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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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”.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

Tamara Babina

Tamara Babina

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

I am currently a student. In 2016 I participated in the Youth Leadership Program, organized by the US Embassy. During the month in the US, I volunteered in such enterprises as the "Table" (we helped the owner to clean the rooms, wash the dishes and welcomed the customers), "Medicana" (we separated different kinds of medicines and helped to send them to those in need), Habitat for Humanity (organizing the shop). Upon returning to Belarus I implemented an ecological project, the main result of which was that the local authorities finally set up rubbish bins for different kinds of trash in my neighborhood. In March – May 2018, two of my groupmates and I volunteered at an orphanage, where we conducted interactive classes on law for kids aged 10-17. I'm now a group leader responsible for recruiting people and encouraging them to be involved in both educational and extracurricular activities.

Tatsiana Ziniakova

Tatsiana Ziniakova

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

I am a leading Specialist at the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus. I have graduated from the Faculty of International Relations of the Belarusian State University, majoring in public international law. I have participated in, coached and judged various moot court competitions (including Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition, René Cassin European Human Rights Moot Court Competition). I am also a British Parliamentary debate enthusiast - co-administering the Minsk Debating Society and taking part in debate tournaments (inter alia, being the winner of Belarus Internet Governance Forum 2016 Student Debates; finalist of DAPDI 2015 debating tournament, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Lviv Open 2017 debating tournament, Lviv, Ukraine; Tallinn Open Cup 2018 debating tournament, Tallinn, Estonia). I have taken part in a variety of student festivals (ISWI, ISFiT, ISWiB,…

Tsimafei Malakhouski

Tsimafei Malakhouski

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

I am currently President of European Humanities University Students' Union (October 2017 - Present) - an elected students' self-governing body that represents the student body at the local, national and international levels. We aim to defend students' rights for high-quality education, democracy, and friendly environment. In my school, I was actively involved in research activities conducting an investigation in the fields of philology and material engineering. I represented Belarus at the Baltic Science and Engineering Fair in 2013 (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2013 (Phoenix, USA). I was a captain of intellectual games team and at the same time organized a dozen of events in my school. In 2015 I volunteered at the Children Summer Camp "Zubronak". I was also previously a project manager of music and intellectual events for students (up to 300 participants) and a member of the organization committee of scientific conferences for…

Valery Staradubau

Valery Staradubau

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

I'm a student at the Faculty of Law at the Gomel State University, as well as a trainee at the City Prosecutor's Office. Having passed a competitive selection process, I am part of the prospective staff reserve of the regional executive committee. I have prevoously volunteered for BRSM (between 2014 and 2018) and worked together with one of the representatives of the Young European Ambassadors initiative to create projects that popularize the European Union in our region.

Valeryia Silchanka

Valeryia Silchanka

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

I am currently a second-year LL.M. student of the International University "MITSO". From April 2017 to May 2018, I worked in a governmental leasing company as a legal assistant and in a commercial bank as a specialist. In September 2017 and 2018 I took part in the organization of the Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum (EEDRF) in Belarus. Since May 2018, I have been working as a junior associate in arbitration practice in the Law Office. Currently, I am working on international commercial arbitration, international sport arbitration and international treaties. I am working with the projects of major international and Belarusian clients. During my work as a junior assistant, I wrote 4 articles on foreign trade agreement, managed the Law Offices’ social networks and the “Arbitration in Belarus” Facebook group. I took part in the first legal IT barbeque in Belarus as a part of the team and am now preparing to participate in the Kyiv Arbitration Days and EEDRF 2018 in September…

Veranika Kiyevich

Veranika Kiyevich

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a young professional / International Business Specialist at ENECA ALC
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a young professional in the field of international business. My educational background includes bachelor's at the Belarusian State Economic University and the one-semester Erasmus exchange program at the University of Cadiz in Spain. This long-term stay in an EU Member State affected me a lot, enhanced the development of my international relations skills, and helped to learn about the EU’s activities. Since then, I have had a desire to more actively participate in the EU’s initiatives and promote the information about them to other young people, inspiring me to become a Young European Ambassador (YEA). Apart from this, my current job at a design organization helps create interest in environmental issues that are of high priority for the European Institutions. I hope that as a YEA, I will be able to find like-minded people, with whom to share and implement such ideas.

Veronika Pavlovskaya

Veronika Pavlovskaya

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I am a PhD Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a third-year participant of the YEAs initiative, having been National Coordinator in 2016-2017. I'm also a PhD Student at the National Centre of Legislation and Legal Research. For more than 10 years I have been participating in the activities of non-governmental organisations promoting youth parliamentarism and youth rights in Belarus and the Commonwealth of Independent States countries. State youth policy and youth rights are also among my research interests.

Viktorya Halavach

Viktorya Halavach

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

I am an International and EU Law student. Alongside my studies, I am a Youth Labour Rights Consulting intern, focusing on labour dispute resolution. Between April 2018 and October 2018, I was an intern with the UNDP, during which time I was tasked with the popularisaion of SDGs among youth". In March 2018, I had an Erasmus + youth excange in Narva,Estonia with the "Social activities diversity" project and in June 2014, I won second team place at the International competition "Intellectual Marathon" . I was a volunteer with a group of Irish and British Volunteers at the Belarussian medical centre for childern with mental health issues.

Viktoryia  Davydovich

Viktoryia Davydovich

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

I am a young professional pursuing an advanced diploma who seizes every opportunity to participate as a volunteer to share experience and learn other people's stories. In 2014-2016, I volunteered at the World Hockey Championship, CEO Conference (Belarusian Athletic Federation), and 45th Assembly of European Olympic Committees. I communicated a lot with sports enthusiasts from all over the world helping them navigate their way in Minsk and exchanging cultural experience and traditions. In 2015, I was a volunteer at a UN campaign through which people shared challenging life stories. Their experience made me realize that daily routine often overshadows truly important things and that it's necessary to remind oneself and other people of them. Volunteering made me understand that personal stories matter. I hope as a Young European Ambassador, I'll be able to exchange important stories with young people.

Viyaleta Volkava

Viyaleta Volkava

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

I am a young professional with 2,5+ years of work experience in the development sector. I am currently working as a Programme Integration Specialist with UNDP Belarus. I am involved in resource mobilization, cross-portfolio cooperation and processes related to corporate planning and reporting. My previous consultancy position at the EU/UNDP "Support to Local Development" project contributed significantly to me developing a solid interest in issues of economic development on the ground. Ever since then, I've been determined to enhance local development in Belarus by organizing a lecture delivered by international speakers. I have been seeking other ways of building my own capacities in this field, and as such, I took part in a number of summer academies for young professionals (Swedish Institute Summer Academy in Malmö, Sweden, “Electoral Systems and Democracy” Summer School in Belarus). As a means of networking with young people from abroad, I was enthusiastic about joining student…

Volha Pleskatsevich

Volha Pleskatsevich

Residence:
Baranovichi
Occupation:
Social Media Manager
Country of origin:
Belarus

I have just completed my master's degree and I am currently working as a Social Media Marketer. During my studies in finance at the Belarus State Economic University, I had the great opportunity to study Chinese at the Beijing Normal University. I continued my academic experience by completing a master’s programme in Business Administration and Management at the Belarus State Economic University and Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (Portugal). I did my internship in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus, after which I worked as a Foreign Trade Specialist. I was a volunteer in the Forum of Business People of the Member States of the Common Economic Space. I became a Project Manager in Demola - innovative platform - which has triggered my interest in innovation and co-creating concepts. I also really enjoy communicating, and enjoy studying foreign languages like English, Chinese, Portuguese - which I intend to improve.

Volha Stsiarzhniova

Volha Stsiarzhniova

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

I am a fifth year student of the Belarusian National Technical University with a degree in architecture. My activity is connected with the public spaces of the city of Minsk. I am part of the initiative “Good City”, where we deal with multi-vector problems of the city, including in the historical center (together with IKAMOS) and the accessibility for people with limited mobility. In 2017, I graduated from the “Urban Public Spaces: Sustainable Development” course at the Volatile University, now I am completing a one-year course by the “Land Reform” NGO from the Lev Sapeha Foundation. I share experience not only in Belarus, but also in Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia with other city activists. I was also the organizer of the 6th architectural forum in Minsk, the Spring School of Architecture Sesam, the restoration of the castle in the village of Lubcha, Schorsi, the Belarusian-Brazilian Urban-Art festival "VulicaBrasil". In 2018, I participated in a hackathon in Vitebsk on the theme of…

Yana Luzikava

Yana Luzikava

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

I am a member of an initiative at my university supporting people who cannot afford paid legal counsel, aiming to provide these to get such help from law students. I also practice “street law” and help children who have committed crimes. Moreover, I am now working on my own project "{E.ASYCYBER}" based on the idea of easy cyber security knowledge for everyone.

Yauheniya Loseva

Yauheniya Loseva

Residence:
Tübingen, Germany
Occupation:
I am a young professional / PhD student at Belarusian State University
Country of origin:
Belarus

I graduated from the Belarusian State University in 2016 with an honours degree in History. During the last year of my studies I also started working in the National Historical Archives of Belarus. In 2017, I received a master's degree in History and graduated from French-Belarusian Centre for European Studies, where I studied Political Science. In the same year I participated as a young professional in the International Technical Internship on archives in Paris in the framework of the EU project "MOST". At present, I am a PhD student at Belarusian State University and I am doing my Erasmus+ exchange at the University of Tübingen. Moreover, European educational and youth cooperation are also my scientific interests. I am very happy to be part of the team of Young European Ambassadors to share the knowledge, skills and emotions that I have received thanks to my European experience with youth in my country.