UNV) programme for the Regional office of Arab States, Europe and the CIS. Moreover, I am engaged in musical composition as a secondary profession.

Arzu Heydarova

Arzu Heydarova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am senior student of Economics at ADA University. First of all, I am communicative and socially active person; therefore, I am passionate about getting to know new minds, making friends and increase my social connections. Furthermore, I worked as marketing manager intern at ATL company where supported us to get experience on online business services and technologies. Currently, I work as a business consultant at an international company - Robertson & Blums. R&B gave me an opportunity to practice consulting on prominent companies. Consequently, I gained great experience in accounting, finance and economics. Additionally, I have a few years experience working on social responsibility projects through the agency of OIKOS. I desire to be part of a team that fights for the goodness of humanity.

Ashot Tadevosyan

Ashot Tadevosyan

Residence:
Ozalj, Croatia
Occupation:
EVS volunteer
Country of origin:
Armenia

I have been volunteering in "KASA" foundation's project called "Active citizens of Armenia". Now I am an EVS volunteer in Croatia focusing on rural empowerment and youth involvement.

Asmati Pailevaniani

Asmati Pailevaniani

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I’m 17 years old and currently a 12th grader in high school. I would like to study International Relations. Aside from my formal education, I am also involved in extra-curricular activities. I am a volunteer in the “Bridge of friendship Kartolsi” NGO, where we often organize training courses for schools students. I am actively involved in the organizational process and support the successful implementation of trainings. I often take part in innovation camps, youth forums, debate championships, European Youth Parliament Georgia and also conferences and projects organized by the British Council in Georgia. I believe I have a sense of responsibility, warrior spirit and possess leadership skills and flexibility, and according to many of my friends, I have a good team spirit.

Athanasia Konstantinou

Athanasia Konstantinou

Residence:
Larnaca
Occupation:
President at Cyprus Youth DiplomaCY
Country of origin:
Cyprus

I am a graduate of the Department of French and European Studies of the University of Cyprus (2015) with a Master in European Politics from the same University (2018).Since 2014, I am a Board Member in the youth NGO "Cyprus Youth DiplomaCY", and since June 2018 I am the President of the Organization.
“Be the change you want to see in the world’’ (M.Gandhi) is my favorite quote and my motivation to be actively involved in youth affairs.
 

Athanasios  Vasilopoulos

Athanasios Vasilopoulos

Residence:
Athens
Occupation:
Senior Student at the department of Financial and Accunting
Country of origin:
Greece

Born in Athens, I have been volunteering since 2016 as a youth worker in a Greek youth organization called "Youthnet Hellas". As part of this organisation, we run many non-formal educational workshops in different fields. I also participated in the Greek representation of the European Youth Congress that took place in Gdansk in 2017. Lastly, I am a Co-Director & Head of Project Management at a volunteer student organization called "Association of International and European Affairs" since 2016.

Atilla Abdullazade

Atilla Abdullazade

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a second-year student at Azerbaijani State Oil and Industry University. There are two main reasons that pushed me to join YEA! Firstly, the aim to improve myself and widen my horizons. And secondly, the possibility of meeting young people from all over Europe and creating an amazing network while I also meet new cultures, as well as learn about new perspectives at the same time! I would describe myself as an enthusiastic, self-motivated and hardworking individual who is always seeking opportunities to develop my skills and broaden my knowledge. During my studies, I have been part of various international youth forms and internship programmes including AEGEE-Baku, EAP (Eastern Partnership Project) and Organisers Agora Salerno. In my professional experience I have been involved in different volunteering programmes such as Baku City Circuit Volunteer, UEFA, IOI. I would gladly share my way of life, conventions, information and educational encounters with other individuals…

Avram Gantchev

Avram Gantchev

Residence:
Amsterdam
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Netherlands

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Currently, I am pursuing a master’s degree in Economics, specialising in Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam. Alongside my studies, I have completed an internship at the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria, which fuelled my passion for European affairs. Since the beginning of 2019, I have been volunteering at Forward Incubator, an Amsterdam-based start-up initiative which facilitates the integration of newcomers through entrepreneurship and business education.

Ayhan Satiji

Ayhan Satiji

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student (BA in International Relations, ADA University)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a fourth-year student at ADA University, majoring in International Relations. I would describe myself as an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and hardworking individual always seeking for opportunities to develop my skills and broaden my knowledge. During my studies, I have been a part of various international youth forums and internship programs including Erasmus+ exchange programmes, a summer course on Romanian language, civilization and culture, the International Forum of Responsibility for Europe’s Youth in Germany, the 2nd International Youth Forum of EYP in Azerbaijan, the International Train the Trainers within the educational programme GROW in Romania. In addition to that, I have completed a Certificate Programme in EU Studies and attended courses on “EU Energy Policy” and “European Common and Security Policy". Besides that, I volunteered as a member of the PR Department in the ASAN’ Volunteer Organization in Azerbaijan. My experiences as an undergraduate teaching…

Aykhan Aliyev

Aykhan Aliyev

Residence:
Ganja
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I'm an 18-year-old school graduate and will soon start my bachelor's degree at a local university called Ganja State University. I have worked as an English conversation club organiser voluntarily in my school. I am looking forward to the future and can't wait for such new opportunities!

Aysel Balabayova

Aysel Balabayova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently doing my bachelor's degree in International Relations at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan. Getting into that study made me very interested in politics and environmental issues etc. Furthermore, I have worked on the projects of OIC and different NGOs. Taking part in various Erasmus+ projects was a highlight of my activities. Recently, I got an opportunity to participate in a Future Leaders Workshop in Georgia organised by the US Embassy in Azerbaijan. As an addition, I can specifically mention my Model United Nations interest during my study years.I truly believe that the Eastern Partnership will help me to utilise my previous experiences and turn them into useful actions.

Ayshan Aghayeva

Ayshan Aghayeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

İ am a graduate of the Philology and Journalism Department at the Azerbaijan University of Languages and currently work as a Consultant at the Strategic Development and Project Management Unit at the State Examination Center of Azerbaijan. So far I have volunteered in various organisations and events in the field of culture, education, environment and sport. Moreover, İ am an active member of the Common-Sense youth organisation where my main responsibility includes managing international cooperation and assisting the coordination and adaptation of members. Through the organisation, I have taken part in Erasmus+ and other international programmes in foreign countries.

Azer Haziyev

Azer Haziyev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I was born as a member of an ethnic minority group and brought up in a multicultural environment. As a senior student of International Relations at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, I have been involved in several local conferences such as MUN, MUSS, MOİC etc. and international projects which had paramount impact on my self-development. I have been working voluntarily at the Karabakh Research Centre as a researcher since March. Additionally, I am a member of Young Peacebuilders Network. My prior fields are local and regional conflicts which are the main obstacles for social and economic development in South Caucasus. As a young researcher and peacebuilder, my main targets are to contribute to the peacebuilding process and raising awareness about conflict solution issues in my country. I am sure the YEA network will help me to achieve my goals and implement my own ideas.

Aziza Khalilova

Aziza Khalilova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a senior student at Baku State University majoring in International Relations. I am a socially active person who always try to take advantage of different opportunities. I have participated in a number of conferences, forums and trainings. I was a coordinator of the Debate Club of BSU. I also participated at several Model United Nations (MUN) conferences. I am currently involved in the Youth Ambassadors' programme launched by the Azerbaijani umbrella youth organisation Nayora. Thanks to it, I have been a part of various trainings and meetings. I also participated at the 2018 edition of Euroschool, which was a great experience for me.

Bakhtiyar Heydarli

Bakhtiyar Heydarli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a final-year student in International Relations at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan. I am engaged in student affairs, voluntarily working in the Azerbaijan Student Youth Organizations’ Union (ASYOU), the largest student youth organization in the country. I work as an events coordinator at International Relations department. I also participated in various forums and trainings. I also had the great opportunity to experience an interactive learning environment through my participation in the 2018 edition of EuroSchool. For me, discovering new opportunity and properly analyzing different situations are the main priorities in the life of every young person.

Barbara  Łabędzka

Barbara Łabędzka

Residence:
Opole
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Poland

I am politically active and a volunteer representing the Polish Red Cross and a programme called “Szlachetna Paczka”. I organize civic meetings in the region of Opole, appear in the political programme “Radio Lodge" on Radio Opole. I am also an editor of the “Young in Politics” newspaper. I am also in the process of establishing the Young Opole Foundation. I am a leader of the School Council and Chairman of Young Rightists. I am also a member of the Polish Youth Council near the Ministry of Education in Poland. I spend my free time actively debating at Model UN sessions and sessions of the European Youth Parliament.
 

Beka Margiani

Beka Margiani

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently studying law at Tbilisi State University and I am really passionate about youth work and volunteerism. I started volunteering at the age of 14 and since then I have participated in various projects, including the Advancing National Integration(ANI) project of the United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG) which created a free and open space in 13 cities around Georgia for youngsters to learn and practice civic activism. I have also participated in Europe Foundation’s Youth Integration Program which has greatly contributed to increased civic engagement of young people residing in 29 communities of Georgia. I speak English and I am also studying German and Russian at the moment. For me becoming a YEA is very important as it gives me the opportunity to cooperate with young people from all over Europe in order to raise awareness about Europe and its values in our societies.

Berina Mulovic

Berina Mulovic

Residence:
Pessac, France
Occupation:
Civil servant in training
Country of origin:
France

I am a French young professional with Bosnian roots who would define herself as European. I am really interested in the EU and Central and South Eastern Europe and I hold a master’s degree in European Law. I have also done several internships in the Balkans and won two EU-organised competitions that allowed me to do an internship at the European Commission. A turning point for me was my year as a College of Europe student in Natolin, where I learnt more about the ENP and had the chance to take part in study visits in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. My interest in the Eastern Partnership deepened during the two years I spent working on cultural and educational cooperation at the French Embassy in Belarus and during my first year as a YEA. I am currently a civil servant in training, hoping to become a diplomat.

Besiki Ekseulidze

Besiki Ekseulidze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

Since 2012, I am actively engaged in civic activitism. In 2013, I founded the League of Young Diplomats, which became one of the largest and most active youth organizations in Georgia. We carried out a lot of youth projects relying on the help of volunteers and brought together a thousand young people from the entire country around the idea of civic activism and volunteering. In 2015, as a result of our activities, we gained funding from the EU for three different projects and from “IFES Georgia” for two other projects. Thanks to this fundings, we implemented projects in almost every part of Georgia, achieved important and reasonable results in terms of activating local youth and engaging them in civic activities.

Billie Bell

Billie Bell

Residence:
Norwich, UK
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
France

Born and raised in the UK, I am currently studying for my master's degree in Conflict and Development in Lille, France. Throughout my studies, I have developed a keen interest for the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood, organising study visits to Minsk, Belarus (April 2017) and Chișinău, Moldova (October 2017), and choosing EU-Moldova and EU-Ukraine relations as the focus of my bachelor's dissertation and master's thesis, respectively. As an aspiring diplomat, and someone for whom youth voice projects were a big part of fostering my interest in politics and international relations (having served as an elected member of the UK Youth Parliament from 2012 to 2015), I'm very much looking forward to engaging with the YEA programme - a network which promises an exciting combination of both those passions!

Bohdana Voiat

Bohdana Voiat

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
student, freelance - translator
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I'm a third/year international relations student of International relations. I am also a member of the Student Council of Lviv, and the international organization AIESEC.

Bohdana Mysyk

Bohdana Mysyk

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I moved to Kyiv to study International Relations. I have been volunteering a lot. For the time being, I am an active member in AIESEC and NGO 'European Youth of Ukraine', as well as an intern in Kyiv Youth Centre, NGO 'Vyzvolennia' and NGO'Hromadske'. Currently, I am SDG-Ambassador at CSR Ukraine and Head of the SMM department in NGO 'Alliance of Liberal Youth'. As a true fan of non-formal education, I try to participate in all kinds of educational activities, including IFLRY trainings and Erasmus+ exchanges. My favourite quote is: "Learn, dream, act" - Bohdan Havrylyshyn.

Bohdana Sybikovska

Bohdana Sybikovska

Residence:
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation:
PhD student in security studies, member of the Young Diplomats Club, Quality Manager backup in Abbott
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a Ph.D. student in security studies at the University of Warsaw, also pursuing a Master's in American Studies. My research interest is primarly concentrated on the collective security system, the institutionalisation of security and the reform of the United Nations. Prior to completing my Master's programme in international relations, I won the award for producing the best research of the year and managed to organise numerous conferences on international security with the participation of the former president of Poland at my department. My commitment to the organisation of Warsaw Security Forum 2017 was recognised by the Organising Committee. In addition I am a speaker in ICRP's forthcoming international conference: "Security and sovereignty in the 21st century" in Budapest. I am also interested in youth empowerment, Polish-Ukrainian relations, civil society and democracy in post-socialist countries.

Bohdana-Yayna Topilko

Bohdana-Yayna Topilko

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student, Freelancer, Mediator at State Enterprise "Mystetskyi Arsenal" National Cultural and Art and Museum Complex(education department), Founder of art company "Ohra"
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a youth worker and facilitator. I work as a mediator between artists (intercultural representatives) and the public, a teacher for different youth and children programmes (PinchukArtCenter, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Art-project Kraski). I'm also at the Abramovich Institute, working on a project called "Generator" as a facilitator. Improving communication with foreigners is my second profession.

I have delivered training courses about topics such as youth leadership, creativity, personal development, conflict management and youth participation. I worked as Art-teacher, facilitator and coordinator at Ohra Organization. I coordinated educational special events, conducting group activities, creating, implementing and developing various thematic lessons utilizing age-appropriate material and focusing on relevant topics. I have substantial experience with youth projects that I can share with pleasure.

Borcsa Hunor-Mihály

Borcsa Hunor-Mihály

Residence:
Cluj-Napoca
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Romania

I am currently an undergraduate student of International Relations and European Studies at the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj, and next semester will start at the Charles University in Prague as an Erasmus+ student. This will strengthen my European identity, and is the second time I have chosen to study abroad since I was offered a two year HMC scholarship to the Dollar Academy in Scotland. It was then that I first realised the huge impact that the European Union has on my life, and joined clubs such as Model United Nations, debating and politics. Volunteering for associations such as AIESEC, travelling with the DiscoverEU program, taking part in projects such as 'Young Europe is Voting' in Denmark or '100 First Times' in Lithuania, and going to conferences related to the European Union have all helped me to grow, both personally and professionally. I would like to use these experiences to help me raise awareness of the European Union and its opportunities, both in the Union…

Boțoroga Cosmin Alin

Boțoroga Cosmin Alin

Residence:
Bârlad
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Romania

At the moment, I am a founding member and President of the International Community of Young Association, Marketing Manager of the project "I want to be an entrepreneur", coordinated by Romanian Business Leaders and honorary member of Interact Barlad and aspirant member Rotaract Cișmigiu București. I was also Director of the Department of Public Relations and Communication of Vaslui County Council, then I worked for 18 months as President of the Vaslui County Council. Also in the past, I was Ambassador of the Leaders Foundation, but also ambassador of the Structured Dialogue with Young People in Romania.

Camelia Postovan

Camelia Postovan

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am currently studying at QSI International School of Moldova. I have been studying for nine years at Ion Creangă Lyceum. Volunteering is one of my favourite activities as it opens many doors in our society. In 2018, I participated in Wave Week Moldova with 100 other young people. I learnt many new things, which I then applied in my own volunteering project. In 2019, I became part of Wave Week Moldova staff. This was a great experience where I had the chance to share my knowledge. Also in 2019, I participated in the Summer School of Young Leaders with 50 other girls. A project that impressed me a lot is DOR (Diasporă Origini Reveniri), which is where I would like to volunteer in 2020.

Carolina Sclifos

Carolina Sclifos

Residence:
London, UK
Occupation:
Young Professional
Country of origin:
Moldova

I started volunteering in my community in 2007 as a member of the Local Youth Council. Whilst studying in Romania, I became a member of an organisation for Moldovan students as well as a human rights NGO. I discovered the EU mainly various youth projects, which I loved being involved in. During my master studies, I developed a particular interest towards research, participating as a panelist in many conferences and contributing to different academic publications. I was an Erasmus student at the University of Bonn, Germany, as well as an intern at the Centre for International Security and Governance. All of these experiences broadened my horizons and help to define the path of my professional development. For me, the YEAs' initiative represents an amazing opportunity to combine two of my favourite activities: (1) youth development and…

Cătălina Ceban

Cătălina Ceban

Residence:
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I'm an active soul in search of the incredible. I am inspired by the words of Barbara Bush, who aptly said that “you have to have influence”. I care about my community, therefore, at the age of 15, I started getting involved at the local level, including by volunteering at Youth Resource Center in my town. Now, I'm studying in Warsaw and I'm a member of a project operated by the Kasimir Pulaski Foundation as well as a member of the Young Diplomats student society. I'm extremely interested in languages and international security, evidenced by my fluency in five languages, my affiliation to the "Women in International Security" organisation and my involvement in the Warsaw Security Forum and CyberSec Forum in Krakow. Having participated in various national and international conferences, workshops, seminars, I find myself more motivated to work on the prosperity of tomorrow's future, the goal which I believe can be achieved through the power of youth!

Catarina Neves

Catarina Neves

Residence:
Porto
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Portugal

After taking part in the Erasmus+ Studies program twice (in the Netherlands and in the Czech Republic), I am currently finishing my studies in Languages, International/Business Relations and Human Rights between the universities of Porto and Coimbra. I am passionate about politics, gender equality and education, values that I have tried to promote among Portuguese youngsters over the past few years. I have organised political simulations with young students, conducted workshops on gender equality in companies and even participated in political meetings as a young activist — all through the association I co-founded and preside over, the Bringing Europeans Together Association Portugal (BETA Portugal); as an ambassador for HeForShe Portugal; and through my projects with the Council of Europe (as a Youth Delegate) and the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (as a Civil Society representative). All these experiences have made me more aware of the importance of non-partisan…

Catarina Sarabando Gomes

Catarina Sarabando Gomes

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Portugal

I am a Public Sector and Local Authority Management graduate from the University of Aveiro in Portugal. During my bachelor's studies I volunteered in local organizations, being especially involved with youth and active citizenship at Agora Aveiro (Portugal), where I managed some projects. I was also also active in public discussions on the local level. I took part in multiple European mobility programmes and travelled around, which made me see beyond borders and differences. Currently I am a Master's student in Urban Studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. I dream of a fair Europe, that cares about the environment, empowers people and cooperates through common policies.

Céline Weimar-Dittmar

Céline Weimar-Dittmar

Residence:
Berlin
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Germany

I am a student of political science and sociology. As a child from a city that used to be split into to, with grandparents that survived the war and a father that was part of the 68er revolution in Germany, my urge for political engagement and to promote diversity and a peaceful Europe was set pretty early on. I initiated intercultural projects for German students to connect with our Syrian friends that fled from war and since then I fight for more solidarity and humanitarian politics in the EU. Trying to reach as many people as possible, I am also part of the political theater group BAZAAR EUROPE that addresses those kind of issues on stage. Besides, I believe that we cannot just watch the old folks doing politics, but have to make our voices heard! I strongly believe in youth empowerment, because if we all create small changes around the world, we create a bigger change for a more sustainable, democratic, social just future. Think big, act bigger! 

Cezara Budu

Cezara Budu

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a kind of person that gets bored easily, which is why I am always looking for unique projects. In 2016, I participated in the Pestalozzi exchange in Switzerland and from 2017 to 2018 I was a F.L.E.X. exchange student in the United States. Being abroad and having continuous interaction with multinational youth enables me to understand that we have more in common than everyone thinks we do. As I am a very positive and motivated person and I believe that there is space for change in my country and that connection with Europe is definitely going to change it for the better.

Chrysoula Mela

Chrysoula Mela

Residence:
Athens
Occupation:
LLB Student, Legal Intern at the Greek Council for Refugess
Country of origin:
Greece
Cristina Andrada Baba

Cristina Andrada Baba

Residence:
Bucharest
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Romania

Our time is now, and we are needed. Each of us has said at least once in our lives that we will change the world one day. One day means never unless we take action, and taking action means courage and initiative. I think that young people must be empowered, enoucraged and motivated, and should be forgiven for their mistakes. They should be involved in the decision making process, and given more credit in assuming responsibilities. The programs for young people which were run by the European Union made me feel empowered and my work worthwhile. This is the feeling I want to transmit to the younger generation as a Young European Ambassador - to be courageous, to find similar people, and to take action for climate change, for quality education and for sustainable communities.

Cristina Chiurcci

Cristina Chiurcci

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
High-school student.
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a final year high-school student. In my free time I do volunteering work and really enjoy travelling. I have participated in four Erasmus+ projects so far and plan to continue doing so!

Cristina Lopatețchi

Cristina Lopatețchi

Residence:
Ungheni
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am an enthusiastic high-school student on the way to new discoveries and great experiences. Even if my adventure is just beginning, I have managed to 'taste' the essence of an active lifestyle, understanding that the youth is able to do remarkable things only if they cooperate and combine all of their brilliant ideas. During the last three years, I’ve participated in different activities that have formed my character. Being a member of the National Council of Pupils, delegate and staff at Wave Week Moldova, a member of the Access Microscholarship Program, a debater at 'Debate Club IDEA Ungheni' and participant in the Pestalozzi Foundation Exchange in Switzerland 2018, has made me feel strong. It has encouraged me to dream big and to work hard. Furthermore, participating  in the International Competition Odyssey of the Mind for two years and representing our country at Eurofest 2018 in Germany made me realise that creativity and open-mindedness are the keys that lead all EU…

Dachi Lepsveridze

Dachi Lepsveridze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I was born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia. Currently I'm pursuing my bachelor's degree in International Relations at Tbilisi State University. However, from the autumn semester 2019, I will be an exchange student at the University of Helsinki in the framework of the Erasmus+ mobility programme. Civil activism and engagement have been my top priorities for five years. During this time, I have worked with several international and local organisations on topics such as human rights, youth participation and the global development of education. I really hope that my involvement in the YEA initiative will be fruitful and full of positive contributions.

Dachi Shanidze

Dachi Shanidze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a young professional who is interested in good governance, civic activism and democratisation. I was actively involved in the development of local governance in Georgia while working at the National Democratic Institute as a programme assistant. The EU’s far-reaching experience helped me to identify problems in local governments and find best practices. At the earliest stage of my professional career, I was a vice-president of the Young Diplomats’ Club of Georgia and a research intern at the Georgian Institute of Politics. I acquired good theoretical knowledge while studying for a BA in Political Science. Later, I deepened my academic knowledge to MA level, where I mainly focused on Eurasian and Caucasian Studies at Tbilisi State University. I was lucky enough to do three Erasmus+ exchange semesters at the University of Groningen, Masaryk University and the University of Jena. I am ready to dedicate my experience and knowledge to developing a closer link between Europe…

Dachi Tarughishvili

Dachi Tarughishvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

At my previous school, I was head of the class council where we often organized different activities for lower grade students (e.g. training, presentations, PE activities, academic competitions, etc) We also gathered money, toys, and clothes for charity organizations. I took summer diplomacy school courses in 2016. It was the first time I was more deeply introduced to International Relations theories, History of Diplomacy, International Economics, Political Ideologies and United Organizations such as the EU. For the last 2 years I learned a lot about EU Values and Goals. To me, the EU is all about freedom, security, peace and Justice. I speak four languages. I have been a successful participant and winner of many local English Language Olympiads. My team got first place in a conference held by the "UG LIMES" Robotics Academy. In the spring of 2018, I was selected for the Eastern Partnership European School Scholarship Programme 2018-2020 for an International Baccalaureate Diploma…

Dana Muntean

Dana Muntean

Residence:
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

The concept of volunteering is to bring happiness to someone else without being rewarded in any way. The best part is that you don't even want to receive anything in return. Thus, over the years, due to the opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities including national and international volunteering projects, volunteering has transformed from a hobby into a lifestyle. Currently, I am a student at the Faculty of European Studies in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Besides academic life, I promote the principles on which the European Union is based through the UN Youth Cluj Branch, a youth organisation guided by the slogan 'Open your mind, improve our world,' and aiming to support the values of the United Nations.

Dănăilă Nadina

Dănăilă Nadina

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I conduct workshops and raise awareness in my community about the sustainable use of natural resources, respect for cultural diversity and human rights. I also develop and implement staff development programmes, training schedules for new volunteers, as well as, appropriate tools and methods to operate strong teams. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0id1jRTVfo) Between 2016 and 2018, I have been the elected President of my School Council and in 2016, I was elected the President of the "Regional Youth Council" in Strășeni. In 2017, I was the president of "Local Youth Council" in Lozova, Straseni. FinallyLocal Action Group" in Străseni. I am involved in the project“Lozovenii pentru un parc amenajat “–https://guvern24.md/projects/lozova2/.
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Through the "Local Action Group " I managed to meet the British Ambassador. In 2017-2018, I have been a member of the "District Youth Council" the Straseni.I represent the "Regional Youth Council" within the "National Youth…

Daniel Bizdiga

Daniel Bizdiga

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Young Professional (graphic designer)
Country of origin:
Moldova

I was born and lived in the north of the Republic of Moldova until I finished school, where I had some extracurricular activities related to economic education. That and the fact that I was awarded a second-grade diploma at the Republican Economics Olympiad motivated me to take my bachelor’s degree at the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova. During university, I started to volunteer in Chisinau, was later a volunteer in France through EVS and also participated in other international projects. During that time, I came to truly understand how important peace and mutual understanding between countries is when it comes to making the world a better place and that we can reach greater results by working together.

Daniel Cojocari

Daniel Cojocari

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Freelancer
Country of origin:
Moldova

After two years of working abroad in construction, I decided to come back and work in the youth sector, motivated by my ambition and belief to improve the lives of young people and their access to opportunities. Over the past two and a half years in the youth sector, I've participating in formulation of the National Labour Strategy of Moldova and the National Strategy for Combating Gender-Based Violence, representing the youth sector. I have been coordinating between 15 and 120 volunteers, managing various research activities and promoting the participation of young people in the pooling and social monitoring tool, "U-Report". My hard work has allowed me to become a member of the expert group on membership, diversity, and inclusion at the European Youth Forum.
I joined the YEAs' initiative in 2016, and since then I am part of the team of young people promoting European values, opportunities, and future.

Daniela Rața

Daniela Rața

Residence:
Ialoveni
Occupation:
BA student in International Relations & Political Sciences, State University of Moldova and President of Students’ Alliance of Moldova
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a child of the world, a passionate traveller and a career woman. Studying at the Faculty of International Relations, at Moldova State University, I am interested in global affairs and diplomacy. I was delegated to represent the Republic of Moldova at the MIRAI programme in Japan and the Study Tours to Poland programme. Also, I participated in the simulation of the Youth Eastern Partnership and the OSCE Model, after which I was selected to represent my country in Vienna, at the second stage of the project, organised by the OSCE. As an international student, I benefited from an exchange programme in Hungary, funded by the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie. Moreover, I am the president of the biggest student NGO in our country, the Students’ Alliance of Moldova and a member of the European Students’ Union. I am actively involved in student social life and I believe that it’s only by getting involved that we can make the world better.

Daniil Podshybiakin

Daniil Podshybiakin

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a student at Karazin Kharkiv National University. I study International Relations with an emphasis on Oriental Studies, I work in a large number of student organisations and in the NGO 'Enlightening Initiative'. I am involved in projects on political literacy and Ukrainian foreign policy. I study Chinese and want to become a diplomat in the future. I became a Young European Ambassador because I want to bring people knowledge of the EU and its values. In my opinion, the EU is not just a union, it is about countries cooperating for peace and stability. Only a united Europe can be strong and prosperous, creating Europe's future together!

Danylo Nepochatov

Danylo Nepochatov

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

When I was a child, I dreamt of a strong Ukrainian state... Now my desire is to keep this idea alive and try to implement it. As such, upon entering university, I chose to major in political science and established an NGO focusing on environmental issues. The third step is coming soon!

Daria Gasanova

Daria Gasanova

Residence:
Marneuli
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I'm a 12th grader at Azizkendi Public School in Marneuli. I want to study Business Adminstration at Tbilisi State University and if I get the chance, I would like to continue my education abroad. I am the most active girl in my community. I have strong leadership, analytical, communication and negotiating skills. As a member of an ethnic minority in Georgia, my mother tongue is Azerbaijani, but I also speak Georgian, Turkish, English and a little bit of Russian. I am interested in gender equality, foreign languages/ cultures, education, international relations and business. I'm involved in different activities, including serving as President of Girl Up Marneuli. Girl Up is UN founded global movement for gender equality. I organize interesting activities, including seminars and trainings in cooperation with the club's vice president and members. In addition, I participated in the Caucasus Youth Leadership Programme in 2017 and studied business and entrepreneurship in the US. In 2018…

Daria Kachan

Daria Kachan

Residence:
Brest
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

Right now I‘m a pupil of Brest Gymnasium, but in one year I‘ll be a student of BSU studying International Relations. I like making people’s communication better and that‘s why I‘m interested in this sphere. I also admire moments of our life and that is the reason for my hobby of making videos. I‘m a kind and open-hearted person willing to make new friends. I appreciate every second of life and my motto is 'hic et nunc' or 'here and now.'

Darya Goretskaya

Darya Goretskaya

Residence:
Brest
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Belarus

Hello, I am Darya Goretskaya and I’m from Belarus! I’m that person, who was born in that country, where for a long time there was an 'iron curtain.' It is gone, but still exists in heads of many people. But I’m a child of a new generation. My aim is overcoming prejudices and breaking down barriers. Only together we can fight for human rights all over the world and only together we can stop global warming. I have already become 'a Young Polish ambassador' (“Młodzieżowy Ambasador Polscości”). I develop culture of Poland and its language among people, who have polish roots but don’t live in Poland. I live in Belarus, but half of my blood is Russian and another half is Polish and Belarussian. Moreover, I’m a founder of many projects in my country, which are engaged in fighting against environmental pollution. My leadership is in knowledge. And my knowledge is my power. I’m more than honoured to have a chance to become a Young European Ambassador.

Darya Selezen

Darya Selezen

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

During my studies at the Faculty of International Relations, I have been always been involved in student exchanges, seminars and international study programmes. Now I miss that time but I am still a proactive participant of youth projects. In 2017 I studied Perspectives of multi-level governance, decentralisation and human rights in the frame of the Summer Academy for Young Professionals at Lund University. After this great experience I got the opportunity to promote my ideas and perform them within the Alumni Network. To be a Young European Ambassador means that I have even more possibilities to share my knowledge, experiences, create new projects, communicate with like-minded people and discover cultures.

Daryna Hoch

Daryna Hoch

Residence:
Kyiv, Ukraine
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I study Regional Studies in Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv. I am also an alumna of International exchange program "FLEX" (2016-2017). Currently, I lead a very active student life, which involves learning few languages, being part of Debate Club as mentor and debater and constatly participating in multiple tournaments, as well as being part of European Youth Pairlament and a delegate to multiple sessions. 

David Androshchuk

David Androshchuk

Residence:
Ternopil
Occupation:
"The head of the Youth Advisory Council on Issues of the District’s Socio-Economic Development under the head of District State Administration, Member of the Board of Directors of NGO ""Hevens"", "
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I graduated with honours with a Bachelor of Science in International Business from the University of Roehampton in London and developed a specialisation in International Relations at the EU Business School in Munich. During and following my studies, I was a delegate at the Change the World Model United Nations meetings in New York and Abu Dhabi, for which I received various rewards. I am also a member of the Board of Directors of the NGO "Heavens" and as such, have participated in a number of charity and volunteering projects. I am also the head of the Youth Advisory Council on Issues of the District’s Socio-Economic Development under the head of District State Administration.

Davit Aghabekyan

Davit Aghabekyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a student at the Armenian State University of Economics. Working with a number of different organizations, I have developed organizational and communication skills which helped me a lot. I hope that this opportunity will be a platform to meet with international and local youth to broaden my horizons and deepen my knowledge.

Davit Dadalyan

Davit Dadalyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student (Yerevan State Medical University)
Country of origin:
Armenia

Currently, I am working as a Public Outreach Coordinator at the Centre For Rights Development NGO and studying at Yerevan State Medical University. Previously, I have worked as a Medical Expert for Helsinki Citizens Assembly Vanadzor Office(Yerevan). I was also the Volunteer Coordinator of AuroraPrize for Awakening Humanity in 2016,2017 and 2018. I have participated in different training courses on community development, youth involvement, inclusive educational and peaceful conflict resolution, volunteerism and media literacy, and developed my global and intercultural competencies in Finland, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Georgia, the USA and Tanzania. Particularly, in 2012 I had a Study visit to Turkey (Samsun, IstanbulSupport to Armenia-Turkey reconciliation) , in 2015 another Study visit to Germany (as part of the Journalists exchange program/ Funded by German Federal Foreign Office), and in
2017 I went to a Summer School in Tanzania in the frames of Young Global…

Daviti Bibileishvili

Daviti Bibileishvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

My name is Daviti and I graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Georgia. I am a civic activist and I participate in projects that support the development of a democratic and tolerant society. I am a member of the Consultative Council for Monitoring of the Promotion, Protection and Implementation of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia. I am also a non-formal education trainer and I hold training sessions about human rights. I am a youth worker and I collaborate with other vulnerable groups of young people, and those from ethnic or religious minorities. I also have several years of experience in collaborating with civil society organisations and state institutions.

Denys Demydov

Denys Demydov

Residence:
Zaporizhzhia
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a Ukrainian independent entrepreneur and travel blogger. The glorious Zaporizhia is my native region and Latvian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Serbian blood runs in my veins. I have had experience of working in different spheres, from a small news house to one of the biggest aviation companies in the country. I have studied both technical and humanities subjects. The main idea which I am trying to bring to people through public activity is the existence of human rights. That is because people from my country do not always realise their own rights and duties. I am fond of the work I do and love my country very much. I've been giving my best to make my country better, and would like to live in one of the best countries in the world - aware that the ability to make such a country is in our hands.

Denys Ganzha

Denys Ganzha

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Kharkiv Youth City Council Member/ Head of NGO "Public Diplomacy Platform"
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a member of a Kharkiv Youth Council and also the Head of NGO "Public Diplomacy Platform". I am also a participant of Konrad Adenauer Foundation's fellowship programme. Finally, I lead an English speaking club at my university.

Denys Verteletskyi

Denys Verteletskyi

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Student, The head of departmen Academic mobility at Student counsil of Lviv, also work directly in the international relations for Student counsil, volunteer, couch of motivation (non official)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a student of International Relations at Lviv Polytechnic National University, as well as an English translator. For the past year, I have worked with youth and for youth. I co-work with the Student Council of Lviv and International Mind Education Institute. Furthermore, I am an orginizer and participant of national and international youth projects as well as the founder of the telegram channel "Smartest Youth Ukraine - opportunities for all.

Despoina Panteli

Despoina Panteli

Residence:
Düsseldorf, Germany
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Greece

I am currently studying a combination of sociology, media, and politics in Germany and thus enjoying the privilege of living anywhere within the EU while experiencing new cultures daily. I have tried being as active as possible in the past whilst doing internships in the fields of environment and media, volunteering in the institution "Include" whose aim is promote the inclusion of children with special needs via education and help them to participate in as many civic youth programmes as I could. All those impulses have definitely made a great impact on me and on my perception of the world. I would really like to urge more people to experience this. For that reason, I chose to join the YEA's initiative: because if youth is informed about opportunities such as studying abroad, participating in programmes, volunteering, etc, then the chance of us making a greater impact is significantly higher and the contribution of youth in shaping our future more realistic.

Diana Antipenko

Diana Antipenko

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

Currently I am studying International Relations at the Belarusian State University. The field of my study is international organisations, specialising in the protection of refugees, migrants and IDPs. Volunteer work takes up much of my time. I have participated in 'the first SDG Impact Investment Forum in Belarus,' COMPASS Project and Startup’16 Conference. It a great honour to be a part of the Young European Ambassadors initiative and be able to share European values and opportunities with modern youth. I truly believe that through this initiative, dialogue and cooperation among us young people, we can build a better future.

Diana Dutchak

Diana Dutchak

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am the Editor in Chief of NGO "Young Diplomacy", an analytical magazine. I am a member of the Lviv Student Council.

Diana Endeladze

Diana Endeladze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I hold an MA degree in EU Public Affairs and Policies from the College of Europe and a BA in International Relations from Tbilisi State University. I have been working on issues of youth activism, political participation and mainstreaming. I have worked as NDI Research Fellow at the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia with the main focus of promoting women’s rights and political participation. I have also worked for the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria - one of Bulgaria's biggest NGOs. In 2017, I was a Georgian Youth Representative at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. My research interests include the EU’s normative power in EaP countries and civil society transformation.

Diana Materova

Diana Materova

Residence:
Berkovitsa
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

All my life I have been recognised for my academic excellence and extracurricular activities, such as participating in numerous competitions, clubs, Leadership Academy GLOW, etc. However, in one moment I decided to go beyond the traditional educational system and became increasingly interested in non-formal ways of learning. I found out that the best one is volunteering and became part of ''The Marbel project', which is an English charity organisation that helps to people in need from my region. Since then, I have met and worked with children, elderly and handicapped people. I have heard their personal stories and appreciated the importance of supporting each other. Moreover, I actively took part in Erasmus+ exchanges through which I met ambitious, open-minded young people. The greatest benefit for me is that these projects put my focus on the need of international cooperation. Being a Young European Ambassador will give me the opportunity to work with other highly motivated…

Diana Perju

Diana Perju

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student/young professional
Country of origin:
Moldova

I have recently graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova. My master's degree is in the same field, namely in International Transactions and Economic Diplomacy. Being an active citizen of the Republic of Moldova, I have always been eager to contribute to the development of my country through volunteering, participation at various civic engagement events, debate clubs and clean-up activities. I participated in international university debates which took place in Serbia (2017) and Slovakia (2018) and found out that youth from EaP countries face the same problems and that together, through exchanging ideas and finding solutions, we could solve them. It is in our power to make things work better. Therefore, I think that the Young European Ambassadors platform is a great opportunity for youth to share their experiences and practices, spread values such as solidarity, democracy, equality, the rule of law and working together for a better future.

Diana Takacsova

Diana Takacsova

Residence:
Brussels, Belgium
Occupation:
Young professional (European Endowment for Democracy)
Country of origin:
Slovakia

Passionate about storytelling for a social change, I am a communications professional and freelance photographer currently supporting the communications of the European Endowment for Democracy. I have been involved in a variety of projects on topics such as identity, migration, journalism and active citizenship, including a photo residency in Paris. As a photographer I developed several series across the Europe with a focus on the East, seeking small stories that tell more about the whole and investigating the life of different communities. I am also a photographer at Orange Magazine. Prior to Brussels, I lived in Soverato, Calabria, Italy, where I co-developed a toolkit of European citizenship education. As I have always had a great passion for the Eastern Partnership countries, I am honoured to join the Young European Ambassadors project.
 

Diana Yeghiazaryan

Diana Yeghiazaryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Graduated BA Arabic Studies (Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University) and MA "Regional Studies and Modern History of Arab and Middle Eastern countries" (Arabic Studies Department), Yerevan State University)
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a Youth Worker in Armenia. I am the Project Manager of Erasmus+ "International Youth Studies: Curricula Distance Learning and Open Educational Materials" long-term capacity building project run by FYCA and its dozens of European partners. I am also at Board of ECYC - European Confederation of Youth Clubs International NGO as Vice-President. I help young people to reach their goals and educational aspirations through non-formal education, active civil participation and engagement. I am fond of languages and in my spare time I also deliver private language courses of English, Arabic and sometimes Hebrew. I am passionate about youth work. I do care about education and recognition of Youth Workers, youth participation and creating inclusive society. I am fond of intercultural relations and traveling for exploring more about myself and the wonderful world surrounding me.

Dilara Pirkishiyeva (prev. Salimli)

Dilara Pirkishiyeva (prev. Salimli)

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

In may 2019 I will graduate from Baku State University with a B.S. in Geography. As a passionate environmentalist and human rights defender I have implemented several projects at BSU THIK organisation. Currently I am working as an IELTS instructor. Furthermore, I have experience in the tourism sector. In addition to my professional experience I have been involved in different volunteering programs e.g. AITF, AARC

Dimitar Ferdinandov

Dimitar Ferdinandov

Residence:
Plovdiv
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I have always believed that in a democratic society, the voice of every European citizen should be heard. Over the years, thanks to my participation as a volunteer in non-profit organisations, I was able to attend training programmes that taught me how to use means of mutual communication between young people and decision-makers effectively. I firmly believe that change is within our grasp. Everybody should be able to shape their world! And as a student, the best way to do so is through volunteering. I enjoy being involved in meaningful projects that help people in my school, community and country. Since 2015, I have been an active member of Plovdiv Language School’s Student Council and in June 2018, I was elected to become the Council's President. In late November 2018, I was selected by the United Nations Association of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Youth Delegates to the UN for the position of PR. These two voluntary positions gave me a better understanding of the issues that…

Dinand Drankier

Dinand Drankier

Residence:
Wezep & Groningen, the Netherlands
Occupation:
MA student in International Relations (University of Groningen) + Young professional (Researcher at the University of Groningen Centre of Energy Law)
Country of origin:
Netherlands

I am a young professional in the field of energy law. Prior to my current job as a legal researcher at the University of Groningen, I pursued a BA in International Relations and International Organisation and a LLM in Energy and Climate Law. In addition to working, I currently spend a lot of my time working on my thesis on international investment governance in order to obtain my MA in the field of International Political Economy. Outside academia, I have been involved in political simulations, such as MUN and MEP, and in youth organisations dealing with education in the field of citizenship and political participation. Moreover, I have enjoyed the privilege of being able to participate in various international youth events. I would consider myself critically pro-European and I look forward to contributing to the Young European Ambassadors' scheme.

Dmytro Tomenko

Dmytro Tomenko

Residence:
Poltava
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I obtained a junior specialist in appraisal at Poltava College of Management, Economics, and Law in 2017 and a bachelor's degree in Economics at Poltava State Agrarian Academy in 2019. Now I plan to pursue my master's degree in the same specialty. I have experience in the field of expert property valuation. I am an active, creative and purposeful person. I try not to stand still and constantly develop myself. I care about everything around me and I want positive changes and do everything I can for their effective implementation. Therefore, I am now the Head of the Student Council of my educational institution. I love debating, traveling around the world, speaking in front of large audiences and making origami crafts. I actively volunteer at many local and Ukrainian events (like half marathons, multi-festivals and concerts). I am a regular participant in youth exchanges, trainings, forums, and seminars, both in Ukraine and abroad.

Doina Balica

Doina Balica

Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I started my volunteering activities in 2016, as a photographer at a local online portal called orasulmeu.md, becoming the Head of the Mass-Media Department and later the General Coordinator of the site until 2017. In the meantime, I became a volunteer at the Pupils' Union of Moldova, and I am now the general president of the organisation. Since 2017, I have also participated at the WaveWeekMoldova summer programme, where, as part of a team, I developed my own volunteering project in the field of ecology. In 2018, I became a staff member of the WaveWeek project organisational team, operated by the "Creative Development Association" (CDA). In addition to these main activities, I volunteer from time-to-time at local and international social gatherings and events.

Dragan Zagorsky

Dragan Zagorsky

Residence:
Sofia
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I am in the last year of my studies at Sofia University, majoring in International Relations and Law. My main interests are in the sphere of EU policy and human rights, which is what I will study next year during my master's degree. During my current degree, I`ve been devoted to the EU and have kept myself busy with many projects, trainings and internships connected to my interest. I`ve been a Liaison Officer for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, an Intern at the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Presidency and currently I`m part of Team Europe Junior, which is helping me broaden my EU knowledge and stay dedicated to my cause. I believe in the mission of the YEA, because 'United we stand strong' and the Eastern partnership is extremely important for both sides of the boarder.

Dzianis Mitsevich

Dzianis Mitsevich

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a young and active legal student, who provides help to another students across Belarus in the field of educational law.

Dziyana Faletskaya

Dziyana Faletskaya

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I'm a 4th year student at the International University "MITSO". I aspire to become an international lawyer and am taking classes at my university for personnel management. At my university, I help to organize various events. Together with a classmate of mine, we have launched a series of events in which we talk about human rights in an informal setting. I participated in Erga Omnes: competition on the law of the Council of Europe, where I took 1st place. At the moment I am taking several courses: “Educate yourself about Europe-3” from the portal Adukacya.info, “a course on project management in the company” from NITU “MISiS”, “leadership fundamentals” from ITMO University. I also participated in the European Youth Parlament 2018 at Grodno and i am a regular listener of the Gender Module from ECLAB.  I also often attend open lectures and workshops in the city and webinars that deal with topics of gender, leadership, human rights law, international law and European law.

Dziyana Halubitskaya

Dziyana Halubitskaya

Residence:
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I’m a first year participant of the YEAs initiative. As for my education, currently I’m doing a preparatory year at the Warsaw University and next year I’m going to start my Law studies. In 2017 I took part in the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Summer Fellows Institute organized by Wake Forest University (North Carolina, USA), the Department of State and American Embassies across the globe. It allowed me to gain experience in volunteering, diplomacy and leadership. I also participated in the Teen Press Project, which is devoted to making people’s stories heard. I’ve always been into diplomacy, International Relations and current affairs. I’m here because I love meeting new talented and ambitious people, discussing burning issues. I have an immense desire to work towards solving regional and global problems. I’m here because I want to make a change and have several ideas to implement.

Dziyana Hrober

Dziyana Hrober

Residence:
Zaslaŭje
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a young professional with 2+ years of ESL teaching experience. Ever since my graduation from Minsk Linguistic University, I have been working as a teacher of English at a school in my home town. As an educator, I am striving to enhance my expertise and engage more young people to bring out positive change in our community.

Dziyana Liashkevich

Dziyana Liashkevich

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
PR Manager at Interakcia Foundation
Country of origin:
Belarus

I studied marketing at the Belarusian State University of Informatics and had little knowlegde of the EU and what it means before 2017. Then I dove into the EU world by participating in a simulation of the EU decision-making process. The next step was to participate in a dedicated learning course about Europe, which I successfully completed, now having the honour to be part of the tutor team for its next edtition. At the same time my current job is connected to this topic as well, because I work as a PR Manager for an NGO implementing EU-funded projects in Belarusian regions. I'm very happy to become a part of Young European Ambassadors initiative in my native country!

Dzmitry Bialko

Dzmitry Bialko

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Belarusian Fund of Peace, Press-secretary; Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am currently studying International Relations at the Belarusian State University. My scientific and practical interests are connected with the role of international organizations in security and human rights protection. Right now, I'm volunteering as a Secretary General of the Faculty of International Relations Model United Nations (MUN) - the largest student's MUN conference in Belarus. I also participate in AIESEC "Youth for SDGs" as an ambassador of the SDG 16 "Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions". I am currently working as Press Secretary at the Belarusian Fund of Peace – one of the largest public charity organizations. I'm an official volunteer of the National Art Museum of Belarus and and I have also volunteered to help organise important events like the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE session (Minsk, 2017) and the Minsk Dialogue Forum Initiative.

 

Dzmitry Tsizhouka

Dzmitry Tsizhouka

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Project Manager in Game Dev.
Country of origin:
Belarus

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and am highly interested in sustainable development and its implementation in the Baltic Sea region. During my studies, I took English and Swedish classes and a special course, titled "The Baltic Sea Region: Cultures, Politics, Societies". In 2015 and 2016 I was a participant of a student cultural exchange program in the USA. In 2016, I participated in a student conference in Latvia, dedicated to the sustainable development of communities (organized by the Baltic University). In 2017 I was the only representative from Belarus in "The SAIL course" - Sustainability Applied in International Learning (Poland, Sweden and Scotland - organized by The Baltic University).
 I am now working as a Project Manager in game development, feeling lucky that I've become a Young European Ambassador.

Ecaterina Ciumacenco

Ecaterina Ciumacenco

Residence:
Tiraspol
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I started volunteering as an access student in 2017. Later, I became an English teacher at a local language school called the Alice Club. I try to take part in various interesting projects, especially those related to art. My love of travel gives me the chance to learn the language, culture and traditions of different countries. Participation in this programme gives me the opportunity to represent the youth of my country and to communicate with young people from other European countries.

Eduard Scobioală

Eduard Scobioală

Residence:
Mereni, Anenii Noi
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Born and raised in a little village in the Republic of Moldova, I grew up as a simple boy with nothing remarkable. What makes me special are the decisions I have taken during my road through time. I fight for overcoming stereotypes and prejudices and sharing experiences with others thus learning through socialisation. I seek to make as many friends as possible and offer my help for any noble cause. During the ordinary days of my life I am a person full of curiosity with desire to learn something new and do grand things.

Edward Rhys Jones

Edward Rhys Jones

Residence:
Oxford
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
United Kingdom

Having grown up in a former-industrial region of South Wales, I’ve long been familiar with the transformative and overwhelmingly positive impact of EU policy for creating social and economic progress. More recently, in my engagement with the Kutaisi-Newport Twinning Association, I’ve seen for myself the commitment of young Georgians to pushing forward with national development, with Europe firmly in mind. In order to better understand it, I have travelled widely throughout Europe, including to five of the Eastern partner countries. In my work with the Holocaust Educational Trust as a Regional Ambassador for Wales, in which I am particularly interested in engaging young people with the lessons from genocides like the Holocaust, I have come to more properly appreciate the values of tolerance, liberty and diversity. I am working to continue to promote these values in my new hometown in Oxford, where I study history.

Eleftheria-Sofia Dragoti

Eleftheria-Sofia Dragoti

Residence:
Dilijan, Armenia
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Greece

I am a Greek student in UWC Dilijan in Armenia. My interest for entrepreneurship is fast to spot, being one of the founders of the EnDGas and Oriento start-ups. At the same time, I won challenges such as “Hack4all”, one of the finalists in “Social Impact Award”, and I attended the semifinals of “Youth Business Talent”. I am also active in such areas as photography and social media; being a photographer in many events and social media manager in movements such as "Stand Up For Europe" and "Volt". My active relationship with Europe started after my participation in an Erasmus youth exchange programme and in the Youth European Εvent that made me realise that I have a voice, even as a young person, and now is the time that Europe needs me to stand up more than anything else.

Elen Badalyan

Elen Badalyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am an enthusiastic girl from Armenia who desperately wants to make some changes in her community. That is the main reason I am actively engaged in volunteering jobs now. I am currently studying marketing at the French University of Armenia. Simultaneously, I am an English tutor in Skyeng. Languages and photography are my passions. I speak five languages: Armenian, English, Russian, French and Spanish. It has already been four years that I have been a volunteer in the Armenian Red Cross Society. I managed to represent the Armenian Red Cross Society on the international level in Denmark, Germany, and Kyrgyzstan. Moreover, I have been involved in European Youth Parliament (EYP) activities as an organiser and a media team member.

Elena Gladun

Elena Gladun

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a student at the Lyceum Spiru Haret in Chișinău, and will finish my studies in May. I love learning languages and practicing them through debates on different topics, namely political and environmental. I am currently fluent in three languages and am learning another two. I like writing articles and papers. I wrote an article for a local magazine called 'Aquarelle'. In Winter I like to volunteer at the International Charity Bazaar and in Spring at Literature fests. In the near future I plan on pursuing my dream and will start studying communications and media in the Netherlands.

Elena Margineanu

Elena Margineanu

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student and university assistent.
Country of origin:
Moldova

Starting with a Moldovan government scholarship in highschool, moving on two bachelor degrees and ending with a Korean government scholarship to pursue my master's, I have faced challenges that have catalyzed my interest in growth and social awareness. My activity is dispersed across various fields: national & internatinal art competitions; trainings on psychology, organizational behaviour and business; seminars on human rights and market economy; certificates in mediation, hypnosis and psychopedagocial; volunteering at BPW, mentoring for the Samsung DreamTalk, debating in national radio and participating at the Seoul Youth Forum. All of these experiences are in line with my philosophy of cooperation and kindness. As a Young European Ambassador, I am honored to connect with future leaders who are ready to act with integrity towards building a safer enviornment.

Elene Mgeladze

Elene Mgeladze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student, Lawyer
Country of origin:
Georgia

I studied International Law at Tbilisi State University. I am currently working as a leading specialist and secretary of the department of commerce at an electric power field company, drafting company policies and agreements. I am also a long-term election observer at the Georgian Young Lawyers' Association. I have participated in various local and international conferences and summer & winter schools, including at the University of Tartu, Antwerp University and the University of Groningen. I have also been part of several amazing teams at NGOs such as AIESEC, YATA, the European Youth Parliament and the Bringing Europeans Together Association (BETA). I'm fully bilingual in Georgian and Russian, and I also speak French, English and Italian. I am here because I believe that beyond the colour-coded passports, from East to West, North to South, Europeans share the same values.

Eliza Kravchenko

Eliza Kravchenko

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I study international relations at Lviv National University at the moment. Over the past year, I have been involved in a number of organizations, such as the American Club, the "Young Diplomacy" NGO at my faculty, NGO "New Acropolis" - philosophy, culture and volunteering, AIESEC - as sales manager, Student Council of my faculty - as mentor, "Institute of Social Initiatives", "Sophos Charity Foundation" and Lviv Regional State Administration - as volunteer, Lviv City Council - as assistant in the HR department, Erasmus+ and AEGEE - as an exchange participant. I am now happy to have become YEA, because it will give me an opportunity to help and learn at the same time, which is a big part of my value system.

Ellada Gasparyan

Ellada Gasparyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am working at BetConstruct Company as an International Events Coordinator. I am organizing events in more than 10 countries. I strongly believe that being a Young European Ambassador can be a new source of opportunities and will help us to build a better environment for a brighter future.

Elmir Mukhtarov

Elmir Mukhtarov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a FLEX alumnus, working for more than a year at the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) as a researcher. I regularly share my opinion on economic issues from my personal blog, www.economir.com. For the past three years, I have been actively involved in the Model United Nations (MUN) community and have been the co-organizer of Model U.S. Senate (MUSS) in 2017 and 2018.

Elvira Skred

Elvira Skred

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

“The mile-long road begins with the first step” - this is the rule that helps me to develop both myself and my environment. I am the Head of NGO 'Youth Progress Institute', a volunteer at the local committee of the international project U-Report, and Head of the English-speaking club in V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, where I study International Economic Relations and connect my life with diplomacy.

Elza Alizada

Elza Alizada

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I hold a BA with honours in International Relations from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan (95% GPA). I am currently studying at the same academy for my MA degree. In 2018, I did an internship at the Parliament of Azerbaijan. In 2015, I gained volunteering experience in Baku in 2015. In addition, I participated in several regional trainings as part of the Conflict School organised in the framework of the “Peacebuilding through Capacity Enhancement and Civic Engagement” (PeaCE) programme. After that, I was one of 10 who got the chance to take place in a conference in Tbilisi. During the third edition of EuroSchool 2018 which took place in Shabran, Azerbaijan, I got the opportunity to participate in several interactive learning sessions and social activities to learn more about the EU, its economy, energy policy, history and also about its partnership with Azerbaijan.

Emeric Maria

Emeric Maria

Residence:
Bruges - Belgium
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
France

I am a post-graduate student at the College of Europe in Bruges pursuing an MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy studies. I also hold a Master’s degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Lyon and I was an exchange student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. I have been involved in youth projects as regional coordinator in an organization promoting equal opportunities in higher education (Article 1) which provides an online platform for discussions and events. I am pleased to represent the EU Member States as a Young European Ambassador (YEA) considering how crucial people-to-people contacts are in mutual-understanding. Indeed, I am open-minded and truly eager to learn from people from other horizons by discussing and sharing experience.

Emil Gasimov

Emil Gasimov

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a young leader with the intention to change the world for the better! Right now am studying World Economics at Baku State University. I love to visit and discover new places and people, and to create an intellectual and productive atmosphere wherever I go.The Young European Ambassador's network brings together my main interests of youth collaboration and communication, and gives me an opportunity to improve my social skills. Besides that, I have been part of different organisations, conferences and events, like Global Baku Forum, Azerbaijan Fashion Week, European Youth Parliament, AIESEC, American Council and etc. For now, I am working as a sales, marketing and event manager and implementing various projects with different brands and corporations.

Enrico Izzo

Enrico Izzo

Residence:
Rome
Occupation:
Project Management Intern
Country of origin:
Italy

Born in Rome, my passion for travelling and discovering different cultures started during secondary school. Thanks to university, I had the chance to attend a double bachelor’s degree in Italian-French and, after my first year of doing an MSc in Business Administration in Rome, I could study for a semester in Rio de Janeiro and for another one in Paris. In Brazil, I volunteered at the Olympics and Paralympics Games of 2016. Also, I decided to extend my stay in Paris because I found an internship in the startup "Love Your Waste", which fights food waste. Moreover, I performed on stage for the musical “West Side Story” with the Do’s Musical company. I won a startup competition organized by the University of Roma 3: we developed an app, Monugram, that aims to valorize the cultural heritage. In addition, I simply love music, sport and all the little things that include sharing and meeting.

Erekle Gozalishvili

Erekle Gozalishvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I study International Relations at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. On the side, I work for a small NGO in Georgia, called Georgia's Future Academy. We hold different projects including a Debates Academy to help young people improve their skills in the related field. Each summer I volunteer for Peace Corps in Tbilisi, Georgia. I am a counselor at the United Boys In Leadership Development (BUILD) camp. Teaching young people from all over Georgia about different topics including: goal-setting, project management and leadership. Moreover, I am a member of the FLEX alumni network, through which I participate in different activities including clean-up activities around the country. In addition, when I was in the United States from my exchange year, I volunteered for 100 hours in a library helping staff to collect books and to negotiate with other libraries. I received a certificate of appreciation from the U.S Department of State at the end of the programme in 2015-2016…

Esma Gumberidze

Esma Gumberidze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Activist, Volunteer
Country of origin:
Georgia

After graduating with honours from a public school for the blind in Tbilisi, I went to the U.S. as a FLEX student. There I first experienced volunteering. I tutored several blind children in elementary school. Upon my return to Georgia in 2013, I continued volunteering, for instance, at GLOW and other teenage camps as a counselor conducting discussions and trainings on women’s rights, project development and management, future planning, the rights of persons with disabilities, volunteerism and youth exchange programmes. During my BA studies at Tbilisi State University, from which I just recently graduated with honours, I participated in the Erasmus+ Credit Mobility programme, spending 1 semester at the European University Viadrina in Germany, and another one at the Alexandru Ion Cuza University of Iasi in Romania. I also participated in Erasmus Plus youth seminars 3 times. Whilst studying I wrote and contributed to a couple of research items both as a student and disabled rights…

Estelle Beuve

Estelle Beuve

Residence:
Rennes
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Moldova

When I thought about having a gap year at the end of my bachelor's degree in Accounting and Management in France, I wanted to start something new abroad. At that time, I was convinced it would involve a European project through my engagement with the Young European Federalists. Over time, I heard about the EVS and I was looking for projects in Germany or Austria. In the end the best project was… in Moldova! Genuinely unexpected! There I was working with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Moldova for nine months. I’ve been completely stunned by the number of European projects they undertake and was very grateful for their Europtimism. It helped me to foster my creativity and go beyond my own limits, even though my way was sometimes made of hardships. It has been genuinely one of my best experiences so far in my life. Now, as a student at Strasbourg, it would be very special to me to come back to Chișinău. Being part of the YEA network is a great opportunity to do my best…

Eter Glurjidze

Eter Glurjidze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student, Youth Activist
Country of origin:
Georgia

I graduated from Nikozi Public School, a borderline village in the Tskhinvali region. I am currently a junior student at the International Black Sea University (IBSU), pursuing a degree in international relations and economy with a full scholarship. My interests in extra-curricular activities trace back to my high school period, when I was involved in various forums, debates, conferences, simulations, intellectual or cultural competitions and volunteering. I was a winner in a number of scientific conferences and public speaking competitions. Furthermore, I was a project manager at the "Proactive Group Georgia" NGO aimed at promoting youth empowerment, an active civil society and generally non-formal education. Last year I became a part of the YEAs' family, so I had the great chance to cooperate with youngsters to inform them about EU values and opportunities. Indeed, the most exciting period in my life is connected to the Erasmus+ exchange programmes. I particiated in several short…

Evangelia Nathanail

Evangelia Nathanail

Residence:
Berlin
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Germany

As a Greek living in Germany, multiculturality encompasses all aspects of my life, from not finding feta at the supermarket to not understanding the jokes the cashier is making in German. Most importantly, I have always seen it as a blessing rather than a curse, since I am able to experience all of this within the borders of the EU. Through organising conferences, such as TEDxHUBerlin and Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges (including Global-In Fellowship), I aim to push young people out of their comfort zones to see these beautiful moments of multiculturality like I do: as a chance to learn something new everyday!

Evelina Onea

Evelina Onea

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
BA student in Art Management
Country of origin:
Moldova

I think that the real connection between people and nations is made by culture, and especially through art. Now, the most popular types of art are music and film. I'm a film producer and director. Also, I have a lot of experience in working with young artists and promoting their art. My goal is to film real people with real stories but in a universal way, to try and make people more connected spiritually.

Evgeniya Lesnikova

Evgeniya Lesnikova

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a TV journalist. I graduated from the Institute of Journalism at BSU. I am interested in international relations, public diplomacy, environment, social journalism and music. I participated in the youth summer camp «Learn. Act. Share», Lviv Media Forum, Eurasian Youth Media School and the Laboratory for Sustainable Development. I am a distance learner of the programme 'Journalistic Craft for Neighbourhood' at the College of Europe. I learn Italian and work on improving my English.

Farida Akbarli

Farida Akbarli

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a third-year student of Accounting and Audit at UNEC. I am currently working as a HR intern at the Embassy of United States of America. During my high-school and university studies I tried to be active as much as possible. Whenever I get a chance I participate in simulation conferences to improve my diplomacy and public speaking skills such as MUN, MOIC etc. I was also a volunteer at international events like Formula 1 and UEFA.

Fazilat Samadova

Fazilat Samadova

Residence:
Malmö, Sweden
Occupation:
I am doing my internship at Culture and Integration Organizations of Skåne.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

My academic backround is based on political science. I got my Bachelor's degree at Western University and studied Political Communication for one year at Vidzeme University of Applied Science in Latvia. This summer I graduated with a master's degree in Global Politics and Societal Change at Malmö University in Sweden. During my academic years in Azerbaijan I worked with Dalga (Wave) Youth Movement and was part of many projects in the field of human rights, democracy and other political and social issues. Moving from member to Chairman (2011-2015), I have been representing the movement in local and international events and actively participating in civil society issues advocating for youth empowerment. I also worked with local and international organizations to develop projects about human rights, democracy, gender, and tolerance. I am currently also working at a Swedish organisation focused on women's rights and multiculturalism.

Felicia-Nicoleta Puiu

Felicia-Nicoleta Puiu

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a high-school student and a member of Interact Club Chișinău. I am also currently one of the Young Peace Ambassadors in the initiative group from Eastern Europe and Caucasus. I believe young people can make things change for the better if they work and grow together.

Fidan Aliyeva

Fidan Aliyeva

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

For the time being I have been interested in social change and positive impact. This was the primary reason I decided to pursue my education in International Relations and Regional Studies. Throughout my student life I have taken opportunities where I was interacting with people and targeting my goals. AIESEC was one of the organisations that I had an opportunity to join. Together with AIESEC, we implemented several projects within my country. Moreover, I had a chance to volunteer in Albania, where together with my teammates we worked upon a project named 'Be a Solution.' We primarily work on the elimination of the contraption in Albania by giving seminars and collecting and documenting surveys and interviews. I believe that being part of YEA means I will be able to work on rural development and making my country a better place to live.

Finn Christian Hagemann

Finn Christian Hagemann

Residence:
Bonn
Occupation:
project assistant / student
Country of origin:
Germany

I was raised in a very rural area near Hamburg. In 11th grade I went abroad, to live and study for a year in Argentina. After finishing secondary school I moved to Bonn for my studies of political science and communications. I have always been interested in politics and social topics. For that reason there was no doubt I would study social sciences and for that same reason, I started volunteering for Amnesty International in 2015. After a semester abroad at the University of Toronto, I started working part time at an agency for civic participation. At its core, civic participation is about creating dialogue, which I believe that dialog is key in fostering an integrated society. For 2019 I hope to finish my undergraduate degree and become involved in the YEAs' network as a way to foster dialogue between young folks from European Union and those from the Eastern Neighbourhood.

Firangiz Gulizada

Firangiz Gulizada

Residence:
Cluj Napoca, Romania
Occupation:
Volunteer EVS
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I obtained a B.A. in International Relations from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan. During my bachelor's studies, I interned at the Department on Social Political Issues within Azerbaijan's Presidential Administration. While I was pursuing my master's, I worked as a research assistant at the Caspian Strategy Institute in Istanbul, simultaneously volunteering inside one of the largest philanthropic NGOs, the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief. Since then, I held various positions at a variety of institutions like the American Culture Association Language Schools and the British Council. Since November 2017, I am a member of the Emergency Mobile Team of Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society. Alongside my studies and professional endeavors, I take part in numerous local and international events. I am currently volunteering in Cluj Napoca, Romania.

Gabriela Doina

Gabriela Doina

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Moldova

From an early age, I have been passionate about studying foreign languages and diplomacy. When the moment came to choose my university, I knew it had to be in another country and thus I chose Austria, while at the same time continuing long-distance learning at the Academy of Economic Studies in Moldova. My studies in Austria taught me the specificities of intercultural communication and led me to continue my path abroad by applying to the College of Europe in Bruges and being selected for the European Neighbourhood scholarship. In the meanwhile, I helped some of my friends organize a big charity concert with the release of more than 5000 Chinese lanterns in the spirit of hope. Once in Bruges, at the College of Europe where I studied European Economic Integration and Business, I knew that for a diplomatic, policy oriented job, I would need to move to Brussels. There I did my traineeship at the European Commission in Vice-President's Ansip Cabinet and focused on Digital policies. For…

Gabriela Telekfalvi

Gabriela Telekfalvi

Residence:
Athens
Occupation:
Founder of Labyrinth of Senses
Country of origin:
Greece

My volunteering experience started in 2014 when I organized a conference at my University aimed at promoting entrepreneurship. Later on, through different organizations, I participated in more than 100 events as a volunteer and I managed to organize more than 70 voluntary actions for different social groups in need. Building on this wide experience of organizing tailor-made voluntary actions and three Erasmus+ Youth in Action programmes ("All Aboard" in Portugal, "Art of Understanding" in Czech Republic and "D.U.E." in Italy) , I founded “Labyrinth of Senses”, an NGO focused on non-formal education. At Labyrinth of Senses we create tailor made programs in order to raise awareness on a lot of social issues like equal human rights, disability, diversity, inclusion and love. This project has been presented to more than 4000 participants in Greece, Romania, Austria, Serbia, Italy, Czech Republic, Armenia & Portugal.
My goal in life is to travel around the world and apply…

Gaga Gvenetadze

Gaga Gvenetadze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am an Intern at the Embassy of Georgia to Italy. Previously, I was part of the 'civitas Georgica' - an organization covering social topics, such as active citizenship, democracy promotion and peacebuilding. I was first a participant in a project called 'Together with children's rights and democracy'. Following that, I worked as a trainer with Armenian and Azerbaijani minorities in Georgia as part of a summer school. In Poland, I volunteered in the "Bridge to Georgia" organisation, through which we promoted Georgian culture and a specific approach to conflict resolution in the context of the Georgian-Russian conflict in Abkhazia and South-Ossetia.

Gagik Harutyunyan

Gagik Harutyunyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I study in Yerevan State University at the Faculty of International Relations. I've participated in many Erasmus+ Youth exchanges and gained good intercultural communication skills. I've implemented the UNDP "Youth Engagement in local elections" project in Armenia. Currently I'm a part of the KASA Humanitarian Foundation in Armenia, where we work with refugees in Armenia. Our goal is to help them get involved in Armenian society.

Galya - Rebecca Hovhannisyan

Galya - Rebecca Hovhannisyan

Residence:
Strassbourg
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

My identity has been strongly shaped by my surroundings: born in Ukraine, raised in Armenia, and currently living in France has allowed me to strengthen my ties to the European continent and civilization. I am a young European with deep aspirations and strong beliefs in democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Alongside my studies, I am the Chairperson of the Board of Youth Initiative Centre (Armenia) and International Steering Group Representative for Europe at the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (Netherlands).

Gamar Alizade

Gamar Alizade

Residence:
Bologna, Italy
Occupation:
I am a student.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I hold a BA in Law from Baku State University and I am now pursing a master's degree in International Cooperation on Human Rights and Intercultural Heritage in Italy. Over the past several years, I have been active in the civic life of my country by organizing, volunteering and participating in a number of local and international events related to sports, culture, human rights and peacebuilding, among others. I am a Global UGRAD 2013 alumna. I have participated in several Erasmus+ projects (Young Activists for Peace and Dialogue Youth Exchange in Germany in 2017; Global Youth Exchange 2016 preparatory meeting in Russia in 2016; Sport for Change Youth Exchange in London in 2017, etc.), and in many other youth events, camps and training programmes organized by international NGOs and the Council of Europe. In 2017, I worked for the Organizing Committee of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games and Baku City Circuit. I am also a very adventurous traveler!

Ganna Teslenko

Ganna Teslenko

Residence:
Kobelyaky
Occupation:
Young professional (legal assistant)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am currently finishing my second master's
degree in International Law. Over the year, I have done several Erasmus+
exchanges and internships at European NGOs.
So far, I realized that it is not where you are that matters, but the value you bring to society, the people you communicate with and the positive influence you are able to make on them.

Garik Khachatryan

Garik Khachatryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I'm a high school student and I have been involved in a number volunteering activities since the age of 11. I consider myself as someone who always says "YES" to new challenges. Currently, I'm studying at EducationUSA's Competitive College Club funded by the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan. I have been a volunteer at the Wikimedia Armenia NGO, the Federation of Youth Clubs in Armenia, the Armenian Helsinki Committee, among other organisations. I believe, that only via education, can we achieve successes and be a part of global change. I have a strong interest in the EU, UN, NATO and other international organizations.

Gayane Ghazaryan

Gayane Ghazaryan

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am one of the first 30 Eastern Partnership (EaP) European School students at New School, International School of Georgia, where I am studying for an International Baccalaureate Diploma in European Studies. In 2018, I received a Gold Medal for Academic Excellence from the Prime Minister of Armenia. I am an alumna of the European Youth Parliament both in Armenia and in Georgia, and participated in the EaP European School Summer Camp 2018 in Georgia. I also took part in the Georgian International Model United Nations (GIMUN) in Georgia and the Rome Model United Nations (Rome MUN) in Italy. I am actively engaged in projects on ecology and sustainable development, and have participated in different sessions and cleaning efforts in various areas. As an example, I can mention the project ‘GyumRiver’, which was initiated by a group of school students from my hometown with the support of the UNICEF Global UPSHIFT programme in Armenia.

Geno Kutashvili

Geno Kutashvili

Residence:
Mtskheta
Occupation:
I am a master student of the Public Policy and Management faculty at the Corvinus University of Budapest
Country of origin:
Georgia

I was born in Akhalgori, but since the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008, I've been living in the Tserovani IDP settlement. Since moving to Tserovani, I've been involved in numerous trainings (law-related, project writing, social media, debating and management training) and learning programmes in order to receive a non-formal education. Besides that, I have my own blog. I have twice won blog competitions and been nominated as a 'citizen journalist'. I also went to Poland for an educational visit for the School of Debates, which motivated me to establish a club at my school, where I used to be project organiser. I graduated from the University of Georgia, and during my 3rd year of bachelor studies I was an Erasmus Mundus (EFFORT) exchange student at the University of Lodz, Poland, where I gained useful skills and developed personally and professionally. I am currently an MA student at the Public Policy and Management Faculty of the Corvinus University of Budapest .

Geoffrey Devautour

Geoffrey Devautour

Residence:
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation:
I am a student.
Country of origin:
France

I have been living in Poland since 2015. It began with an internship in Olsztyn, the twinning city of Châteauroux, my French hometown. In 2016, I started volunteering as an EVS volunteer, for a project called ‘Youth employability and Integration of European citizenship’ at a Polish foundation focusing on social inclusion and professional integration. I was mainly responsible for contacting and building relationships with French companies based in Poland, with the view to further develop their CSR strategy. In 2018, I attended as a fellow the European Forum Alpbach, focused on the topic of diversity and resilience. Looking back at the forum, not only was it an extraordinary opportunity to connect with passionate and talented people, but also, an opportunity to gain new perspectives about the European Neighborhood Policy which I found fascinating. I am currently writing my Master's thesis on the internalization speed of INVs from Central and Eastern Europe and commitment into foreign…

Georgi Vasilev

Georgi Vasilev

Residence:
Sofia
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

After an incredible Erasmus+ youth project and an unforgettable exchange in Japan, I realised that the only borders you have are the ones you set. Therefore, I wanted to actively take part in many social events that help the growth of our community, the development of my city and country, and promote understanding and compassion. It is truly important to me to be aware of the environment, what it needs and the ways in which I could be helpful. I personally believe that it is essential for young people to be ambitious and motivated to improve their surroundings and be a part of the society. I have always stood by the belief that young people have many opportunities to make a change and as long as we are involved in our country's future, we can help its development. I would say that I am a person who has big dreams.

Georgia Canură

Georgia Canură

Residence:
Bucharest
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Romania

I am an 18-year-old high school student at Saint Sava National College in Bucharest, Romania. Besides being drawn to academic competition, my philanthropic nature has motivated me to join humanitarian groups and organise charity events. I am currently actively involved in Rotaract Atheneum, which allows me to help those in need by engaging in community activities and global movements. I am also, very proudly, linked with Aspire, the best leadership development program in Eastern Europe. I am honoured to represent Romania at the 91st International Session of the European Youth Parliament in Hamburg, Germany. I am truly passionate about European affairs and ensuring justice, and am now preparing to attend a prestigious law school in France.

Giada Gavasso

Giada Gavasso

Residence:
Venice, Italy
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently a master's a student of Economics and Languages of Eastern Europe (ELEO) at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. I want to complete my studies by enrolling in a master’s degree in Comparative International Relations. I've had the chance to study in Moscow, and complere an internship in Baku. I have also worked for an organisation that collaborates with international organisations, diplomatic missions, and public and private institutions in order to create cultural and educational high value projects, supporting what is described as 'Cultural Diplomacy'. I deeply believe in the values of cooperation and sharing, as well as in the necessity to build bridges between countries and tear down walls.

Gianluca Rossino

Gianluca Rossino

Residence:
Turin
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Italy

I am a young European based in Turin (Italy), currently studying International Sciences for Development and Cooperation. After my high school diploma, I took a gap year to explore different options and better discover what I wanted to do in life, and what kind of person I aspired to become. My European path started with a youth exchange in Croatia in 2016, and since then I have participated in many mobility projects across the continent as an Italian youth leader and staff member. This included a five month European Voluntary Service project in Cascais (Portugal), supporting the 2018 European Youth Capital. As a member of several youth organisations, I am always challenging myself to grow in both professional and personal contexts. The world of diplomacy, international relations and politics is definitely full of exciting learning opportunities. The Erasmus+ program, for example, offers precious experiences to millions of young Europeans. I am part of a Union that most call…

Giga Chitishvili

Giga Chitishvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I’ve been involved in civic activities since my middle school years. The dynamics of my childhood have made me an individual who strongly believes in transforming ideas into actions. While striving to find a socially important field where I would be able to transform my ideas into practical outcomes, I became fascinated by the concept of social entrepreneurship and became a youth social entrepreneurship programme manager. As well as gaining managerial experience, I provided training and consulting services to local civil society organisations and individuals in order to promote the social entrepreneurship concept. In line with my professional development, I strengthened my academic abilities by graduating from Tbilisi State University with a MSc in Microeconomics.

Giorgi Agirbaia

Giorgi Agirbaia

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
PhD Student of Public Administration (GTU)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a socially active youth leader with 7 years of experience in youth leadership, youth work and education, economics and business management. I am a Phd Student of Public Administration at the Georgian Technical University. I also have an MBA of Innovative Project Management (GTU) . I am also the founder and CEO of the rapidly growing Youth NGO “ProActive Group Georgia”, where our main working area relates to youth. We have already empowered more than 1000 youth from Georgia and abroad to benefit from our projects in various ways. Around 100 young people gained the opportunity to study abroad, expanding their skills and knowledge in various fields, including Erasmus+ and other projects. Moreover, I work as a freelance trainer and project manager of international educational projects. Since 2013, I have delivered training courses in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Moldova, Bulgaria and Georgia - about topics ranging from youth leadership, and project management to personal development…

Giorgi Chapidze

Giorgi Chapidze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I hold an MA degree in EU Public Affairs and Policies from the College of Europe and a BA in International Relations from Tbilisi State University. I was the Georgian Youth Delegate at the Council of Europe in 2016, working on issues of youth engagement in politics at the grassroots level. I specialize in EaP policy, ENP and the EU’s external governance modes. I have previously worked as NDI Research Fellow at the Parliament of Georgia and at the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria. My academic interests include EU and Russian foreign policy, the economic transformation of the South Caucasus region, the EU’s changing approach towards eastern neighbourhood, among others.

Giorgi Dundua

Giorgi Dundua

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I completed my Bachelor Degree in Social and Political Sciences at Tbilisi State University in 2017. From 2014, I have been an active member of the Students Scientific Circle, which encouraged me to take part in almost 35 students scientific conferences and forums. In 2015, I was among several students who participated in the summer school by ICMPD and with the possibility to attend lectures mentored by Professors from Oxford, Cambridge and Maastricht universities. Because of my academic achievements I was awarded with state scholarships five times in a row. In 2018, I was awarded with the scholarship of Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia, which is given annually to one student with excellent academic achievements. At present, I work for the Education Research and Science Development Center and at Tbilisi State University at the Department of Foreign Relations. With support from the U.S. Department of the State, United Nations Association and some other organizations, I organized…

Giorgi Eliozashvili

Giorgi Eliozashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a member of many NGOs, the first of which was "Society Biliki” where I was a volunteer peer-educator and organizer at ''World Cafe''. My first experience in international projects was through the European Athletics Youth Championships where I was Volunteering at the transport department. I am also a member of the European Youth Center and working at "Children And Youth National Centre". As an EVS Coordinator, I have a chance to be a volunteer at "Our Gym'' for children with disabilities. I gained volunteering experience at the Internet Governance International Forum GeoIGF 2017, Junior Eurovision 2017 as a team assistant of the Irish delegation, World Run 2018, European Dialogue On Internet Governance 2018 (EuroDIG), Public Service Hall, Batumi World Chess Olympiad 2018 and the Belt and Road Forum as a staff member. It was an honour for me to be an interpreter for the Indonesian Ambassador. I gained further experience thorugh the European Youth Parliament, the Human Rights…

Giorgi Esaiashvili

Giorgi Esaiashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a student of International Relations and Diplomacy at Caucasus University. My interest in social activism, volunteerism and diplomacy was profoundly influenced by the year I spent as an exchange student in the US (via the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) programme), where I was the only representative of my country in the small town of Ohio. Therefore, I had the responsibility of representing Georgia as effectively as possible. Throughout the year, I completed more than 100 hours of community service, granting me a certificate of appreciation from the US Department of State. Recently, I finished a four-month internship at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria. I continuously try to be active and engage in various activities that are related to Georgia’s western aspirations, education and diplomacy, so that I do not miss any opportunity that enables me to exchange positive experiences and impactful ideas.

Giorgi Kakhniashvili

Giorgi Kakhniashvili

Residence:
Budapest, Hungary
Occupation:
I am Student, Volunteer & Young Professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I was born in South Ossetia, and in 2008 became an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) following the 'August War' with Russia. I moved near Tbilisi, where I graduated from school and the University of Georgia (Faculty of Business Administration). I have been a Mobility Direct Exchange Student of Erasmus+, and studied at the University of Lodz, Poland for 5 months in 2016. I also have experience in youth work and volunteering: I was a member of the student organisation 'AIESEC' and also worked at NGOs 'DVV-International' and 'Sparkasse', conducting workshops for IDPs about financial education, and organising youth activities. I am now volunteering at 'AIESEC Hungary' and studying at the Budapest Business School. I like communicating, challenging myself and reaching my goals. I want the best for my country, so I always try to share my experience with young Georgians. I want to give them the opportunity to be aware of European values and their importance for our development.

Giorgi Titvinidze

Giorgi Titvinidze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I was born and raised in Georgia, one of the former Soviet republics. Georgia was the least oppressed state by the communist regime; nevertheless, from the very beginning children were taught at schools to maintain communist values and habits. Then suddenly there was a political and economic cataclysm and everything old vanished and the country started to face a totally new life and world. That is where the second phase of my life started. Capitalism, market economy, a new way of thinking, a new way of living – all these and much more appeared as obstacles. These challenges were difficult for my country to face and for me personally, it required great flexibility in order to adapt to the changing circumstances. The way to success for me was not easy; however, in each stage of my life I've done my best to prove my leadership potential. My academic performance at the University of Georgia helped me to participate in various conferences and workshops, through which I have gained…

Giorgi Zazarashvili

Giorgi Zazarashvili

Residence:
Gori
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a final-year high school student in Gori, Georgia. At the age of 14 I decided to go beyond the traditional educational system and try different ways of learning new things. The first step was participating in a project called "Modeling the EU Parliament" which has influenced me most. It took place in Tbilisi. There I learned that everyone could succeed and improve their skills. I became the best delegate in that project. After that I participated in numerous projects organized by NGOs like "PRTA", "PREDO", "Youth Reflex", "GIONFE" , etc. and won best delegate status in a majority of them. I am a co-founder of the NGO "WING" which promotes non-formal educational projects. In my town, I am also a co-founder of the same type of organization called "GEM" - Georgian European Movement. I am also the president of "Youth Reflex Gori”. I think my way to success is not an easy one because I am always trying to find my own way instead of following the flow, but as Chris Grosser once said…

Goga Katalandze

Goga Katalandze

Residence:
Dublin
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I graduated from high school in Gali, Abkhazia with a certificate of honour. Since 2016, I am enrolled at Tbilisi State University pursuing a B.A. in Political Science. During my undergraduate studies, I participated in different conferences in the field of Human Rights, Gender Issues, EU Development and Democracy and other related topics on a local and international level. Also, I have been awarded a scholarship (UGRAD) from the U.S. Department of State and I've done an exchange programme at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Currently, I am studying at University College Dublin as an Erasmus+ ICM student for one semester. At the same time, I have working for different NGOs as a youth worker and social entrepreneur, as well as a data analyst for the Danish Refugee Council.

Gohar Mkrtchyan

Gohar Mkrtchyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am currently a fourth year student at the American University in Armenia, Bacherlor of Arts in Business, focused on accounting.

Gonçalo Manuel Dinis da Silva Gomes

Gonçalo Manuel Dinis da Silva Gomes

Residence:
Rotterdam
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Portugal

I’m a 3rd year Economics BSc. student driven by impact. I strive to leave a mark wherever I go and I wish to contribute towards a stronger, more united, and more cohesive European Union.
I’ve volunteered in National Athletics Championships, as well as in food collection campaigns. I’m currently coordinating “Understanding Europe PT” (a project that empowers young Europeans to become active citizens and informs them of the decision-making process in the EU). I’ve interned at Nova SBE’s Brand & Communication Office, where I managed the school’s media platforms, performed analytical reports, reviewed internal documents, etc. I am serving as a member of the Board at a soon-to-be-startup which organizes large-scale personal development events for youth. I’ve served as President of one of my faculty’s oldest clubs, conducting recruitment processes, contacting external partners, co-organizing 9 events, etc. I've also worked in Operations & Logistics, HR, Communications…

Gozal Sultanova

Gozal Sultanova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have graduated Master of Business Adminstration at UNEC with Honor diploma (96 % GPA). In 2018, while I was a last year master student at Azerbaijan State Economic University, I applied to the Erasmus+ scholarship programme, I was selected as one of the scholarship winners from Azerbaijan to take part in a half year student exchange in Vilnius, Lithuania. I graduated my Erasmus with Certicificate of Gratitude . I have graduated Bachelor’s degree also with Honor diploma (92%) at Azerbaijan University of Languages. I am former reporter in Azerbaijan Television. I have attended  in several Erasmus + projects and volunteer projects  such as EVS team leader in Baku 2015 European Games, Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. I have participated in internship program of Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication, United Nations SDGs Summer School 2018  etc. I am winner of Student Science Society research competition in AUL (2014-2015). I am very proud to be a YEA. 

Greta Kundrotaite

Greta Kundrotaite

Residence:
Vilnius, Lithuania
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Sweden

I am currently finishing a master's in Global Studies, and have a passion for Europe. Born and raised in Lithuania, I have seen how much the EU has helped my country, and the number of opportunities to travel, work and study abroad I was fortunate enough to have. Since Lithuania shares a common history with the Eastern Parntership countries, I am excited to create a network of young people through which we can share our ideas and visions for a brighter future in Europe.

Gullu Huseynli

Gullu Huseynli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a 2nd year student in Chemical Engineering at Baku Higher Oil School. I am currently a volunteer for AIESEC as part of the Incoming Global Volunteer Department and before that as Team Leader for the Outgoing Global Volunteer Department. Between June-August 2017, I volunteered in Transylvania, Romania where I helped organise trips and events for children.

Gumru Aliyeva

Gumru Aliyeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a social activist
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a post-graduate student at the Azerbaijan University of Languages. I previously did my Erasmus at Hacetteppe University in Ankara, Turkey. Besides that, I have been working in youth-led NGOs for more than three years. Currently, I am the National Representative of the Erasmus Student Network in Azerbaijan and I am working as a social activist in the fields of human rights education and gender equality. I work with people in the regions and in Baku.

Gunel Salayeva

Gunel Salayeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from the Azerbaijan University of Languages with a bachelor degree in English language and literature in 2016. Currently, I work as an English teacher at school No. 224. Besides that, I am a civil society activist. I have been a volunteer at One Caucasus festival where I had a chance to interact with local children from villages in Georgia. Moreover, I worked as a Team Leader in AIESEC Azerbaijan. As a team, we created social projects for young people with less access to quality education. At the same time, I have been a Project Director at AEGEE-Baki(European Students Forum). Feeling responsible for the environment, I started to work as a volunteer for the "Eco Baku" social initiative. Additionally, having gained experience as a trainer, I now run a project on gender equality in cooperation with UNAG to empower young people to be the voice of their communities. As a young leader of the Rotary Club, I always try to make positive changes in my community.

Guranda Goliadze

Guranda Goliadze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am studying International Relations at Georgian Technical University and I spent one semester at Afyon Kocatepe University in Turkey through the Erasmus+ programme. I am a co-founder of the International Relations Club in Georgia. I am particularly interested in the process of political integration and transformation, and I am working on improving the social integration of Roma people in Georgia. As part of this, I participated in a Council of Europe project in Strasbourg about Roma youth in policy. I am trying to gain knowledge from different fields and with this aim in mind, I participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna. I have previous worked at Proactive Group Georgia and am currently working for Top Tour Sightings in Berlin, Germany, which allows me to communicate with people from different countries on a daily basis. In the future, I am planning to do a master’s degree and use my knowledge to help my country successfully…

Gvantsa Kvirikashvili

Gvantsa Kvirikashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently pursuing a B.A in International Relations at Tbilisi State University. I gained experience as an Erasmus + student at the University of Porto in Portugal during the previous spring semester. There I had the chance to participate in the ‘Classes Without Frontiers’ project, where I gave presentations about my country in Portuguese schools. I am volunteering with different NGOs in Georgia, as well as abroad. Outside my studies, I have participated in a number of conferences, workshops and trainings. I am delighted to be part of the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative and to be able to communicate and share European values with young people.

Halyna Nikitina

Halyna Nikitina

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I graduated with a master's degree from Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics in 2017. I am a part of the youth organisation NGO Foundation of Regional Initiatives. This is where I gained experience in organising quests, human rights lectures, charity online auctions, festivals, advocacy and media campaigns, musical concerts and more. From 2016, my sister and I have coordinated the 'Human Library' international project in Kharkiv. I took an internship at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade on the 'Statebuilder' programme in 2017. In 2018, I became a U-Ambassador of the U-Report Ukraine and now I am working in a local youth committee of the U-Report in Kharkiv. We research surveys and conduct various educational and entertainment activities. I participated in two study exchange programs in Estonia and Slovenia (through Erasmus+). After university, I began working as an accountant for the NGO 'Actual Woman'. Now I am a Finance Director at the TEST…

Hanna Archakova

Hanna Archakova

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I work at the Ukrainian-American Linguistic Centre as an interpreter and teacher. I study marketing at university

Hanna Kalichava

Hanna Kalichava

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a 3rd year International Relations student at the Belarusian State University. During my 2nd year of studies I spent 1 semester at Pécs University in Hungary learning a lot about EU's history and its functioning. What concerns my sphere of scientific interests, I mostly work on the South Caucasus region, especially Georgia. Since March 2018 I have been participating in Erasmus+ training course "Youth, Peace and Change-Making" emphasazing non-violent approaches to conflict management and resolution. Together with a small team I am working on a project aimed at empowering young women and ensuring their active civic participation. Not long ago I have also become a member of the outgoing exchange department of AIESEC in Minsk. I willingly volunteer at meaningful events. For example, in May I took part in the high-level political forum "Minsk Dialogue" as a Social Media Manager. I also volunteered as an attache of the Japanese team during FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup 2018…

Hanna Launikovich

Hanna Launikovich

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional (BA in International Economic Relations, BSEU)
Country of origin:
Belarus

I’m a recent BA graduate of the Belarusian State Economic University (Minsk), majoring in International Economic Relations. At the moment I’m working as a copywriter for advertising agency NEF\TBWA. Alongisde this, I study Contemporary Art and Drama at the European College of Liberal Arts, as well as working on my own project devoted to inequality. My main activities for now include managing the Local Committee of AIESEC in Minsk, where my position of Local Committee President requires not only leading a team of nearly 40 people but also representing it to internal and external stakeholders. Finally, I’m quite passionate about languages, so at the moment I’m mastering my Polish and German language skills.

Hanna Pishchyk

Hanna Pishchyk

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a student of Minsk State Linguistic University where I study Intercultural Communication. In July 2018 I completed two-month training and mentorship programme on "Youth participation in Internet Governance" under the "Digital Grassroots" international youth initiative. From August 2018 I am a Digital Grassroots Ambassador. Now I am going to conduct a module on internet-related issues for adolescents, under a local educational project for youth.
From 2005 to 2016 I played tennis. During that time, I took part in various state and international tournaments, training sessions and sport camps. My sports career gave me excellent life experience as well as an opportunity to visit around 30 countries and become the winner of different tennis competitions. In August 2018 I participated in the European School Summer Camp in Georgia, which, actually, became a basis of my desire to join the YEAs' initiative.

 

Hanna Yablonskaya

Hanna Yablonskaya

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I’m a recent graduate of the Minsk State Linguistic University with a bachelor's degree in the field of Intercultural Communication. I am currently working as a Customer Relations Manager in IBA IT Park. During my student years, I volunteered in a number of international events like the European Hockey Championship as a translator and interpreter. From 2016 to 2018, I was a member of the international youth non-profit organization AIESEC where I performed the roles of Customer Relations Manager and later the Deputy Director of the incoming exchange department. At AIESEC I organized projects with international exchange participants aiming to implement the Sustainable Development Goals in Belarus. Currently I participate in Global translator community on Coursera and study Japanese.

Harutyun Tsatryan

Harutyun Tsatryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional (journalist for Public TV Company of Armenia & youtharmenia.am)
Country of origin:
Armenia

I just want to mention only recent 3 jobs, because this is not a platform for job searchers. Just kidding, be relaxed. I am lecturing at American University of Armenia since 2016-2017 academic year. Before I was a senior correspondent at Public TV Company of Armenia. It was not quite long ago: May 2016 - December 2017. Yerevan State University is my Alma matter. I have obtained my Bachelor's degree there, but now I deliver lecture as a guest professor at Printed and Broadcast Media Chair. Since 2015-2016 academic year I am lecturing on Media Literacy, Fact-Checking and News Verification topics. As an active young professional I am involved in many activities, but only recent activities are going to be mentioned. I am volunteering at Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia since 2016. My membership to Yerevan Press Club started in early 2016…

Hayk Nahapetyan

Hayk Nahapetyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at the French University in Armenia. Lycée Professionnel Français en Arménie- Marketing
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a senior year student currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at the French University in Armenia. I have worked as a Digital Marketing Specialist at T.Solutions. I became really passionate about marketing during my college studies (2012-2015) at the Lycée Professionnel Français en Arménie. That’s when I became a student council member and gained valuable experience working with youth. I was organising events, making presentations, carrying out surveys. I have done several internships in different areas of marketing, ranging from market research to digital marketing. I have also been included in numerous multicultural projects and events. I have been an Organiser at UYU NGO, Marketing Research Intern at IMR, Volunteer at FIOH NGO, Youth Mix NGO.

Haykanush Hovhannisyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am originally from Gyumri - the centre of art and technologies of Armenia. I have a master's degree in Finance and studied Business Administration at the University of Padua in Italy. This helped me to get closer to the European values and feel more European. I have worked in non-formal roles in the tech education sector since 2015 and I believe that education is one of the most essential drivers of life. Currently I work at Girls in Tech Armenia which gives me another opportunity to work with young people and support their path towards the tech world.

Hermine Fanyan

Hermine Fanyan

Residence:
Abovyan/Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I work at the European Business Association as a Business Project Coordinator. I have recently graduated from Armenian State University of Economics, specialising in Finance. Besides that, I have studied Business Economics at Hasselt University (Belgium) as an exchange student. I have had an internship at the Office of the President of the Republic of Armenia, as well as internships at IAB International Academy of Business and ArmEconom Bank. Meanwhile, I have been involved in many local and international volunteering activities, such as the 17th Summit of Francophone, Digitec Expo 2018, Apricot Harvest Charity Event, etc. I cannot wait to be a part of this great community, to share my experience and learn new things.

Hleb Liapeika

Hleb Liapeika

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I'm currently working as a freelance journalist and, as a hobby I am making podcasts. I've worked with Tut.by, Citydog.by and Kyky.org. Now I'm writing for 'Now' (micromedia by 'Alfa-Bank'). I'm actively engaged in the activities of the European Youth Parliament Belarus and am working with its PR and social networks. I do my own podcasts with 'Опять 25' ('Again 25') being the first one. I am also working on my own Telegram-channel @obyasnil. I volunteered at EMERGE (IT-conference), Social Weekend Hackathon and Belarus Future Unconference. I am very interested in environmental problems and participated in ICCA2019, eco-conference in Germany.

Hmayak Baghramyan

Hmayak Baghramyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I work as a Software Development Team Leader at BetConstruct as well as a member of the “Enlight Studies” NGO.

Humay Mammadova

Humay Mammadova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I was born in Omsk, Russia. I studied at school No. 200 in Baku. At university, I realised it was never too late to become socially active. I therefore began attending MUN conferences and volunteering at the ASAN Service and Formula 1. I am now an intern at the Yarat! Contemporary Art Space and Red Crescent Society. I participated in the “Time for development” programme and implemented a project called “ Immortal thoughts”, which aimed at raising literacy levels. I have been a trainer in the legal discussion forum “Illegal migration” and organized a simulation of the OSCE Minsk group.

Igor  Zaharov

Igor Zaharov

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

At the age of 19, I started to work for an NGO belonging to the US Embassy in Chișinău which represents the alumni community of different American exchange programmes. I hold the position of Programme Coordinator, coordinating one big programme for young people from all over Moldova. Back in the summer of 2016, I had the opportunity to participate in an exchange programme in South Carolina in the USA. There I studied Civic Engagement for two months. Nevertheless, this spring I did a two-month internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova. Finally, in June, 2017, I was a member of the Moldovan Delegation to the third edition of European Youth Forum in Warsaw, Poland.

Ilhama Gasimzade

Ilhama Gasimzade

Residence:
Budapest, Hungary
Occupation:
MA student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently an Erasmus Mundus Master's student at the Central European University and the University of York. My major is European Public Policy. I completed my BA degree at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan with distinction. I was a Presidential Scholarship holder between 2012-2016. I did my 1st MA degree at the Azerbaijan State University of Economics in International relations. I am a youth worker/trainer. I have worked for the National Youth Council of Azerbaijan for 3 years as an International Relations Officer. In 2017, I was awarded with the "Youth of the Year" Award by the Minister of Youth and Sports because of my active participation in the formation of civil society. I represented the voice of Azerbaijani youth in different European youth events in 2017-2018. Additionally, I am a youth…

Ilinca Rîșneanu

Ilinca Rîșneanu

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a volunteer at the National Youth Council of Moldova (CNTM) and the "Youth.md" web platform. I am also the event manager at the "Grow Me Up" youth project. I've also participated in several festivals as a volunteer, including the European Village 2018, the Medieval Festival, the Youth Festival and Bucurie în Mișcare (Happiness through Movement). In the summer of 2018, I had the great opportunity to take part in an exchange programme with the Children's Village in Trogen, Switzerland. There i worked together with teenagers from 9 different countries and discussed such issues as discrimanation, human rights, personality, etc.

Iliyana Kondareva

Iliyana Kondareva

Residence:
Sofia
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I’m currently in my last year of a B.A. in European Studies. My interests lay predominantly in European law, European policy making and human rights. I’m a firm believer in the idea of a federal Europe and am looking forward to a future with less division between Europeans. I’m a member of BETA (Bringing Europeans Together Association) and part of the organizational team of Model European Union Sofia, as Head of Participants Coordination. I’m also a member of Team Europe Junior Bulgaria, an initiative of the European Commission's Representation in Bulgaria.

Ilkin Akhundlu

Ilkin Akhundlu

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a third-year student studying Economics at the Academy of Public Administration. I volunteered for an organisation as head of the research department which was established by the Ministry of Agriculture. I also volunteered and participated in various forums and trainings on environment and gender equality. Since my first year at the Academy, I have been involved in the Model United Nations and other simulations. At the moment, I'm trying to balance my personal improvement with university and being socially active. That’s why I keep trying to meet different people, to read a lot and to participate in different events.

Ilya Prodan

Ilya Prodan

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Moldova

Personally, I consider myself a socially active person who cares a lot about the future of humanity and our world. I have a dream to make an impact on the process of building a strong and prosperous society based on European values and culture. This dream has always made me take all of the chances to share and gain new experiences. By the age of 18, I already have a great background in participating in different educational leadership programmes such as the Exchange Project at the Pestalozzi Children's Foundation, Switzerland; International Leadership Training Conference (BBYO ILTC) in Pennsylvania, USA; BBYO International Convention (IC) in Colorado, USA and various seminars and conferences organised by AJT (Active Jewish Teens) and is the biggest leadership network for Jewish teens from FSU. I'm an active member of the Jewish community in the republic of Moldova, where I lead various programmes for teens. Also, since December 2018 I'm voluntarily working as AJT Congressman…

Ilyas Farhadli

Ilyas Farhadli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Young professional (Digital Baku social entrepreneurship)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a young entrepreneur and co-founder of "Digital Baku" - social entrepreneurship, which is committed to creating an enabling environment, which is conducive to and facilitates universal access to information and knowledge. Through multiple initiatives, we want to help create capabilities to identify, produce, process, transform, disseminate and use information to build and apply knowledge for human development. My major is in International Relations, but I have volunteer and work experience with governmental authorities, civil society and the private sector. I can be considered good at project management, entrepreneurship, marketing and public relations.

Ioana Vataman-Margineanu

Ioana Vataman-Margineanu

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I have been volunteering at the International Documentary Film Festival CRONOGRAF for 3 years, and since 2016 I am the organizer of a special section of screenings dedicated to teenagers. In 2017, I was elected the president of my School Council, which implies a lot of work and responsibilities, as I am the voice of my peers in the council of the administration. My team and I have succeeded in implementing new facilities for pupils, including access to a "relax-room" for children, free drinking water, a little change in our uniform (in order to be more comfortable for us during the warm seasons) and, of course, a lot of activities for entertainment. I am really fond of board games and entertainment activities. In 2016, I participated at PAD (Pädagogische Austauschdienst)(an international exchange programme in Germany) and in 2017 I took part at the Global-in Fellowship in Berlin as part of a Model United Nations simulation.

Ion Bulgac

Ion Bulgac

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I became a socially active citizen two years ago, when first tried to play debates in WS format, a special method of non-formal education that completely changed my life. During these two years, I have been a board member of the "Debate Academy" and I've founded a debate club in my school called "Male Development Academy". I am now the leader of an organization called "The Association of Young Diplomats". Some of the experiences that have changed my life included being a participant in the Pestalozzi Foundation Exchange in Switzerland in 2017 and in the 2018 EaP Summer Camp in Georgia.

Ion Drangoi

Ion Drangoi

Residence:
Cahul
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am currently a law student with vast volunteering experience. I completed several programmes organised by the Leavitt Institute, the Institute for Penal Reform (IRP), Challenger 4, Youth Parliament I and the NATO Security School (as winner of the scientific articles contest and delegate of the Republic of Moldova to the NATO Headquarters Brussels). My experience also includes being President of elsa Cahul, Co-Founder of CivesCahulum, Secretary General of the Cahul Youth Raional Council, President of the Student League of USCH, and Counselor at the Cahul Participation Council. I also acquired Erasmus + experience through a youth exchange in Stankovo, Belarus in July 2017 with 70 other participants from 10 countries aimed at promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities. Another was in Dilijan, Armenia, where we designed ideas for social entrepreneurship and presented them to the EaP Youth Conference in Vienna to find sponsors for our projects.

Irakli Gabidzashvili

Irakli Gabidzashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Young Diplomats Club of Georgia, Chairman of Board
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently pursuing a B.A. in International Relations at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. I hold a State Scholarship and Semester Presidential Scholarship. Since 2015 I have been doing voluntary work for various youth NGOs, representing different fields, among them human rights and environmental protection. In July 2018, I finished a 6 month fellowship programme at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) where I worked in the local government programme. In 2017, I was an intern at a prominent Georgian think-tank called "Georgian Center for Security and Development" where I developed my professional skills. It has already been a year since I became a Young European Ambassador from Georgia. As a YEA, I promote EU opportunities, European values and democracy in Georgia.

Irakli Khuchua

Irakli Khuchua

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

Last year, I graduated from Tbilisi State University with a BA in International Relations. I am the chairman of the Volunteer Hub and a local coordinator at the international organisation Students for Liberty. I also worked for Peace Corps Georgia and am now an administrative manager at a private company. I am passionate about youth work, which is why I became a YEA. I needed a platform to stay in touch with youngsters from the regions of Georgia and the YEA initiative is a wonderful opportunity.

Irakli Mzhavanadze

Irakli Mzhavanadze

Residence:
Ozurgeti
Occupation:
Trainer, Yourh worker, Volunteering programes accreditator at Salto EECA, Chairman of Board EuroClub
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am involved in the field of youth development, youth training and youth work since 2012. I started to train internationally in 2015, gaining experience with different audiences on local, regional and international levels. My main focus is on youth work, youth participation and social entrepreneurship. I am a founder of “EuroClub” networks in Georgia.

Irina Baciu

Irina Baciu

Residence:
București
Country of origin:
Romania

I started volunteering back in high school as a member of a youth NGO called "Interact Triumph Club", where I was involved in organizing charity events. My interest for European and International Affairs started in high school when I became an intern for La Voix des Jeunes (UNICEF, Paris) - an online platform for youth aged 14-24 interested in journalism from April to August 2015. My main responsibility was to write at least one article per week related to politics, gender equality, economy, culture or international affairs. Between July and October 2017, I interned for the Embassy of Romania in France, within the press and politics department where I was in charge of writing the daily press release. Moreover, I had the chance to go to some interesting conferences to also work on European Affairs and to organize events at the embassy. From October to December 2017, I was an intern for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UN and Francophonie.

Iryna Krysiak

Iryna Krysiak

Residence:
Kosiv/ Ivano-Frankivsk region
Occupation:
I am an english teacher
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Somebody once told me “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”, a statement I very much agree with. I work as an English teacher in a small village in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. I believe that the future of our country and our world is in today's classrooms that's why I try to give my students not just theoretical knowledge but also the inspiration to believe that they can achieve everything if they really wish to. I have a BA in Philology and I am currently getting my MA. I did an internship in Finland (and now try to implement some ideas in my school), I am an Erasmus+ participant and I was also a trainer at the EU-funded project "Together".

Iryna Pozhydaieva

Iryna Pozhydaieva

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Student (BA in International Law) / Volunteer

The main aim of my life is to develop a strong and intelligent personality. This idea has encouraged me to become an active student, volunteer and activist. Thus, currently I am the Director for Seminars and Conferences in ELSA Kharkiv and always try to participate in different events. Between July 2017 and July 2018, I was Vice President for Seminars and Conferences in ELSA Kharkiv. One of the brightest experiences of my life was participating in an ERASMUS+ programme, during which I had the chance to do a student exchange at the European University Viadrina. I was also team member of several AIESEC Kharkiv projects, including IGV "Shape Ukraine - Education" and Outgoing Global Exchange and Outgoing Global Talent". I was also an intern in Lithuania within the scope of the "I'm a leader" project and the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group.

Iryna Pranovich

Iryna Pranovich

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I hold a BSc with specialisation in AI. I studied computer science in Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest). I am currently working for one of the largest IT companies in Belarus, taking part in festivals as volunteer and am involved in a mentoring programme which is run by WITA (Woman in IT Academy) as a mentor. During my free time I practice yoga, travel and take pictures.

Iryna Stasiukevych

Iryna Stasiukevych

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

When I was 8, my father brought me a big world map and put it on my wall. After that, I started learning geography and my father used to tell me interesting facts about countries. This childhood hobby was the first step towards my passion for travelling, relations between people and, as a consequence, international relations. At the age of 10, with basic knowledge of French, I went on my first trip abroad and got a chance to plunge into a European environment with a host family. This experience completely changed me and to some extent determined my life goals. At the age of 17, I joined the European Youth Parliament and decided to focus my life on international relations. Now, I’m 18, my old map is still on my wall and I am a newly-appointed Young European Ambassador – with the same childhood dreams but with more ambitions, experience and energy for new achievements.

Isa Allahverdiyev

Isa Allahverdiyev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

As a student in Economics at the Academy of the State Customs Committee, I strive to maintain a balance with my academic and social life. Thus, starting from junior year I was the deputy for international relations in the Student Youth Union. After that, I was in charge of designing international projects and grants in the ASYOU. My social activities include participating in and organising various international events and simulations both abroad and in my country. I was a former Coca Cola Bottlers intern (in supply chain management) and currently I am an intern at Baku International Sea Trade Port CJSC (International Partnerships and Public Relations division). As an economics student, I did various research projects and applied to several conferences, one of them was the ‘icustoms’ conference that took part under the Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum where I was awarded to the best paper diploma and got an opportunity to present my paper at the 14th PICARD…

Isabel Azoyan

Isabel Azoyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am currently doing my bachelor's degree in American and British Studies at Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences. I have been an exchange student at the University of Rzeszów within the framework of Erasmus+. Aside from being a Young European Ambassador, I have been a member of the European Youth Parliament since 2016.

Ivan Bozhko

Ivan Bozhko

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Head of public relations and partnerships at the Institut Français d'Ukraine
Country of origin:
Ukraine

In 2013 I was honored with the title of "Young Ambassador for Peace" (11th International Peace Meeting - Verdun, France). I graduated with a Master's degree of History from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In my last year of studies, after completing a traineeship at the Embassy of Cyprus in Ukraine, I took up the post of Consular Officer and Media analyst there. I was also responsible for cultural projects in the Embassy and a member of an operational group to promote French language in Ukraine - "Francophonie en Ukraine". Currently I am in charge of public relations, partnerships and cultural projects at the Institut Français d'Ukraine. I consider being a part of the YEAs' initiative an opportunity to continue my self-improvement and growth in the field of diplomacy and international relations, as well as a chance to contribute to my country's development.

Ivan Ivanov

Ivan Ivanov

Residence:
Sofia
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I am a multi-tasker, young entrepreneur and volunteer at the International Centre for Development of Education and Training and Team Europe Junior (part of the EU Commission in Bulgaria's Team Europe). I am also a former ESN-er, a graduate in Political Science of New Bulgarian University and History and Philosophy in Sofia University, St. Kliment Ohridski, and a graduate of Founder Institute Sofia semester 4. I always dreamed about changing the world. But the world isn't changed by your opinion. It is by your example. Having travelled to many countries on Erasmus+, I'm living my dream to help other people become more successful and as an YEA more and more chances will open for me, while others will benefit from my experience. May the Force be with you!

Ivan Yendavitski

Ivan Yendavitski

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Foreign Economic Activity Specialist at OJSC "Holding Management Company "Belkommunmash"
Country of origin:
Belarus

I'm a Master student from Belarus having recently obtained a BA degree in International Relations. I also work as a Foreign Economic Activity Specialist at OJSC "Holding Management Company "Belkommunmash". Besides that, since the age of 17, I've been involved in different volunteer activities in my country. So far, I volunteered at the 26th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk, the International Forum of Women Leaders and some other international events hosted in Minsk. Moreover, over the past two years, I've been regulary volunteering for UNICEF in Belarus, participating in plenty of events so far.

Ivanna Sysak

Ivanna Sysak

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I'm a third-year student of English philology at Kyiv Grinchenko University. I was previously a student of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy in Mykolaiv (2016-2017). I was also a participant of a few exchange programmes in Poland and a participant of an Erasmus+ programme in Romania.

Ivanna Tetera

Ivanna Tetera

Residence:
Rivne
Occupation:
Freelance writer
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I’m a graduate of the UWC Robert Bosch College (Germany), with an IB (International Baccalaureate) diploma, studying in an international college with people from over 90 different countries. Over the past two years, I have been volunteering for the Bissierstrasse Refugee Camp (Freiburg) and Kappeler Knoten Refugee Camp (Freiburg), learning to work with children and adults from countries affected by war, to help them fit and feel welcomed into their new society. During my February 2018 Project week, I was a volunteer for the Prague Thrift Shop, which worked to donate parts of their profit to NGOs that helped disadvantaged groups, such as single mothers or abandoned children. In college, I was the leader of a creativity club of visual arts and I had my own art exhibition on exposing human vulnerability to violence.

Jamila Zeynalzade

Jamila Zeynalzade

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I work as a youth worker at the Aran Humanitarian Regional Development Organization and I am a graduate of Azerbaijan State University of Economics and Riga Graduate School of Law.

Jasmine Godier

Jasmine Godier

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Poland

I am a French young professional, born and raised in the Caribbean. I have a Master's degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Bordeaux and I recently graduated from the College of Europe in Natolin (Poland). I am passionate about the EU's enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the Union's external relations with the countries covered by the European Neighbhourhood Policy. I am really excited by this Young European Ambassador position, as the more I discover Europe, its people and its broad horizons, the more knowledge and self-enrichment I gain.

Javanshir Bayramov

Javanshir Bayramov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student / Youth Worker
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I started my studies in International Relations, focusing on the field of public and cultural diplomacy. I have been actively involved in several major projects, including the Erasmus Student Network, American Chamber of Commerce, Ireli Public Union, as an NOCs of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum and 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, and as a Protocol Team Leader for 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, among others. In parallel, I participated in many international projects including those within Erasmus, TOTs, forums and many local activities organized by the Ministry of Youth, Ministry of Culture and Azerbaijani Youth Foundation. Alongside these activities, I am also a Young Ambassador (Group of 25) of the Baku Expo 2025, the youngest Senior Marshall for BMC, an Emergency Volunteers Team member and trainer of the Azerbaijani Red Crescent Society, and a trainer on topics related to gender, environment and society.

Jenny Witzel

Jenny Witzel

Residence:
Geneva
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Germany

I am currently specialising in International Law at the Université de Genève with a focus on Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, IT and IP law.
I participated in an EVS scheme in 2015 and worked for the British Red Cross Refugee Services as well as International Family Tracing Team in Leeds, UK. I continued my commitment to the Red Cross in Berlin whilst I was studying Law at Humboldt University from 2016 onwards. I also volunteered for an initiative in Berlin that brings together unaccompanied asylum-seeking children with voluntary legal custodians and started to implement the EU's GDPR within that initiative. I participated in an exchange project with the Latvijas Universitāte in 2018 with a focus on “Legal Challenges in Times of Digitalization”.
Being part of the YEAs' initiative to me means promoting the worth of such a unique partnership and to stand up against the current strengthening nationalistic tendencies."

Jessica James

Jessica James

Residence:
Helsinki, Finland
Occupation:
Law student (University of Helsinki)
Country of origin:
Finland

I grew up in Finland in a city called Lahti. In 2016, I graduated with my bachelor’s of law from Tallinn University in Estonia. Currently I am a final year law student at the University of Helsinki where my specialisation is EU and international law. In 2016, I also interned for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and through that experience became very interested in the field of transitional or post-conflict justice. Additionally I took part in the International Criminal Court Moot court competition last spring, where my team made it to the semi-finals. After an internship at the UN, I worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland in the Unit for EU litigation, which represents Finland before the Courts of the EU. In the future, I wish to work in the field of diplomacy.

Jessica Morris

Jessica Morris

Residence:
Brighton and Hove
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
United Kingdom

In 2016 I represented NCS as part of their national advertising campaign, helping to promote their scheme whilst discussing important taboo topics. As a result of my contributions to NCS, I was awarded the "Young Leader" award for my county. Nowadays, I frequently engage in activites all over Europe under the Erasmus+ network. I also hope in 2019 to set up my own organisiation to run projects for young people as I have seen first-hand the many positive effects of the scheme. I am currently studying online for my Bachelors degree as this gives me flexibilty to travel, engage in volunteering projects and conferences, something i really prioritse in my life. I love working with NGOs, start-ups, and young people.

Jeyhun Gasanov

Jeyhun Gasanov

Residence:
Marneuli
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am 19 years old and I am a student at the Georgian Technical University, Faculty of Informatics and Control systems, Department of Biomedical Engineering. In 2017, I graduated from Marneuli, Azizkend public school with high grades. During my school years participated in various projects, among them ''Young European Ambassadors - PITA'' trainer's school. I spent 10 days with my school friends at a Winter Camp in Bakuriani. I love travelling so much and always want to discover new places. My native language is Azerbaijani. I also speak English and Turkish fluently, above-average Georgian and basic Russian.

Jeyhuna Sultanova

Jeyhuna Sultanova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have graduated from Azerbaijan State Economic University with an honours diploma. I was a trainee during an internship programme at the Centre for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication, Strategic Planning and Development Department. I was involved in the preparation of annual Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Report of Strategic Road Map (SRM is a fundamental document for socio-economic development of Azerbaijan), the development of methodology for result-based reports of M&E of SRM with expert of UNDP and training related to the report with World Bank experts for the first time. Currently, I am employee in Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the strategic analysis and planning division. I was participated in several projects, conferences, MUN, business and summer schools, competitions, courses and trainings. I was semi-finalist as a part of UNEC team in Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge (P2P) spring 2017 organised by Adventure…

Jeyran Jafarova

Jeyran Jafarova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am third year student in International Studies at ADA University. Since my childhood I was deeply interested in politics and that was the main motivation for me to choose this field of study. I have always been eager to join and participate in initiatives related to my field such as the Model of United Nations, European Youth Parliament or other official conferences which can help me to learn more about the decision-making, negotiation processes and also improve my own skills in this field. I had a chance to study at Sciences Po University in France for a semester as an exchange student and also had my internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Jonas Schmidt

Jonas Schmidt

Residence:
Dresden, Germany
Occupation:
Graduate
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Having lived in Odesa for one year, I returned home to study Political Science. In Ukraine, I was working voluntarily as a teacher and a translator of texts. I supported the local Red Cross branch in reducing disaster risk and supporting people in need. I pursued being a volunteer in Germany, working for the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW). While doing so, I received training concerning the agency in the structure of civil and disaster control, the security of federal and state government, the basics of rescue and salvage, behaviour in service etc. Later I joined the so-called 'Team International' and where I represented our organisation primarily at the European Youth Event (EYE) 2016 in Strasbourg, and at various bilateral and multilateral projects with our partners in Russia and Uzbekistan. In the future, I would like to become a member of a team that is working together with other EU countries and partner countries to carry out various duties.

Joni Diasamidze

Joni Diasamidze

Residence:
Vani
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I just graduated from high school in Vani and want to study International Relations at the Free University of Tbilisi. I am the president and co-founder of the Euroclub ‘Surioni’, which aims to support Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration via youth activism. During the two years that we have been active, we have conducted a range of interesting projects in the Imereti region. I have gained great experience, providing the wider public with true, tangible information about the EU, EU-Georgian relations and the available resources. My first language is Georgian and I am fluent in English and German. I participated in the Goethe-Institut’s Studienbrücke programme and visited MINT-Akademie in Germany. I often take part in local and regional civic activities. With the support of the Center for Development and Democracy, I have attended numerous conferences and training sessions about European integration and democratic structures.

Josipa Arapović

Josipa Arapović

Residence:
Zagreb
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Croatia

As a proud Croatian and citizen of the world, I am currently concluding my MA in Agribusiness and Rural Development. In 2016, I was a President of IAAS, the largest student organization in the field of agriculture and related sciences worldwide, where I am nowadays working as a soft skill trainer. I’m a former Erasmus+ student in Leuven (Belgium), and a keen traveller. Actively engaged in the field of youth and the promotion of European values, I am delighted to be a Young European Ambassador for EU NEIGHBOURS east.

Juliette Lequesne

Juliette Lequesne

Residence:
Paris
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
France

Born into a French family with German heritage, I have always identified myself as European. I was fortunate to spend my childhood in Prague, Czech Republic and in London, UK, before moving back to France for secondary education. I graduated in 2018 with a BA in Politics and History from McGill University, Canada. Since September 2018, I've been a graduate student on a Dual Master’s degree, split between Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics, studying European and International Public Policy. Working as an intern at the Direction of the EU in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs this summer, I gained such a good insight into EU politics. I am thrilled to have been chosen as a Young European Ambassador. As part of the Erasmus generation, one that has never really experienced borders in Europe, I know how important it is to connect young Europeans and to ensure that we work together for a brighter future!

Justyna Hinz

Justyna Hinz

Residence:
Prague, Czech Republic
Occupation:
Student and German/English Tutor
Country of origin:
USA & Poland

I have lived in four different countries and visited over 20 in Europe, North America, and Asia. Growing up on US army bases in Germany, I learned how to adapt to different cultures, languages and lifestyles. I started my Bachelor's in Brussels, Belgium, and then moved to Prague, Czechia to continue my last year. I am passionate about disability rights as well as environmental sustainability. I have been a YEA for two years now, and my most memorable moment was traveling to Armenia and speaking about the EU with the kids and youth there.

Kaja Pavlinić

Kaja Pavlinić

Residence:
Zagreb
Occupation:
Project Manager at the Duart European Actors Platform
Country of origin:
Croatia


I’m currently pursuing my master’s degree in Software Engineering at the University of Zagreb. I am a member of the US Department of State alumni community (BFTF 2014) and an alumna of Young Leaders for Tomorrow’s Europe 2015, Open Data Youth Academy 2016, Global-In Fellowship 2016, UN Diplomacy Academy 2018 and Balkan Youth Forum 2018. I came back to Global-In Fellowship in 2017 as a mentor.
Currently, I am a member of the Youth Council of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Youth Council of the City of Varaždin, Croatian United Nations Association, Leadership Development Association Croatia and Green Window. Alongside this, I am managing my own anti-corruption project Integritas and a renewable-energy startup Tinja. Additionally, I just became a member of the Working Group for the Development of Identity and Branding of the Republic of Croatia at the Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia.
 

Kalina Kozareva

Kalina Kozareva

Residence:
Sofia
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I am pursuing an academic and career path in the field of International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Informatics. I am a highly motivated, self-starting, curious and goal-oriented student. I have volunteer experience (as a tutor on the topic of new technologies and practical use of computers, photo archiving and digitalization and event organization). I have also done marketing internships and been involved in programmes that allowed me to gain experience in team-work, business pitching and product development, as well as international communications. I have also taken part in a programme called "Space Challenges 2017" doing market research and developing a business plan as part of a team with 5 people. Currently, I am interested in starting EYP activities in Bulgaria and working on some other projects. For me, becoming a Young European Ambassador means that I get the chance to be a more active citizen, participate in more initiatives around Europe and contribute to the further…

Kaloyan Staykov

Kaloyan Staykov

Residence:
Sofia
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I was born in 2000 on the brisk of the New Millennium. My first years were spent at a Russian school, where I learnt Russian and English. Later on I chose German, which I perfected over the years. After high school, I will most probably start studying Biochemistry. As for my interests, I would have to put languages first, followed by linguistics. I am interested in international affairs and how to communicate to people from different cultural backgrounds and religions.

Kamala Hashimova

Kamala Hashimova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I hold a bachelor's degree in American studies from the Azerbaijan University of Languages (2010-2014) and a master's degree in Diplomacy and International Affairs from ADA University (2015-2017). I've previously done internships at the National Assembly of Azerbaijan in 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan in 2016, and the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) in 2017. As part of my master's, I worked for a Capstone project on Sustainable Development Goals in cooperation with UNICEF Azerbaijan and ADA University. In 2017, I participated in EuroSchool, II MilliMUN-National Model UN Conference, and the International Scientific Conference on Sustainable Development. I also took part in many MOBILAZE Migration Studies weekends in 2017-2018 and have been selected as the participant of an International Summer School on Migration in 2018. I am the author of three articles on economic topics that have been published on the CESD website.

Kamilla Nabiyeva

Kamilla Nabiyeva

Residence:
New York/Paris
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a recent graduate from Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris, where I pursued a master's degree in International Affairs. I have always been passionate about policy and international affairs, migration, human rights, gender issues, youth policy, sustainable development, international law and economic development. I have worked as an intern at international organisations, civil society organisations and government institutions such as the European Parliament, Council of Europe, UNDP, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and AIESEC in Azerbaijan.

Kanan Khalilov

Kanan Khalilov

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently pursuing an LLB at Baku State University. After graduation, I am planning to become one of the best attorneys my country has ever seen in order to contribute to legal reforms implemented with the assistance of EU. So far, I have been practicing the law in different state bodies and private firms. Besides being a lawyer, I am keen on debating. I actively participating in debate tournaments, Model UN conferences and Moot Courts. One of them is the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition – the largest of its kind all over the world.

Kanan Rahimli

Kanan Rahimli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Between January and April 2017, I volunteered as a Sales Manager at AISEC , which entailed working with participants, preparing a budget, and ansewering questions from the international audience. Secondly, between May and August, 2017, I interned in the Treasury Department of Unibank CB. Finally, between March and May, 2018, I interned at the Export Promotion Department at AZPROMO.

Karla Drpić

Karla Drpić

Residence:
Colchester, UK
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Croatia

I am the current President of University of Essex Model United Nations Society, Outreach Coordinator for Bilingualism Matters East of England, as well as Editorial Assistant for IAPSS. I spent 2017 in Argentina, interning at the Buenos Aires City Government, volunteering with MiNU Asociación Civil, and studying IR & Latin American Studies at UCA, and now I'm back in the UK for my final year of undergraduate studies. I've also been an Applicant Day Ambassador and Peer Mentor for my university and a transcriber for a local language academy.

Karolina Anna Wójcicka

Karolina Anna Wójcicka

Residence:
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Poland

I am currently pursuing a double degree in International Relations and Eastern Studies at the University of Warsaw. Besides Polish and English, I am mastering Russian and Arabic. I have long been interested in politics, social activism and most importantly - youth engagement. I participated in a number of youth programmes both in Poland and abroad, such as Global-In Fellowship and School of Democracy. As an avid MUNer I also had the pleasure to co-organize the oldest Model United Nations conference in Poland - POLMUN and this year I serve as a fundraising project manager for Action Diplomacy (Polish: Akcja Dyplomacja) - the largest programme covering diplomacy for university students. I am a proud European who wishes to work for the EU one day.

Katerina Prokhorenko

Katerina Prokhorenko

Residence:
Poland
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

This year I decided to start my higher education and research adventure in cognitive science. Before that, I graduated from the Humanitarian Lyceum. All my life I was interested in arts in all its manifestations. Over the past year, I have become interested in human rights, in particular equality/diversity/inclusion and rights of migrants and refugees. Since 2014 I have volunteered in many different organisations (art and human rights) and participated in different educational activities and youth conferences. One of the last was called 'Enter! Youth week' which was about recommendations on the access of young people from disadvantaged neighbours to social rights in Strasbourg. I’m here because I really want to do something to create a better future for young people from Belarus and other European Union and the Eastern partnership countries (and others).

Kateryna Kryzhanivska

Kateryna Kryzhanivska

Residence:
Lappeenranta, Finland
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am pursuing a Master of Science in Technology-oriented Management at the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany. Since September 2018, I am doing an exchange semester in Finland at the Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Kateryna Martyniuk

Kateryna Martyniuk

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student (National university ”Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, political science); Pr-manager
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Since childhood, I have not given up on my dream to become an ambassador. I have therefore become strongly interested and involved in the international relations of Ukraine and EU. I enjoy taking different classes and gaining new experiences. I was an event manager of the “Creativity days Ukraine”, whilst doing an internship in Klitschko Foundation and American House Leadership. I have also volunteered in the “Olerom forum one” and the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. However, what I enjoy most is discovering the world and learning about cultural diversity. My international experience includes participating in the Diplomatic Euroschool in Hungary and participating in an exchange project called “We are the peacemakers” in Erfurt, Germany. Moreover, I was a member of the Model United Nations community in 2016 and 2017. I am currently a 3rd year student of political science at the National university “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. I am regional coordinator of “Youth Capital”, Project Manager of…

Kateryna Romaniuk

Kateryna Romaniuk

Residence:
Slupsk, Poland
Occupation:
student, project manager
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am an active, open-minded person. I am currently the head of the Kherson department of the NGO “Youth Human Rights Agency" as well as a member of the Pomeranian Academy (political scientific group). I'm a project manager for “Watch & Vote”, supported by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and the “Transparency and integrity of the Universities in Kherson region” project, supported by the Visegrad Fund. I'm sure that the best motivation to do something is "I want to see world the way it should be, not the world the way it is". Let's change our world together!

Kateryna Tarab

Kateryna Tarab

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Student, volunteer, pastry-maker
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I was born in the little town of Kivsharivka in the Kharkiv oblast. I was travelled a lot during my childhood, having also lived for a period of two years in Stockholm, Sweden. I now live in Kharkiv, having graduated from high school and am studying pastry-making. Next year I am going to study special education.

Katsiaryna Andronava

Katsiaryna Andronava

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
International Secretary in NGO “Youth Labor Rights”
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a young professional with a variety of experience in the civil society sphere. I am International Secretary of the “Youth Labour Rights” civil society organization. Before that, I held leading positions at the ABF Belarus non-formal education organization for a few years. I completed an MA in Public Policy and a BA in Political Science at the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania. As an MA student, I received an Outstanding Achievement Award.

Katsiaryna Pushkarova

Katsiaryna Pushkarova

Residence:
Gdansk, Poland
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a 3rd year student at European Humanities University (Lithuania), currently enrolled as an Erasmus+ exchange student at the University of Gdansk (Poland). This is my second time as an exchange student - I did a semester abroad at the University of Glasgow in Scotland during my 2nd year of studies. My extracurricular activities include participation in the Youth Leadership Program 2014 with the US Embassy in Belarus, being a part of the Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs summer camps, attending the Greifswald International Students Festival 2018 (“Gender” workshop) and taking part in the International Summer School at the University of East Anglia (“Global Media and Communications Law” module). I am excited to be a part of the YEAs initiative as this is an amazing opportunity to gain new experience and knowledge, meet like-minded and inspiring people and work together towards reaching our common goals.

Katsiaryna Shafranovich

Katsiaryna Shafranovich

Residence:
Vilnius
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a third year student at the European Humanities University (EHU) majoring in International and EU Law. I like being involved in different activities inside EHU and outside the university. I am constantly participating as a volunteer at EHU annual conferences, workshops, and open doors days. These are the great opportunities to meet new people and gain new skills for the future. As a student of International law, I am interested in Human Rights law and in July I participated in the 10th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court where I was able to listen to students from all over the world and compare my ideas about the current situation in the sphere of human rights with theirs. Later, I attended the 1st summer school on Refugees organised by UNHCR Belarus. Besides law disciplines, I am a Belarusian language lover and last year I organized the EHU Belarusian-speaking club which I presented at a conference in Budapest. I am excited to be a member of this community. Waiting…

Katsiaryna Sidarovich

Katsiaryna Sidarovich

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a young specialist who is greatly interested in languages. I have already connected my life with English and Chinese languages and I am looking forward to learn two or even three more foreign languages. Moreover, I am very passionate about education and I have a great desire to make skills and knowledge provided in educational establishments relevant for young specialists. This is the reason I started to take part in workshops, seminars and trainings connected with education and project management. Being the member of Global Shapers and Adukacyja.info, I started to value the idea of sharing experiences and knowledge.

Ketevan Goletiani

Ketevan Goletiani

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently pursuing at traineeship at the European Parliament's EPP Group. Before that, I have worked as a Parliamentary Programme Fellow for the National-Democratic Institute (NDI). I have been a trainer in the project "Strengthening Electoral Capacities of Political Parties”, teaching assistant at Tbilisi State University (TSU) for the Political Ideologies course, trainee in the Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Ireland and MFA of Georgia, project administrative assistant in the USAD Georgia REAP Project and analyst intern in the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia. I gained my BA in Political Science from Tbilisi State University, and I am currently doing my last semester as an MA student of Public Administration, joint programme of TSU and German Institute of Administrative Sciences Speyer. I studied as an exchange student at the University of Tartu and I have done Erasmus + at University College Dublin.

Ketevani Murgulia

Ketevani Murgulia

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a current student of Ilia state university and a graduate of Silesia state university in Poland, with major in social sciences. Currently, I am doing master’s degree in political sciences.I was always actively involved in politics. I was a deputy of Youth Parliament of Georgia, and I used to work with motivated youth group about Euro integration, Environmental and Energy security, which was very important experience for me. Also, I was always actively involved in international and local trainings and conferences. Moreover, I have experience in doing and being involved in research in several organizations.I am a member of several NGO. Therefore, I have worked in several youth projects in Georgia, as well as, in Europe. I am a feminist to see to it that highly skilled women achieve positions of power and leadership.

Ketevani Tatikiani

Ketevani Tatikiani

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am enthusiastic about cross-cultural and dialogue-driven activities implemented all around the world. My daily life has been connected with volunteerism since my high school studies. My vision about youth participation in policy making and state development is one of the main reasons why this initiative is so attractive for me. Working and studying in an international environment enabled me to develop my skills and gain more experience working with diverse groups of people. During my studies at Tbilisi State University, I had an opportunity to take part in the Erasmus+ programme and become an exchange student at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). After graduation, I moved to China as part of a cultural exchange programme and reshaped my world vision. I am going to study Eastern European and Russian Studies at Vilnius University and contribute in spreading volunteerism throughout the region with the help of a newly founded organisation. For carrying out various…

Kinga Ścierska

Kinga Ścierska

Residence:
Rotterdam
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Poland/Netherlands

I was born and raised in the south of Poland. Between 2015 and 2017, I was an International Baccalaureate student. Throughout, my high school years I was also engaged in the European Youth Parliament and many Model United Nations sessions. Furthermore, I participated in Women2Women Boston Leadership in July 2016. I organized and conducted workshops for Polish and Czech students during a Polish-Czech Discussion Forum in 2017. I am currently pursuing an Economics and Business Economics degree at Erasmus University Rotterdam in Netherlands. There, I am also an Internal Relations Officer of the Eastern European Students Association (EESA). Furthermore, I work as teaching assistant for mathematics and Academic Skills.

Knarik Martirosyan

Knarik Martirosyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

Having studied languages and international journalism, I currently work as a content writer for various IT companies. I am enthusiastic about writing, literature and always seek new sources of inspiration.

Kocha Changelia

Kocha Changelia

Residence:
Zugdidi
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am 19 years old and am an internally displaced person from Georgia. Since 2014, I have worked as a trainer/volunteer and am currently the head of the NGO 'Georgia Youth Alliance' and am working for the Network of Centres for Civic Engagement. I have experience in participating in youth exchange programmes including Erasmus+. I have also volunteered at the Red Cross Georgia society, American Corner, Access, Association Atinatiand etc. Since I have started working in this sphere, I have decided to have only one aim which is to change as many lives as possible.

Konstantina Nathanail

Konstantina Nathanail

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belgium

I recently finished my specialisation in International and Comparative Law at the University of Geneva, along with a traineeship at the Greek Permanent Mission to the United Nations. I currently serve as a Director of Global-In Fellowship, an international programme that fosters global understanding and multilateral relations between young leaders. My experience as an international student in Germany, along with the various exchange programmes I have participated in, have made me value the importance of bridging differences and strengthening young voices calling for more understanding, cooperation and inclusive development for a stronger Europe, and have motivated me to continue supporting civil society engagement in European matters.

Kristin Aldag

Kristin Aldag

Residence:
Krakow, Poland
Occupation:
BA student in International Relations and Area Studies (Jagiellonian University in Krakow)
Country of origin:
Germany

I am German according to my passport, but a passionate European and currently based in Poland. Here, I’m studying for a BA in International Relations with a specialisation of "Area Studies" for Russia, Eastern/Central Europe and the EU. I study Polish and Russian and have many amazing friends from the Eastern Neighbourhood countries. On top of that, I am involved in many different projects. These have included a nine-month European Voluntary Service in the Republic of Moldova, volunteering for the youth exchange organisation YFU, participating in various MUNs and MEUs and other conferences and seminars, and being the secretary and a member of the Extended Board in the youth organisation 'Bringing Europeans Together Association e.V.' (BETA). I want to raise awareness within my surroundings and the EU generally of the richness of the culture of Eastern Neighbourhood countries and the value of treating them as close friends.

Kristine Chikhladze

Kristine Chikhladze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I recently graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with an honors degree in International Relations. I am a young researcher and a professional interested in development. As a student, I participated in various conferences and much of my research focused on the EU, Eastern Europe and the relations between them. In addition, I have taken part in Erasmus + training courses and workshops abroad and in Georgia. I am a volunteer at three NGOs, including the Erasmus Student Network, Rotaract Club of Tbilisi International and Young Diplomats’ Club of Georgia. These organizations have given me the chance to organize projects and actively contribute to campaigns promoting youth engagement in decision making and active citizenship. During my student years I interned at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia at the Department of European Affairs - Division of East Europe, where I got the chance to learn more about policy-making in the region. In order to gain an even…

Krystof Stupka

Krystof Stupka

Residence:
Praha/Edinburgh
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Czechia

Coming from a religious family from the Czech Republic, I dedicated myself to the study of politics and international governance to foster the betterment of LGBTI rights and to engage in global action to save Planet Earth from annihilation. Throughout my life, I've had the opportunity to study in 11 different countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, where I collaborated with local LGBTI activists, followed by Peru, where I interned at Lama Pack Project and developed a keen sense for the need for a sustainable future. When I was in Stockholm, I realised the importance of civic participation. Throughout my studies, I have been an active member of the European Youth Parliament, with six years of conferences all over Europe and youth peer-to-peer education behind me. Currently, I study at SciencesPo, where my first achievement was becoming the first openly gay student representative. Since then, I've strived for openness and equality on our campus, but also in the world,…

Kushane Chobanyan

Kushane Chobanyan

Residence:
Yerevan, Armenia
Occupation:
European regional academy: international relations, YSU:journalism
Country of origin:
Armenia

I host my program at the Public Radio of Armenia and make podcasts for EVN report. I make investigative journalism materials for Open Media Hub portal.

Lala Rzazade

Lala Rzazade

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Marketing Manager @ CHELEBI LLC
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I'm a smartworking, flexible, ambitious, responsible, imaginative, courageous, enthusiastic and easy going individual with a wide range of interests and experiences. In addition to the cross-cultural experience with EU culture, I have also got the chance to get to know my colleagues' experiences, which are very different from my own. I am passionate about meeting different people and discovering new outlooks which I'm sure will also help me to contribute to our activities more effectively in the future. My wish is for people to be more open to dialogue and to try to change the world in their own small way. Currently I'm in charge of Marketing Activities at CHELEBI LLC, a company specialising in Azerbaijani interior design. Merging old and new is at the core of the business. And so ongoing collaborations with local and international artists, illustrators, designers and crafty people are key to producing their beautiful, original and limited-edition homewares.

Lala Safarli

Lala Safarli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Project Coordinator at ICYF-DC
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Starting the university years, I participated in various local and international projects where I gained numerous practical and theoretical knowledge. According to my own experiences, such international organizations do not only broaden our perspective but also motivates us to be more involved in society. Three years ago, I went to India as a global volunteer through AIESEC. There, I gained a lifelong experience and understood how much I love and enjoy to work with youth. Since that time I have been involved in various international and local projects that most of them are about social transformation and how to make a positive impact in our community.  

I believe the butterfly effect that even a small action done by any of us can contribute to the big development of the community. Because I know we humans have that power to make the world a better…

Laman Salimova

Laman Salimova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan
Lasha Meladze

Lasha Meladze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

In 2017-2018, I was head of my class and a member of my school's self-government body. I am a winner of many olympiads and competitions in English and Mathematics both at local and international levels. I have been an active participant of the European School Summer Camp 2018 in Georgia. I have recently been selected as one of 30 students for the EaP European School Scholarship Programme 2018-2020 for an IB diploma. Recently, I also participated in the World Clean-up Day 2018, as well as a cross-country event which took place at Lisi Lake on 10th October, 2018 and also, volunteering at the same time as one of the “scorers”. Finally, I volunteered as an interpreter at the International Education Fair 2018.

Laura Ghenea

Laura Ghenea

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

One of my favourite quotes is: "Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals" -  Brian Tracy. Being a YEA means getting involved in my own 'life adventure'. Also, I try to help more and more people to make the right decisions regarding their goals and expectations. In my point of view, a YEA is about values and strong principles. It is about friendship and cooperation. It is about loving yourself in order to share the same positive energy with the world.

Laura Luca

Laura Luca

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belgium

Originally from Romania, I have personally lived through and benefited from EU enlargement and am passionate about the European Project. Despite studying in the US for my Bachelors, where I graduated with a double degree in Political Science and Economics, I always maintained close ties to Europe, where I returned following graduation. I completed my master's in International Relations in Geneva, while also interning at the UN, and moved to Brussels for a Blue Book Traineeship at the European External Action Service. This experience brought me closer to policy making, particularly as regarding youth, which served as my motivation to apply to become a Young European Ambassador. I’m currently pursuing a PhD in International Relations, with a focus on the securitisation of migration in Europe, and in my free time, I like to remain active, playing tennis, running marathons and getting involved in student associations and projects.

Laurențiu Mutruc

Laurențiu Mutruc

Residence:
Bălți
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

2017 was the year that changed my life as I became an active citizen of my country. I discovered volunteering at Wave Week Moldova Summer School 2017, organised by CDA, which presents a national programme of volunteering and leadership. I implemented my first project there, being part of the ecological sphere. Since then, I am interested in two spheres - working with young people through non-formal education towards a more open community and solving ecological problems in the community. I have participated in many national projects, and recently started to get involved in international ones. Also, in the spring of 2019, I managed to implement my first funded project in my community, aiming to educate the young generation to protect nature and teach them how to plant trees, encouraging the youth to do so often as possible. I am sure that I am at the beginning of the path, and my desire to meet new communities in the European space and to work together to solve local problems,…

Leila Benabdallah

Leila Benabdallah

Residence:
Brussels / Montpellier
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
France

Born and raised in France, I'm 25 years old and I'm currently Assistant (previously Blue Book trainee) at the European Commission, DG GROW. During my studies, I also had the opportunity to work as a Project Coordinator over a 6-month period in Dubai, UAE, and to spend one year in Istanbul, Turkey thanks to the Erasmus+ programme. Erasmus+ also allowed me to gain experience professional experience in London after my graduation. Since last year I'm a Young Ambassador for the French-German Youth Office and more particularly for trinational programs (Eastern Europe and Mediterranean countries).

Levon Mkrtchyan

Levon Mkrtchyan

Residence:
Lichk
Occupation:
Pedagogue,Teacher, ASPU
Country of origin:
Armenia

I was born and raised in a rural area of Armenia. However, through my life experiences I proved that being from a rural area can actually be an advantage. I did EVS and have travelled to several countries around the world. EU financed projects have been truly great for creating the person that I am now. Through YEA network I am trying to do my best to reach out to everyone about this great initiative.

Leyla Hajibayli

Leyla Hajibayli

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently a student at ADA university, studying a bachelor's degree in International Relations. Due to my interest in politics, history and economics, I am participating in different organisations and events related to these spheres. My first internship was in Azericard LLC, where I got theoretical and practical knowledge about plastic cards and banking systems. Then, I became a member of the ADAMUN club in the finance and logistics department but also helped the HR department to provide interviews. Then, I had a two month internship at the Strategic Management School forum, organised by the Azerbaijan Youth Foundation where I was able to exercise my management skills through virtual games. I also had an internship at the European Parliament, organised by the Azerbaijan Youth Foundation. During the internship, the European Parliament held a number of meetings with MPs, and I participated in official meetings. We volunteered at the Azerbaijani Embassy in the Kingdom of…

Leyla Taghiyeva

Leyla Taghiyeva

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

As an International Relations student in ADA University, I have been learning about different international institutions. However, specifically, during my exchange semester in Sciences Po Lille, France, I learned a lot about the strength of the European Union in promoting unity, peace, and tolerance. That’s when I started engaging in activities which are directly or indirectly related to the EU. I am the President of the local section of the Erasmus Student Network Azerbaijan; ESN ADA Baku. Furthermore, after national selections, I have been granted the opportunity to participate in a study visit to the European Parliament where I had a traineeship for a month. I have also attended conferences such as Model European Council, European Youth Parliament and Model United Nations. I have also been elected as the head of my cohort in ADA University Undergraduate Student Government. I also have peer-tutor and Conversation Club Leader experience. Before I was eligible for an…

Leyli Esoyan

Leyli Esoyan

Residence:
Tbilisi/Ninotsminda
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a student studying Business Administration at Ilia State University in Tbilisi. I have experience in volunteering in my community, and from a one-year exchange abroad. As a representative of an ethnic minority, I have been trying to contribute to my hometown’s development through different youth activities, projects, events, etc. I have planned and organised different youth activities, projects, events, etc. I have also participated in different international workshops, conferences training courses: CEW (Civic Education Workshop. Washington DC, USA 2017), GIPA Media Lab (Ninotsminda-Tbilisi, Georgia 2017-2018), WYLET (Workshop for Young Leaders in English Teaching, Irpin, Ukraine 2019). These experiences have helped me to understand the importance of my country's development and improvement and its connection with the EU. As an active citizen, I want to see my country communicating with other developed countries which may impact on its own development in the future. I am…

Liliia Antoniuk

Liliia Antoniuk

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I have gained a bachelor’s degree in Law a master’s degree in Legal Regulation of Public Administration and Human Rights. I am currently completing my second master’s degree in Gender, Society and Representation at the University College London. In addition, I have a few years of experience in the non-profit sector. At the moment, I work as an Executive Director for the NPO, 'Women’s League', and am in charge of its general strategic and operational management. Previously, I worked for the organisation as a Project Manager and Public Relations Manager on the programmes aimed at women’s economic empowerment. I have also worked on women’s political empowerment for national and international organisations, such as the 'Women’s Consortium of Ukraine', 'Equality and Mutual Respect', the National Democratic Institute of International Affairs, and the International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance. Moreover, I have volunteered for the UNFPA Ukraine and the 'Centre for…

Lilit Broyan

Lilit Broyan

Residence:
Gyumri/Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I was born and raised in the second largest city of Armenia, Gyumri. I completed my bachelor's degree in Finance at Armenian State University of Economics. Currently, I am a board member and work as a programme manager at Girls in Tech Armenia which aims to engage, educate and empower more girls and women into tech. I am very passionate about marketing, technology, volunteering and working with kids. I am very proud to co-found a programming club for kids in Armenia called CoderDojo Armenia and a social platform called Volunteam. I am also a youth mentor guiding young social entrepreneurs in different programs.

Lilit Sofyan

Lilit Sofyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am an undergraduate student at Yervan State University majoring in International Relations. It is my ambition to work towards making the world a better place. Along with being a Young European Ambassador, I am a member of the European Youth Parliament , allowing me to participate in different sessions at the regional, national and international levels, where we discuss relevant issues related to politics, economics, the enviroment, etc. I am also volunteering as a translator with the "Civic Consciousness" NGO. I would like to mention that I'm interested in Polish culture and this summer I got the chance to spend three weeks in Lublin, Poland to study Polish language and culture. I like to travel and to discover all corners of the world.

Lilit Yeghiazaryan

Lilit Yeghiazaryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am enrolled in the second year of MA studies in Cross-cultural communication at Yerevan State University (YSU). I graduated with honors from YSU with a Bachelor's degree in Translation studies for Spanish and Armenian. As a high school student I spent an academic year in the USA as part of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) programme funded by the U.S. Department of State. I am currently volunteering with the TED Translators programme to help spread ideas in Armenian. I feel privileged to be a Young European Ambassador and assist in connecting youth. I believe that this journey as a YEA will be very productive and exciting.

Liliya Siamenchyk

Liliya Siamenchyk

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Market Analyst at Flo Health, Inc.
Country of origin:
Belarus

I work as a Market Analyst in IT industry and dedicate my free time to volunteering. As a Young European Ambassador and Global Shaper, I had a chance to take part in the organization of several educational, youth empowerment, environmental and culture-related projects, as well as lead a winning team at a disinformation workshop in Kiev timed with the annual CORLEAP meeting. One of the major projects that I've been involved in to-date is EU&U: together with fellow Young European Ambassadors, I visit regional cities in Belarus to tell young people about EU-funded education programmes and projects.

Lilla Virág  Erdélyi

Lilla Virág Erdélyi

Residence:
Budapest, Hungary
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Hungary

I became a volunteer of AFS Hungary in early 2016, and I designed a new website for my local chapter, wrote articles for our magazine and organised programmes for exchange students. In 2017, I became a member of AFS Hungary's Pool of Trainers, where I orgainised and conducted different trainings/orientation camps for exchange students and volunteers. In August, I succesfully applied for my first 'adult' job at Kinsta (I was working on weekends and during vacations too). Here I upload content to our own website in 9 (soon 10) langauages, keep contact with translators, search for WordPress related events we can sponsor, etc.

Lilyana Slavova

Lilyana Slavova

Residence:
London
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
United Kingdom

While obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations, I developed an interest in European Politics, particularly in the Eastern Partnership Initiative. As a result, I was one of four UK students who participated in this first large-scale mobility and cooperation programme between higher education institutions in the UK and Belarus. I saw this as an opportunity to study the EU-Belarus relationship and the Eastern Partnership. Eager to study Europe, not only as a Politics student but also as a young professional, I completed a five month Schuman traineeship with the European Parliament. Excited to further my knowledge in EU affairs, I enrolled in a master’s course on European Studies. Being a Young European Ambassador is an immense privilege and a chance to gain first-hand experience in promoting European cultural awareness in the EaP countries while learning more about their regional and global importance.

Lisa Kukharska

Lisa Kukharska

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I believe that creating an impactful dialogue can make a real change. That is why I chose to major in International Communication and that is why I work in Public Relations. Right now, I work for an NGO. We empower media to make our society better. In my free time I also organise workshops and lectures, in particular Model United Nations simulations, to inspire students to explore their creative potential.

Liubou Andronava

Liubou Andronava

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a 10th grade student and an active young leader. The latest events I participated in were the UNESCO “Bridge between English language and culture” and European School Camp 2018 in Georgia organised by the EU. I also often take part in different competitions and conferences in school and volunteer projects. I am developing my own little buisness as a craftsman. I am currently working on my art skills, including musical composition and academic art, performing as a frontman in a music band called ”Hidden Door”.

Liudmyla Nikitina

Liudmyla Nikitina

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Youth projects manager, economist, cultural and social observer
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I graduated with a Master's Degree from Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics in 2017. I then started working in the civil society sector as part of various youth and social projects.
In 2015 I joined and in 2017 started heading the "Human library" project which aimed at challenging stereotypes and prejudices. I also become member of the NGO "FRI" and "Help and Travel". During this time, I helped to implement more than 20 human library events, activities in the framework of the FRI Open University and the European Cinema Festival, coordinating volunteering platforms and conducting informal trainings, etc. I participated in an Erasmus exchange in Italy at Parco Monte Barro in August 2017 and Palermo in October 2018. In 2017, I participated in the EU Study Days, which raised awareness on issues related to European Integration, international economic relations and sustainability. Up until now, I have gained one year of experience in economy and auditing, having…

Lizaveta Shcherba

Lizaveta Shcherba

Residence:
Vilnius
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a second-year BA student at the European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania), my program is called “Media and Communication”. I do visual research and like working in social media management and PR. In my free time, I work as a designer and media promoter. In my first year of university, I became a member of the student's union (and was responsible for all online activities) and the coordinator of LSP. Right now, I coordinate the Erasmus+ programme at my university. I pay a lot of attention to the problems of youth (especially the topics of higher education and postgraduate uncertainty). I presented a paper at the Baltic Organizational Meeting 2018 in Estonia, where I spoke about minority rights issues. Besides, I took part in an International EHU conference, where I spoke about the very narrow area of knowledge that is covered by higher education, which landed me a request for publishing.

Lizaveta Vialichka

Lizaveta Vialichka

Residence:
Vilnius
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I always knew that I would never only study and work. I didn't see myself in one place. That is how I came to Vilnius to study law in 2018, where I started my volunteer project. I realised the importance of civic engagement, so now I want to provide this knowledge to others, especially to young people from my country.

Loredana Gamurari

Loredana Gamurari

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
I am an EVS volunteer.
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am passionate about human rights and transitional justice. At the moment I’m volunteering at an NGO in Slovenia, where I coordinate a Club of Volunteers. So far I have lived in 6 different countries for my studies, allowing me to gain experience in multicultural environments. Having participated in Erasmus+ programmes, I promote them and encourage others to participate. I have a BA in Law and a Master's degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe. I strongly believe that a stronger Europe means being stronger together, not allowing ourselves to be torn apart by differences, but focusing on similarities and working for a common space where everyone can learn from each other. That’s why I’m a Young European Ambassador for the third year running. I consider myself a European citizen. In a world seeking leadership, only a stronger Europe based on peaceful cohabitation of differences can lead.

Loredana Potâng

Loredana Potâng

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I truly believe that we can change the world together. I love working with people. I also love volunteering. It charges my batteries for a whole year. I have implemented three projects in my country; two of them are related to American culture. During my projects, I like to make connections with other people from all over the world. I love to travel and discover new cultures by interacting and finding things in common with other nations. Life is to short not to enjoy it, so that is what I do: love, help and try new things.

Lotta Jule Badenheuer

Lotta Jule Badenheuer

Residence:
Bonn
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Germany

I am currently finishing my BA in Political Science, Sociology and Philosophy in Bonn, Germany. After having completed the last year of my studies in Budapest, Hungary, I realized how different people's perceptions of the EU and how diverse their ideas about the future of Europe are. I have completed several internships in Budapest and Germany, one of them at the representation of the European Commission in Bonn. I am now volunteering for several initiatives that explain the EU to young people and encourage them to engage in the European project. In the past I volunteered at a refugee shelter and for Amnesty International. My current job focuses on cultural projects funded by the EU and cultural exchange in Europe. Thus, my goal is to bring young people with diverse and multicultural backgrounds in the framework of the EU together and engage in a dialogue about a future of unity for a strong Europe.

Lucie Obrtelova

Lucie Obrtelova

Residence:
Bradford, UK
Occupation:
Final Year Student
Country of origin:
Czech Republic

I grew up in a small town in the Czech Republic, but in September 2016 I moved to the UK to start studying International Business and Management at the University of Bradford. I am a versatile, enthusiastic and easily adaptable student with professional experience and valuable life skills which I strive to use to inspire and influence the people around me. My role as a global citizen includes a commitment to make a positive impact on society through my passion for work with youth, people with disabilities, and people from disadvantaged backgrounds. These experiences also included participating in Erasmus+ projects, working with NGOs, and running different campaigns to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Last October, I represented Czech Republic during the 2018 Youth Forum which took place at the Headquarters of UNCTAD, Geneva. Being a Young European Ambassador matches my career plans as I want to pursue a career in global diplomacy and international affairs.

Luisa Kern

Luisa Kern

Residence:
Berlin
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Germany

I am a student, studying a French-German dual degree in Social and Political Sciences. I am currently working as a Program Assistant for a foreign policy think-tank and spend a lot of my free time recording for the Polis180 podcast, 'Brüsseler Bahnhof', which is about the European Union. Other than that, I am passionate about Human Rights and Peace and Conflict Studies, and volunteer for an organisation that aims to end extreme poverty.

Luiza Moroz

Luiza Moroz

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

As a Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, I work on establishing a favourable ecosystem for the creative industry's development in Ukraine. My tasks vary from generating options for the state's support of creative industries to conducting research on creative sectors (e.g. design, fashion, art crafts) and cooperating with the European partners. I hold a BA and MA in Philosophy from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. During my studies, my academic projects were aimed at justifying an inclusive culture that recognises any forms of differences (people of different races and religions, animals, AI, aliens). I see my YEA mission promoting creativity as a smart strategy for countries’ development and peace. I believe that culture and innovation are soft powers of international dialogue and political cooperation that can transcend any borders. Whenever I have travelled across Europe — as an exchange student in Poland or a young semiotician in Estonia…

Luka Chlaidze

Luka Chlaidze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student. Tbilisi State University
Country of origin:
Georgia

I study at Journalism and Mass Communication at Tbilisi State University. I successfully completed a course on ''Small States in the Changing World Order'' at the Tallinn University School of Governance Law and Society. Last year I participated in the "Connecting youth through art: EU-EaP summer camp 2017'' project. I work at AIESEC's marketing department. I am very interested in human rights, culture, history, literature and art. I truly believe that my profession can change society for the better. As such, an important part of the process for me is being a young professional who has a love for humanity in his heart. We need to work together for a democratic future. Together we are stronger, and this is the only way we can achieve great results in our work.

Luka Julakidze

Luka Julakidze

Residence:
Vani/Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I’ve finished school with honours and now I’m going to study economics, because it is one of the most essential realms in a country’s development. I’ve been engaged in different civic activities since 2016, which involves meetings with employees of the city hall and students, who also were interested in civic activism. I was a member and co-founder of Euroclub 'Surioni', which was the first of its kind. Our goal was to inform residents of our town about the European Union and to break the myths about it. In February of 2019 I attended the EaP 10th anniversary event in Brussels, which was a remarkable experience for me.

Lukas Herzog

Lukas Herzog

Residence:
Dresden
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Germany

Since the age of 16, I've worked in and around issues of civic education, intercultural understanding, and democratic participation. At the same time, Dresden - the city I grew up in - has given birth to far-right movements such as PEGIDA, that are openly hostile to these ideals. I strongly believe in the values of the EU, and would like to mediate these values to young people in my community and beyond, by engaging them directly and personally. Studying to become a teacher of Civic Education and English, I am very active in student affairs on a local and European level, thanks to my work for the European Students’ Forum (AEGEE). One of my biggest strengths is my ability to build networks and make strong personal connections with people. I would like to use these abilities both to fulfil my role as a mediator of European values, but also to collaborate effectively with other YEA’s and partners in order to realise project ideas that truly make a difference.

Luminița Chihai

Luminița Chihai

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I started being an active citizen in 2015 when I participated in an intercultural exchange programme, funded by the Pestalozzi Foundation in Switzerland. Since then I have been participating in various projects, developing my volunteering, leadership, and journalistic skills. I also became an active volunteer in my country. I was an exchange student for ten months in Missouri, United States, with the FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange) Programme. I am also a staff member of the Wave Week Moldova Programme, which encourages young people to participate in community service.

Lusine Karapetyan

Lusine Karapetyan

Residence:
Yerevan/Vayk
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I work as a trainer in the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) and as a project coordinator in the "ArmActive" youth center. A big part of my time, energy and resources are dedicated to community development projects in the Vayots dzor region. I currently work on my startup in the field of rural tourism development.

Lusine Sargsyan

Lusine Sargsyan

Residence:
Kanakeravan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a senior student at the American University of Armenia majoring in Business. I am an ambitious, enthusiastic and hard-working person who always seeks change and welcomes life's challenges. My experience is mostly in the fields of marketing and project management. I was an Associate Project Manager at VGM Partners ltd, which is a management and consulting company. I have also worked at Avetisyan Construction as a Digital Marketing Specialist and was involved in the TEDxAUA team as an SMM Lead. Last year I took part in the Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program, which was organised by the Harvard Business Club of GCC and the Dubai Future Accelerators.

Lusine Yeghiazaryan

Lusine Yeghiazaryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a Senior student majoring in Political Science and minoring in Legal Studies, with a concentration in Peace Studies.

Lusine Zakalashvili

Lusine Zakalashvili

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional (Armenian Centre for Integration and Democratization)
Country of origin:
Armenia

I obtained my MA in Linguistics from Yerevan State University (Romance and Germanic Philology Faculty) at the age of 22, with honours. During my MA studies, I also graduated in a broadcasting course at the 'Art Ej' studio school of journalism and public relations, which lasted for 11 months. I have been the organizer of FrYday events for professionals since May 2013. I had a one-month EVS in Turkey, leading an English conversation club. For about 8 years I have been working as a project manager and a Trainer in ACID NGO. I am a PR team Board member of MINT NGO since 2016. In 2018 February I became the Local Coordinator at Students for Liberty in Armenia. I am trying to make Armenia a European country.

Lyaman Namazaliyeva

Lyaman Namazaliyeva

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a final-year student at Baku State University. I study International Relations and specialise in Political Science. I have been selected as a Youth Ambassador by the National Assembly of Youth Organisations of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The main purpose of the programme is raising a group of young people who are capable of representing their country at important international events and supporting international youth cooperation. Since 2017, I have been involved in different youth activities in my country. Moreover, I am Vice-President of Model United Nations of BSU. I am really happy to become a part YEAs initiative.

Lyzaveta Drannikova

Lyzaveta Drannikova

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Communication Fellow in Association4U, Civic Education Junior Assistant in IFES Ukraine
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I graduated with a Master's degree from the College of Europe (European studies) last year and hold a Bachelor's degree in International Relations, having recently started my career in the field of communications and project management. I participated in two study exchange programmes in Poland and Greece (Erasmus+) and volunteered in Austria (Vienna) with EVS as a work-camp leader. I did an internship in Ilko Kucheriv "Democratic Initiatives" Foundation and worked as a project manager in the international movie distribution organization "CinemaHall". My hometown is Donetsk.

Mădălina Boț

Mădălina Boț

Residence:
Bucharest
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Romania

As an International Relations student, the opportunity to engage with an authentic European milieu is one of the best ways I could envisage as an end to my Bachelor's degree in Bucharest. Being a Young European Ambassador combines both the theoretical and practical approaches that I have adopted until now. I have 9 years of volunteering experience in a multiplicity of spheres which instilled in me the ethic of “working for protecting/defending/improving”. Moreover, having collaborated with national and international institutions has equipped me with a practical and proactive approach to life and allowed me to meet people who have had a profound impact on my life. I am excited to applying this ethic in the context of youth and Europe, which embodies the values I trust most.

Mădălina Luca

Mădălina Luca

Residence:
Ialoveni, Moldova
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

During the past years I have been involved in several volunteering activities. For instance, in May 2018, I was a volunteer at the Europe Day in Moldova. Then in 2017 I volunteered at "Velo-Youth ", but also at "Village Quest" organised by ECOTERRA. The latest activity I've been involved is "Parlamentul Tinerilor" where I had the opportunity to learn a lot about the legislative process in my country.

Maeva-Laureen Desiree Godard

Maeva-Laureen Desiree Godard

Residence:
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation:
MA student in European Interdisciplinary Studies (College of Europe, Natolin campus)
Country of origin:
France

I am a postgraduate student who specialises in European Neighbourhood Policy at the College of Europe in Natolin, Poland. I hold a previous master's degree in European Studies from Aix-Marseille University and a bachelor's in Applied Foreign Languages. I am passionate about European foreign policy and relations, and I continue to educate myself and endeavour to explore socio-cultural issues and the multiple paradoxes that make up our society. The more I learn, the more my enthusiasm increases to make a difference as a woman and a European, in a professional capacity in the European Union. I am very honoured to now represent EU Member States in the framework of the Young European Ambassadors network, and be able to help make the difference for a better future.

Mafalda de Pina Afonso Jorge

Mafalda de Pina Afonso Jorge

Residence:
Lisbon
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Portugal

I am currently studying Medicine at the University of Lisbon. In the Summer of 2017, I worked with an NGO in India, and it was a life changing experience for me. It made me want to be a human rights activist and to volunteer as a doctor abroad, improving the health conditions in other countries. This year (2018-1019) I was an Erasmus Student for a year at the University of Köln (Germany). This put me in touch with students from all over Europe, and we shared a lot about our countries and learned about our differences. It was also an important year for gaining awareness about the global climate change and to learn more sustainable and ecological solutions. My experiences abroad made me realise how important it is to share points of view and experiences with people from all over the world and how much we can actually learn from each other.

Magdalena Kortas

Magdalena Kortas

Residence:
Poland
Occupation:
MA student in Economic Analytics
Country of origin:
Poland

I have an MSc in Economic Analytics with extensive international experience (over 25 training sessions, exchanges and projects in Europe and Caucasus, with over 41 countries visited altogether). I completed my higher education in three languages, in Poland and Spain, and I’m a former EU Careers Ambassador for Poland. I gained experience as a liaison officer in the Ministry of the Interior of Poland and in the Regional Centre for International Debate, and for four years I have been an active member of European Student’s Forum AEGEE-Gdansk. I was named the “Young Leader 2017” by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, which chooses the "most promising young leaders from around the world" and gives them the chance to take part in the prestigious Global Baku Forum in Azerbaijan. I’m also a UNESCO photography contest winner.

Mahammad Kekalov

Mahammad Kekalov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a Harvard educated FLEX alumnus studying Business Administration at the University of Economics in Baku. I'm interested in peacebuilding and cross-cultural dialogue in the South Caucasus region as well as sustainable social equality in Azerbaijan. I work closely with such alliances and organizations trying to come up with innovative and original solutions for these problems. In my free time I casually read or work on film scripts. I'm an amateur filmmaker - I shoot experimental short films.

Mallory Tamain

Mallory Tamain

Residence:
Brussels
Country of origin:
Poland

As a young EU citizen, I am highly interested in the EU’s relations with our Eastern Neighbours, and I want to commit myself to deepening existing cooperation networks. I am convinced that the youth has a key role to play in this regard, which is why I am pleased to volunteer as a Young European Ambassador. European affairs are at the core of my academic background, as I recently graduated from the College of Europe, where I had the chance to study the European Neighbourhood Policy. It was, above all, a great opportunity to make friends with other young people from the Eastern Neighbourhood and to share our concerns and experiences. I am very proud to join the Young European Ambassador initiative, and I will do my best to contribute to enhancing wider understanding of the EU and fostering dialogue with the Eastern Partner countries.

Mane Tsaturyan

Mane Tsaturyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a sophomore at Yerevan State University (YSU) at the Faculty of International Relations, so I am a future diplomat and, hopefully, ambassador and will be honored to represent Armenia in other countries and international platforms. As such, being a Young European Ambassador is a responsible and important position for me and I am very grateful to the European Union for this opportunity. About a year ago, when I first heard about the Young European Ambassadors initiative, it seemed like an uninaccessible dream for me․ but when I was given the opportunity to complete their membership application, I did it, though I didn't hope to pass through, but here I am. So never be scared to take a step closer to your dreams, just do it. And a little bit about me: I have been the President of the Pupil Council at my high school for four years. I graduated from school with a Gold Medal of Excellence. I have participated in numerous competitions, events, international and national programmes. I…

Margarita Dadyan

Margarita Dadyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

Currently I am obtaining my bachelor's degree at the American University of Armenia. I am highly engaged in extracurricular activities both inside and outside the University. At AUA I volunteered during Open Houses, then opened a public speaking club called Speak-up to help students to overcome their public speaking fear and organised panel discussions and invited various prominent speakers and professionals to give speeches. Last year I was elected to become a Student Council member. I authored the new SC Constitution and Electoral Code changes. I was an organiser during inaugural TEDxAUA 2018 and TEDxAUA 2019. Outside AUA, I volunteered for Aurora Prize, World Vision Armenia, PR Summit, European Planning Meeting 2018 and Y-Peer Armenia. Now, I am volunteer-based assistant to the head of My Step faction at National Assembly, Lilit Makunts.

Maria Anne Ricksten

Maria Anne Ricksten

Residence:
Lund
Occupation:
Research Assistant at the Centre For European Studies at Lund University.
Country of origin:
Sweden

My interest in Europan politics and youth involvement started in high school when I became an active member and Swedish national representative of the European Youth Parliament. At university, I have been involved in several youth projects that aim to foster political debate among young indiviudals. For example, I have had a seat at the board of directors of Lund University's association for political and economic debate and during the next spring semester, I will be the national youth coordinator for the European Parliament's election in May 2019. With regards to my overall academic interests I have mainly taken courses in European Integration, EU law, development policy and international development. In conclusion, I have a firm belief that youth work and orginization on a European level is crucial for the EU's young generation to become aware on how to use international cooperation as a means to solve the future's increasingly transnational politiclal problems and challenges.

María Beatriz González del Yerro Velo de Antelo

María Beatriz González del Yerro Velo de Antelo

Residence:
Madrid
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Spain

I am a 19 year old spanish university student. Curiosity and a strong willingness to develop my awareness on current affairs drove me to take part in a Model United Nations simulation (UC3MU´18) in which I acted as the Ambassador of the South African delegation. I am the class and student delegate of the Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at UC3M as well as a Member of the UC3M debate team. I am also member of the ELU, a Spanish top-talent youth network connecting more than 250 members over 40 Spanish universities developing personal skills such as teamwork, creativity, innovation and openness to change. On the volunteer side, as I am particularly concerned by social matters, I am the leader of a 40-person youth group as part of a Mission to Hinojosa del Duque, (Schoensttat). Furthermore, I am a volunteer at a summer camp in Asturias with the group Santo Cristo de la Misericordi and with Missionaries of Charity – Mother Teresa Center, where I help to prepare food and…

Maria Ciolac

Maria Ciolac

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I have always been an active member of society. At school, I had been a Chairman of the City Council for three years. We organised charity events every month such as concerts for veterans, city cleanings etc. Now I study at university and I am a member of the Association of Students and Residents of Medicine in Moldova. I plan are to learn more and more about the problems I am interested in and I believe that such programmes help active people like me to increase our ability to influence other young people. In conclusion, I'd like to say my favourite quote from John Kennedy: "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

Maria Fomina

Maria Fomina

Residence:
Berlin
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Germany

I am currently a bachelor's student of political science at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. In my studies, I mainly focus on International Relations and Political Economy. I've volunteered as a supervisor in youth camps since 2015. I am eager to undertake self-development, and was lucky to attend two eye-opening Erasmus+ training courses during the last year – both dealt with improvisational methods in learning processes and project work. Now, I am providing my own workshops on improvisation for teachers, youth workers and youth. I strongly believe that improvisational methods can help to foster sustainable links between young European people and their neighbours!

Maria Furtuna

Maria Furtuna

Residence:
Magdacesti
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place. I want to bring my support in order to achieve these international goals and I know that even the smallest acts can bring us closer to these aims: to spread awareness and peace all over the world. I was born and raised in a small town near Chisinau where I currently live and study. I am an energetic person that likes to busy her time with all kinds of projects and different activities beginning with debates, charity events, volunteering, teaching and traveling. But for sure my favorite activity became peer to peer education and volunteering. Being a member of the National Council of Pupils and a teacher of robotics has influenced me to be super-eager about education and teaching. In turn, this motivated me to spread information and lead an active life in order to inspire others. This is why I applied to be a YEA because I myself was inspired by…

Maria Pia Napoletano

Maria Pia Napoletano

Residence:
Aversa/Naples
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Italy

I am a student, traveller and a curious person. I took part in six Erasmus+ activities, a youth Exchange and a training Course. In September and October 2017, I volunteered in Jaipur, India, as part of project on gender equality and the SDGs. In September 2018, I took part in a project in Genshagen, Germany, creating workshops about the EU and visiting schools in the state of Brandenburg to speak with students. I took part, as part of the Youth Delegation, in the World Forum for Democracy 2017, organized by the CoE. I was selected as the youth representative for Italy for the 35th Edition of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Strasbourg in November 2018. I am looking forward to my Erasmus semester in Germany, starting from March 2019. I am member of Leo Club International since 2013. I am a TEDx licensee, organizing my first TEDxUniversity in February 2019.

Mariam Arbolishvili

Mariam Arbolishvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences from Tbilisi State University and am currently preparing for my master’s programme. My research interests include conflict analysis, ethnic and religious diversity, and economic and social issues in the Caucasus region. For me, Europe is diversity, availability and freedom of choice. My professional, activist and volunteering experience is based on these values. YEA status is an opportunity for me to continue and expand my work.

Mariam Avakova

Mariam Avakova

Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I hold a Master's Degree in Natural Resources (Environmental Protection and Ecology) from Ilia State University's Science and Engineering Faculty. I am now involved in a course on Digital Journalism for the Caucasus by the Interlink Academy, sponsored by the German Foreign Ministry. I graduated with a BA from the same university, majoring in English Science and minoring in Ecology. I also graduated from a vocational programme in photography and have a degree in directing. I am a very active young leader in society, with around six years of experience in different fields. These include leadership, volunteering, entrepreneurship, project management, communication, partnership, journalism, youth training and more. I am the founder of the NGO "EMG" and the "GeoWheat" project, and I run a start-up selling arabica coffee seeds. I am a former Board member of ESN Tbilisi and member of AESEC Georgia. I am also involved as a partner in different NGO programmes. I am an alumna of Think Young…

Mariam Bibilashvili

Mariam Bibilashvili

Residence:
Tsukuba, Japan
Occupation:
Student (MA in International Area Studies)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I have a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Free University of Tbilisi. In 2016, I became an MA student in Diplomacy and International Politics at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and was awarded the State Scholarship for Master's Studies, based on the United Master's Examination of Georgia. In the summer of 2016, I received the Development Cooperation Scholarship of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and took part in the summer school of the University of Tartu. Currently, I am a MEXT Scholar funded by the government of Japan, studying International Area Studies at master's level at the University of Tsukuba. I am a co-founder and president of a non-profit, non-governmental youth organisation called 'Young Progressive Leaders of Georgia' and have organised and participated in various Erasmus+ training courses and youth exchanges. I speak Georgian, English, Russian, Japanese and French and would like to learn new languages in the future.

Mariam Gugulashvili

Mariam Gugulashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in Political Sciences (International Relations) at Ilia State University (Class of 2020). Before that, I completed my Bachelor's degree in European Studies at Caucasus University in 2017. I am currently working as a Coordinator of the Tour Projects at the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre and at the same time, as a Pre-election Media Monitoring Officer at the Georgian National Communication Commission for the third time running. Besides that, I am a member of the Youth Association "DRONI" and a Local Coordinator/Facilitator of CRISP - Conflict Solution (a German Peacebuilding NGO). In addition to this, I previously worked at the Parliament of Georgia for the Committee on European Integration, the LTD European School, Tbilisi City Hall and in several NGOs / projects focused on peace building, Georgia-EU relations, youth policy, ethnic minorities, EU Law and conflicts transformation. I have participated in many local and international…

Mariam Hovhannisyan

Mariam Hovhannisyan

Residence:
Masis
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am Mariam, 24 years old, from Armenia. All my life I have lived away from Yerevan, in a small city called Masis. But for as long as I can remember, it never was a reason for me not ot dream or act. Now, I have a bachelor's degree in Theory of Language and Cross-cultural Communication from Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University and more recently I have also gained my master's degree in Linguistics. Currently, I have two jobs; assistant to the maintenance department at 'Armenian Public TV' and one of the most adventurous professions in the world - a guide. In 2015, me and two of my friends established MASIS NGO, the aim of which is the regional development of engagement of youth in different cultural and civic activities. I am also a volunteer at Masis Youth Centre (MYC), which aims to facilitate the all-round development of young people, to expand their horizons and bring out their talents and abilities, to encourage civic engagement. I do believe that the world starts from…

Mariam Imerlishvili

Mariam Imerlishvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student / Young European Ambassador from Georgia
Country of origin:
Georgia

I study International Relations at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. During the second semester of the 2017/2018 academic year, I was an Erasmus+ exchange student at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, where I also studied International Relations. Besides my university studies, I am passionate about the European Youth Parliament (EYP), working with youth people, studying foreign languages and exploring different cultures. For instance, in August, 2018, I was an exchange student at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania, where I studied Lithuanian Language and Culture. I speak Georgian, English, Russian, as well as a bit Romanian, Lithuanian and French. I also enjoy traveling and seizing opportunities for new adventures.

Mariam Inayat

Mariam Inayat

Residence:
Madrid, Spain
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
United Kingdom

I have been involved in initiatives promoting the voice of youth since I was 16, starting my journey in my local youth council. From 2014-2018, I was elected a trustee of the British Youth Council. I have attended and spoken at conferences such as the European Youth Event, the 29th and 30th Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the World Forum for Democracy. In 2016, I worked with the Council of Europe on a toolkit to foster inter-religious dialogue in local communities across Europe. I was also given the opportunity to address over 300 congress members on the radicalisation of young Muslims at a local level. I consulted with young Muslims and organisations within the youth sector to recommend ways in which radicalisation strategies in Europe could be inclusive. More recently, I spent a summer interning at the Initiatives of Change in Montreux, Switzerland and this past summer interning at the UK Civil Service at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and…

Mariam Kebadze

Mariam Kebadze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I was born and raised in Kareli, in the Shida Kartli region. In 2018, I was selected as one of the students of the Eastern Partnership European School project, which is financed by the EU. I am now studying at New School, International School of Georgia on the International Baccalaureate programme, together with 29 other students from Eastern Partnership countries. I am engrossed in global politics and international relations, and my future career will also be related to this sphere. I try to gain knowledge about political issues and international relationships, especially where they relate to Georgia, and participate in many projects to get experience. I am also actively involved in non-formal activities and volunteering, and I often organise events to raise people's awareness of different kinds of topics and youth work in my community (e.g. digital storytelling, exhibitions, clean-up days). Since my childhood, I have taken part in many debate simulations and models about…

Mariam Khizanashvili

Mariam Khizanashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi/Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I hold an MA degree in European Studies with a specialisation in Human Rights and Democratisation from the Center of European Studies at Yerevan State University. During my graduate studies, I was a visiting student at the Department of Law at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev. I am a graduate of Tbilisi State University's Department of International Relations. During my BA degree, I was a visiting student at Ostfold University College in Norway and Charles University in Prague.
My professional and academic interest lies at the intersection of technology, human rights and democratic governance. Since 2018, I am a consultant at an international knowledge platform called "Innovation and Development Foundation" and headquartered in Chicago, Kiev and Tbilisi. I also recently did a traineeship in Project Management and Civic Education at the Department of International Relations of the Office of Public Defender of Georgia. Since 2013, I am actively engaged with the…

Mariam Khuroshvili

Mariam Khuroshvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I have just graduated from my MA in Diplomacy and International Politics at Tbilisi State Univesity (with honors). As a granted fellow of the 2017 EaP Civil Society Facility Fellowship, I implemented the following project: “Civil Society Involvement in Monitoring Tbilisi City Hall”. As such, I was a Project Assistant and Intern at Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Regional Office in Tbilisi. I did my Erasmus + exchange year at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, which enriched my mind intellectually as well as culturally. My main motivation to become a Young European Ambassador is to share my experience with young Georgians and raise awareness about European values in my society. Apart from Georgian, I speak English, German, Russian and a little bit of Ukrainian. I represented Georgia at the UN Alliance of Civilization – EF Summer School 2015 “Youth for Change” and attended a panel on “Youth and Peacebuilding”, led by the US Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UNH.

Mariam Mkrtchyan

Mariam Mkrtchyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I received my bachelor's degree in English and Communications from the American University in Armenia in 2017. I’m currently involved in the Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in the Caucasus at the YSU. For me, the latter was the first step towards enlarging my knowledge about the EU's commitment to promotion, protection and provision of human rights and democracy. From 2017 to 2018, I was the Coordinator of External Relations at start-up Armenia foundation. It was a pleasure for me to work with influential people from different parts of the world who have helped to develop Armenian start-up ecosystem and organise events aimed at helping motivated young entrepreneurs to contribute to their communities with innovative ideas. I strongly believe that the opportunities that EaP provides to youth are enormous; and becoming a YEA means being able to invest in the future of your country by engaging in dialogue-driven activities and exchanging theoretical and…

Mariam Morchadze

Mariam Morchadze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

Currently I am studying Public Administration in Caucasus University. This is my final year and I would say that last four years helped me to develop myself and to grow as a person. Two years ago I did my exchange in Poland,Warsaw and studied European studies for one semester and last year I took part in Erasmus+ project and went to the Netherlands, Nijmegen, where I took Public Administration and Politics course. During 2011-2013 I was a participant of USAID and PH International united project as well as World Vision Georgia. Within this programs I wrote two projects which were funded with 450 $. Projects included to help homeless and inclusive children to express their feelings and wishes with their creative works. During my University period I took part in European Youth Parliament model of United Nations as well, that showed how passionate I was about working I did and I would like to do in the future. 

Mariam Topchishvili

Mariam Topchishvili

Residence:
Gori
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a studying for a BA in International Relations at Tbilisi State University. Besides my study and career, I aspire to be an active citizen. Since 2012, I have been actively involved in civil activism. I took part in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG) joint programmes ‘Advancing National Integration’ and ‘Promoting Integration, Tolerance and Awareness’. In 2015, my friends and I founded ‘Young Feminists’, a youth-focused non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Georgia. I also have experience of volunteering and working with local and international NGOs and funds. Currently, I work for the Media Development Foundation as a fact-checker and I am also a photographer and public relations manager at Gori photographer's club. In January 2019, I obtained an Erasmus+ study grant and spent my spring semester in Finland at the University of Turku. During my exchange, I learned valuable information about…

Mariam Yevdokimova

Mariam Yevdokimova

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am pursuing a master's degree in Data Science for Business at Yerevan State University and Innovative Solutions and Technologies Centre. I completed Bachelor's degree in Sociology at Armenian State Pedagogical University. Currenlty, I'm a Junior Research Fellow at CRRC-Armenia. I previously completed an internship at Youth Studies Institute and worked as a student-expert during an institutional accreditation of Northern University and the ALIGN Tempus project. I have also been an International Officer for the Armenian National Students’ Association.

Mariam Zadoyan

Mariam Zadoyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
PhD student, Project Manager, Attorney
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am the Vice President of the Armenian Young Lawyers’ Association, the Manager of the “Armenia: Promoting Anti-Corruption Conduct and Reforms” project implemented by the Armenian Lawyers’ Association, the Manager of the "Introduction of the Institute of Beneficial Ownership in RA" project as an EaP Civil Society Fellow, the Coordinator of the unique whistleblowing website designed solely for business (www.bizprotect.am/en/ ), representative of the Chamber of Advocates of RA at the Competition Board of the RA Corruption Prevention Commission, attorney at the "Legal Alliance" legal firm, the host of the most popular program designed for lawyers “Legal Week” (aired on www.iravaban.net/en news website), an anti-corruption expert at Armenian CSO’s Anti-Corruption Coalition... I am one of the initiators of the recent key anti-corruption reforms in RA, including the criminalization of illicit enrichment, passing of the law on “Corruption Prevention Commission”, introduction of the…

Mariami Bitsadze

Mariami Bitsadze

Residence:
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Occupation:
Student/Young professional/Volunteer at Global Student Friendship/Board member - YATA Georgia
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently studying at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia as an exchange student under the Global UGRAD program. My home institution is Tbilisi State University in Tbilisi, Georgia where I am majoring in International Relations. Last year I completed a long-term Erasmus+ programme at the University of Helsinki in Finland, studying political science. I have experience working in the Embassy of Georgia to Finland, as well as being a volunteer in many events and programes organized by Erasmus+, the Embassy of Georgia to Finland and in Old Dominion University. I have been an adviser of the Secretary-General of YATA Georgia since 2016, where I am now one of the board members. I have been volunteering in EYSOF Tbilisi 2015 (European Youth Summer Olympic Festival), Gem Fest 2017. It is the greatest honor for me to be a Young European Ambassador already for a second year in a row.

Mariami Enukidze

Mariami Enukidze

Residence:
Tbilisi/Rustavi
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a 17-year-old student from Georgia. I was an active member of the Self-Government Club at my previous school and I was elected President of the Civil Club at my new school, where I have implemented many projects with my peers. I am a Caucasus Youth Leadership Program alumnus, I have travelled in the US and I attended classes at Indiana University in 2017. Being in the US helped me to realise the importance of giving back to my community. Since then I have been involved in various projects concerning the development of my hometown Rustavi and helping its residents to be engaged in the development of our city. I am constantly working on self-improvement and that is why I try my best to learn more and share my knowledge with others. In 2018, I was selected for the Eastern Partnership European School project and moved to Tbilisi to continue my studies. But I am still engaged in the activities implemented in Rustavi, because I think that no one should forget where they come…

Marianna Fakhurdinova

Marianna Fakhurdinova

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Currently working as a Communications Manager and Junior Analyst at the Ukrainian think-tank New Europe Centre, I specialise in International Relations and translation. I am currently studying towards my master’s degree in European Studies at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. I am a graduate of Guildhall School of International Journalism and NATO Professional Development Programme, 'YOUNG UA'. I am Head of the youth NGO, 'Security Initiatives Centre', co-organiser of the youth mentorship programme,'14:35' and organiser of theatrical performances 'Pygmalion' and 'The Mousetrap' at the Institute of International Relations.

Mariia Boiko

Mariia Boiko

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a fourth year International Law student at the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. I have always been an internationally-minded person who supports European values and who wants to spread European ideas. I am currently a member of the Commission for Development of International Cooperation at the Kharkiv Youth Council. I am also an alumni of the School of Young Diplomats. I am an active participant in many national and international projects such as UpShift Ukraine, the UBA law schools, the UN Security Council models, the Council of the EU model and others.

Mariia Makarovych

Mariia Makarovych

Residence:
Kramatorsk (Donetsk region)
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a fourth year student of Donetsk University of Economics and Law. My specialty is law. For three years, I have been working with NGOs and helping to implement projects with different themes. I am a very active person and I like to help young people to develop themselves. For now, my goal is to tell the young generation that each of us has the right to influence the decision of the local authorities and get information about what executive committees do and what budget funds are spent on. It is very important for me to involve young people in working to improve the quality of life in communities. At the moment, I am well oriented in the themes about local budgets, decentralisation reform, electoral legislation, writing and the implementation of advocacy companies.

Marina Rudenya

Marina Rudenya

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

Being curious since my childhood, I've always been trying to know more, to learn something new and to take a step forward. That's why during my study at Minsk State Linguistic University I had time to volunteer at Belarus Fashion Week, to work at the Yellowstone National Park and to take part in archaeological excavations. The YEA programme for me is an opportunity to go further and to take other people along with me as we are stronger together.

Marius Balan

Marius Balan

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a high school student with big aspirations and lots of motivation. For me, the Eastern Partnership is a unique project like no other in my country and I could not afford to miss this opportunity. If I had to choose one thing that completely changed my life positively, it would be starting to volunteer. Since last year, I've started volunteering for many local organisations in the fields of cultural development, environment protection, entertainment for youth etc. One of the ways I can justify my big ambition, is the determination I have to positively impact my country. For instance, I have taken part in the Wave Week Moldova summer volunteering and leadership programme, and currently, I am developing my own project that will be an anti-discrimination and anti-labelling social campaign. I am really excited to become a member of the YEAs initiative and I am looking forward to changing certain aspects of the country and the community I live in, for the better - I truly…

Marius Tâgănescu

Marius Tâgănescu

Residence:
București
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

In Summer 2017 I started a community through which my friend and I would train people for free, 3 to 4 times a week over a period of three months. The goal was to share our knowledge and show that it does't take much to take care of your body. I gained volunteering experience by helping to organize events like "The European Village" 2016-2017 and "Noaptea Cercetatorilor Europeni". I also worked at "Debate Academy", the biggest not-for-profit organisation focused on debating in Moldova. My tasks included finding a location every week and organizing a "Debate Day" where members from different clubs in our city would come and exercise their skills. I also organized a debate tournament at my Lyceum, following which I became involved in coaching and judging new debaters.

Mariya Milashevskaya

Mariya Milashevskaya

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am an international lawyer and economist, currently employed as a deputy director in the private sector and volunteering at Belarusian International Law and Arbitration Association (BILA). I was previously employed as a teacher in the International Law Department at the International University ‘MITSO’ and as an Executive Administrator of Jessup Belarus (2017-2019). I'm the winner of the Martens Competition 2016 on IHL, and have also participated in the Jessup, Pictet and CEEMC International law competitions. I have participated in conferences (Yerevan Conference on IHL (2015-2017), International Law and Religious Symposium 2016) and Summer Schools (EULISC 2014, ELSA SS on Cyber Law 2015, Brno SS on Legal Writing 2015). The topic of my Master Thesis was ‘Migration issues of foreign and security policy in the EU’. I volunteered at the Youth For Peace Competition on IHL 2015, Lex Mercatoria Competition 2016, SILC (2017.2018) and the Erga Omnes Competition organized by the Council…

Mark  Mc Gee

Mark Mc Gee

Residence:
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ireland

I have been invloved in the International Erasmus Student Network Maynooth as a First year Representative, January 2017 – June 2017. Erasmus Student Network Ireland, President, September 2017 – June 2018. Erasmus Student Network Ireland, Communication Manager, June 2018 – Present. International Erasmus Student Network DCU, Founder and President, January 2018 - Present. I have represented Ireland at six International events in relation to ESN.

Mary Gevorgyan

Mary Gevorgyan

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

In 2019 I got my master's degree in International Economic Relations. I am currently working as a Human Resources Manager in an IT-company in Belarus. I participated in several Erasmus+ projects, including an exchange program in the Czech Republic.

Mary Hayrapetyan

Mary Hayrapetyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

Having grown up in Armenia, I was always concerned with economic and social hardships as well as very high rates of poverty that are rooted in our society causing so many families to leave their country of origin in a search of a 'better life.' Having had a first-hand experience of witnessing my family move abroad, I am determined to become an instrumental part of making some positive and long-lasting changes to tackle these issues. I realised that education and continuous training are the key to success in this regard. Thus, I have engaged in a great variety of education-related projects. I became the head of the Social Affairs Committee at Armenian National Students' Association. Afterwards, I was selected as the only student expert in the national team of Higher Education Reform Experts in Armenia. My journey led me to an internship at UNDP in Armenia, which was decisive in choosing my further career path. Specifically, I have obtained my Erasmus Mundus joint master’s…

Maryia Fokina

Maryia Fokina

Residence:
Maladzechna
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

Having spent the last nine months on a gap year, I've been actively involved in a couple of initiatives and activities. I work full-time as an online English teacher and I'm going to start my studies in Warsaw this October. I've been an active member of the European Youth Parliament, going all over Europe to participate in conferences in the role of a chairperson, vice-president, journalist, jury member, organiser and head-organiser. I've also been in the organising team of a few international forums and won a scholarship by KAS Foundation.

Maryia Yanouskaya

Maryia Yanouskaya

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I’m an audit professional with almost 4 years' experience in Global Financial Services at EY. Currently, I’m pursuing a membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). In 2015 I graduated from the Belarusian National Technical university with a degree in Economics and Engineering. During my university years and after graduation, I participated in a number of political, environmental, educational projects as well as summer/ winter camps in Germany, Norway, Hungary, Russia, Iceland and Palestine. I'm interested in international relations, politics, equality, human rights, cultural exhange.

Maryna Sabadyr

Maryna Sabadyr

Residence:
San Fransisco, USA
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am currently finishing my Political Science degree at San Francisco State University. Over the past few years, I have completed two internships in Ukraine, in both government and non-government sectors. I have also been an active participant in many volunteering events in both Ukraine and Canada.

Matej Spišák

Matej Spišák

Residence:
Budapest
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Slovakia

I recently graduated from the Comenius University, Bratislava with a BA in European Studies, and am continuing my studies with an MA in International Relations at the Central European University in Budapest and Vienna. I have undertaken internships at a number of NGOs (focusing on international relations, security, or disinformation), and also at various Slovak state agencies. In my free time, I volunteer in one of international anti-corruption NGOs. As my focus is on international security, I wrote my bachelor's thesis on the topic of US-Saudi Arabia relations.

Matej Štefánik

Matej Štefánik

Residence:
Bratislava
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Slovakia

I work as a Programme Manager for the European Neighbourhood Instrument Cross-Border Cooperation Programme HU-SK-RO-UA, in which Hungary, Slovakia and Romania cooperate with their external neighbour, Ukraine. I am Slovak in origin, currently working for the Slovak National Authority of the programme. I have been interested in Eastern Partnership countries since I studied International Relations and Economic Diplomacy, and I decided to join this wonderful initiative while I was still young enough to be a 'Young European Ambassador', because I think it is very important for the European Union to cooperate with its neighbouring and partner countries. We are 'Stronger Together'.

Mehraj Aliyev

Mehraj Aliyev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am continuing my education by studying International Relations at Baku Engineering University and simultaneously, I am working as President of Oikos Baku – a local branch of an international Swiss-based NGO. I always had a dream of making a positive impact on the community from my childhood. Moreover, until today I was a part of many projects both locally and internationally related to social development. Through those involvements I have gained many organisational, communication and management skills. Recently, my article about the EU and Azerbaijan relations was accepted and I have presented it at the International Scientific Research Conference in Georgia. Besides that, I have been part of different internships, conferences and events, where I have gained various skills. I believe that working together for a better future for the community should be the always first and most substantial mission of youths. Thus, I am very honoured to have been chosen as a Young European…

Meri Adamyan

Meri Adamyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am currently doing an MA in Human Rights and Democratisation at the Caucasus at Yerevan State University. I previously graduated from the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology at Yerevan State University. I enrolled in sign language classes in 2015 and have worked as a sign language translator. In 2016, I participated in the 'Challenges and Problems of Inclusive Education' international conference in Armenia and presented the interests and rights of people with auditory problems. As a future human rights defender, I worked with Syrian refugees in Armenia and had the chance to work with Syrian children in Turkey too. I am also a graduate of the 'Ethics School' in Armenia, where I have worked as a project coordinator. I've participated in many youth exchanges, training courses and forums funded by the EU, mostly by Erasmus+. As a Human Rights defender, I believe that Human Rights and Democracy are universal values and should apply to all nations and peoples.

Meri Kajaia

Meri Kajaia

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I obtained a Master's degree in International Relations and Regional Studies from the University of Tartu (2018) and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Tbilisi State University. I have also participated in various extracurricular activities and trainings, including study visits to the European Parliament in Brussels (2017) and the OSCE headquarters in Vienna (2018). As for my work experience, I have just finished an Internship at the International Relations Division of the Public Relations Department of the Central Election Commission of Georgia, where my duties included communication/correspondence with international observer organizations, translation of official documents and organizing meetings. Moreover, I work as an English-language translator/editor at Synergium UAB, where I translate and edit all types of documents. Last but not least, I have been a freelance translator since 2012, having worked for numerous private companies. My fields of interest include…

Meri Menabde

Meri Menabde

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

Since 2015, I am actively engaged in social activities. I am a member of GirlUp Georgia, which is UN founded global movement for gender equality. I have been a winner of many English language competitions and I am a candidate for the gold medal at my school. My friends and I often carry out different projects such as debate clubs, drama clubs, academic or intellectual competitions. I often do volunteer work. I have planted trees and gathered money, toys and clothes for charity organisations. I have taken summer diplomacy school courses in 2017 organised by NATO & the EU Info center. I have been a participant of the Women In Science Girls STEAM camp, Georgia 2018 (Wisci Georgia 2018) and I have taken part in many simulations of NATO and the European parliament.

Michael Payer

Michael Payer

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
Young professional (Project Management and Political Strategy)
Country of origin:
Ireland

I am a graduate in International Relations with a passion for European foreign policy and development, particularly through the European Neighbourhood Policy. As an Irishman and a passionate European who grew up in Sydney, Australia, I now live and work in Brussels where I moved to be at the heart of the European project. As well as studying in Dublin and Helsinki, I have travelled extensively throughout Europe and the Eastern Neighbourhood where my main interest is in continuing to strengthen the EU’s engagement with citizens, society, economies and states through partnerships, programmes and initiatives. I worked for the University of Sydney to develop, promote and run student programmes, focusing particularly on engaging and supporting international students, most notably in my role as Coordinator of the Mentoring Program where I created the International Mentoring Programme. My dedication to community engagement, particularly youth, has motivated me to participate in community…

Michail Chatzimimikos

Michail Chatzimimikos

Residence:
Thessaloniki
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Greece

I have a bachelor's degree in Political Sciences, and am currently continuing my studies as an M.A. student in Social and Cooperative Economy. I was always active in local level movements and initiatives, and my experience as an exchange student with the Erasmus+ program in Germany changed me and my perspective on the world. Since 2016, I've been engaged with youth work in both a local and international context. After being part of several youth organisations and participating in a series of training courses across Europe, I decided to create an NGO which would create the change that I wanted to experience in my surroundings. Travelling to new destinations and meeting new people with different cultural backgrounds to my own is what intrigues me!

Michal Vosinek

Michal Vosinek

Residence:
Brno
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Czechia

I was born in Brno, Czechia. I study Law, concentrating mainly on EU and international affairs, especially EU external relations, migration and human rights. I am passionate about the education of young people, especially informal political education. After participating in and organising several international programmes, I have had the chance to experience the benefits of a Europe that works together - one of dialogue, of good neighbours. Now is the time to share what I know, so others may take part too.

Mihaela Popa

Mihaela Popa

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
BA student in Business Administration (Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova) and Vice President ( AIESEC in Chisinau)
Country of origin:
Moldova

I see myself as a proactive, self-motivated and always eager to learn person. Currently I am a Business Administration Student at the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova. During my university years, I have been involved in different volunteering activities, and have organised events, projects and conferences related to multiculturalism, leadership and SDGs, mainly with the organisation I am a part of, AIESEC in Chisinau. I also participated in an Erasmus+ project in Armenia, about one of my main interests: entrepreneurship. This year I participated in an international project “University Debates" in Serbia, which was about EU reforms and security issues. I believe that I am still at the beginning of writing my biography as I have lots of exciting plans and activities for the next year, and I am glad that being a Young European Ambassador is one of them.

Mihaela Sticea

Mihaela Sticea

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Young Professional / MA student in Diplomatic studies (Institute of International Relations of Moldova, Chișinău, Republic of Moldova)
Country of origin:
Moldova

I was born in Moldova and grew up in Italy, an experience that not only made me realise the benefits of the EU, but gave me the motivation to bring the same opportunities and values back home. At the moment I’m a MA student in Diplomatic Studies at the Institute of International Relations of Moldova, and my strong interest in international relations, citizen involvement and democratic questions drives both my curricular and extracurricular activities. I have attended short-term courses in Estonia and the United States, and this year I represented Moldova as a Youth Delegate at the Council of Europe. Confident of the role of non-formal education, I got involved in international projects but also several initiatives back home, among which volunteering at Youth Radio Moldova, AIESEC Chisinau and The National Youth Council of Moldova. I’m grateful for the memories and connections that the EU helped me to build and I’m willing to enrich them by learning from the YEA community.

Mihaela Voydenova

Mihaela Voydenova

Residence:
Blagoevgrad
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I am very interested in EU current affairs. The burning interest started almost three years ago. In the beginning of 2017, our school team won the Euroscola competition and I had the opportunity to visit the European Parliament, be a deputy for a day and participate in the EYE 2018 (European youth event). The eye-opening experiences made me realise how important it is for the EU members to be united. I met hundreds of inspiring young people and I am eager to share our mutual ideas with other ambassadors. Since then, I have participated in many debates, discussions, simulations and have even organised several events as part of my 'Young multiplier' activity. In my opinion, there many people of different ages who are unaware of the possibilities that are being presented by the EU. There are countless advantages to our membership in the EU and it is my personal mission to enlighten fellow Europeans on that subject.

Mikheil Arakelyan

Mikheil Arakelyan

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently a student at Public School 98th in Tbilisi, which is popular for its multi-ethnic and tolerant atmosphere (there are representatives of more than 24 ethnic minorities at the school). Non-formal education is very important to me. My path started a few years ago when I participated in the Georgian Model United Nations project. Following this, I took part in many different kinds of youth activities. Right after I had taken part in the ‘EU youth summit’, I decided to join the Georgian Institution of Non-Formal Education and I was a member within a year. In September 2018, I founded a youth platform for my fellow school students called Young Diplomats Club of the 98th Public School. During the academic year, my team and I have organised activities including debates, Model United Nations, visits and meetings with interesting people. One such meeting was a presentation about the EU that was carried out by YEAs in honour of the 10th anniversary of the Eastern…

Mila Arabadzhieva

Mila Arabadzhieva

Residence:
Sofia
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I am currently in my last year of a bachelor's degree in International Relations at Sofia University, St. Kliment Ohridski. My interests include, but are not limited to, European law and policy making as well as human rights and environmental protection. Alongside my studies, I have had the opportunity to gain some professional experience by doing an internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and as a Liaison Officer during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. I am also a member of Team Europe Junior, which is a communications project of the European Commission's Representation in Bulgaria.

Milan Urbaník

Milan Urbaník

Residence:
London
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
United Kingdom

As a student in London, I had the opportunity to participate in debates, meet interesting scholars and challenge popular viewpoints. Interested in democracy, I decided to join the Young European Ambassadors to help spread democratic values through critical thinking and education. Currently studying a degree in Political Theory, the YEA intiative provides me with an opportunity to put the theoretical foundations of my education into practice in trying to change society.

Milena Baghumyan

Milena Baghumyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am studying management at Ukrainian National University of Economics and working as an operator at Yerevan City Supermarket. I am interested in different kinds of art, culture, environments and so much more. One of my biggest goals is making this world better than I found it.

Milena Kirakosyan

Milena Kirakosyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I volunteer at Foundation of Armenian Science and Technology and support with organising international and local conferences,promoting science in Armenia.Besides,I am a virtual intern at "Project GLOW" which aims to help children in South Sudan.I am a Young Member of the New York Academy of Sciences and currently I am enrolled in a STEM mentorship program.I am also a member of Girl Up and an alumna of the "Women in Science and Technology "program.From time to time I participate in EYP sessions and MUN conferences to improve my diplomacy and public speaking skills.

Mirabela Tarai

Mirabela Tarai

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
Digital Communication Assistant, Dreamups Innovation Campus
Country of origin:
Moldova

I’m a recent graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, where I studied International Economic Relations. I’m now pursuing a Master’s degree in Information Technology for Business at the Technical University of Moldova. Being passionate about technology and the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution, I wrote several academic research papers on topics I consider relevant such as technology entrepreneurship, cryptocurrencies or the gender wage gap. As a student, I’ve been substantially involved in volunteering activities, conferences, university clubs and internships that have shaped me both as a person and as a young professional. My most valuable experiences include being the local Director of Marketing and PR at AIESEC in Chisinau for the 2017-2018 term and my professional practice at the Dreamups Innovation Campus, Moldova’s first business accelerator, oriented towards developing tech startups. In the past few years I’ve become accustomed to taking on new…

Miranda Betchvaia

Miranda Betchvaia

Residence:
Kutaisi
Occupation:
Quality Assurance Service Specialist at Akaki Tsereteli State University
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a BA student at Akaki Tsereteli State University in the Department of Social Sciences, majoring in Public Administration. As an Erasmus+ exchange student, I completed a semester at Alexsandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, Romania. Besides that, I am currently working as a Quality Assurance Service Specialist at Akaki tsereteli State Univesity. Since my school years, I have been actively involved in extra-curricular activities. I volunteer and participate in local and international projects (such as the Summer School at the Tallinn University of Technology and the Youth Peace Camp organized by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg). I believe that youth activism is essential in order to create a stronger society. Being a Young European Ambassador from the very first year of the initiative's existence has given me the possibility to deliver important messages to society all around Georgia. I believe that we share the same values and we are #strongertogether.

Miroslava Kozlovskaya

Miroslava Kozlovskaya

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a student.
Country of origin:
Belarus

I’m currently studying international law at the Belarusian State University. I previously left the Lyceum of Informatics and Radioelectronics with top marks, but my attraction to Liberal Arts took over. I am now particularly interested in space law and human rights. I also actively participate in extra curricular activities. As such, I have volunteered for many different organizations since 2015, participated in youth conferences and made trainings for young Belarusian people on Erasmus+ opportunities.

Mona Richter

Mona Richter

Residence:
Berlin
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Germany

My fascination for Eastern Europe started a couple of years ago while travelling in summer through Central and Eastern Europe. There I realized that my cultural and historical knowledge on this part of the continent was basically non-existent. This is why I chose to learn more about this region within my BA European Studies programme at Maastricht University, focusing my studies on the Eastern Neighbourhood Policy and the EaP countries. Since summer 2016, when I got the chance to attend a "Go East" summer school in Kyiv, I've become hooked. This is why I decided to come back to Ukraine to do an internship at a local think tank after finishing my bachelor degree. Currently, I am working as project manager at the Institut für Europäische Politik in Berlin as part of a project focused on supporting the think tank landscape in Ukraine as well as transferring knowledge about the current socio-political processes in Ukraine to Germany. I am really excited to be part of the YEA program…

Mustafa Gojayev

Mustafa Gojayev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I’m a fifth-year student majoring in Political Science at Khazar University. Currently, I work as an editor at Report News Agency. Besides this, I’m the Public Affairs Section Intern at the Embassy of the United States of America in Baku. Previously, I interned at the American Councils for International Education as the Social Media and Programmes Manager and participated in a one-month internship program at European Parliament, organised by the Azerbaijan Youth Foundation.

Mykhailo Rudominskyi

Mykhailo Rudominskyi

Residence:
Torino, Italy
Occupation:
Mechanical Team Member in UBC Mars Colony, Aerospace Engineer in KERB
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a student, an entrepreneur, an engineer and a developer. I want people to stop fighting and start collaborating to make this world a better and more prosperous place. I have travelled a lot, lived in different countries, met people from almost every single social, religious and economic group. They have one big thing in common, they want peace. I do not know how I am going to do this yet, but I want to make the Earth one peaceful place to live.

Mykhailo Yemchura

Mykhailo Yemchura

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Creative Director in Hebron IT Academy for Orphans
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a bachelor student at Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU). I use to work at Students council of UCU, Administrative department. After that our team won the election and became a head of the Students Government of UCU. During that period I had a chance to became a co-founder of uCubik-Rubik. It's an organization which helps students` parties to promote themselves. A year ago we organized an International Students Hackathon (6 countries: Ukraine, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Belarus, etc.. March 2018). I was as a mentor for one of the teams. We were finding the best model of students municipality and were developing our leadership skills by collaborating. Nowadays, I am working at Hebron IT Academy. We teach orphans IT and integrate them into society

Mykola Reshetniakov

Mykola Reshetniakov

Residence:
Dnipro
Occupation:
Student of history at Dnipro National University named by O.Honchar (4 year)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Since 2013, I have been working in youth leadership. In 2014-2015, I was Head of the Student Council of Dnipro Technical School named after E.O.Paton. Later, in 2015-2016, I worked as a regional coordinator in the Youth Council of the Soborny District in Dnipro. I currently work for the European Youth Community NGO, managing recruitment processes and helping young people become leaders by organising language projects in the city and providing educational meetings on the European Union and the opportunities it offers to young people.

Mykyta Kotsehub

Mykyta Kotsehub

Residence:
Kherson
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am an 11th grade student at a local high school. I spent 2017 in California as an exchange student, an experience that made me realize how awesome diversity is and why it is important to collaborate with people from other countries. People from foreign countries think differently and they can thus provide unique viewpoints, which really help when creating a project. This is the reason why I decided to become a Young European Ambassador. I currently hold the FLEX City Representative position and organize various events in Kherson City. I am also an own project of mine, which aims to spread information about youth oppportunities.

Nadejda Constantinova

Nadejda Constantinova

Residence:
Comrat
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Currently I am a bilingual Law student at Moldova State University. I have been lucky enough to become an exchange student via Erasmus+ programme in the United Kingdom. Since high school I am trying to be involved in all activities in my hometown, Comrat, and all around. I participated in the debate club for three years as well as School of Young Leaders, 'Vzlyot'. I have been a volunteer in the Gagauzian Youth Leadership Programme, FYLM Forum of Young Leaders of Moldova, Pro-Europa and GaMCon Gagauzian Modernisation Convention. Legal studies and involvement in developing youth competencies allow me to stay tuned in to the current socio-political situation in Europe.

Nadejda Manastîrlî

Nadejda Manastîrlî

Residence:
Comrat
Occupation:
Student/young professional
Country of origin:
Moldova

I graduated from Moldova State University in 2019, specialising in International Relations. I have been a minority rights activist since 2017, and work as a Project Assistant for the Youth Platform for Interethnic Solidarity. In 2018, I implemented a project on national minorities living in the Republic of Moldova. I also performed administrate activities for an organisation called ADVIT, which engages with foreign volunteers in Moldova. I successfully passed my internship at the United Nations Population Agency (UNFPA), at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova. During my studies, I had opportunity to study in Romania through the Erasmus + exchange programme between universities. I am happy to be a Young European Ambassador and I’m sure that the fact that we all are different makes us stronger, consolidates our relations and our aspirations towards common goals.

Nadiia Kasianchuk

Nadiia Kasianchuk

Residence:
Ternopil
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a 17-year-old girl from Ukraine who is in love with science, art and volunteering. This year I represented my country at GENIUS Olympiad (USA) and had a meeting with Nobel Laureate, Sir Paul Nurse, at The Francis Crick Institute (UK). I was also a winner of many national and international science and poetry competitions. I truly believe that educational diplomacy can build new bridges between people and countries. I have recently attended Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute to major in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, but also want to be involved in different social initiatives to share European values and visions.

Nadiia Symonenko

Nadiia Symonenko

Residence:
Ostroh
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a student of International Relations at the National University of Ostroh Academy, as well as a public activist and volunteer. I did an intership at the Department of International Cooperation and European Integration of the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Ukraine. I was a participant of the Young Leaders' Forum at the 15th YES Annual Meeting. I am interested in international politics and the process of Ukrainian eurointegration. My dream is to become the youngest Foreign Minister, surpassing Sebastian Kurz. I am interested in international politics and the process of Ukrainian eurointegration. This is why being a Young European Ambassadors, and gaining the necessary knowledge and experience as a result, is an incredible experience and the opportunity.

Naira Darbinyan

Naira Darbinyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I work at the Betconstruct Development Office as a translator, and a teacher at a language centre. I have recently graduated from American University of Armenia with an MA in TEFL. I have completed my BA in Linguistics. Currently, I am a secretariat member at the Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia. From time to time, I organise various projects on climate change to raise awareness of the issue among young people in my community.

Nani Tsikaridze

Nani Tsikaridze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I graduated from Gori School #11 with a gold medal. I have always been an active student, having taken part in different projects, conferences and debates. I was awarded with a laptop by the President of Georgia in 2013. I became a finalist and took 2nd place in the media project "Etaloni" in 2014. I was a speaker and representative of Germany in debates held by the NGO "STEP", being thereafter recognised as the best speaker. I also a winner of the project "Presentations and Debates" held by the British Council in 2014. I am a group manager of AISEC's Outgoing Global Volunteers, and one of the head organizers of the Proactive Group Georgia NGO. I speak fluent English, Russian and have limited working proficieny in French. I became a student of Ilia State University in 2016 , and now I am doing my third year in Copenhagen, Denmark as an Erasmus+ exchange student at UCC in the faculty of education. I like meeting with new people, negotiating, challenging myself and doing my best. I…

Nare Hovhannisyan

Nare Hovhannisyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I just graduated from Yerevan State University where I obtained my bachelor's degree in International Relations. Now I am pursuing my master's degree in Public Policy. I have six years volunteering experience in different NGOs. My passions include public administration, non-formal education, community development and youth work.

Narek Yenokyan

Narek Yenokyan

Residence:
Gavar
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I have recently completed my Master of Laws (LLM) degree at the American University of Armenia. Previously, I gained my Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Gavar State University and was an exchange student in the field of International law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Currently I work at the Armenian Lawyer's Association as an Anti-Corruption Expert and Researcher. During my student years, I performed well academically and was very active in the many areas of social and university life. I have served as a volunteer at different organisations for seven years, and I can confidently say that social activism can solve many problems. I am participating in many programmes aimed at empowering young people, especially students.

Nargiz Ahmadova

Nargiz Ahmadova

Residence:
Sumgayit
Occupation:
Graduate
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a recent graduate student from ADA University with a degree in Business Administration. As a part of my study, I have been an exchange student at Koç University in Istanbul, with an Erasmus+ scholarship. Throughout my exchange period, I took the chance to be more familiar with EU values, such as tolerance for diversity and respect for human dignity. Since then I have been part of the Erasmus+ youth exchange in Slovenia, I can explore volunteering and develop new skills for better contributing to society. Besides, I have been a participant of the 'Natural Resources for Sustainable Development' course organised by Eurasia HUB through which I acquired knowledge on sustainable management of natural resources. In terms of professional experience, I have gained an internship at the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan and have been a peer-tutor at ADA University. My policy paper, addressed to increasing small and medium sized-enterprises’ access to finance, has been…

Nargiz Hajiyeva

Nargiz Hajiyeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Nargiz Hajiyeva

I am a PhD candidate, and an International Relations Officer at the Department of International Relations at Azerbaijan State Univeristy of Economics, UNEC. I am a graduate student with honor from Vytautas Magnus University and Institute D'etudes de Politique de Grenoble, Sciences PO. I worked as an independent researcher and research analyst at Corvinus University of Budapest, Cold War History Research Center. I am also a successful participator of International Student Essay Contest, Stimson Institute, titled “how to prevent the proliferation of the world's most dangerous weapons”, held by Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School and an honored alumnus of European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw Poland, between 2014 and 2015.

Narmin Zeynalli

Narmin Zeynalli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently one of the core members of the "Earthpreneur Azerbaijan" local community. I have previously interned for the United Nations Population Fund in Azerbaijan and a Twinning Ombudsman project. During my exchange experience, I interned as a researcher at a project called “Industrialization and Urban Growth from the Mid-Nineteenth Century Ottoman Empire to Contemporary Turkey in a Comparative Perspective 1850-2000”. In terms of social activities, as a chairperson of the "Sustainable Environment Club" at ADA University, I endeavor to do my best for the community.

Natalia  Bobu

Natalia Bobu

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student, but also I am Advertising and public relations department manager at Organizatia Studentilor Basarabeni din Constanta
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a young girl, with big dreams and a lot of motivation.I love my country and basketball, which I have been playing for almost 8 years. My aim is to make my country a better place to live in. In order to achieve this goal, in 2010 I started a project called "My European Experience" that are focused on closer EU-Moldova relations. Besides that, I was a volunteer in a project helping old lonely people (2012-2014), a volunteer at the European Youth Exchange Project in Romania (2012-2013), volunteer in a student organization (2017-present). As a result of my family upbringing, I speak 3 languages at mother-tongue level. I am now fluent in 4 languages (Romanian, English, Russian, Ukrainian) and I am studying Italian and French.

Natalia Jelisic

Natalia Jelisic

Residence:
Stockholm
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Sweden

I hold a bilingual International Baccalaureate Diploma and am currently pursuing a double-degree in Business Administration and Law at Stockholm University. Besides my studies, I am the Secretary to the President of Stockholm Model United Nations and work part-time at an accounting firm. In April 2019, I participated in a Russian-Nordic Youth Forum called 'Northern Dialogue', which was organised by the Scandinavian Club at MGIMO University in Moscow. During the forum, I had a unique chance to participate in the first ever model of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. In addition, I have visited various multinational businesses in Shanghai, along with other students from Stockholm Business School.

Natalia Tchamiashvili

Natalia Tchamiashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am doing German-English translation for ASB Georgia, a German NGO. I am an active member of several NGOs in Georgia, where I am involved I am involved in carrying out tasks related to planning, implementation and administration. I voluntarily share my European experience about living, working and studying abroad with ethnic minorities and students in Georgia and I try to help them to find scholarship opportunities in Europe. During my Internship at the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I worked on official documents and analytical articles. I attended meetings with ambassadors and high-ranking guests from East European countries.I am a freelance academic writer. I have voluntarily worked with people with special needs, elderly people and LGBT groups.

Nataliia Pavlyk

Nataliia Pavlyk

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
PhD student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I completed my Master’s degree in Philosophy and a certificate programme in Religious Studies at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. As an exchange student, I was studying at the University of Warsaw (2017-2018). In October 2017, I was a member of the International Working Group on Preventing Violent Extremism of Youth in Brussels, Belgium. Due to my interest in Oriental Studies, I was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to take part in MIRAI Program in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. Being engaged in youth work and social activities, I have participated in various international projects in Armenia, Austria, Cyprus, Finland, Italy, Turkey, etc. In 2017, I was conducting research for my Master’s thesis on Jain Yoga in India. In addition, I was awarded the scholarship of the Monaco Association for Academic Research on Yoga and the scholarship of the President of Ukraine for excellence in studies. Currently, I am a PhD student in Philosophy.

Nato Japiashvili

Nato Japiashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a young professional, young researcher, sociologist
Country of origin:
Georgia

Last February I graduated from Ilia State University and hold a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. Two years ago, I was an Erasmus+ exchange programme student in Siegen, Germany. Currently I work at David Tvildiani Medical University as the Vice-Rector's Assistant, where I am responsible for monitoring the implementation of the strategic plan, chairing the Committee of Strategic Management and Development, planning visits, communicating with foreign partners, establishing new relationships and designing surveys. Nowadays, I am the President of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Tbilisi ISU and with our team. We try to make the life of international students in Georgia easier and at the same time help Georgian students to find opportunities to obtain an international education. From my point of view, education is one of the most important things in our lives. We have the opportunity to make friends all over the world and learn about how they did and continue to do their best.

Nazar Solomakha

Nazar Solomakha

Residence:
Chernihiv
Occupation:
Bachelor's student studying law
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am the Head Coordinator of the youth initiative "GAVA". I am engaged in many activities inside my university community and an eager volunteer in the field of education for children from the lower-income households.

Neli Abrahamyan

Neli Abrahamyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I completed a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration and a Master's degree in Genocide Studies at Yerevan State University (YSU). Now, I am a PhD student at YSU and a young researcher at the unviersity's Institute for Armenian Studies.

Nensi Mkrtchyan

Nensi Mkrtchyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am studying in the Faculty of Marketing at the French University in Armenia (UFAR) and I am actively involved in the educational issues as a member of Armenian National Students' Association. Simultaneously, a I volunteer at the National Erasmus+ Office in Armenia and I am working as a Marketing and Communication Manager at "UFAR Junior Enterprise", a company launched by my coursemate and I. The key aspects of my background are social activitsm, volunteering and enthusiasm.

Nerses Hovsepyan

Nerses Hovsepyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a 4th year student at Yerevan State University, studying Oriental Studies. In 2018 I was a volunteer at KASA Swiss Humanitarian Foundation within the framework of a project called 'Join the community' aimed at refugees and asylum seekers who, at the time, were residing in Armenia. Now I am a member of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) Armenia as well as AIESEC in Armenia. Since 2018 I have had participated in several seminars, conferences and projects both in my home country, Armenia and throughout Europe alike. I am very passionate about human rights and environmental issues, youth work and community development along with the EU, the Eastern Partnership and other related topics.

Nichita Madan

Nichita Madan

Residence:
Strasbourg
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Born in the beautiful city of Chisinau, right now I am doing my Bachelor's degree studies in Strasbourg. Fascinated by international relations, law and politics, I decided to proceed with my studies in Law. One of my passions is volunteering. My journey in this field began in 2016 and I am still in the game! One of the last positions I held is Vice President of AIESEC in Strasbourg. Recently I returned from Sicily, where I spent six weeks working on an ecological project. I believe that our generation could make a change, we just need to understand how to use our potential at its best. With that said, I would be happy to share my thoughts, to meet new proactive young future leaders, to generate amazing ideas and to make our planet a better place to live in! P.S. we can discuss different topics, but the ones I particularly like those related to travel, ecology, history, politics, music festivals and cinematography.

Nicole Tripes

Nicole Tripes

Residence:
Vienna
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Austria

In 2017 I started to gain interest into the European Union. It all started with my first journey outside of Europe. I was shocked at the differences in education. My goal is to be aware the values of the European Union and create a deeper connection between Europeans and those living outside Europe.

Nigar Alizada

Nigar Alizada

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Currently, I am studying Master of International Relations and Regional Studies at the University of Tartu in Estonia. In May 2018, I have graduated from Bachelor of Arts and Public Affairs at ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan. During my academic years, I have become an active member of several student clubs including ADA Model of United Nations, Oikos, and ADA Toastmasters. Later in my studies, I participated in the bilateral exchange program and studied one semester at Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. Regarding my work experience, I have attended the internship program at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Czech Republic. In addition, I have been a member of AIESEC in Azerbaijan as a team leader and the operational manager.

Nigar Eyvazzada

Nigar Eyvazzada

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Currently, I am studying International Relations at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and I am an intern at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the first year of my education, I was involved in debate tournaments, and MUN conferences, gaining debating and communicating skills. I am a strong believer in the power of practice in addition to the education, so I always try to gain practical skills through volunteering. I worked at the AEGEE- Baku, NAYORA, and I think working in the youth sector is very important for contributing to the civic society of my country. To gain experience, I always participate in international projects relating to my major, and I would like to be a professional in my field. Being a Young European Ambassador gives me a chance and provides accessibility of our youth to the EU, as well as being a part of an establishment of strong relations between the EU and…

Nijat  Eldarov

Nijat Eldarov

Residence:
Lund, Sweden
Occupation:
I am an intern within a UK-based think-tank Emerging Europe, researching the democratic, social and economic development of Central and Eastern Europe region.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I hold a BA in International Relations from the Academy of Public Administration in Azerbaijan. I am currently pursuing a Master's in European Affairs at Lund University in Sweden through the Visby scholarship programme provided by Swedish Institute. My primary research/interest areas include enlargement and EU Neighbourhood policy and EU migration policy, in particular, visa liberalisation and visa suspension mechanisms, international migration law and international human rights law. I have hitherto undertaken internships at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Emerging Europe (a UK-based think tank), Europe without Barriers, (Ukranian civic organisation on visa and migration issues) and enriched my understanding on the social and humanitarian policies at national and international levels. Moreover, I have worked as a researcher in a Council of Europe project on human rights aspects of integration of migrants and a UNODC project on the prevention of drug…

Nijat Guliyev

Nijat Guliyev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a senior student of Baku Engineering University and an eco-feminist gender activist who is very interested in environmental, gender and LGBTQIA+ issues. I have a very diverse background, including lots of experience both at local and international levels. I'm studying chemical engineering in Baku and have had the chance to be part of a cultural and educational exchange program in the USA studying sociology. I have two years of experience working at museums and I really appreciate visual and media tools for addressing global problems. Embracing and understanding European values is a big advantage for me and as a Young European Ambassador and it is an honour to take this advantage to another level.

Nijat Hajiyev

Nijat Hajiyev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am an undergraduate student in International Marketing at Azerbaijani State Oil and Industry University with a partnership double-diploma programme with the University of Ziegen (Germany). During my study, I have been working as a Marketing Manager Assistant in Gilan Hospitality Group. My social life started with the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan at the European Film Festival 2018, and then I continued as a volunteer in Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix and Global Baku Forum. Since January 2019, I have been working on my İnstagram blog which is called @bakuprogresscenter and is in three different languages.

Nika Gogatishvili

Nika Gogatishvili

Residence:
Tbilisi/Tchiatura
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently pursuing a BA in Political Science at Tbilisi State University. By the time I was 13-14 years old, I was already a member of youth non-governmental organisations and student councils. I started activities in the fields of ecology, human rights, non-formal education, etc. I also organised some charity events and public meetings in my hometown, and was involved in the Peace Corps regional projects. During my studies, I have organised educational events for different youth organisations such as Education and Management Team (EMT) and CISV-Georgia. In 2018 and 2019, I organised the international project ‘Diamond Challenge’. I have also been an intern for Generator 9.8, which is based on the International Center for Peace and Integration. I have participated in different Erasmus+ youth exchange training courses, as well as conferences, forums and symposiums. I attend educational workshops periodically and am involved in international projects such as the ‘Initiative…

Nika Grigoryan

Nika Grigoryan

Residence:
Abovyan
Occupation:
I am a translator/news reporter of international politics
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am Nika from the town of Abovyan. I am a curious person who is striving for justice in all spheres of our lives, be it political, social, professional or personal. I am open to sharing my knowledge and experience with people as well as learning from them.

Nika Gurini

Nika Gurini

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student and young researcher. Executive Director of RLG (Rule of law - Georgia)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am Nick. I was born and grew up in the country, which considers itself to be the native European. I am a B.A student at Ilia State University, School of law. I was born in Tbilisi. I graduated from Ilia Chavchavadze Kvareli Public School 1. I am founder and executive director of NGO Rule of Law - Georgia. I had been a student of the Deutsche Welle Supported Project - Myth Detector Laboratory in NGO Media Development Found, which teaches media literature and Media School in the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics. In 2016 I took appropriate courses and got the International Olympic Committee diploma in the management of Olympic sports organizations. In January 2014, I was awarded with the first degree diploma for ecological education by the Environmental Office. In December 2015, on the day of human rights, the Parliament of Georgia awarded me with the status of a "Young human rights defender". I work on human rights, democracy, public law,…

Nikita Vushau

Nikita Vushau

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am currently studying mathematics and computer science at the Belarusian State University (BSU). I like being involved in different activities inside BSU and outside the university as well. At the moment I spend a lot of time on my social projects. One of them is cultural and its main goal is to acquaint Belarusian students with modern Belarusian culture. Another one is connected with the promotion of healthy lifestyles among young people through bicycle activism. I also used to volunteer in an ecological project as well as in UNESCO club. I'm here because I strongly believe that through international communication and diplomacy, together we can create a sustainable world! So I'm very happy to become a part of Young European Ambassadors initiative in my native country!

Nikolaos Nikitas Moulios

Nikolaos Nikitas Moulios

Residence:
Athens
Occupation:
European Student Think Tank Ambassador to Greece
Country of origin:
Greece

I am a high school graduate doing a gap year. I plan to study Public Health but I am also passionate about public policy. During my gap year I am working on several projects. I am representing the "European Student Think Tank," a student-led tink tank, in Greece. I am also a freelancer trainee analyst in International Security at the Association for International and European Affairs and a research analyst in science & technology policy at the Student Association for international Affairs in Athens. As a high school student I have been working as a research intern at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), the leading, indepedent think tank in Greece. I am particularly interested in East European and Balkan affairs as well as in human security. Lastly, I enjoy urban phonography.

Nikolina Latković

Nikolina Latković

Residence:
Brussels, Belgium
Occupation:
MA student in International Relations (Free University of Brussels)
Country of origin:
Croatia

I was born in Croatia, but grew up in Canada before I moved to Belgium for grad school. I studied International Relations and I am passionate about politics, but most importantly civic education. These last two years, I have been volunteering in different youth organizations to foster active citizenship among young people and inform them more about the EU through both school interventions and simulations of the EU institutions. I have joined the YEAs for a second year because it offers me another opportunity to inform young people about the EU and how to be engaged citizens in their own community.

Nini Kutateladze

Nini Kutateladze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

At my previous school, I was President of the Student Council for several years, during which I was actively involved in different cultural, educational and sport-related activities. I helped to initiate and conduct activities for disabled people, since my previous school had a class for disabled students. During my Presidency, I communicated with people of different needs on daily basis. I participated in local and international olympiads and projects. As such, one of the most memorable international projects was the youth conference "Bilik fondu" in Baku, Azerbaijan. I also successfully attended the "Winter School of Law" in IBSU. At the beginning of 2018, I became actively involved in EaP projects starting with my participation at the "European School Summer Camp 2018 in Kakheti, Georgia. I am also one of 30 scholarship students who have the honor to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma at a new International School in Georgia. At this school, I'm trying to be actively…

Nino	Gozalishvili

Nino Gozalishvili

Residence:
Budapest
Occupation:
I am a PhD student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently pursuing a PhD at the Central European University as part of the Nationalism Studies - Comparative History Joint Doctoral track. During my MA studies at CEU, I started researching national-populist discourses in Georgia against the backdrop of intensified globalization processes and more precisely, EU integration. The issues related to Eastern European states’ EU integration has been an interesting subject for me since my BA studies in International Relations and Political Sciences. In this context, I carried out a mini research project on counterbalancing EU and Russian soft power practices in Georgia. Furthermore, I have done two exchange semesters, at the University of Warsaw and the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) as part of my earlier studies. As for non-academic experiences, I have done internships at NGOs such as Transparency International …

Nino Bochoidze

Nino Bochoidze

Residence:
Bolnisi/Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently doing my undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Law at Tbilisi State University. Thanks to my bachelor’s curriculum, I became more interested in fields such as cybersecurity law and international crime. I’ve been actively participating into short programmes and training courses relating to women in politics and diplomacy. I am trying to meet the needs of modern Georgia and develop the necessary knowledge in order to be an honoured citizen of my country. I consider myself to be highly motivated, diligent and ready to grab the opportunity offered by the EU. Being part of the YEAs is a great opportunity and at the same time a huge responsibility for me. I will put my optimum effort into learning as much as possible and sharing it with my friends and colleagues in my hometown.

Nino Muchiashvili

Nino Muchiashvili

Residence:
Budapest
Occupation:
I am a PhD student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I've recently become a project owner at a social enterprise called Fulwish. I founded the "MarketerHub" social media agency and my aim is to work with NGOs and start ups. For two years, I worked at Educare Georgia - first as a regional ambassador, and then as part of the Charte project. I studied at the Free University of Tbilisi's School of Governance and Social Sciences. I speak French and German.

Nitsa Ambriashvili

Nitsa Ambriashvili

Residence:
Gori
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I’ve always been interested in the EU, and the relationship between the EU and my country. I love taking part in projects. I’ve been involved in the activities of American Corner at Gori Central Library since 2016. I was also part of the Makerspace programme in 2017 and participated in two summer schools there. I’m communicative, hard-working, confident and creative. In 2017, I was a volunteer at Public Service Hall and last year, I completed a seven-year English course at Gori English Language School. This summer, I was in Poland for Bolesławowo Business Week. I love exchanging information with others because we are stronger together!

Nurana Verdiyeva

Nurana Verdiyeva

Residence:
Debrecen, Hungary
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a 2nd year Computer Science student at the University of Debrecen. Alongside my academic focus, I dedicate my time to different extracurricular activities. I have previously attended different workshops, including “Promoting Engineering” organized by GəncMİİB in cooperation with BP in Azerbaijan and eTwinning Plus by Erasmus+ to improve my social skills. I have also attended different Erasmus+ programmes in Denmark, Macedonia and Hungary. I am a representative of a local NGO in my city.

Nuray Shahvaladli

Nuray Shahvaladli

Residence:
Xirdalan, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a recent graduate.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a recent graduate of a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature. Following my graduation, I started my European Voluntary Service hoping to benefit from one of the main objectives of the programme: cultural exchange and experiencing the EU spirit. I am a member of a local NGO and I was previously a member of the board.

Nuriyya Hasanova

Nuriyya Hasanova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Project Manager Assistant at Eurasian Partnership Foundation Azerbaijan (EPF)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I hold a BA in International Relations from Baku Engineering University which includes an exchange in Hacettepe University in Turkey. I am also an alumna of the study of U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on Local, State and Federal Public Policymaking in the Southern Illinois University and the Viadrinicum BorderLab programme at the European University of Viadrina in Germany. In addition, I've done an internship in Russia and participated in several Erasmus+ projects. These exchange programmes and training courses contributed greatly to my life and helped me to broaden my horizons and gain experience. I mainly work with youth by organizing project development and management, confidence and capacity building trainings in order to help them to make a positive change in their communities. My main areas of interest is youth engagement, peacebuilding…

Nurlan Suleymanov

Nurlan Suleymanov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a professional tennis and chess player and I am currently a senior student in International Studies at ADA University. I received several awards in honour of my outstanding academic performance. In Spring 2018, I had the chance to experience Erasmus+ exchange life in Budapest, Hungary. I participated in NAYORA's Youth Ambassador programme, where I represented the youth of my country. I was part of the WFYS 2017 in Sochi, where I made many new friends and partners.

Nurlana Dunyamaliyeva

Nurlana Dunyamaliyeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from Baku State University's Faculty of Law (magna cum laude) in 2016. As an open-minded young person, I have been involved in several local and international projects. In 2017, I attended the International Development Youth Forum in Tokyo, which helped me to shape my aspirations regarding sustainable development. Together with my team, we developed a project aiming to help garment industry workers in Bangladesh. This project was selected as a winner by a panel of judges. Moreover, during my term in office as Vice-President for Seminars and Conferences at ELSA (European Law Students’ Association) Azerbaijan, I organized several international and local events, such as law schools, trainings and informative sessions for law students and young lawyers across Europe. I am currently working as a lawyer at “AzerGold” CJSCo, and am at the same time, Vice-President for academic activities at ELSA Lawyers' Society.

Nusrat Ismayilzada

Nusrat Ismayilzada

Residence:
Baku/Lankaran
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I study international relations as my bachelor`s degree at Academy of Public Administration and fancy this field of study. I have been partaking in social activities that are related to my studies, such as youth debates, conferences, simulations and trainings. Honourably, I have been designated as a Youth Ambassador for Peace and Intercultural Dialogue by UNESCO. These, in turn, inspire me to be a part of the process of promoting friendship and sympathy among communities around the world. Besides, I am a member of the marketing department in the organisation of AIESEC in Azerbaijan where we are impacting people from across the world. And now, I am happy to be distinguished as a Young European Ambassador and convinced that we have a fruitful collaboration awaiting us over the coming years.

Oksana Trach

Oksana Trach

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a 4th year student in International Relations at Lviv Polytechnic National University. I like journalism and want to develop my career in this direction, as I enjoy writing and discovering new things. I was a member of the Student Government, where I was involved in organizing different events at our faculty and I am now member of the Student Council of Lviv. Since last year, I have been a participant of an amazing project between Ukraine, Germany and France. In May 2016 and June 2018, I was a volunteer in Ukrainian-Polish Forum. Also, this summer I was a participant at the EU Study Days held in Ukraine.

Oleh Popov

Oleh Popov

Residence:
Mykolaiv
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

A few months ago while exploring Istanbul I encountered an interesting man and we started a conversation. People who know me are aware that I like to ask different interesting questions. So I asked him: “who is the person that inspired you the most?”. He started to tell me a story about a fascinating person he used to work with and how masterful and inspiring he was... As the man was describing the person, he said something along the lines of: “he's one of those people you get to meet two or three times in your lifetime.” I aspire to be one of the human beings you get to meet two or three times in a lifetime. Hailing from Mykolaiv (in the southern part of Ukraine), I'm currently a student of management in my hometown. Alongside that, I received degrees in interpretation and social work. Nowadays, I'm involved in multiple NGOs’ activities in my city initiating, organizing, teaching at, facilitating projects and events related to education, culture, languages or critical thinking,…

Oleksandra Bilyaze

Oleksandra Bilyaze

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Society projects manager, British Council Ukraine
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I work as a Society Project Manager at the British Council in Ukraine. I was born in Donetsk and in 2015 got a Master’s degree in “Project Management” at Donetsk National Technical University. I was the Head of the All-Ukrainian Youth NGO “Foundation of Regional Initiatives” (FRI) in 2016-17, coordinator of multiple youth-oriented projects and have wide experience with Erasmus+. I am committed to youth work and advocating for youth rights.

Oleksandra Kuruts

Oleksandra Kuruts

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Society projects manager, British Council Ukraine
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I work as a Society Project Manager at the British Council in Ukraine. I was born in Donetsk and in 2015 got a Master’s degree in “Project Management” at Donetsk National Technical University. I was the Head of the All-Ukrainian Youth NGO “Foundation of Regional Initiatives” (FRI) in 2016-17, coordinator of multiple youth-oriented projects and have wide experience with Erasmus+. I am committed to youth work and advocating for youth rights.

Oleksandra Melnychuk

Oleksandra Melnychuk

Residence:
Chernivtsi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

My first degree is connected to teaching (philology). I really care about the world's education, especially Ukrainian. I am currently participating in different international projects (e.g. Bredbeck) to gain enough knowledge to share with students. I believe that the only way to develop our schools and universities is to start with ourselves.

Oleksandra Puzanova

Oleksandra Puzanova

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
"Bachelor Student Volunteer"
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a third year bachelor student in Internatonal Law at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Over the past year, I successfully organized four events, gaining a lot of experience and practical knowledge. Furthermore, whilst organizing events related to human rights, equality, democracy and civil society, I developed a keen interest in and appreciation of such values.
 

Oleksii Antoniuk

Oleksii Antoniuk

Residence:
Kolomyia
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a nationally-ranked debater and a youth leader in my hometown, Kolomyia. I am helping to develop my community by kick-starting a debate union in my town, organising community projects, and offering digital marketing services to local businesses. Moreover, I have developed policy proposals for the US Department of State concerning the Arab-Israeli conflict, and international trade policies for the G20 countries during a conference in Tokyo and Kyiv'19 (the National Selection Conference of the European Youth Parliament). I am also an alumna of the 2019 Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Programme and a freelance journalist at a local media outlet, Gluzd.

Oleksii Yanin

Oleksii Yanin

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

My name is Oleksii and I was born in Simferopol, Ukraine but now I live in Lviv due to the annexation of Crimea by Russia. I've been living in Lviv since the age 16 and I'm now a 4th year student majoring in International Relations at Lviv Polytechnic National University, where I was also head of the student government. I'm also engaged in activities outside my University, for example as a delegate of the Student Council of Lviv. Moreover, I've been part of the Young European Ambassadors' initiative since 2017. Since April 2018, I’m also a young ambassador of an anticorruption network in Ukraine and a member of the Lviv Educational Initiative NGO.

Olena  Sorotsynska

Olena Sorotsynska

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
I am a Vice-president of NGO "Step.Forward"
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a co-founder of the "Step.Forward" NGO, which works with young people from different parts of our country. I studied at the University of Glasgow (East European Studies) as an exchange student, graduated from Kyiv Mohyla Academy (MA in History) and the Kyiv National Economic University (MA in Law). I am a participant of various international events (youth exchanges, trainings, conferences), and now I am working on projects within DSC.

Olena Barziuk

Olena Barziuk

Residence:
Zhytomyr
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I hold a BA in German Philology and World Literature and I am an alumna of the FLEX programme. My professional experience includes cooperation with UNICEF (as a photographer), the AK Federal Governmnet Department of Media and Communication (as Executive Assistant), Wentrum, American Councils for International Education (as a Regional Coordinator), Uvocorp, Peace Corp (as a Counselor) and Alfaschool (as an English language teacher). I also worked as a journalist and writer for 5 years. I am currently pursuing Master's degree in Economics and Human Resource Management. I am also working on an IT start up, cooperating with alumni from Camp Glow 2017 (Peace Corps), studying at the Women Success Club (American Councils), and participating in international projects/conferences.

Olena Kokhan

Olena Kokhan

Residence:
Odessa
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a co-founder of Odesa branch of the "Foundation of Regional Initiatives", which works with young people from different parts of our country. I studied at the Odesa National Food Academy. Previously, I represented Ukraine in the Coucil of Europe in Strasbourg (France). I am also a participant of various international events (youth exchanges, trainings, conferences). Now I work as an IT Manager at an HR company

Olesya Brodin

Olesya Brodin

Residence:
Stockholm
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Sweden

I was born in Poltava, Ukraine, and have lived in Sweden since the age of twelve. I have a master’s degree in European Public Affairs from Maastricht University, where I also did an Erasmus+ semester in Minor European Studies. Prior to my master's, I worked with international cooperation and training programs funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida. I have also worked at the German Marshall Fund of the United States's Brussels Office, as a Security and Defence Policy Trainee and a Strategic Convening Programme Assistant. Prior to my move back to Sweden, I was a Blue Book Stagiaire at the Support Group for Ukraine, DG NEAR. Currently, I am working as a Compliance Project Leader at Lantmännen, an agricultural cooperative, on matters pertaining to business ethics, maintaining responsibility from field to fork. Due to my diverse background, interests and experiences, I see myself as a European citizen.

Olexander Ingor

Olexander Ingor

Residence:
Varna
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I am a student at the Varna Free University, 'Chernorizets Hrabar'. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in International Relations and Law. I participated in different competitions such as the 'Bearers of Education for 2019'. The competition seeks to distinguish and publicise inspiring ideas and people around us who, too often, remain out of the public focus to distinguish good practices and well-deserved names in the fields of cultural, academic and scientific activities.

Olga Shen

Olga Shen

Residence:
Vienna, Austria
Occupation:
I am a student at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna & University of Vienna
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I currently study at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, with a specific focus on international conflicts and security, particularly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and China. I was born in Ukraine, grew up mostly in Vienna, Austria and also lived in France for some time. I believe that my russian-ukrainian-austrian background allows me to understand the current political developments from a specific angle and therefore enables me to develop interesting analytical approaches. Therefore, I am eager to contribute to the development of the EU-Eastern relations, which I believe have a huge potential!

Olga Tsuprykova

Olga Tsuprykova

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a young professional with a background in project management, development and the non-profit sector. I have a master’s degree in Banking from Kyiv National Economic University and this year, I will graduate with a master’s degree in International Public Administration from the University of Macedonia in Greece. In 2019, I was the only non-EU Blue Book trainee at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels, where my work was focused on the relations between civil society in the six Eastern Partnership countries and the EU. Since October 2018, I have been responsible for the international network of the Professional Government Association (PGA), a civil society platform of young, western-educated Ukrainians, where I am a member of the diplomatic initiative team and a leader of the PGA ambassadors group. Prior to that, I served as a coordinator of the development cooperation projects at the diplomatic mission in Kyiv. Namely, I dealt with the capacity-building…

Olha Fokaf

Olha Fokaf

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Program Administrator in LvBS
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I work as a Programme Administrator (Health Care Administration Programme) at the Lviv Business School. I am studying Medicine at the Lviv National Medical University named after Danylo Halytskyy.

Olha Nykorak

Olha Nykorak

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I work as an assistant-consultant of a Ukrainian Member of Parliament of Ukraine and project manager. I graduated from an MA in Law.

Olha Shymko

Olha Shymko

Residence:
Kyiv, Ukraine
Occupation:
Project Manager/ Metinvest Holding
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I work in HR marketing department of Metinvest Holding; graduate from KNUTE, was trainee in several institutions in France, Germany and Poland; design and implement training programs in Design&Thinking, Intercultural Relations, Project Management, Social Innovations; member of Lions Club of France.

Olivia Gheorghita

Olivia Gheorghita

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student / Project Coordinator (WorkFor company)
Country of origin:
Moldova

In 2017,I worked as project assistant and translator for the EU-funded project: “Support to the enforcement, probation and rehabilitation systems in Moldova” (EUTAP 4). Some of my responsibilities included simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, written translations (English, Romanian, Russian), the organisation of project activities and events, liaising with key experts and non-key experts and the supervision of some ongoing activities. I have also volunteered in summer camps for children for 4 years as group leader. I also took part in a few nature cleaning campaigns (village Larga, Chisinau). During my university studies, I spent 2 semesters abroad with Erasmus+ in Iasi, Romania and Cadiz, Spain.

Olivia Pacalau

Olivia Pacalau

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a senior at Ion Creanga Lyceum School in Chisinau. I took up volunteering when I was a freshman by becoming part of the School Students Union from Moldova in order to fight for student rights. As I am leaving school in one year, I believe I could contribute with my dedication to the whole youth sector, not only students, thus I applied to become a YEA. I am very enthusiastic about what's about to come!

Olivia Prisacari

Olivia Prisacari

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

After graduating from the Faculty of Finance and Banking at the Acadamy of Economic Studies, I started my career in the field of finance. During my studies, I was a volunteer at the ASEM Student Senate between August 2017 and August 2018. Nowadays I am working as a Loan Expert at a microfinancing company. I am also studying Finance and accountancy at master's level. During my bachelor studies, I participated in Erasmus+ projects and I understood that I am a person who likes to interact with different cultures, meet new people and discover a whole new set of perspectives on multiculturalism, diversity and social interaction. Since 2015, I participated in training courses about topics such as youth leadership, project management, human rights, inclusion of social minorities, conflict transformation and peace builing in Sweden, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Romania, Latvia and Georgia. I have been volunteering and working in various positions across different NGOs. Last year I was lucky to be…

Ordukhan Gahramanzade

Ordukhan Gahramanzade

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I'm a first-year student at ADA University where I'm the Councillor of the Undergraduate Student Government and am majoring in International Studies. I'll be an Erasmus+ exchange student (with a study grant) at the University of Tartu in fall 2019. I'm currently working as the National Representative of the Erasmus Student Network Azerbaijan. I've been engaged in youth activities in Azerbaijan for several years now; so far I've been an active participant of Model United Nations (MUN) and European Youth Parliament (EYP) conferences and debate contests in Azerbaijan. I've been the organiser of debate and simulation sessions in the 'Art of Diplomacy' week, within the framework of the 4th ADA-EU Summer Camp. Alongside all of those social activities, I've always maintained excellent academic standing in my study life. I graduated from school with a gold medal and finished my first year of university with 3.93 CGPA. Furthermore, I've always been eager to join initiatives related to…

Orkhan Khanlarov

Orkhan Khanlarov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a teacher
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from Dunya School with an IB Diploma in 2018. Before that, I've been a part of several debates including the EYP and ADA Highschool Debate Tournament. At the moment, I am taking a gap year and working as a conversation club teacher at BBTK.

Palina Mizhyieuskaya

Palina Mizhyieuskaya

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I'm a graduate of Minsk State Linguistic University, currently working as an International Affairs Manager (Copyright) at the National Center of Intellectual Property. My professional experience also includes internships at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and UNHCR. As for my extracurricular activities, I participated in a Swedish Institute's student exchange programme in Sweden, KAS and Adukacyja.info's blended-learning course "Educate Yourself on Europe", European Academy of Diplomacy workshop, Model European Union Strasbourg and the International Forum of the European Youth Parliament in Luxembourg.

Palina Zlotskaya

Palina Zlotskaya

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

Having had an insatiable thirst for speaking the English language, intercultural communication and travelling since childhood was a pathway to join the Young European Ambassadors programme. Currently, I'm a Belarusian State University student majoring in Business Administration. I’m an active member of several student organisations including Press Service IMPRESS and the Faculty of International Relations Model United Nations Org Team. My set of interests constantly widen and include: journalism, linguistics, photography, sustainable development and human rights which sparkled my desire to volunteer in various events from being a photographer at a huge number of lectures and workshops to applying for the position of an honourable chair at the MINTMUN conference and working at an information desk during the ll European Games. Additionally, I have participated in the Belarusian Youth Conference run by UWC alumni and the Human Winter Camp organised by Human Constanta. As I…

Paola Lo Bue Oddo

Paola Lo Bue Oddo

Residence:
Luxembourg
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Italy

I obtained my BA in Political Science and my MA in Diplomacy at the University of Milan with top marks, a full scholarship, and the complete publication of my thesis on the subject of foreign policy. Moreover, I am now in my 3rd Year of Jurisprudence studies at the University of Bologna. My volunteering work, traineeships and work experience in international organisations, diplomatic representations, universities and research groups across Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia point towards a career in international affairs. Fluent in 5 European languages, I am also passionate about public speaking, conference organising and music.

Parvin Aghayeva

Parvin Aghayeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am very happy to join the Young European Ambassadors' network as I believe it will provide me with the opportunity to put my knowledge into practice. I obtained my BA in Regional Studies on Americe and I am currently working at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, as a Protection Unit Intern. Furthermore, I am an active member of the Common Sense Youth Organization as part of the international and EVS Coordination Team. I faciliate the application and interview process of national applicants as well as coordinate various local and international projects. I also agined experience in recent years by undertaking an Erasmus+ Training Course and a Youth Exchange. I volunteer with the Youth Power Initiative Group and I have organized local activities within the "Speak For Inclusion" campaign established by Council of Europe.

Parvin Rahimli

Parvin Rahimli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I firmly believe that building bridges lays the foundations for a better future. This motto led me to pursue my BA in International Studies. I remained engaged in student affairs by working for the Azerbaijan Student Youth Organisations’ Union (ASYOU) - the biggest student youth organisation not only in Azerbaijan, but also in the South Caucasus. During my almost six years of service, I worked as Coordinator of the Public Relations department, then as Director of the International Relations department. My term concluded in 2015, and from then on I voluntarily work as a trainer and facilitator for various projects for ASYOU. I also completed a number of internships, most notably at the Youth Foundation under the President of Azerbaijan, which serves as the biggest donor organization to Azerbaijani youth. I provided strategic support to international organizations such as the OIC (Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation) as well as both participated in several…

Patricia Senge

Patricia Senge

Residence:
Geneva
Occupation:
Trainee at the Human Rights Council in Geneva
Country of origin:
Germany

After graduating from Maastricht University in the Netherlands with a Bachelor's degree in European Studies I decided to first complete my traineeship at the Asia-Europe Foundation in Singapore and then intern at the Human Rights Council at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. I hope to continue my studies with a Master in European Law in September 2019. Apart from my studies, I volunteer as a young journalist for various online newspapers and as the project coordinator of the European Youth Press. Here, I am responsible for Orange Magazine. The organisation provides an interactive multimedial platform for media coverage of international conferences. With regard to the EU's relationship with Eastern Partner countries, I believe that we shall not underestimate the growing importance of civil society as a crucial player providing additional space for action in the governance system. Through my role as a Young European Ambassador I would like to actively contribute…

Paul Saksik

Paul Saksik

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
France

I am passionate about helping people. As such, I would like every person to improve, do their best possible and thus be able to create a world where they would want to live. I participated in many protests in Kiev to support human rights, one of my fundamental values.

Paula Vlas

Paula Vlas

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Recently, I’ve discovered that one of my passions is volunteering. Being part of a group of people that have different opinions but are still fighting for the same goal has made me realise that it is really important to help the community that we live in. I started my volunteering life in the Wave Week Moldova summer camp, continuing with Camp Kennedy Moldova summer school. This is the beginning, but I don’t want to stop it now because I have ideas that I want to make happen and most of all this makes me happy.

Pavel Havlicek

Pavel Havlicek

Residence:
Brussels, Belgium
Occupation:
Analyst
Country of origin:
Czech Republic

I am a recent graduate of the Erasmus Mundus International Master's programme in Russian, Central and East European Studies (IMRCEES), which I undertook at the University of Glasgow and Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Now, I am doing a traineeship at the European Parliament and work part-time as an analyst at the Association for International Affairs (AMO) in Prague, with a specialisation in Eastern Europe and Russia. I am interested in anything related to Central and Eastern Europe, but particularly the Eastern Partnership and bringing that partnership closer to the EU.

Pavel Palubinski

Pavel Palubinski

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Business English Teacher at the Belarusian State Economic University, PhD Student at Minsk State Linguistic University
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a graduate of the Belarusian State Economic University’s School of International Business Communication (2017, Minsk) majoring in intercultural communication as well as in English and Chinese translation and interpretation. I have been working as a Business English teacher at the Belarusian State Economic University’s School of International Economic Relations and conducting my postgraduate research at Minsk State Linguistic University since 2017. As a first-year Young European Ambassador, I am planning to implement theme-specific educational projects in Minsk and my native town – Maladzechna. As a university teacher of English, I fully understand how important it is to teach my students not only the aspects of English itself, but also the basics of European culture. I will do so through seminars and creative workshops within the framework of the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ (YEAs) initiative so that the students will get a broader picture of the European values. I am truly…

Pavlo  Nazar

Pavlo Nazar

Residence:
Ternopil
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am about to acquire my BA in English Philology. I am investing myself into learning a third language. Though I am as of yet not entirely sure of what to do in my near future, all I know is that I want to help my country to be become as prosperous as it can possibly be. I took part in the "Study Tours to Poland' programme. In addition, I am a student of an International Mobility Programme, based in Częstochowa.

Petar Mrdović

Petar Mrdović

Residence:
Ljubljana/Maribor
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Slovenia

I finished primary school and grammar school in Maribor (both very successfully - I was awarded the Golden Star 2018 and the Mayor’s Five 2014 by the Mayor of the Municipality Maribor). Now, I am a first-year student at the Faculty of Social Sciences Ljubljana. My free time is filled with a lot of volunteer activities. I am very interested in EU politics, and this year I am helping the European Parliament with their campaigns, 'This Time I'm Voting' and 'together.eu', aimed at encouraging citizens to vote. During the 'This Time I'm Voting' campaign, I spent most of my time engaging with youngsters to try and convince them of, and present them with, their right to vote. I was required to explain, and open up, the most problematic topics to them. This month, I started my own project, 'EU in my pocket', financed by the municipality of Maribor. This project presents the work of the EU and how it benefits citizens. Through the project, I am trying to make citizens more aware of…

Petru Simon

Petru Simon

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am the President of the OTSM NGO. I have experience in NGO management and I am a qualified English teacher through the Access Microscholarship Programme Moldova. I have a wide range of experience in leading youth projects in Hincesti, Moldova, and am currently leading numerous projects in consultations with young people in the sphere of entrepreneurship. Since 2012, I have participated in more than 50 Erasmus projects in different countries. I am currently providing possibilities for young people to participate in local and international training and youth exchanges.

Petru Zloi

Petru Zloi

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a student of International Economic Relations at the Academy of Economic Sciences of Moldova. My mission is to do whatever I can to improve our world. Volunteering occupies a significant part of my life. I have been working on issues such as youth activism, political manipulation and political culture. I have also received a scholarship from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

Philipp Brugner

Philipp Raoul Brugner

Residence:
Vienna, Austria
Occupation:
Young Professional (EU Project Manager in the field of Research & Innovation)
Country of origin:
Austria

I am a project manager for EU funded projects at the Austrian Centre for Social Innovation in Vienna. Our projects are truly international and our team works around the globe. Although I focus on projects in Russia and the Eastern Partner countries, I have also been working on projects in Southeast Asia, the Western Balkans and the Danube Region. My work includes a lot of travelling, project management obligations stipulated by EU funds and analytical/consulting tasks in the field of European research & innovation policies. Given my involvement in a specific sector of EU policy, I have started working on European politics more generally as well. Since 2018, I've been a member of the youth board of an Austrian think tank on European policies and my articles have been published in various Austrian newspapers (DerStandard, DiePresse). Check also the EFF - European Future Forum and the Imagine Europe contest for further examples of my personal involvement.

Polina Sidorchuk

Polina Sidorchuk

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student, volunteer
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a student at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. I volunteer for the UN Women "HeforShe" programme and I am a member of the youth committee U-Report UNICEF. I am also a trainee at the Klitschko foundation and the analytical organization "Easybusines".

Radu Danu

Radu Danu

Residence:
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation:
Postgraduate student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a postgraduate student at the College of Europe, Natolin (Poland). Previously, I worked as a consultant in external relations and European integration at the Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova. I am a graduate of Bologna University (Italy) and Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (Romania), having completed academic exchanges at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS Europe) and Jagiellonian University in Krakow. I worked as a trainee in the Romanian and Moldovan governments and completed internships at the diplomatic missions of Romania and Republic of Moldova to the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria. I am interested in multilateral diplomacy, EU foreign policy, external democratization, EU-Russia relations and civil society in the Eastern Partnership region.

Rafael Guliyev

Rafael Guliyev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I hold a BA with honours in Law from the Academy of Public Administration (2013-2017) and a MA in Diplomacy and International Affairs from the ADA University (2017-2019). During my student years I did internships at the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan. I was an active member of ELSA (European Law Students’ Association) Azerbaijan and was elected as Graduate Student Government (GSG) representative for 2018-2019 at the ADA University. Currently I am engaged in the activities of the Azerbaijan Student Youth Organizations’ Union (ASYOU) as Law and Finance Manager.

Rafiq Babayev

Rafiq Babayev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
High School Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from Baku European Lyceum. Now, I am studying Computer Engineering at Azerbaijani State Oil and Industry University. I'm a responsible, imaginative and ambitious person who always wants to gain new experiences and share them with others.

Rahila Aghababayeva

Rahila Aghababayeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I study Public Administration at ADA University and I am currently an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Baku working in the Protocol section. My volunteering experience started in 2016. Since then, I have volunteered in YARAT, National Club of Automobile in Azerbaijan and the 5th Global Baku Forum. I also participate in various Model of United Nations and European Youth Parliament conferences. I have previously done internships in Avirtel and Aztelecom telecommunication companies. I also work in the External Affairs section at the European Azerbaijan Club at ADA University.

Rana Bayramova

Rana Bayramova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I study International Relations at Baku State University and I am interested in human rights, politics, law and music. My volunteering experience started in 2014 when I volunteered for Eurovillage. Since then, I have participated in Model United Nations and Model United States simulations as well as the 2018 Euroschool edition.

Rashid Abbasov

Rashid Abbasov

Residence:
Sumgait
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am studying Chemical Engineering at Baku Higher Oil School. Last year I was selected as a board member of SPE BHOS and worked there voluntarily. I am also a member of one NGO named Common Sense Youth Organisation. In this NGO I am working in the project writing team that mainly deals with writing projects related to Erasmus+ and ESC. I have attended three different Erasmus+ projects held in Georgia and the Czech Republic. The main concepts of the projects were related to communication, healthy lifestyle and personal development.

Raul Labadze

Raul Labadze

Residence:
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a graduate of the College of Europe where I obtained an MA of Arts in European Interdisciplinary Studies, majoring in EU Public Affairs and Policies. I have also obtained a degree from the European Academy of Diplomacy in International Security (full PZU Scholarship) and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Caucasus School of Business (CSB). I am co-founder and board-member of the NGOs in Georgia (Georgian Youth Development Association) and in Poland (Strategic Partnership Institute). I was an FMO Intern at the Embassy of the United States in Tbilisi. Currently, I am associate legal documentation specialist at Citibank in Warsaw, Poland.

Razmik Hakobian

Razmik Hakobian

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

Bigger goals are the primary source of my inspiration. This is why I became a Young European Ambassador. During the past three years, I have successfully combined my skills with creativity to implement various exciting projects. I am working as a Motion Graphic Designer in a successful photo editing start-up called 'Pixomatic.' Extracurricular activities compose most of my time outside of the workplace. I am an active member of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) and AIESEC. I have been volunteering and actively participating in various projects.

Răzvan-Ionuț Foncea

Răzvan-Ionuț Foncea

Residence:
Josani (main village of Căbești, Bihor)
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Romania

I am an active person in my community and I always try to promote values such as diversity, peace, equality, tolerance and acceptance. I was elected President of my High School’s Students’ Board on 12 October and I am leading a lot of projects on the subject of literature, debate, culture, events, sports, sciences and arts. I am also representing their interests and I was chosen to be the Director of the Department of Technical, Professional and Vocational Education belonging to the County Council of High School Students on 8 November. I am also the student representative at my school in the Committee on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence, Corruption and Discrimination and Promotion of Interculturalism. Finally, I am also part of the school's Committee of Evaluation and Administration of Quality as well as the Director of the Department of Ideas and Projects.

Roksoliana Matskiv

Roksoliana Matskiv

Residence:
Wrocław, Poland
Occupation:
Coordinator for foreigners
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and started studying at the University of Wroclaw majoring in Cultural Anthropology. In 2018, I have been nominated to study under the Erasmus+ programme at the University of Ljubljana. During that period, I was a member of the Slovenian Committee of the European Youth Parliament. I am involved in the activities of the "UKRAINA" Foundation and Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Wroclaw since my university years in Poland. Our projects are aimed at creating a space for dialogue between local people and out-of-town visitors (mainly from Ukraine), involving all of them in cultural activities and self-development. My Master's thesis and topic of my future PhD are closely connected with those issues. Additionally, I am now working as a coordinator for foreigners in Polish agency.

Roman Gojayev

Roman Gojayev

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Amateur artist, moderator
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am an amateur artist, young researcher and socially active citizen based in Baku, studying at the Azerbaijan State University of Economics. I am a leader of the Technology and Design Faculty and a representative of the Azerbaijan Science Association.
I am an active member of several organizations and have volunteered in numerous international and national festivals, events and organizations as an event manager, group leader, venue coordinator workshop facilitator and performing artist.
Finally, I am very interested in contemporary art and am therefore doing an internship as a moderator at the YARAT Contemporary Art Space since October 2017.

Roman Iordachi

Roman Iordachi

Residence:
Oradea/Romania
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Born in Chisinau, I started to get involved in various volunteering activities when I was at school. Over the years I have participated in different projects and trainings. Also, my involvement in various NGOs has helped me expand my horizons. In 2015 I moved to Oradea, Romania, to study International Relations and European Studies. Currently, I'm studying at Master's Degree in Regional Development and Institutional Communication at the University of Oradea. During my years of study, I had the opportunity to participate in various projects such as Erasmus+ Mobilities in Portugal (2016-2017, 2018-2019), European Forum Alpbach (2017-2018) etc. I am ambitious, enjoy travelling and am excited to be part of the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative.

Roman Tymotsko

Roman Tymotsko

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I have been a member of Plast – Ukrainian Scouting Organisation since 2008. It is the largest and oldest youth organisation in Ukraine. For the last three years, I have been working as National Communications Manager at the Plast Central Office. With my team, we have engaged 1 500 new volunteers in scouting and coordinated a record-setting crowdfunding campaign. Recently I have obtained a degree in Digital Political Journalism from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Now I study the management of non-profit organisations at the Ukrainian Catholic University in my hometown, Lviv. I am a part of the TEDxKyiv team and often consult with non-governmental organisations and small businesses on digital marketing and communications. I participated in the International Youth Forum in South Korea, the Erasmus+ project in Romania and the Mediterranean University in Tunisia.

Romik Asatryan

Romik Asatryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am currently a student majoring in English and Communications at the American University of Armenia. My volunteering experience is based on social-inclusive work with refugees (KASA Swiss Humanitarian Organization) and assisting homeless elderly people (Red Cross Armenia). I am enthusiastic about safe environments, climate change, sustainable development and gender equality.

Rositsa Lilova

Rositsa Lilova

Residence:
Sofia
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I am a 22-year-old who believes in the power of the youth. Young people hold the future in their hands, and they are capable of shaping it. As a European Studies student, I positively embrace European projects and their values. Respect of human dignity, equality, freedom, democracy and human rights are the components of a peaceful and prosperous life. I am passionate about multicultural and international communication. I believe that if people from different countries share their views frequently, many common problems would be resolved. In 2017, I did an internship at the European Institute of Bulgaria. I was a member of Team Europe Junior Bulgaria in 2018 and I am Vice President of the European Studies Club, which is an organisation of European Studies’ students in Sofia University. I have a keen interest in media and I recently started a traineeship as a reporter in the news department of National Cable Television, ‘Eurocom’.

Rovshan Badalov

Rovshan Badalov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Fairmont Baku Hotel, Royal Service and Reservation Agent
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from the Aviation Academy of Azerbaijan in 2016 with a degree in Ecology Engineering. Since childhood, I've had a tremendous interest in nature. Whilst studying at school and university, I realised that environmental protection is vital for the stability of our earth and the prosperity of mankind. I am an optimistic, ambitious and results-driven individual and my objective is to contribute to the fight against climate change. Namely, I believe increased usage of renewable energy can help to prevent further contamination. I have acquired immense international experience due to my involvement in different activities and volunteering experiences directly connected to the EU between 2016-18 years. What I really like about the Young European Ambassadprs' initiative is the possiblity of cross-cultural communication, which allows me to expand my world outlook. I was able to get to know many people and create lifelong friendships. As a returning Young European Ambassador, I am…

Roxana-Claudia  Tompea

Roxana-Claudia Tompea

Residence:
Vienna
Occupation:
Reviewer at Oxford University Press, Quality Assurance Assistant at Naga Trading
Country of origin:
Romania

Shortly after graduating with a BA degree in International Relations in the UK, I enrolled for a Master of Advanced International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Alongside my studies, I continue to work as a reviewer at Oxford University Press and, starting this autumn, I am also humbled to be part of the Young European Ambassadors initiative. I am genuinely excited to represent the EU Member States within the EU Neighbours framework, as it will allow me to shadow and further promote the commitment from both my home country, Romania, as well as from neighbouring Moldova, and the other 5 Eastern Partners. The EU is about peace, equality, and shared values, and I am confident this role will allow us, as Young European Ambasadors, to connect, develop best practices, and share our vision in creating a better tomorrow for youth.

Rozi Toroyan

Rozi Toroyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

Currently I am pursuing my bachelor's degree in Business at the American University of Armenia. I am also a Project Coordinator at CityBugs - a citizen-driven social platform designed for raising awareness about various city problems. I have been volunteering since I was 12 years old. One of the most successful projects that I did was a one year programme for one of the United Nations sustainable development goals - quality education. I also participated in Erasmus+ youth exchanges in Armenia, Austria and Germany. I am a Young European Ambassador because I know from my own experience how these opportunities can transform peoples' lives, and now I feel very passionate about encouraging my peers to be active and get involved. Who knows, maybe you will have an experience that will change your life? So join us, and let's make our world a better place to live - together!

Rustam Isgandarov

Rustam Isgandarov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I study International Studies at ADA University. Previously, I participated in an exchange programme at Michigan State University in the United States, where I was able to improvemy understanding of western values and the idea of being 'stronger together'. Moreover, I did an Internship at the European Parliament, where I expanded my knowledge about the EU Institution and EU values. My major is in European Studies. I am also interested in European Journalism and working for Euronews. I participated in various summer schools about the European Union and European culture. My aim is to promote that culture in Azerbaijan, so we can share the same identity as Europeans.

Rusudan Zabakhidze

Rusudan Zabakhidze

Residence:
Prague
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently pursuing an MA in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies which is an international postgraduate-taught programme collectively run by the University of Glasgow, Dublin City University and Charles University in Prague. I selected Strategic studies as my focus and I am particularly interested in democratic control of the armed forces. I am also part of the Security Distillery think-tank, initiated by my coursemates and I, providing up-to-date and comprehensive analyses on a wide range of security issues. I graduated from the International Relations programme at Tbilisi State University (with honours) in 2017. During my BA studies, I had an opportunity to participate in the Erasmus + exchange programme, spending one academic semester at Comenius University in Bratislava. Besides academics, practical professional activities have greatly shaped my interests. I have undertaken internships both at Georgian and international think-tanks, as well as public institutions.…

Saba Aliyeva

Saba Aliyeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Volunteering in various national and international projects has played a big role in my professional development. I volunteered in such institutions as the Ministry of Education, State Committee on Work with Diaspora, the Ministry of Sport and Youth, in the biggest NGO of South Caucasus – ASYOU, where I worked as the International Relations Coordinator, also worked as volunteer team leader in such departments as Venue Management, NOC and Protocol at the 1st European Games, 42nd World Chess Olympiad, Formula 1 races and other big international sports events. In addition, I led the Art Club in my academy, and in 2016, together with my team, won the Enactus National Championship (the sustainable business project competition) and represented Azerbaijan in World Cup in Canada. During the final course of my bachelor study I started working in Baku City Circuit OC where I was coordinating trainings, conversation clubs and misc. activities for volunteers, and “Accelerate” by Coca-Cola (a…

Sabin Rufa

Sabin Rufa

Residence:
United Kingdom
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Born in Moldova, the place that taught me there are still plenty of people and ideas to fight for. More than five years of selfless work were rewarded with achievements and experiences such as radio presenting, founding social care and ecological projects, leading an intellectual games team, becoming the Vice-President of the School Senate and many more. One example is the summer school Wave Week, where I developed a project for foster homes and later managed to become a staff member on the project. I learned flexibility and networking at Erasmus+ in Denmark, at the Pestalozzi Exchange in Switzerland and through debating and negotiating at International MUN conferences. During my IB Diploma on the Isle of Man, I was a House Prefect and the Head Boy, representing my house and the student body on many occasions. Due to the threats both from the outside and from within, I know that European countries must keep strong connections and open minds; with me involved, there is one…

Sabina Sharifova

Sabina Sharifova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I did a BA at the Azerbaijani University of Languages and graduated with a double-diploma (Azerbaijan-Essex,UK) as an English language expert. In my junior year, I applied for the Global UGRAD programme and became its finalist in 2016. I've previously studied in Michigan, U.S. for one semester, after which, I started to work as an English teacher. In parallel, I did an Internship at the U.S. Embassy in the Protocol section. I recently began my MA stuies at Kazar University (Linguistics major), and have started to work at the Division of Graduate studies and Research at Khazar. I am a founder of the Y&P youth organization, which stands for Young and Powerful. My NGO deals with local youth's cultural awareness and my project TinY (Talent in You) is sponsored by the US-educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association. I have written a thesis on neurolinguistics and linguistic impairements.

Salome Ghachava

Salome Ghachava

Residence:
Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I graduated from school with a gold medal and after that continued my studies at Tbilisi state University as an International Relations student. Major successes that played a role in defining my life included two Eramus+ long-term exchange programmes in Romania and Germany. In addition, I always tried to participate in different projects abroad: I was selected as a representative of Georgia at the 9th Greifswald International Students' Festival 2018. In 2017, I participated in the Eramus+ Youth exchange in Armenia addressing issues related to the refugee crisis, and a conference, titled "Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business with the Young Ambassadors Programme in Caux, Switzerland". In 2016, I attended a Public Speaking Masterclass in Bulgaria and volunteered at an AIESEC Exchange programme in Hungary. Some more recent achievements include being selected as one of 24 students (from 524 participants) at the Youth Debate for G4G reforms, financed by USAID in 2018. In 2016, I got…

Sama Karimova

Sama Karimova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young academic and ESL Instructor.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from the Azerbaijan University of Languages in 2017 with an undergraduate degree in the Regional Studies of Great Britain. During my undergraduate years (from 2013 to 2017) I took part in various conferences and forums related to my field of study, including United Nations CA, Intercultural Dialogue Forum, Model UN Conferences, etc. Furthermore, between 2013 and 2017, I worked at AUL as a staff member of SYO. I am currently pursuing a master's degree on the Regional Studies of Scanadianvia at the Azerbaijan University of Languages At the same time, I am working at the British Academy as an ESL Instructor. Previously, I also worked as an FL trainer at the Port of Baku and SOCAR. I have also published a number of research articles related to my field of study. Last year, I was selected as a Youth Ambassador of NAYORA.

Samad Mirzayev

Samad Mirzayev

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Specialist at the Visa Division of Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have been an intern at the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs on two occasions as part of the Press Service and Consular-Visa Issues departments. During my internship at the Press Service, I gained a lot of valuable knowledge regarding public diplomacy and public policy, as well as practical skills related to engaging with media, news monitoring and administering documents. One of the highlights was helping to prepare the press conferences between Azerbaijan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov, and his counterparts from Turkey, Ukraine, Columbia, Germany as well as the OSCE Secretary General, Lamberto Zannier. Furthermore, I was also responsible for the organization of briefings by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Elman Abdullayev. During my internship at Consular-Visa Issues Department, I gained experience in consular-visa procedures. My knowledge of English, German and Russian gave me the opportunity to improve my skills as a Translator…

Samir Salimzade

Samir Salimzade

Residence:
Malmö, Sweden
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have a background in International Relations (BA) and Global Political Studies (MA), and have had the opportunity to study in Azerbaijan (ADA University), the United Kingdom (the University of Glasgow), and Sweden (Malmö University). Furthermore, I was honoured to be among eight scholarship recipients from Azerbaijan who were selected for the 'Visby Scholarship Programme'. Besides acquiring theoretical knowledge, I have also practiced my diplomacy skills through an internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan. Additionally, I have been involved in many EU-Azerbaijan activities, and participated in various conferences and study trips on democracy, human rights, peacebuilding, regional politics, research methods, etc. in Azerbaijan, Sweden, Belgium, Estonia, Denmark, and Georgia. Currently, I am a board member of Malmö…

Samira Gasimova

Samira Gasimova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Economist/ International Bank of Azerbaijan
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I work as an Economist at the International Bank of Azerbaijan and I hold a BA degree in World Economics. Previously, I have been board member of the US-educated Azerbaijan Alumni Association and worked for the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Baku. I am a returning YEA. Last year I participated in European Youth event in Strasbourg representing Azerbaijan. I did an Erasmus exchange semester in L'Aquila, Italy and I am also an alumna of the American Councils Youth Leadership programme.

Sandro Gigauri

Sandro Gigauri

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

Since September 2015, I have been a board member of the Young Diplomats' Club of Georgia. My responsibilities include organizing social events and trainings, meeting politicians, ambassadors and professors, social media promotion, finding sponsors, and fundraising, etc. I have twice volunteered to be an organizer at Young Diplomats' Club of Georgia’s main project “Modelling of the Georgian Parliament”. I have also organized a scientific conference regarding women’s increasing role in international politics and hosted several round tables and meetings. In the 2017-2018 academic year I took part at an Erasmus+ Exchange programme and spent two semesters at the University of Salzburg, Austria, where I was given the opportunity to successfully complete German/English language coursework in Political Science & International Relations with local students. I am actively engaged in extracurricular activities, such as voluntary programmes, internships and scientific conferences.

Sandro Tabatadze

Sandro Tabatadze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a board member of the youth NGO "Youth Alliance for Reforms". I have been doing an internship at the Georgian Institute of Politics as a young researcher in the field of Europeanization. I am also a freelance blogger covering EU-Georgia relations and serve as Chairman of a Youth EU modelling initiative. Finally, I have done an Internship in the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport as part of the European Integration Office.

Sarah Gradl

Sarah Gradl

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
Assistant for Educataion, Science and Research at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU
Country of origin:
Austria

I graduated in Communication and dedicated my thesis to the topic of policy awareness in Europe. During my studies and an Erasmus+ funded internship in Brussels I have participated in a variety of conferences and think tanks on EU foreign policy and policy development. I am now working at the Permanent Representation of Austria, where I am supporting the department of education, science and research during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. After the Austrian Presidency, I will continue working at the Permanent Representation of Austria until the beginning of Master studies in European Politics and Diplomacy.

Séréna, Saadia, Baya Boukelmoun

Séréna, Saadia, Baya Boukelmoun

Residence:
Rumelange
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Luxembourg

In 2017-2018, I have been working to decrease the risks associated with drug usage at parties and festivals. In August 2017, I worked for a startup called "Adapti", specializing in big data and the protection of user privacy. I managed communication via social media and coding in javascript, python, etc. I have also worked and will continue working with a startup called Women in digital empowerment. I'm preparing activities for girls and women to encourage them to go into sciences, engineering, technology and create companies and learn to code. Moreover, I've been writing new Erasmus projects on Open Data for Youth and Leadership in Entrepreneurship. Our goal is to decrease the gender gap. I won the Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Award in recognition of my involvment in public affairs, citizenship and volunteering. I'm a member of ECPAT, an organisation that fights sexual exploitation.I'm also a member of my student council, through which we give our opinion on legal aspects…

Sergiy Zaytsev

Sergiy Zaytsev

Residence:
Kyiv/Berdyansk
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I have a master’s degree from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, and I am currently studying International Law at Mykolas Romeris University. I have also had experience as an Erasmus+ student in Poland. I am an active participant in different schools and conferences.

Serhii Lashyn

Serhii Lashyn

Residence:
Budapest, Hungary
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Specializing in international law and the economic analysis of law, I have been always passionate about the European project. After having obtained my bachelor's degree in Ukraine, I now study at the Central European University in Budapest. I have always been devoted to international cooperation as the only tool to fight global threats. As such, I have given a speech at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York. Being a Young European Ambassador since the inception of the initiative, I am happy to be engaged in the daily work of this network comprised of my fellow Europeans who are determined to make Europe a better place for everyone.

Séverin Schnepp

Séverin Schnepp

Residence:
Brussels (as I am on Erasmus Exchange) (moving to Sofia,Bulgaria soon)
Occupation:
French Permanent Representation to the EU
Country of origin:
France

As a young European who has had the chance to study in-depth the functioning of the EU, I firmly believe it is one of my duties to raise awareness about the Union and help youth to become better informed and more active citizens. To this end, I have been involved since 2015 in a web documentary project named "Génération UE/EU Generation" investigating the feeling of European identity among European youth. Together with my team, I had the opportunity to present our work at several events and conferences in Strasbourg as well as to organise screenings and discussions across French high schools. Although it is already an ambitious task within the Union, I am convinced that it is even more interesting and challenging in countries willing to join the EU. One ambition of the "EU Generation" project is to expand the geographical scope to include the Eastern Partner countries, in order to compare perceptions. This might become possible thanks to my involvement in the Young European…

Sevil Suleymanova

Sevil Suleymanova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Junior Expert/ UNDP-GEF KURA II Project
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Prior to being selected as a YEA, I worked at AIESEC in Azerbaijan. I implemented my own projects in gender equality and environment. I also volunteered for the EU Delegation in Azerbaijan as part of the "Imagine EuroTolerance Festival". Now, my main focus is peace and conflict studies. Currently, I work as an Azerbaijan Junior Gender Mainstreaming and Civil Society İnvolvement Expert at UNDP-GEF KURA II Project. Moreover, I am an Emergency Mobile Team Volunteer for the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society. I am also working on a movie project about the rights of refugees in Azerbaijan.

Sevinj Novruzova

Sevinj Novruzova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a senior student at ADA University, specializing in International Relations. I see myself as a lifelong student, since I always enjoy learning and experiencing new things, communcating with people from different backgrounds and reading extensively. I am an intern at the AvropadASAN project, implemented jointly by the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, ADA University and ASAN Radio. Being a part of this project has enhanced my knowledge of the EU, youth affairs and media. Meanwhile, I am a scholar of an Erasmus+ project that gave me an opportunity to continue my studies for six months in Budapest, Hungary. My ERASMUS experience as an exchange student played a tremendous role in enhancing my worldview and developing my sense of multicultural awareness. Furthermore, my participation in an ERASMUS+ training project called ‘I Want To Be A Volunteer’ (2018, 4th-13th of June, Slovenia), which aimed to spread solidarity across various regional and international contexts, also helped me to…

Shafag Fatullayeva

Shafag Fatullayeva

Residence:
Lunteren, the Netherlands
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently an EVS volunteer in the Netherlands and I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Theology from the Baku State University. During my spare time and through my volunteering activities, I aim develop my personal and professional skills, in pursuit of a future diplomatic career. In addition, since 2014, I have been a coordinator of the 'One Caucasus' festival and a board member of the One Caucasus NGO (onecaucasus.org).

Shakira Rompf

Shakira Rompf

Residence:
Heidelberg
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Germany

I grew up in a small town near Frankfurt, and moved to Heidelberg in 2016 to study International Law and Political Science at Heidelberg University. I'm due to take my final law exam next year, and will complete my Political Science studies following this. Beside my studies, I'm very active in the Students' Organisation AEGEE (European Students' Forum), where I'm part of AEGEE-Europe's EaP+ Project. My interest in the Eastern Partnership region began when I organised an exchange between the local representation of AEGEE in Heidelberg and their counterpart in Kyiv, with a focus on euroscepticism, participation and how to create closer ties between the EU and the Eastern Partnership States. As part of EaP+, we work on building bridges with the Eastern Partnership countries and the rest of our network, as well as external parties. I have been HR Manager on the board of the project since December 2018.

Shalala Amirjanova

Shalala Amirjanova

Residence:
Marneuli
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

My name is Shalala Amirjanova and I am a senior student at Ilia State University, where my main focus is sociology. I am also a trainer, journalist, human rights defender and civic activist. Since I was 15, I have been actively involved in youth projects and civic activities. At the age of 16, I delivered a speech in the Parliament of Georgia about women’s rights and school dropout rates resulting from early marriages. I’ve been an advocate for various gender equality issues among minority groups in different regions of Georgia and I’ve also been approached by several human rights organisations about campaigns covering minority populations in Georgia. I am a fellow of the 2018 Minorities Fellowship Programme from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which included a one-month internship at the UN office in Geneva. I am also an alumna of the Open World programme and travelled to the US as part of the project in 2016. I believe that I am an active…

Shams Sadigova

Shams Sadigova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from the University of Languages where I majored in teaching. At the same time, I applied for a master's degree and entered the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University to the MBA programme which has double-diploma project with Georgia State University which located in the USA. Meanwhile, I am a socially active youngster of my country, a youth worker and a representative of a non-governmental organisation, 'Bridge to the Future,' in the capital of Azerbaijan. Furthermore, since 2018 I have also become a Youth Ambassador of the National Assembly of Youth Organisations of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Additionally, I have worked in international events and on projects such as Formula1, UEFA final League and the European Youth Olympic Festival which took place in Baku.

Sheyda Karimova

Sheyda Karimova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student (BA in American Studies)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

My first Erasmus+ experience occurred when I was in my last year of high school, when I participated in a 10-day exchange in Berlin, Germany. That was the catalyst for my further activism when I began university. I've taken part in various national and international conferences, worked on multiple projects and joined a number of student organisations, trying to find my place in the student community. At the moment, I'm trying to balance my work life with university and the human need to socialise. I wish to make a lasting change in the world, or to ignite the mind that will, which is why I'm currently working as a teacher.

Shujaat Ahmadzada

Shujaat Ahmadzada

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

As an International Relations student, I aim to pursue a career in the field of diplomacy and political science. As such, I’m trying to develop my skills and knowledge with the help of articles, books and conferences. I am passionate about learning different languages. I can speak Russian, English, Turkish and I’m learning French and Persian. I would like to specialize in conflict and peace studies. Since 2016, I have been involved in Model United Nations and other simulations. I also did an internship at the Parliament of Azerbaijan and was involved in the work of the OIC for 2 years as a volunteer. Last but not least, I am the UN Young SDG Ambassador focused on Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. I hope that I will be able to see the whole world and my region as a peaceful and stable place to live in.

Siarhei Viarsiatskas

Siarhei Viarsiatskas

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a fourth-year student of Belarusian Trade and Economics University. My field of study is Logistics. Two years ago, I participated in an Erasmus Mundus programme at the Tomas Bâta university in Zlin, Czech Republic. I have experience in managing student organisations and projects in the international field.

Sofiia Balatska

Sofiia Balatska

Residence:
Poltava
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I study software engineering in Poltava Polytechnic College. I am the leader of the youth club "WakeUp", in which I work with young people, organizing events and volunteering. In October 2018 I participated in the Erasmus + project "Connect with Art to Life" in Milas, Turkey.

Sofiia Dunets

Sofiia Dunets

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Economics Cybernetics from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, I enrolled in a master’s programme at the Kyiv School of Economics, where I am studying Economic Analysis. I gained some experience in intercultural dialogue in a learning environment when I took part in the Erasmus+ programme in France.

Sofiia Shevchuk

Sofiia Shevchuk

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am currently studying at the College of Europe in Bruges. Before that, I worked for a security and defence programme in the Brussels office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Due to my interest in the participation of women in the security and defence sphere, I am a member of Women in International Security (WIIS) Brussels and The Brussels Binder. I have also worked for Visegrad Insight magazine, covering Central European security and foreign policy. I gained experience at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and the Embassy of Ukraine in Poland. In addition, I helped to organise a Model European Union.

Sofiia Tuholukova

Sofiia Tuholukova

Residence:
Dnipro
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Projects for youth and exchanges for young people inspire me and make me happy. Sharing experiences and working for global changes with peers from different countries and with different perspectives allows us to influence communities based on the needs of society. I participated in a cultural exchange between Ukrainian and Polish teens and during the experience, I realised that I could contribute to the development of my country. I then started learning more and taking more of an active role in civil society. I’m now a representative of the European Youth Community in my hometown Dnipro, an alumnus of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Programme and a volunteer on projects relating to society. I am also continuing my studies at Leysin American School in Switzerland.

Sofiia Yakovlieva

Sofiia Yakovlieva

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Student (BA in International Economic Relations)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

In middle school, I took part in exchange programmes in Germany. I later became a Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) programme participant and the year I spent in the US gave me a better understanding of world processes. Since then, I have been volunteering, because I have seen that it can make this planet a better place to live in (I volunteered at the Youth Olympic Games in 2016 in Lillehammer, Norway). I entered one of the best Ukrainian Universities and I am fully satisfied with the faculty that I am studying in, because in the future I see myself working for the UN or UNESCO. Languages are my passion and I am conquering this art, with 7 languages already spoken. Right now I am taking part in the Erasmus+ programme (this is my third Erasmus project), which shows how different but at the same time similar we are! There are still amazing mountains to climb!

Sofiya Vydra

Sofiya Vydra