More than 700 young people from the Eastern partner countries and the EU are appointed as Young European Ambassadors

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

Following an open call for applications, more than 1,200 young people in the EU and its six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) have expressed their interest in becoming Young European Ambassadors (YEAs).

The YEAs were selected jointly by the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project, the European Commission, the European External Action Service’s (EEAS) StratCom Task Force East team and the respective EU Delegations in the six countries.

The role of the YEAs is to network with youth in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the EU to exchange experiences, discuss matters of direct concern to young people, promote opportunities for youth, share best practices and work together for a better future.

The YEAs initiative has been active since 2016 and has consistently grown over these four years, from a network of 100 young people in 2016 to 730 today.

The full list of the YEAs that joined the initiative in September 2019 is attached under this news item.

The Young European Ambassadors initiative is part of the ‘Young European Neighbours’ (YEN) network, created by the EU-funded ‘OPEN Neighbourhood - Communicating for a Stronger Partnership: Connecting with citizens across the Eastern Neighbourhood’ (‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’) project.

Find out more

List of YEAs in 2019

‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative

Join the 5,300+ Young European Neighbours network members here

Check out YEAs promotional video here.

Check out the YEAs’ e-Cards here