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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Alina Kovalenko

Alina Kovalenko

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

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

Anastasiia  Prishchenko

Anastasiia Prishchenko

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

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

Anastasiia Bobrova

Anastasiia Bobrova

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

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

Anastasiia Korotun

Anastasiia Korotun

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

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

Anastasiia Malenko

Anastasiia Malenko

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

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

Anastasiia Pechena

Anastasiia Pechena

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

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

Anastasiia Sheremet

Anastasiia Sheremet

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

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

Andriana  Labanets

Andriana Labanets

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

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

Andrii Myroshnychenko

Andrii Myroshnychenko

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

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

Anna Krutova

Anna Krutova

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

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

Anna Lukasevych

Anna Lukasevych

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

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

Anton Dubinskyi

Anton Dubinskyi

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

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

Anzhela Rudenko

Anzhela Rudenko

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

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

Artem Zazeka

Artem Zazeka

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

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

Artur Aheiev

Artur Aheiev

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

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

Bohdana Voiat

Bohdana Voiat

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

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

Bohdana Sybikovska

Bohdana Sybikovska

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

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

Bohdana-Yayna Topilko

Bohdana-Yayna Topilko

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

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

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

Danylo Nepochatov

Danylo Nepochatov

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

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

Daryna Hoch

Daryna Hoch

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

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

David Androshchuk

David Androshchuk

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

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

Denys Demydov

Denys Demydov

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

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

Denys Ganzha

Denys Ganzha

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

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

Denys Verteletskyi

Denys Verteletskyi

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

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

Diana Dutchak

Diana Dutchak

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

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

Eliza Kravchenko

Eliza Kravchenko

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

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

Ganna Teslenko

Ganna Teslenko

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

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

Hanna Archakova

Hanna Archakova

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

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

Iryna Krysiak

Iryna Krysiak

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

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

Iryna Pozhydaieva

Iryna Pozhydaieva

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

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

Iryna Stasiukevych

Iryna Stasiukevych

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

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

Ivan Bozhko

Ivan Bozhko

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

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

Ivanna Sysak

Ivanna Sysak

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

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

Ivanna Tetera

Ivanna Tetera

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

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

Kateryna Kryzhanivska

Kateryna Kryzhanivska

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

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

Kateryna Martyniuk

Kateryna Martyniuk

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

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

Kateryna Romaniuk

Kateryna Romaniuk

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

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

Kateryna Tarab

Kateryna Tarab

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

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

Liudmyla Nikitina

Liudmyla Nikitina

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

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

Lyzaveta Drannikova

Lyzaveta Drannikova

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

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

Mykhailo Rudominskyi

Mykhailo Rudominskyi

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

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

Mykhailo Yemchura

Mykhailo Yemchura

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

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

Mykola Reshetniakov

Mykola Reshetniakov

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

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

Mykyta Kotsehub

Mykyta Kotsehub

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

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

Nadiia Symonenko

Nadiia Symonenko

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

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

Nataliia Pavlyk

Nataliia Pavlyk

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
PhD student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I completed my Master’s degree in Philosophy and a certificate programme in Religious Studies at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. As an exchange student, I was studying at the University of Warsaw (2017-2018). In October 2017, I was a member of the International Working Group on Preventing Violent Extremism of Youth in Brussels, Belgium. Due to my interest in Oriental Studies, I was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to take part in MIRAI Program in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. Being engaged in youth work and social activities, I have participated in various international projects in Armenia, Austria, Cyprus, Finland, Italy, Turkey, etc. In 2017, I was conducting research for my Master’s thesis on Jain Yoga in India. In addition, I was awarded the scholarship of the Monaco Association for Academic Research on Yoga and the scholarship of the President of Ukraine for excellence in studies. Currently, I am a PhD student in Philosophy.

Nazar Solomakha

Nazar Solomakha

Residence:
Chernihiv
Occupation:
Bachelor's student studying law
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am the Head Coordinator of the youth initiative "GAVA". I am engaged in many activities inside my university community and an eager volunteer in the field of education for children from the lower-income households.

Oksana Trach

Oksana Trach

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

I am a 4th year student in International Relations at Lviv Polytechnic National University. I like journalism and want to develop my career in this direction, as I enjoy writing and discovering new things. I was a member of the Student Government, where I was involved in organizing different events at our faculty and I am now member of the Student Council of Lviv. Since last year, I have been a participant of an amazing project between Ukraine, Germany and France. In May 2016 and June 2018, I was a volunteer in Ukrainian-Polish Forum. Also, this summer I was a participant at the EU Study Days held in Ukraine.

Oleh Popov

Oleh Popov

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

A few months ago while exploring Istanbul I encountered an interesting man and we started a conversation. People who know me are aware that I like to ask different interesting questions. So I asked him: “who is the person that inspired you the most?”. He started to tell me a story about a fascinating person he used to work with and how masterful and inspiring he was... As the man was describing the person, he said something along the lines of: “he's one of those people you get to meet two or three times in your lifetime.” I aspire to be one of the human beings you get to meet two or three times in a lifetime. Hailing from Mykolaiv (in the southern part of Ukraine), I'm currently a student of management in my hometown. Alongside that, I received degrees in interpretation and social work. Nowadays, I'm involved in multiple NGOs’ activities in my city initiating, organizing, teaching at, facilitating projects and events related to education, culture, languages or critical thinking,…

Oleksandra Bilyaze

Oleksandra Bilyaze

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Society projects manager, British Council Ukraine
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I work as a Society Project Manager at the British Council in Ukraine. I was born in Donetsk and in 2015 got a Master’s degree in “Project Management” at Donetsk National Technical University. I was the Head of the All-Ukrainian Youth NGO “Foundation of Regional Initiatives” (FRI) in 2016-17, coordinator of multiple youth-oriented projects and have wide experience with Erasmus+. I am committed to youth work and advocating for youth rights.

Oleksandra Kuruts

Oleksandra Kuruts

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Society projects manager, British Council Ukraine
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I work as a Society Project Manager at the British Council in Ukraine. I was born in Donetsk and in 2015 got a Master’s degree in “Project Management” at Donetsk National Technical University. I was the Head of the All-Ukrainian Youth NGO “Foundation of Regional Initiatives” (FRI) in 2016-17, coordinator of multiple youth-oriented projects and have wide experience with Erasmus+. I am committed to youth work and advocating for youth rights.

Oleksandra Puzanova

Oleksandra Puzanova

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
"Bachelor Student Volunteer"
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a third year bachelor student in Internatonal Law at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Over the past year, I successfully organized four events, gaining a lot of experience and practical knowledge. Furthermore, whilst organizing events related to human rights, equality, democracy and civil society, I developed a keen interest in and appreciation of such values.
 

Oleksii Yanin

Oleksii Yanin

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

My name is Oleksii and I was born in Simferopol, Ukraine but now I live in Lviv due to the annexation of Crimea by Russia. I've been living in Lviv since the age 16 and I'm now a 4th year student majoring in International Relations at Lviv Polytechnic National University, where I was also head of the student government. I'm also engaged in activities outside my University, for example as a delegate of the Student Council of Lviv. Moreover, I've been part of the Young European Ambassadors' initiative since 2017. Since April 2018, I’m also a young ambassador of an anticorruption network in Ukraine and a member of the Lviv Educational Initiative NGO.

Olena  Sorotsynska

Olena Sorotsynska

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
I am a Vice-president of NGO "Step.Forward"
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a co-founder of the "Step.Forward" NGO, which works with young people from different parts of our country. I studied at the University of Glasgow (East European Studies) as an exchange student, graduated from Kyiv Mohyla Academy (MA in History) and the Kyiv National Economic University (MA in Law). I am a participant of various international events (youth exchanges, trainings, conferences), and now I am working on projects within DSC.

Olena Barziuk

Olena Barziuk

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

I hold a BA in German Philology and World Literature and I am an alumna of the FLEX programme. My professional experience includes cooperation with UNICEF (as a photographer), the AK Federal Governmnet Department of Media and Communication (as Executive Assistant), Wentrum, American Councils for International Education (as a Regional Coordinator), Uvocorp, Peace Corp (as a Counselor) and Alfaschool (as an English language teacher). I also worked as a journalist and writer for 5 years. I am currently pursuing Master's degree in Economics and Human Resource Management. I am also working on an IT start up, cooperating with alumni from Camp Glow 2017 (Peace Corps), studying at the Women Success Club (American Councils), and participating in international projects/conferences.

Olena Kokhan

Olena Kokhan

Residence:
Odessa
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a co-founder of Odesa branch of the "Foundation of Regional Initiatives", which works with young people from different parts of our country. I studied at the Odesa National Food Academy. Previously, I represented Ukraine in the Coucil of Europe in Strasbourg (France). I am also a participant of various international events (youth exchanges, trainings, conferences). Now I work as an IT Manager at an HR company

Olga Shen

Olga Shen

Residence:
Vienna, Austria
Occupation:
I am a student at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna & University of Vienna
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I currently study at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, with a specific focus on international conflicts and security, particularly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and China. I was born in Ukraine, grew up mostly in Vienna, Austria and also lived in France for some time. I believe that my russian-ukrainian-austrian background allows me to understand the current political developments from a specific angle and therefore enables me to develop interesting analytical approaches. Therefore, I am eager to contribute to the development of the EU-Eastern relations, which I believe have a huge potential!

Olha Fokaf

Olha Fokaf

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Program Administrator in LvBS
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I work as a Programme Administrator (Health Care Administration Programme) at the Lviv Business School. I am studying Medicine at the Lviv National Medical University named after Danylo Halytskyy.

Olha Nykorak

Olha Nykorak

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

I work as an assistant-consultant of a Ukrainian Member of Parliament of Ukraine and project manager. I graduated from an MA in Law.

Olha Shymko

Olha Shymko

Residence:
Kyiv, Ukraine
Occupation:
Project Manager/ Metinvest Holding
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I work in HR marketing department of Metinvest Holding; graduate from KNUTE, was trainee in several institutions in France, Germany and Poland; design and implement training programs in Design&Thinking, Intercultural Relations, Project Management, Social Innovations; member of Lions Club of France.

Pavlo  Nazar

Pavlo Nazar

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

I am about to acquire my BA in English Philology. I am investing myself into learning a third language. Though I am as of yet not entirely sure of what to do in my near future, all I know is that I want to help my country to be become as prosperous as it can possibly be. I took part in the "Study Tours to Poland' programme. In addition, I am a student of an International Mobility Programme, based in Częstochowa.

Polina Sidorchuk

Polina Sidorchuk

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student, volunteer
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a student at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. I volunteer for the UN Women "HeforShe" programme and I am a member of the youth committee U-Report UNICEF. I am also a trainee at the Klitschko foundation and the analytical organization "Easybusines".

Roksoliana Matskiv

Roksoliana Matskiv

Residence:
Wrocław, Poland
Occupation:
Coordinator for foreigners
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and started studying at the University of Wroclaw majoring in Cultural Anthropology. In 2018, I have been nominated to study under the Erasmus+ programme at the University of Ljubljana. During that period, I was a member of the Slovenian Committee of the European Youth Parliament. I am involved in the activities of the "UKRAINA" Foundation and Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Wroclaw since my university years in Poland. Our projects are aimed at creating a space for dialogue between local people and out-of-town visitors (mainly from Ukraine), involving all of them in cultural activities and self-development. My Master's thesis and topic of my future PhD are closely connected with those issues. Additionally, I am now working as a coordinator for foreigners in Polish agency.

Serhii Lashyn

Serhii Lashyn

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

Specializing in international law and the economic analysis of law, I have been always passionate about the European project. After having obtained my bachelor's degree in Ukraine, I now study at the Central European University in Budapest. I have always been devoted to international cooperation as the only tool to fight global threats. As such, I have given a speech at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York. Being a Young European Ambassador since the inception of the initiative, I am happy to be engaged in the daily work of this network comprised of my fellow Europeans who are determined to make Europe a better place for everyone.

Sofiia Balatska

Sofiia Balatska

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

I study software engineering in Poltava Polytechnic College. I am the leader of the youth club "WakeUp", in which I work with young people, organizing events and volunteering. In October 2018 I participated in the Erasmus + project "Connect with Art to Life" in Milas, Turkey.

Sofiia Yakovlieva

Sofiia Yakovlieva

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Student (BA in International Economic Relations)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

In middle school, I took part in exchange programmes in Germany. I later became a Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) programme participant and the year I spent in the US gave me a better understanding of world processes. Since then, I have been volunteering, because I have seen that it can make this planet a better place to live in (I volunteered at the Youth Olympic Games in 2016 in Lillehammer, Norway). I entered one of the best Ukrainian Universities and I am fully satisfied with the faculty that I am studying in, because in the future I see myself working for the UN or UNESCO. Languages are my passion and I am conquering this art, with 7 languages already spoken. Right now I am taking part in the Erasmus+ programme (this is my third Erasmus project), which shows how different but at the same time similar we are! There are still amazing mountains to climb!

Sofiya Vydra

Sofiya Vydra

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

During my school days, I participated in debate tournaments and worked as a journalist, whilst being dedicated to sport (I received the "Candidate for Master of Sport" title). I obtained a Bachelor and Master's degree from the National University of Yaroslav the Wise in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Following that, I did a double-degree programme at the Mykolo Romerio University in Vilnius, Lithuania. Alongside my studies, I participated in a Summer School on Human Rights in Vilnius as well as a Special Course on Central and Eastern Europe in Czech Republic. Currently I am currently a student at Salzburg University pursuing a Master's degree programme in EU Studies and participating in a Ukraine-based youth NGO.

Solomiia  Pikh

Solomiia Pikh

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
A student and a teacher in IT academy Logos
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I graduated from a Math Gymnasium in 2015 and entered university the same year. I am currently studying Economics at the Lviv National Ivan Franko University. As part of my studies, I have been studying at the Warsaw School of Economics as an Erasmus+ student. This is my last year of Bachelor's studies and I am planning to pursue a Master's degree abroad.This year, I started to work part-time at Logos IT Academy and I participated in the World Youth Forum as a panalist on the topic of Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and as an attendant of sessions connected to the topic of empowering people with special needs.Each year, I participate in Taize Community meetings both as a volunteer and as an attendee.

Svitlana  Semyvolieva

Svitlana Semyvolieva

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

I work at "Business Link" and study at the Central European University in Kyiv. I am also a participant of the European Youth Parliament, having been engaged in three of its sessions, so I have experience in dealing with international teams and diplomacy. Furthermore, I've done an internship at the Ministry of Education in Ukraine last summer, a great opportunity to gain insight into how it works.

Svitlana Honcharuk

Svitlana Honcharuk

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

I'm passionate about technology, volunteering and social activism. I am an active volunteer and organizer of numerous projects. I participated in the Technovation Challenge 2017-2018 with an Android application for people with disabilities. I am a current mentee of STEM U which is a project of the New York Academy of Sciences. I'm going to major in Computer Science. I believe that IT is one of the most effective ways to make an impact. I love being a part of international communities because globalization is a true key to changing the world.

Taras Kovalchuk

Taras Kovalchuk

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Founder of t.me/fairtrip and co-founder of t.me/nonformalO
Country of origin:
Ukraine
I was graduated with MA in international law from National Law Academy named after Yaroslaw the Wise in 2014. In 2014 - 2018, I was a head of Youth NGO "Liberty Forum" In 2016 - 2018 I was Coordinator of Youth Contact Group supported by OSCE PCU. I've started digital-media in mid-2018: t.me/fairtrip - travel digital media, and in late 2018 I've started another digital media:  t.me/nonformalO - about nonformal education 
Tetiana Bohdanova

Tetiana Bohdanova

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
MA in Translation Studies, translator and interpreter
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I was an international volunteer in the "Educate Slovakia" project in 2017 and I work as a consecutive interpreter at conferences.

Tina Muradian

Tina Muradian

Residence:
Gdynia, Poland
Occupation:
Research Analyst, youth worker, MA graduate
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I graduated with an MA in Translation Studies in 2017. Shortly after that, I moved to Gdansk, where I worked as an EVS volunteer for the European Solidarity Centre. Apart from that, I am the head of the international department of the “Transcarpathian Free Media” NGO, a freelance translator, and a Research Analyst for Thomson Reuters. Moreover, I was previously an intern at UNHCR and a member of the OSCE Youth Contact Group. I have participated in various international trainings and forums in Europe and Ukraine, as well as developed my own projects. One of the latest ones is the Polish-Ukrainian exchange "Solidarity without Borders".

Uliana Shybunka

Uliana Shybunka

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Mobile Manager in Bank
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I study Marketing at the Lviv Polytechnic National University and I am a member of AIESEC. At the moment, my team and I are involved in the organisation of three projects for volunteers in Ukraine. Moreover, I am participating in an Erasmus + project as well as other volunteer projects. I am currently working at "Raiffaisen Bank Aval" as a mobile manager and dance in my university dance team.

Vasyl Sych

Vasyl Sych

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
PhD student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a PhD student in Political Science at the National Institute for Strategic Studies. Moreover, I have a Master’s degree in History from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” and a Master’s degree in Eastern Studies from the University of Warsaw. I am the head of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2016-2018, I have participated in several international summer schools and seminars dedicated to the problems of Central and Eastern Europe and post-Soviet countries.

Victoria Molnar

Victoria Molnar

Residence:
Kyiv
Age:
19 years
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am currently involved in the establishment of the first and only Ukrainian Transatlantic Platform and am actively engaged as a second-year YEA in the 'EU NEIGHBOURS east' initiative. I spent my last semester doing a European Studies programme at the University of Latvia. Before that, I spent a month as an intern at the Center for International Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine, researching self-proclaimed separatist entities in the post-Soviet space. Since my first year of university, I have been engaged in the activities of the IIR Debate Club, becoming a mentor this year. I have also organised several events throughout my alma mater, namely "UN Talks", Model UN simulations and conferences, among others. I believe that the models of communication established through the YEAs' initiative lead to deeper and stronger connections with people, making the promotion of EU values and opportunities much more efficient. That is why I gladly took this opportunity on board last…

Viktor  Karvatskyy

Viktor Karvatskyy

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

I am doing an internship at "Vox Ukraine" and a national TV-Channel called "Pryamyy". I will start an internship at the GUAM in January.

Viktor Lesyk

Viktor Lesyk

Residence:
Ivano-Frankivsk
Occupation:
Student, Library Media Specialist & Paragraph Student Space Manager at Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpatian National University
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I was born in the small town of Berezhany (Ternopil region). There, I completed my secondary education with a gold medal. In 2015, I moved to Ivano-Frankivsk to study International Relations at Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University. In the first year of my studies I created a student media community, participated in several conferences and round tables, and got acquainted with the university administration. In January 2017, I started the 'Paragraph Student Space' project, which united more than 50 students with 1000+ supporters and more than 200 000 UAH in funds devoted to project implementation. Thanks to my active participation in student life, I also had the opportunity to visit five EU countries last year during a study trip to the European Parliament in Brussels.

"1. PhD candidate in Political Science at the Institute for International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv,  2. Presenter in German Broadcasting Office of Radio Ukraine International"

Viktor Savinok

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student (PhD Political Sciences and International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, where I obtained my BA and MA degrees in International Relations. My professional experience includes the topics of Central European politics (MFA of Ukraine, Institute for European Politics) and the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (Jacques Delors Institut Berlin). I am an engaged researcher, enhancing my competences and knowledge through participation in scientific conferences and fellowships in the fields of IR and Political Sciences. Currently, I am also active as a radio presenter and freelance columnist, dealing with German, Ukrainian and EU politics. Intercultural communication belongs to my priorities, thus I chaired a students' association on diplomacy in 2016-2017 and constantly develop my knowledge of foreign languages,…

Viktoria Omelianenko

Viktoria Omelianenko

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

I am a young civil youth activist. I have always dreamed to be able to make my own contribution to society. When I entered the Institute of International Relations, my life turned upside down. I became a member of U-Report Ukraine, the Foundation of Regional Initiatives, the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine. I also became involved in a number of volunteering activities, the organization of projects and various networking opportunities. Then I joined EYP Ukraine, which was an experience that helped me to clarify what I want from life. European values motivated me to apply for the YEAs' initiative. And here am I, full of energy and willpower to create together our bright European future in peace and security.

Viktoriia Adamova

Viktoriia Adamova

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

I am currently in my last year of high school. I participated in international MEU 2017 conference in Sofia, which broadened my horizons and introduced me to European values. I am school president, an active volunteer and organizer of numerous youth projects. Furthermore, I am a participant of the European Summer School Camp 2018 in Georgia and a delegate of EYP conferences and sessions. I spent my summer with a host-family in Poland and I won a grant from the Prague Educational Centre. I aim to be a leader and future changemaker who will make a contribution to the future of my country and its sustainability.

Viktoriia Hladii

Viktoriia Hladii

Residence:
Turku, Finland
Occupation:
Graduate student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Originally from a small city in the west of Ukraine, I became determined to achieve a big future in international relations during my years in high school, and ever since have been moving towards my dream step by step. So now, after Bachelor studies in International Relations at Lviv University, two exchange periods in Finland and Slovenia and ongoing master's degree studies abroad, I am still on track and moving forward. Apart from studying and part-time jobs and internships, I love dedicating my time to volunteering, travelling, spending time with my friends and being a curious and active citizen. My aim is to be well educated and competent, find something that I love to do and I’m good at, and do it in the best possible way – this is a small thing that each of us world citizens can do to make this world a better place.

Viktoriia Onykiienko

Viktoriia Onykiienko

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Board member in all-ukrainian youth organization “Youth of Democratic Alliance”. Press-secretary for Association Ukrainian Agribusiness Club.
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a Board member of the "Youth of Democratic Alliance", responsible for educational programmes for young people, public relations, and international cooperation. I am also a Team leader for youth exchanges in the Erasmus + programme. I work as a press-secretary for the Association of the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club. I have strong diplomatic, project managment and communication skills.

Viktoriia Rekrutiak

Viktoriia Rekrutiak

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

I work as an artist and kids' English tutor. I am also Head of the Committee of Social Activity of SC, co-founder of the NGO "EuroStep", organizer of the Charity Fund "Dreamers", member of the NGO "Young Diplomacy" and an organizer of International Week Lviv

Viktoriia Ruchynska

Viktoriia Ruchynska

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Junior Sectorial Policy Fellow in the EU project «Support to the implementation of the European Union –Ukraine Association Agreement»
Country of origin:
Ukraine

My name is Viktoriia Ruchynska. In 2016 I graduated with a Master's degree from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. I am currently a Junior Sectorial Policy Fellow in the EU project "Support to the implementation of the European Union – Ukraine Association Agreement", working in the Government Office for Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. I am in charge of preparing expert opinions of Ukrainian draft laws and by-laws on compliance of policies with Association Agreement requirements. I
dream to see my country as a prosperious member of the European Union, because Ukrainians so deserve it!
 

Viktoriia Unucko

Viktoriia Unucko

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Administrative and Communication Assistant in UNDP Ukraine
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am an International Relations Master's degree student of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, simultaneously working for the United Nations in Ukraine as an Administrative and Communication Assistant. I am an open-minded, result-oriented person with strong organizational and stress management skills. My life could be characterized as a perfect combination of my professional, personal and research interests: renewable energy, energy security and energy efficiency in a modern world. I have experience of working in a culturally diverse environment with the possibility for professional and personal growth.
I am strongly convinced that the joint efforts of the young motivated, open-minded and goal-oriented young people from around the world are the only way to make our world a better place for living. Only an efficient and effective combination of our creative ideas and non-standard approaches willl contribute to saving our environment and world.
 

I am head of te Youth Centre of the Khmelnytsky City Council and Chairman of the Board of Youth NGO "Youth for a better future".

Vladislav Grebeniuk

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

I am head of the Youth Centre of the Khmelnytsky City Council and Chairman of the Board of Youth NGO "Youth for a better future".

Vladyslava Molchanova

Vladyslava Molchanova

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

I am a socially active youth leader with more than 3 years of experience in volunteering, leadership, non-formal education and project management. I am currently member of the European Youth Parliament and representative/developer at the NGO "Bioethics". I'm the founder of a successful social project called "TeenTalks", which is based on the idea of non-formal education, and was sponsored by American Councils. Moreover, being an EducationUSA Ambassador I'm very proud to help future students reach their full potential through studying in the US. I am an active FLEX programme alumna, promoting education abroad and creating sustainable connections between people from different countries.

Yaryna Tylchak

Yaryna Tylchak

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

Aside from studying medicine, I have always contributed to social activities and self-development. I took part in various projects (e.g. School of Success by Klitschko Brothers Fund, Science Picnic in Ternopil¸ Peace Corps Camp Model United Nations, international exchanges in Ukraine and Lithuania, 12th International Students’ Summer School, ERASMUS+ projects in Turkey and Portugal, 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam) which helped me boost my confidence, broaden my horizons and increase my experience in project management.

Yelyzaveta Kucher

Yelyzaveta Kucher

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

I'm now an Eramus exchange student at Helsinki University focusing primarily on International Law and Human rights. Previously, I studied law at Strasbourg University and translation studies (English-French-Ukrainian-Russian) at Kyiv National University. I have also worked as a legal intern at the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, as an intern at the Information Center on the European Institutions in Strasbourg and volunteered in two refugee camps in Switzerland and Germany.

Yelyzaveta Markova

Yelyzaveta Markova

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Student (BA in International Law)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I'm a Konrad Adenauer Foundation scholar, currently pursuing my Bachelor's degree and working on international private law issues in an attorney's office. In terms of volunteering, I'm a member of the "ELSA Kharkiv" NGO, where I deal with international traineeships for law students and young professionals. I'm also working for the "Public diplomacy platform" / "Enlightening Initiative" NGO on EU-related educational projects.

Yevheniia Likhachova

Yevheniia Likhachova

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

I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Architecture in Odesa, Ukraine. I'm currently pursuing a Master's programme in Politecnico di Milano. Before enrolling, I worked on different public projects in Ukraine in the field of architecture and urban planning. Meanwhile I've also participated in a series of international and national workshops and competitions.

Yuriy Solovyov

Yuriy Solovyov

Residence:
Vilnius, Lithuania
Occupation:
Interpreter, Football Referee, Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I was born in Lutsk, Ukraine but when I was 6 years old my mom and I had to move to Lithuania. One of my main goals is to do as many meaningful things as possible and I am trying to achieve this goal by being a very active person. I am an International Secretary of the Young Conservatives League of Lithuania and I am the Secretary General of the Young Christian Democrats of Lithuania. Moreover, I was elected to be a member of the Vilnius Youth Council. In addition to that, I work as a Bilingual interpreter (Russian – English) and a football referee. Currently, I am studying Political Science at Vilnius University. I had the opportunity to participate in multiple youth exchange programmes in Romania and Italy. I have taken part in Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Robert Schuman Institute seminars and conferences in Estonia, Sweden and Lithuania. I took part in youth work exchanges in Lithuania and Ukraine.