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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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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 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 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 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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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 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,…

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!

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.

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.…

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…

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.

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…

Sopio Gogitadze

Sopio Gogitadze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am from Georgia and I am currently pursuing a BA in International Relations at the Free University of Tbilisi. My particular focus is ‘EuroAtlantic’, which means that I am not only interested in EU institutions, but also the culture and so I am in the process of learning French and Spanish. I am also a socially active youth leader who participates in and organises different activities, while trying to bring about change. Being a YEA is a valuable opportunity and chance to help democracy go viral. As my beloved Pink Floyd said, ‘Together we stand, divided we fall’. Or, more recently, #strongertogether.

Soso Chachanidze

Soso Chachanidze

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

I have taken part in 4 Erasmus+ youth exchanges. These experiences have helped and motivated me to engage in many other activities on local and international levels. I have been an organizer and proposal writer for several non-profit projects, including "European View in our Objective", which received 1500 Lari in funding from Tbilisi city hall. I was also a head organizer of "SOS", a collaborative project with "Children's Village Tbilisi" and "Technopark Tbilisi".

Soso Chikhladze

Soso Chikhladze

Residence:
Kutaisi
Occupation:
High School graduate, reception at Best Western Kutaisi, intern at the ALC Kutaisi, FLEX Alumn, and ambassador at the bridge the divide.
Country of origin:
Georgia

I'm Soso Chikhladze, FLEX alumnus, Young European Ambassador, member of the "Bridge the Divide"movement and staff member at the Best Western in Kutaisi. As a senior high school exchange student in the US, I graduated from Fremont High School in Michigan, and because I was not ready to take university exams, I decided to take a gap year. On top of all that, I won the FLEX-ability workshop scholarship, went to Lithuania and in the following months I with the help of my group, will be doing an "opportunity fair" for the IDP settlement in Tserovani, through which, we will aim to empower IDPs throughout Georgia and raise awareness about youth opportinities in Georgia.

Soso Dzamukashvili

Soso Dzamukashvili

Residence:
Glasgow, UK
Occupation:
Young professional (Media Development Foundation, Movin' Europe Erasmus Coodinator)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I graduated from the International Relations department of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. I studied Political Science at the Charles University in Prague (2014-2015) as an exchange student, and completed a European Studies Erasmus exchange at Comenius University in Bratislava. During my bachelor's degree, I participated in more than 20 international programmes in more than 15 countries. Having been interested in non-formal education, I was immersed in youth activism. In 2015, I represented Georgia at the UN Conference at Oxford University and in 2017, I worked at the United States Embassy in Georgia. After that, I became a peer educator for the UN Association in Georgia and engaged in its project "PITA". In 2018, which turned out to be the most successful and fruitful year for me academically, I started working at Media Development Foundation (Deutsche Welle Foundation) as a fact-checker and as a fellow at the Committee on European Integration at the Parliament of…

Tamar Kerdikoshvili

Tamar Kerdikoshvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

As a 21-year-old biochemistry student at San Diego State University (SDSU) Georgia, I not only take my role as a student seriously but also my role as a woman in STEM and the potential influence I may have. There are thousands of extremely talented young girls in the world who cannot access quality education in order to become successful scientists and engineers. As a president of the SDSU Georgia Empower Women Students Club, I am trying to tackle the key issues, such as stereotypes and bias, faced by women in the STEM field. I am also trying to actively recruit women into STEM programmes and set a tone for open dialogue on gender-related issues to encourage more female students to pursue STEM careers.

Tamar Maziashvili

Tamar Maziashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

A master’s student in public health at the Université Paris Sud, I have experienced many different things that have helped me to develop into the person I am today. I first crossed the Georgian border in 2013. Despite only being 14 years old, when it is hard to see the values of the EU, Erasmus+ showed me the existence of human values in real life. Since then, for me, Erasmus+ has meant ‘dreams can come true!’. The more experience I gain, the more I wish to move onto the next step thatwill help me to discover more about myself. I believe that for my age, I have the experience, knowledge and self-confidence to make people believe in their potential. From my standpoint, EU programmes and scholarships are giving young people amazing opportunities to develop themselves as future leaders. Going forward, I plan to pursue a career in diplomacy (health policy) and believe that I can have a positive impact on Georgian youth too.

Tamar Samushia

Tamar Samushia

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Intern at the Georgian Young Lawyers' Association
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a fourth year Law student at Tbilisi State University interested in private and business law. I am currently participating in a translation project and the adaptation of a German law textbook to suit the local context in Georgia. I am also interning at the Legal Aid Office of the Georgian Young Lawyers' Association and my tasks include not only drafting legal documents but also working on legal databases and writing reviews to current amendments in Georgian legislation. I am also interested in foreign languages, able to speak English, German and Russian and learning French. I always thought that hands on experience was the best channel for self-development, therefore at school I created a class magazine and an acting club for pupils to express and develop themselves. I represented my school self-government and soon after enrollment at university, I twice became an ERASMUS + scholar. I joined AIESEC in Georgia, the biggest youth-led organization in the world where I had…

Tamar Tchanturia

Tamar Tchanturia

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

I am currently a sophomore economics student at the International Black Sea University (English section). As a top-performing student, I hold a scholarship to pursue my studies. I have participated in numerous exchange and study abroad programmes. For instance, I am a FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange Program) alumna, having spent a fruitful academic year in the US. In the summer of 2018, I received a full scholarship to study for a month at the LCC International University in Lithuania. Since April 2018, I have been a finance intern at the "GLOW" (Girls Leading Our World) NGO. I am a trainer of the project "Economics For Beginners" at the International Black Sea University, where I teach students in English on the practical application of economics in everyday life. I was an intern at IBSU alumni department, where I was mainly working in the database of my university, doing statistical analysis. I have also been actively volunteering since 2014 and in 2016 I was awarded a certificate…

Tamari Samkharadze

Tamari Samkharadze

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

My first volunteering experience was in Turkey as an English teacher, a job that allowed me to build upon and learn a lot of new skills. I improved my communication and became more organized, able to meet the demands of a fast-paced working environment. As a 19 year old overseeing students aged 13-14, I felt a strong sense of responsibility towards the task. I then worked at the European School as an Assistant of the Tutor. Last summer, I did a 3 month internship at the National Center For Educational Quality Enhancement. I am now actively involved in the activities of the local NATO and EU Info Centre.

Tamari Utiashvili

Tamari Utiashvili

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

I am a bachelor’s student at Tbilisi State University, where I am studying International Relations at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. Moreover, I am very interested in gender equity and feminism, and would like to study gender studies for my master’s. I have been volunteering since 2011 and am currently a volunteer at the Georgia Red Cross Society, the Erasmus Student Network Tbilisi ISU and the Association of European Studies for the Caucasus. I travel a lot for projects and workshops and meet lots of young people every year. It is my favourite thing to do. I strongly believe that informal education plays a huge role in developing unique critical thinking, which is necessary for becoming a good professional and a good person. It helps you to develop a positive attitude towards many things, become more tolerant and gain new skills. Good networking is very important in the modern world. Being a YEA is a big challenge for me, as well as a fascinating opportunity…

Tamta Mchedlidze

Tamta Mchedlidze

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

I am a high school student, involved in many projects, both in and out of school. I have contacts with my teachers, often i am leader of participant groups, and become winner too. i often play intelectual game ,,what whre and when'', also literatural competitions about books and writers . i attend trainings where i learn many about different things, improving many skills and making exparience. in spite of it participate in camps and events. i was participant of bloggers content which was in contac with improving tourism.

Tatia Turazashvili

Tatia Turazashvili

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

I'm a second-year Law student at Tbilisi State University, where my studies are fully funded by a state scholarship. In 2015, I participated in the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) programme and became an alternate candidate. During the same year, I won the "Most Literate Writer" competition, held by "Sulakauri Publishing". In previous years, I participated in different olympiads and received lots of experience as a result. I successfully graduated from 9th grade and I was awarded a computer by the President of Georgia. I was also a Gold medal candidate for "excellent study achievements" at school. In 2016, I participated in the GLOW camp, which was held by NGO "GLOW Georgia", allowing me to gain valuable experience. In 2017, I received a certificate from the Georgian Bank University for the best result in the English CAT Simulation. I'm…

Teimuraz Suladze

Teimuraz Suladze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

For me, being a YEA means communicating with various people, young or old, with the aim of raising awareness about the EU. At the same time, the EU for me means a place where people are given the opportunity to fully realise themselves and transform their ideas into reality. I think that nowhere else in the world is so focused on individual self-realisation and happiness than the EU. The prospect that I might be involved in the process of sharing and raising awareness about the EU and its benefits for every part of society gives me tremendous joy, and I will fully dedicate myself to this role.

Tornike Kakalashvili

Tornike Kakalashvili

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

I am 20 years old and study at the Faculty of Journalism & Mass Communication and Political Science of the University of Georgia.
I am currently working for the DIPLOMAT magazine of the Observer Media Group as a journalist intern, which is a bilingual monthly magazine in Georgian and English. DIPLOMAT magazine offers readers an in-depth look into current events. It mainly focuses on international relations and diplomacy. I have interviewed several high-level officials, including José Avelino Bettencourt, Apostolic Nuncio to Georgia and Armenia; Kaha Imnadze, Georgian Ambassador to the UN and also Markus Schoch, who is the head of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Georgia and the South Caucasus. In addition, I am a member of the Georgian NGO “Civil Forum for Peace”, which aims to promote peacebuilding between conflict-divided parties and dialogue between Georgian and Ossetian societies. This is my third year as a Young European Ambassador from Georgia. In 2017 I had the…

Tornike Koplatadze

Tornike Koplatadze

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

I am a filmmaker with an MA in Ethnographic and Documentary Filmmaking from University College London, and a BA in Film and Television Studies from the University of Nottingham. Having lived in four different countries over 12 years, I returned to Georgia and founded my own film company, L.T.D. Toko-Eke, which aims to produce films – particularly documentaries on social and humanitarian issues. That is why, through the company, I have worked on projects with the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) on internally displaced children, with the David Lynch Foundation Caucasus on women with post-traumatic disorder, and with the EU Council and The Universal Consulting on people with disabilities.

Tsitsino Khachidze

Tsitsino Khachidze

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

I hold a bachelor’s degree with honours in International Relations from Caucasus International University (2018). I also studied Political Science at the University of Lodz in Poland, where I received a full scholarship from 2016-2017. In the summer of 2016, I received the Development Cooperation Scholarship of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and took part in a summer school at the universities of Tartu/Parnu. I have extensive international experience that I gained over 34 training courses, Model United Nations, Erasmus+ exchanges and projects in Europe and the Caucasus. I was also a co-founder of the NGO 'Georgian-Baltic Bridge'. Since 2017, I've been working for the OSCE in Georgia, and interning at the Information Centre of NATO and the EU. Currently I am working at the Ministry of Finance. I speak Georgian, English, Russian, French and Polish. Unity makes strength, so I am always ready to help my international friends build a better future!

Tsotne Kalichava

Tsotne Kalichava

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am Tsotne Kalichava, I just graduated from university and I am a marketer. Approximately four years ago, I became a young entrepreneur and since then I’ve been trying hard to do the job that I love. The biggest part of my time is dedicated to civic activism and to bringing foreign education to Georgia as much as possible. In my role as manager and trainer, I actively work on Erasmus+ programmes on both international and local levels and ProActive Group Georgia is my current workplace. For me, the EU is a kind of enterprise that combines peace, opportunities, knowledge, experience, motivation and inspiration, and it is available for everyone. For me, youth is a power that makes the world go round and I have a great desire to be part of this power.

Ucha Marjanidze

Ucha Marjanidze

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

I was born and raised in the small city called Kareli, which is very close to the Russian occupied territories of Georgia. That’s one of the biggest reasons why I want to dedicate everything I’ve got to finding a resolution to this situation and I hope that the part I play will lead to some kind of change, even just a small one. I believe that the voice of youth can have a huge impact. In my country, there are a lot of people who have similar thoughts, ideas and beliefs. This gives me a huge amount of hope that if we unite and stand together, support each other and make the world see how important this problem is, we will be able to change the situation in the occupied regions. It breaks my heart that young people living there are not even able to speak their own language, Georgian, and stand up for their rights, because they are afraid of the consequences. I believe that reaching out to them will be one of the biggest steps taken towards peace. In conclusion, I believe that…