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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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. 

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!!!

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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…

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…

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.

Razmik Hakobian

Mike 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Stepan Sargsyan

Stepan Sargsyan

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

I completed my bachelor's degree in International Relations at Yerevan State University. Currently I am enrolled in a master program in Advanced European and International Studies, which takes place in 5 different European countries, one trimester in each country. Being strongly interested in youth empowerment, I have cofounded the "Youth Empower Lab" NGO, which strives to make positive changes for youth through youth. I am also the founder of the "Lingvo Learning Center Educational Organization".

Taguhi Kharatyan

Taguhi Kharatyan

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

I graduated from Yerevan State University in the Department of Languages and Cross-Cultural Communication. I work at Dilijan Community Center as Volunteer Project Coordinator.

Tatevik  Khodedanyan

Tatevik Khodedanyan

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

I am currently doing my MA in Service at the Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences. I graduated from the same University with a BA in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, English and Tourism. Currently I am an Intern at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan. Up until now, I have done my best to progress in my professional career. I worked as an Executive Assistant at the Pan Armenian Geographic Association which creates TV programmes for Armenian Public TV. I have always been passionate about volunteering. I volunteered for the "Fund for Armenian Relief", "Yerevan Municipality, Luys Foundation", “Nobel Days in Yerevan” organized by Yerevan State Medical University, etc. It was also a great opportunity for me to take part in “Women’s Mentoring Program” organized by the U.S. Embassy. My participation in international projects (mostly Erasmus projects) helped me to understand the borderless wish of supporting my society and young people to be more empowered…

Titan Asatryan

Titan Asatryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Yerevan State Medical University
Country of origin:
Armenia

I completed my MD at Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU) and was rewarded by the Minister of Defence of Republic of Armenia, the President of YSMU and other high-ranked officials for my academic excellence and discipline. Being licensed by TED, I have organised several TEDx events and I am a part of the TED Translator Programme to help distributing ideas worth spreading. Now I'm delighted to be a Young European Ambassador which I believe can lead to greater changes, be a new source of opportunities and help us building a better environment for a brighter future.

Vahagn Chiflikyan

Vahagn Chiflikyan

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

I graduated from the Faculty of International Relations at Yerevan State University (YSU). I later did my masters in Regional Politics at YSU's Department of Political Sciences. During my studies, I was a member of the Student Council. I also did my masters in International Relations at Bologna University in Italy. In 2014, I participated in the "Student Self-Government Issues" workshop at Yerevan State University. I am very active in the NGO sector. As an active member of some organizations, I participated in many programmes and projects in order to raise the role of young people in Armenia and promote the strengthening of civil society.

Vahan Martirosyan

Vahan Martirosyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

Amid doing my bachelor's degree in Intercultural Communication and English Area Studies, I also act as a young entrepreneur in my community. I challenge myself to be a change-maker and I try my best to reach tangible results in my initiatives. In 2019, I started my own 'Zero Waste Communities' Initiative within the frames of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship. It's my greatest achievement so far to have achieved resource efficiency and better literacy, thanks to experiential learning and community-building activities. The fields I am passionate about working in are Environment and Civic Engagement. I want to be a leader for climate justice and to work out strategies for dealing with the issue. I choose to be a Young European Ambassador because I need this network power to lead the change.

Vazgen Tadevosyan

Vazgen Tadevosyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
international manager
Country of origin:
Armenia

I found my passion in promoting youth activism after doing a huge amount of voluntary work. I am now in my last year of undergraduate studies in Economics and Management, and I am planning to pursue a Master’s programme in Data Science. I have also hit the ground running in my career as a Business Development and Data Administration Manager at a watchmaking company. It’s both interesting and challenging for me to start building my career in such a friendly, innovative and informative company. Alongside my professional ambitions, I give my full attention to personal development. I know that to do this, I must be willing to stay committed to my goals in doing what’s “right” (as opposed to what’s easy) at a higher level of commitment than ever before.
 

Yeranuhi Ter-Movsisyan

Yeranuhi Ter-Movsisyan

Residence:
Vanadzor
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am studying Management at Vanadzor State University. All my life I aimed to be an active part of the community, to give a message to the world, make my voice heard and just be a part of something great. I tried to achieve all of this through volunteering by taking part in many youth programmes. I believe that just through education and learning we can lay the foundation stone for our future and form a civilised and conscious society. And being part of the Young European Ambassadors' family will help me with actualising my goal. This is a great opportunity for me to gain a lot of knowledge, get acquainted with many young people who are eager to change the world and make everyone happier. With this project I want to leave a footprint, be remembered, be a link between my country and other countries and demonstrate Armenia to everyone in a unique way.