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.

 

Meet the Young European Ambassadors and connect with us on Facebook to share, communicate, cooperate, exchange and contribute to a better future.

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Adrian Nacu

Adrian Nacu

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

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

Alexandra Isaicul

Alexandra Isaicul

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

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

Alexandrina Garuta

Alexandrina Garuta

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

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

Alexandru Erhan

Alexandru Erhan

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

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

Alexandru Streleț

Alexandru Streleț

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

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

Alina-Maria Țurcanu

Alina-Maria Țurcanu

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

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

Alisa Ciornaia

Alisa Ciornaia

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

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

Alisia Parfentieva

Alisia Parfentieva

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

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

Ana Felicia Talmaci

Ana Felicia Talmaci

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

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

Ana Hîrbu

Ana Hîrbu

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

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

Ana Noroc

Ana Noroc

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

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

 

Ana-Maria Tumuruc

Ana-Maria Tumuruc

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

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

Anastasia Emelian

Anastasia Emelian

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

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

Anastasia Iarovoi

Anastasia Iarovoi

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

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

Anghelina Gherghelejinic

Anghelina Gherghelejinic

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

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

Anisoara-Ionela  Plesca

Anisoara-Ionela Plesca

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

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

Ariana Balaban

Ariana Balaban

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

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

Artiom Radu

Artiom Radu

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

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

Camelia Postovan

Camelia Postovan

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

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

Carolina Sclifos

Carolina Sclifos

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

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

Cătălina Ceban

Cătălina Ceban

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

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

Cezara Budu

Cezara Budu

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

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

Cristina Chiurcci

Cristina Chiurcci

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

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

Cristina Lopatețchi

Cristina Lopatețchi

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

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

Dana Muntean

Dana Muntean

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

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

Dănăilă Nadina

Dănăilă Nadina

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

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

Daniel Bizdiga

Daniel Bizdiga

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

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

Daniel Cojocari

Daniel Cojocari

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Freelancer
Country of origin:
Moldova

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

Daniela Rața

Daniela Rața

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

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

Diana Perju

Diana Perju

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

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

Doina Balica

Doina Balica

Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Moldova

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

Ecaterina Ciumacenco

Ecaterina Ciumacenco

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

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

Eduard Scobioală

Eduard Scobioală

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

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

Elena Gladun

Elena Gladun

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

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

Elena Margineanu

Elena Margineanu

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

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

Estelle Beuve

Estelle Beuve

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

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

Evelina Onea

Evelina Onea

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

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

Felicia-Nicoleta Puiu

Felicia-Nicoleta Puiu

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

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

Gabriela Doina

Gabriela Doina

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

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

Igor  Zaharov

Igor Zaharov

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

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

Ilinca Rîșneanu

Ilinca Rîșneanu

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

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

Ilya Prodan

Ilya Prodan

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

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

Ioana Vataman-Margineanu

Ioana Vataman-Margineanu

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

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

Ion Bulgac

Ion Bulgac

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

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

Ion Drangoi

Ion Drangoi

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

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

Laura Ghenea

Laura Ghenea

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

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

Laurențiu Mutruc

Laurențiu Mutruc

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

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

Loredana Gamurari

Loredana Gamurari

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

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

Loredana Potâng

Loredana Potâng

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

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

Luminița Chihai

Luminița Chihai

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

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

Mădălina Luca

Mădălina Luca

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

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

Maria Ciolac

Maria Ciolac

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

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

Maria Furtuna

Maria Furtuna

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

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

Marius Balan

Marius Balan

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

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

Marius Tâgănescu

Marius Tâgănescu

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

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

Mihaela Popa

Mihaela Popa

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

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

Mihaela Sticea

Mihaela Sticea

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

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

Mirabela Tarai

Mirabela Tarai

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

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

Nadejda Constantinova

Nadejda Constantinova

Residence:
Comrat
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

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

Nadejda Manastîrlî

Nadejda Manastîrlî

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

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

Natalia  Bobu

Natalia Bobu

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student, but also I am Advertising and public relations department manager at Organizatia Studentilor Basarabeni din Constanta
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a young girl, with big dreams and a lot of motivation.I love my country and basketball, which I have been playing for almost 8 years. My aim is to make my country a better place to live in. In order to achieve this goal, in 2010 I started a project called "My European Experience" that are focused on closer EU-Moldova relations. Besides that, I was a volunteer in a project helping old lonely people (2012-2014), a volunteer at the European Youth Exchange Project in Romania (2012-2013), volunteer in a student organization (2017-present). As a result of my family upbringing, I speak 3 languages at mother-tongue level. I am now fluent in 4 languages (Romanian, English, Russian, Ukrainian) and I am studying Italian and French.

Nichita Madan

Nichita Madan

Residence:
Strasbourg
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Born in the beautiful city of Chisinau, right now I am doing my Bachelor's degree studies in Strasbourg. Fascinated by international relations, law and politics, I decided to proceed with my studies in Law. One of my passions is volunteering. My journey in this field began in 2016 and I am still in the game! One of the last positions I held is Vice President of AIESEC in Strasbourg. Recently I returned from Sicily, where I spent six weeks working on an ecological project. I believe that our generation could make a change, we just need to understand how to use our potential at its best. With that said, I would be happy to share my thoughts, to meet new proactive young future leaders, to generate amazing ideas and to make our planet a better place to live in! P.S. we can discuss different topics, but the ones I particularly like those related to travel, ecology, history, politics, music festivals and cinematography.

Olivia Gheorghita

Olivia Gheorghita

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
I am a student / Project Coordinator (WorkFor company)
Country of origin:
Moldova

In 2017,I worked as project assistant and translator for the EU-funded project: “Support to the enforcement, probation and rehabilitation systems in Moldova” (EUTAP 4). Some of my responsibilities included simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, written translations (English, Romanian, Russian), the organisation of project activities and events, liaising with key experts and non-key experts and the supervision of some ongoing activities. I have also volunteered in summer camps for children for 4 years as group leader. I also took part in a few nature cleaning campaigns (village Larga, Chisinau). During my university studies, I spent 2 semesters abroad with Erasmus+ in Iasi, Romania and Cadiz, Spain.

Olivia Pacalau

Olivia Pacalau

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

I am a senior at Ion Creanga Lyceum School in Chisinau. I took up volunteering when I was a freshman by becoming part of the School Students Union from Moldova in order to fight for student rights. As I am leaving school in one year, I believe I could contribute with my dedication to the whole youth sector, not only students, thus I applied to become a YEA. I am very enthusiastic about what's about to come!

Olivia Prisacari

Olivia Prisacari

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

After graduating from the Faculty of Finance and Banking at the Acadamy of Economic Studies, I started my career in the field of finance. During my studies, I was a volunteer at the ASEM Student Senate between August 2017 and August 2018. Nowadays I am working as a Loan Expert at a microfinancing company. I am also studying Finance and accountancy at master's level. During my bachelor studies, I participated in Erasmus+ projects and I understood that I am a person who likes to interact with different cultures, meet new people and discover a whole new set of perspectives on multiculturalism, diversity and social interaction. Since 2015, I participated in training courses about topics such as youth leadership, project management, human rights, inclusion of social minorities, conflict transformation and peace builing in Sweden, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Romania, Latvia and Georgia. I have been volunteering and working in various positions across different NGOs. Last year I was lucky to be…

Paula Vlas

Paula Vlas

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

Recently, I’ve discovered that one of my passions is volunteering. Being part of a group of people that have different opinions but are still fighting for the same goal has made me realise that it is really important to help the community that we live in. I started my volunteering life in the Wave Week Moldova summer camp, continuing with Camp Kennedy Moldova summer school. This is the beginning, but I don’t want to stop it now because I have ideas that I want to make happen and most of all this makes me happy.

Petru Simon

Petru Simon

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am the President of the OTSM NGO. I have experience in NGO management and I am a qualified English teacher through the Access Microscholarship Programme Moldova. I have a wide range of experience in leading youth projects in Hincesti, Moldova, and am currently leading numerous projects in consultations with young people in the sphere of entrepreneurship. Since 2012, I have participated in more than 50 Erasmus projects in different countries. I am currently providing possibilities for young people to participate in local and international training and youth exchanges.

Petru Zloi

Petru Zloi

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a student of International Economic Relations at the Academy of Economic Sciences of Moldova. My mission is to do whatever I can to improve our world. Volunteering occupies a significant part of my life. I have been working on issues such as youth activism, political manipulation and political culture. I have also received a scholarship from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

Radu Danu

Radu Danu

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

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

Roman Iordachi

Roman Iordachi

Residence:
Oradea/Romania
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Born in Chisinau, I started to get involved in various volunteering activities when I was at school. Over the years I have participated in different projects and trainings. Also, my involvement in various NGOs has helped me expand my horizons. In 2015 I moved to Oradea, Romania, to study International Relations and European Studies. Currently, I'm studying at Master's Degree in Regional Development and Institutional Communication at the University of Oradea. During my years of study, I had the opportunity to participate in various projects such as Erasmus+ Mobilities in Portugal (2016-2017, 2018-2019), European Forum Alpbach (2017-2018) etc. I am ambitious, enjoy travelling and am excited to be part of the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative.

Sabin Rufa

Sabin Rufa

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

Born in Moldova, the place that taught me there are still plenty of people and ideas to fight for. More than five years of selfless work were rewarded with achievements and experiences such as radio presenting, founding social care and ecological projects, leading an intellectual games team, becoming the Vice-President of the School Senate and many more. One example is the summer school Wave Week, where I developed a project for foster homes and later managed to become a staff member on the project. I learned flexibility and networking at Erasmus+ in Denmark, at the Pestalozzi Exchange in Switzerland and through debating and negotiating at International MUN conferences. During my IB Diploma on the Isle of Man, I was a House Prefect and the Head Boy, representing my house and the student body on many occasions. Due to the threats both from the outside and from within, I know that European countries must keep strong connections and open minds; with me involved, there is one…

Sorin  Braga

Sorin Braga

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
BA Student (Business Administration, Moldova State University)
Country of origin:
Moldova

I was born in the northern part of the Republic of Moldova, Sîngerei, and grew up in southern part, Căușeni, and I am now studying in the centre, Chișinău, at Moldova State University. I am one of many students in the Republic of Moldova who thinks and cares about the future of our country and the beautiful people within it. I like to get to know new cultures and languages, communicate with people from different countries and share cultural differences. Studying, volunteering and travelling, this is what I have been doing for pleasure for some years.

 

Uliana Ormanji

Uliana Ormanji

Residence:
Ceadir-Lunga
Occupation:
I am a student/Flex Exchange Programe City Representative
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am in my last year of high school. In 2017-18, I had the great opportunity to participate in the Future Leaders Exchange Programme (FLEX) supported by the U.S. Department of State, which allowed me to live for one year in the United States. Being an exchange student helped to become a more creative, open-minded and tolerant person. Continuous interaction with young people all around the world and being on my own an entire year, changed me in a very good way. It opened up a whole new world of volunteer programmes and opportunities. I've now realized that people in Moldova want to learn more about my there and potentially try something new themselves. The decision to become a Flex City Representative inspired me to bring Change in my home community. I am doing lots of volunteer projects with kids and teenagers, activities and events where they can gain skills in leadership, creativity and volunteering. I am very happy to become a member of the Young European Ambassadors initiative…

Vadim Sestopalov

Vadim Sestopalov

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

I am a multimedia journalist with a several years of experience creating stories across borders. Originally from Moldova, I graduated with a BA degree in journalism from the Saint Petersburg State University and an Erasmus exchange programme from the Danish School of Media. Every border in my life has a character and a story. The more I explore the world - the more I am dedicated to promoting international collaboration, sustainable development and multicultural understanding. As a journalist, I volunteered for the BBC, filmed in Denmark and wrote about media, education and career. It is what I enjoy and what makes me a happy man. With the YEAs' initiative I hope to create a 'second' World Economic Forum and shape a better and more innovative present and future of the world.

Valentin Josan

Valentin Josan

Residence:
Durham City
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I believe in people and their power to initiate the change. Who am I? a person who is willing and able to change the world. I am the winner of an HMC scholarship, which allowed me to study in a British school. I am an active citizen of Moldova. I had the chance to represent the youth from our capital city in the National Council of Students, to coordinate events as the Secretary General of the National Association for Academic Debates, to teach 100 young people every year about volunteering and leadership and to be a staff member at Wave Week Moldova. In the EU we trust in a big, strong, united, and culturally diverse European Union. I am a proud Young European Ambassador. And this is the right way to finish my profile description.

Valeria Babin

Valeria Babin

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

I’m a student of Journalism and Public Communication at Moldova State Univeristy. Studying this subject has showed me the importance of the information we're exposed to as well as the power of being well-informed. Sharing accurate information, promoting valuable stories and reducing disinformation are my main desires. As a volunteer at AISEC - Chisinau, I participate in Erasmus mobility project, which motivate me to be more involved in society. Getting to know new and different people, understanding their cultures and learning to live beautifully in diversity are things that make us more open minded individuals. That's why I value the EU.

Valeriu Turcanu

Valeriu Turcanu

Residence:
Toulouse
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

For seven years I have been travelling between Moldova, France and Romania, to make the voices of young people heard. Currently, I am studying international and European law at the University of Lille (Lille, France), following a Law degree at Capitole University (Toulouse, France). I was engaged in ensuring the respect and promotion of the rights of young people in Romania, a struggle that lasted a few years and was recognised by Romanian Government with the Ministry of Social Justice Award. Then my mission evolved into my current professional projects, in particular the internship in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova and the delegate statute to the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination at the United Nations in Geneva. Nevertheless, I returned to Moldova to participate in the local activities of organisations such as Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Institute for European Policies and Reforms, targeting Moldova's relations…

Vasile Tarlev

Vasile Tarlev

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Law student at Moldova State University
Country of origin:
Moldova

Born and raised in the Republic of Moldova, I'm a fourth year Law student at Moldova State University. Beside my curricular studies, I'm a volunteer with more than 7 years of experience and have worked at more than 10 NGOs. Throughout my volunteering career, I've organised several conferences, youth projects and other youth activities in my community or other European countries. I am someone who aims to keep lines of communication open, is concerned with youths’ needs and is constantly advocating for best practices and policies. Also I strongly believe that it is our duty to decentralise youth opportunities and ensure equal chances for everyone. As a result, I've advocated for this idea at several international conferences. As an outcome of my activities, I've become a more responsible citizen, who strives and works for a better community.

Victoria Nemerenco

Victoria Nemerenco

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

I recently completed a BA degree in International Relations and International Organisation at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. During my studies, I was a board member of the International Research by Students Programme (IRSP), which meant being involved in providing research projects for such organisations as ECFR. I also completed internships at UNHCR and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participated in various MUNs, MEP, projects, programmes and summer schools related to my studies both in Moldova and abroad. Moreover, I was involved in the organisation of several summer schools for youth. In 2018, I was nominated as one of the best Moldovan students abroad at the Moldovan Students Gala. My fields of interest are international security, civil society in the EaP region, gender studies and youth.

Victoria Popescu

Victoria Popescu

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

Over the last 5 years I've been actively involved in social volunteering projects including Erasmus trainings and the coordination of EVS projects on behalf of the "ADVID" non-profit organisation. My experience has also led me to participate in a number contests focused on innovation and technology such as the Technovation challenge, Startup Weekends and Hackathons. Through the YEAs' initiative, I am excited to make use of the unique opportunity to share my experience and learn more about the EU and get to know important decision-makers, to hopefully get my voice heard.

Victoria Sirbu

Victoria Sirbu

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

I am a young professional who graduated in September with an MA/MSc in European Studies at the University of Flensburg in collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark. I did my bachelor studies in Moldova at the Academy of Economic Studies in the field of Global Economy and International Economic Relations. During my bachelor studies, I had the chance to take part in the Erasmus Mundus Program as part of an exchange year in Austria (Linz) at the Johannes Kepler University. Moreover, since high school, I was interested in volunteering and in 2012 I joined the Rotaract Club. In 2016 I was elected to be the Country Representative of Moldova in the European Rotaract Information Center, a position which I hold until this day. During my studies abroad, I participated in various conferences and projects like “Europa macht Schule” which helped me develop and grow as a young professional. Additionally, I was a scholar of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, which supported my academic…

Vlada Gutu

Vlada Gutu

Residence:
Stefan Voda
Occupation:
High School student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I was born and raised in a small town in the south-east of the Republic of Moldova called Stefan Voda and am currently studying at the local school. I’ve always pushed myself to work hard and be a good student, as well as to get involved with all the opportunities that were out there. As I am a very curious person, I tried as many things as possible: dance, painting, volleyball, debate, participating in English and creative clubs, etc. But definitely, my all-time favorite activity became volunteering, especially as I did an exchange year in the USA, which made me super-eager to learn about different cultures and motivated me to lead an active, civically-engaged lifestyle. And when my school was visited by a group of Young European Ambassadors last year, I found their mission to be very interesting and enlightening. I am very excited to take advantage of this opportunity myself!

Vlada Mangîr

Vlada Mangîr

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

I have always aimed to be the change in society. This is why, since 2017, I started to get involved in different kinds of projects and volunteering organisations including being head of the sales department at a local NGO, Youth.md (a media platform, created by the teens for the teens) and working on the 'Chișinău for European Youth Capital 2020/2021' team. I have taken part in international programmes, such as FLEX (which gave me the opportunity to spend a week in Washington D.C to learn more about civic education, media and literacy). These are some of the highlights that have helped me shape myself as a citizen working to make the world better. I'm looking forward to being a part of the YEA team and creating beautiful memories together.

Vladislav Kaim

Vladislav Kaim

Residence:
Malmö, Sweden
Occupation:
Treasurer, Board Member at Malmö Association of International Affairs (UF Malmö)
Country of origin:
Moldova

Throughout my academic path and involvement in various social activities, I always prioritized real impact over headlines as well as challenging environments over comforting ones. That was the drive behind my decision to establish and run with two of my friends from Moscow State University of International Relations the "SDG International Youth Forum" - a multinational youth platform dedicated to increasing youth involvement in the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals. In line with my bachelor studies, I spent a year working in an international trade think-tank on issues of green exports and rules of origin. Now, in Sweden, I'm studying how urban development impacts all of us, and what could be the best practices to implement in Moldova.