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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Aaron Otto Langguth

Aaron Otto Langguth

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Germany

Born and raised in multicultural Berlin-Kreuzberg, as the son of parents from East-Berlin and West-Germany, I am a child of the reunification. Uniting Europe in its diversity and connecting to our brothers and sisters beyond its constructed borders is the quintessence of my very existence. Overcoming prejudices and breaking down barriers through exchange and cooperation build the core of my social activism. Only together we can effectively combat global warming, violent conflicts and exploitation. I am showing leadership by taking full advantage of my privileges to empower others to take action. My education based on critical thinking, global life experiences and love substantiate my drive to ignite the change. On the principles of equality, solidarity and fairness, I promote reciprocal respect and freedom as an actor on stage with my theater-ensemble BAZAAR EUROPA, as a referee on the football field and now as a Young European Ambassador.

Abbas Babayev

Abbas Babayev

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Project Administrative Assistant
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

As a graduate of international relations, I have always been eager to join initiatives related to my field of study in order to learn more about real decision-making processes and to contribute to the development of society. The YEAs’ network is one such initiative, aiming to develop youth by allowing us to learn more about how our peers in other EaP countries are working towards developing our respective countries’ relations with the EU. As a returning YEA, I am now more acquainted with the structure and activities of the network, and enthusiastic to contribute to its development in Azerbaijan.
 

Abdul Mustafazade

Abdul Mustafazade

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a senior student at the Baku Engineering University (previously Qafqaz University). I am engaged in student affairs as a young professional in the National Assembly of Youth Organisations (NAYORA), the umbrella youth organization in Azerbaijan. Moreover, I am currently doing an internship at the United Nations Office of Azerbaijan. I also attended various trainings and events during my student years and am particularly interested in initiatives that integrate economic considerations within diplomacy and international relations. I took part in a winter school on the topic of “Sustainable Development Cooperation – Top Down, Bottom Up” approach. I am interested in gaining insight into the theoretical basis of development cooperation. I was part of the International Legal Research Group on Migration Law as a National Academic Coordinator. I am also part of Model United Nations community, which has showed me the complexity of international relations and politics.

Abutab Abbasova

Abutab Abbasova

Residence:
London, United Kingdom
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have recently graduated with an MSc in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London, I also have a background in International Relations (BA), which I previously studied ADA University in Azerbaijan. However, my first international experience was through an exchange programme at the University of Glasgow (the UK). As a Young European Ambassador since 2016, I have done internships at different organizations including the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Brussels, ADA University, Caucasus Research Resource Center Azerbaijan, and International Eurasia Press Fund. Currently, I am an intern at an NGO in London.

Adelaide Di Maggio

Adelaide Di Maggio

Residence:
London
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Italy/Poland

I am a bilingual student of Art History and Philosophy, with an interest in politics and public policy, especially as regards education and what it should look like. I, myself, work in a non-profit organisation, which is also a non-formal education platform: the European Youth Parliament (EYP). I have been linked with EYP for over four years now, and I am currently working as the Vice-President of EYP Poland. There I am responsible for Communications and Marketing, as well as graphics. Apart from EYP, I have taken part in many projects related to the EU, as well as the United Nations, allowing me to travel all around Europe and beyond, and meet new cultures, as well as learn about new perspectives. I see myself as a European citizen in a global world, which, I hope, helps me to be more open-minded and appreciative of beauty.

Adil Safarli

Adil Safarli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am studying International Studies at ADA University and am working as part of the British Council's exam team in Azerbaijan. I have until now been part of many great activities and events. In this summer, I had a chance to intern at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Germany, where I became familiar with the essence of diplomacy by engaging with different sections of the embassy. Moreover, I am an Education Officer at Erasmus Student Network in Baku, where I help to share educational opportunities with Azerbaijani youth, thus building bridges between local and international students. Last year, I have also been chosen as a Youth Ambassador by the Azerbaijani umbrella youth organisation, NAYORA, in order to represent Azerbaijani youth at international and local events. Besides that, I have been part of different internships, conferences and events, where I developed my public speaking and networking skills. I am more than honored to have been chosen as a Young European Ambassador for…

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.

Adrine Aghabekyan

Adrine Aghabekyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional.
Country of origin:
Armenia

I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Cross-cultural Communication from Yerevan State University (YSU) and my Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratisation from the Centre for European Studies (CES). I am a Youth Worker and a Human Rights defender. I have been working at AEGEE-Yerevan as the Head of the Human Resources Committee and at the Armenian Progressive Youth (APY) NGO as a Project Manager, EVS Coordinator and the head of "Local Events Organising" and "Youth and Environment" working groups. Currently, I am a board member at 4FEM Women's Rights NGO. 

Agil Guliyev

Agil Guliyev

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Sales and Reservations Agent at Fairmont Baku Flame Towers / Senior undergraduate student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am an undergraduate student in business technologies at Azerbaijani State Oil and Industry University. Alongside my studies, I have also been working in different positions, for instance at the Fairmont Raffles International Hotel, which has given me the opportunity to broaden my professional knowledge in an international environment. Moreover, I have acquired study abroad experience at the University of Leicester in the UK through an Erasmus+ grant. I am a student member of the Operational Research Society based in UK.

Aino-Maria Ervelä

Aino-Maria Ervelä

Residence:
Finland
Occupation:
Social Counsellor/Family social work
Country of origin:
Finland

I have a bachelor’s degree in Social Services and I am working in the field of child protection and family social work. I spent 2017 in Belarus doing a European Voluntary Service, a year that had a major impact on my life. I was living in Minsk and did my EVS in a charity association called "World Without Borders", where I worked with teenagers in conflict with the law. I am interested in youth work, youth participation, human rights, international relations and communication. I love to travel and discover new places and people, and to create and share new stories. I am interested in the Eastern European cultures and as I am learning Russian, I am hoping it will allow me to have a deeper understanding of those cultures. The Young European Ambassador's network brings together my main interests of youth work and intercultural communication, and gives us an opportunity to work together with the aim of creating a better future!

Aleks Slavchev

Aleks Slavchev

Residence:
Vidin
Occupation:
Student in FLHS "Yordan Radichkov" and Associate in International Center for Development of Education and Training
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

Despite being from a small town, in 2017, I realised that my voice can actually be heard. Since then, I am actively engaged in both volunteer work and political campaigns. I may still be 17, but I have already planned the rest of my life: to be part of the change that our community is desperately in need of. I am currently in high school studying foreign languages and mathematics. Simultaneously, I am an associate in an NGO, dealing with Erasmus+ projects. For this one year I grew up and became aware of what life actually is. Spreading solidarity and open-mindedness outside our borders will not only change many lives, but will also make our world a better place, so here I am, a Young European Ambassador.

Alena Tsimashcuk

Alena Tsimashcuk

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

I have been working as a professional journalist for five years. Currently, you know me as a News Editor from "TV and Radio Company Brest". I take facts, digest them and make them readable and understandable, and after that I broadcast them on the radio. Earlier in my career, I was a newspaper reporter. In addition to my bachelor's degree in journalism, I also have a degree in psychology.

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…

Aliaksandr Yarashau

Aliaksandr Yarashau

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
I study at BSEU and work in the Civitta consulting company

I am currently a student of International Economic Relations at the Belarusian State Economic University. I am engaged in the activities of the European Youth Parliament both in Belarus and the EU. Last summer, I participated in an American summer scholarship program called SUSI, specialising in civic engagement. I have also previously interned at Coca-cola and worked for the Republican Сonfederation of Entrepreneurs.

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.

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…

Ana Kandelaki

Ana Kandelaki

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

Since graduating from Tbilisi State University's Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, I have been interested in the political and public issues, especially as they relate to my country. I believe Georgia is part of Europe, therefore I am interested in EU Integration and EU institutions. I have 7 years of experience in various fields, including at NGOs and the private sector as well as public institutions and political organizations, having worked at such organizations as the Tbilisi City Board and various public schools. I currently work at the European Education Center as a senior manager and in 2016-2017 I worked as an assistant director at several NGOs in Tbilisi. I was also a volunteer at the Development Centre of Ajara in 2016 and I worked as a Radio Broadcast Journalist in 2015. I had an opportunity to study European political issues, which allowed me to gain a comparative understanding of the Georgian political system as well as to participate in various youth projects…

Ana Lortkipanidze

Ana Lortkipanidze

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

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am passionate about learning different languages - I now speak five languages and continue to learn new ones. I believe that languages are a superpower, since they affect the way we think and perceive the world around us, enabling a closer and better understanding of different cultures and people. From 2015 to 2017, I was living in Germany, which was a lifechanging experiance for me. I currently study Pscyhotherapy. At the same time I am working in a German company as a Quality Coach, responsible for upholding quality standards at our work space. I deliver training and coaching sessions to my co-workers, in which my theoretical knowledge acquired at university proves very useful.

Ana 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 Ukleba

Ana Ukleba

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

I recently completed my Master’s degree at the College of Europe in Bruges where I specialized in the EU’s External Relations and European Neighborhood Policy. I wrote my MA thesis on the EU’s democracy-promotion efforts in Georgia under the EaP initiative. I also hold a BA from the American University in Bulgaria and Sciences Po Bordeaux. I have acquired professional experience at the GUAM Organization for Democracy and the Ministry of Euro and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia. I am fortunate to have lived and studied around the world. These experiences have shaped me into an open-minded individual. I have first-hand benefitted from the EU and thus consider myself a strong EU enthusiast who wishes to share her passion for the EU with others both in Georgia and in the region.

Anahit Yeghiazaryan

Anahit Yeghiazaryan

Residence:
Yerevan, Armenia
Occupation:
I am a young professional.
Country of origin:
Armenia

I got my Bachelor's degree in Romance and Germanic Philology at Yerevan State University. I also did my Master's there as well as at the American University of Armenia's Department of Political Science and International Affairs. I am currently a Senior Area Manager at Business Armenia (the former Development Foundation of Armenia), a semi-national foundation that promotes export and investment.  

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…

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.

Anastasiya Baliuk

Anastasiya Baliuk

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

I am a young professional with extensive experience in international relations events and programmes. I graduated from the World Economy Department at the Belarusian State University's Faculty of International Relations. During my exchange semester at the Budapest Business School (Stipendium Hungaricum) I had the honor to be an assistant at the Diplomatic Spouses Fair in Budapest. I also volunteered at the 'Nordic Cultures' stand at the International Book Fair in 2016-2017 in Minsk. My other volunteering experience includes being one of the organizers of the Swedish Culture Day in Minsk 2017-2018 and Finnish Day in Minsk 2017. Finally, I have worked as an event organising assistant at International Christmas Opera Singers Competition at Bolshoi Ballet and Opera Theater in Minsk.

Anastastia Guledani

Anastastia Guledani

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

I want to become a human rights defender. At present, I am a National Junior Representative of CISV Georgia, from where I travel to a lot on workshops and youth meetings. I have a lot of friends from different countries and I love them a lot! I am a volunteer at Wex International. Being a Young European Ambasador is a huge responsibility since becoming a part of the EU family means a lot for my country and I believe I can contribute to this process, not least by meeting very interesting people and forging strong connections with different communities. I believe that one day we will become a member of the EU and fully understand Eurpean values.

Andranik Shirinyan

Andranik Shirinyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student, Young Professional, Trainer
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a BA student specializing in International Law alongside being a Legal advisor at the Yerevan State University Legal Clinic. I have just finished my Erasmus+ exchange at the University of Bologna where I was studying European and International Law. I am participating in Political and Social programmes aimed at empowering young people, especially students. I am part of the Student Scientific Society in my faculty. For now, I am also a Trainer at the Helsinki Citizens Assembly in Vanadzor aimed at training observers for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Armenia. I have also worked as a Youtuber for the European Union Office in Armenia.

Andrea Van Acker

Andrea Van Acker

Residence:
Rotterdam
Occupation:
Student and Conflict Journalist
Country of origin:
Belgium

I am currently enrolled at the Erasmus Univesity College in Rotterdam, where my focus lies in all things International affairs. Throughout the last few years, I tried to combine this with my longstanding interest in journalism, conflict analysis and adventurous travel, meaning that I have done numerous (journalistic & photographic) projects around human rights, medical care and women's rights in Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan etc, as well as developed a passion for the Middle-East and Central-Asia. I take pride in doing most of these alone, because I feel that small-scale and face-to-face interactions have the most impact on people's lives. Additionally, this motivated me to start learning the languages and made me an avid mountain climber too. While in Rotterdam, I mostly spend my free time writing articles, doing sport, as a student mentor for incoming refugee students primarily from Syria and Iraq, and attending conferences around security studies and conflict resolution.

Andreea Dana Osman

Andreea Dana Osman

Residence:
București
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Romania

I have been a volunteer for the "Princess Margaret of Romania" since 2012, the "Ana si copii" association in 2016-2017 , "Terre des Homess" since 2014 and Motivation Romania for one year in 2017. I have also done a short EVS exchange in Turkey, where I worked with Syrian refugees (both kids and adults), and helped them to write their CV and apply for jobs. I also helped to improve their English and prepared them for workshops about security of dates and entrepreneurship.

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…

Angelica Mastro

Angelica Mastro

Residence:
Forlì (FC) - Italy
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Italy

I am a graduate student of "International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs" at the University of Bologna. Before obtaining my Bachelor, I studied for a whole academic year in Buenos Aires and for a semester in Seville (Erasmus+). Even though I was moving from one place to another, I was still able to make the most out of my studies and graduate with honours.
Since January 2018, I am an EU expert speaker, which means that whenever Forlì’s "Punto Europa" asks me to do so, I get to teach students of all ages about the history and the institutions of the EU.
I truly believe in the EU and its values, and I hope that I can do my part in defending them, by helping others better understand them. As a YEA, I want to demonstrate how much the EU has in common with its Eastern Neighbours.

Angelo  Odysseos

Angelo Odysseos

Residence:
Rome, Italy
Occupation:
Traineeship at the Embassy of Cyprus in Rome
Country of origin:
Cyprus

I recently graduated in the Hague with a Bachelor's degree in World Politics. My studies were focused on global challenges and on the aspiration of turning into global citizens. Through my academic experience, I gained intercultural sensitivity and learned that in order to progress we must all learn to work together. My extracurriculur background has always been really active, ranging from theatre and musical performances to public speaking and international conferences. All of these activities have sparked my interest in getting involved with the EU - as I believe it is a step towards cooperation amongst different cultures and of course a step towards becoming a true global citizen.

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.

Ani Khachatryan

Ani Khachatryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional, student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a graduate of the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and hold an MA in International Relations. I have previously obtained a BA in English philology, with French as a second major. Currently I am pursuing my second MA in European Studies, with a specialization in Human Rights and Democratization. After taking classes in TV and radio journalism at the State Song Theatre of Armenia, I worked as a journalist at 'Panorama AM', one of the country's leading news agencies, covering news on the domestic and foreign policy of Armenia. Later, I did an internship at the Press and Public Information section of the OSCE Office in Yerevan. I worked for a year at the Embassy of Brazil in the Armenian capital.Currently, I work as a senior specialist of international affairs at the Public TV Company of Armenia. My educational background, deep interest in European affairs and a study visit to the EU institutions in Brussels in 2015 have made me…

Ani Papyan

Ani Papyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I completed my Master studies in the College of Europe in Natolin a month ago and just returned to Armenia. I am preparing to establish my own NGO.

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.

Anna Gevorgyan

Anna Gevorgyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am heading the Communications at a VR travel startup, 360Stories. I have 8 years' volunteering experience at various organisatioins, mainly at Armenian Red Cross where I have led a number of youth projects both at local and international levels. Currently I am the Dean of the Awesome Foundation Yerevan chapter where we fund a number of social and unique projects every month. Besides, I am the co-founder and president of Association of Fundraising Professionals of Armenia. I have BA in English language and literature and still haven't figured out what I want to do for my Master's degree. I am very excited to become a Young Ambassador. I believe this is a very interesting and challenging way of having impact at our local communities.

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.

Anna Sophie Elektra Zech

Anna Sophie Elektra Zech

Residence:
Cologne
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Germany

Having spent the past years studying in various countries in Europe, I have benefited greatly from the EU and learned a lot about other cultures and my own. I therefore believe intercultural awareness to be a key skill for anyone to in today’s society and would like to promote and expand on it via this initiative.
Beyond this, I want to be an advocate for the emancipation of young voters, especially in sight of the upcoming European elections. Being of German heritage, I treasure the EU not just for its single market and free movement, but more than anything for creating a peaceful union of peoples. In order to preserve this for future generations, it is crucial that we, especially the younger generations, all get involved by voting, promoting its values and working together actively on its progress.
 

Anthony Adams

Anthony Adams

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
EU Public Affairs Consultant
Country of origin:
Poland

I am currently working as an EU public affairs consultant in Brussels. Prior to this, I contributed to the 'EU NEIGHBOURS east' project for 2.5 years as one of the coordinators of the 'Young European Neighbours' network. Being of Polish and Latvian origin, I have always been a strong advocate of the EU forging closer ties with the Eastern Partner countries, as I believe both sides have much to gain from cooperating and communicating better with each other. Working for the network allowed me to travel extensively across the region and gain first-hand experience of local youth activitism, as well the social and political context of each country. Some of the highlights included organising a EuroSchool in Azerbaijan, attending the Young European Ambassadors' visit to schools/universities in Moldova, the EU Youth Conference in Tallinn and the Conference on Youth, Peace and Security organised by the European External Action Service. My interest in the region is also largely reflected in…

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.

Anton Sauchyk

Anton Sauchyk

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

I graduated from the Belarusian National Technical University (2017) with an honours degree in Customs Affairs. My student reports were mainly devoted to foreign trade, economic security and the Eurasian Economic Union. I am currently working at EY in Minsk (Advisory services). Besides developing specialized software (so called bots) for audit procedures, my responsibilities include mentoring interns, communicating with staff from other departments and preparing presentations.

Anton Zhahalkovich

Anton Zhahalkovich

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Programmer at EPAM Systems; Student of BSU
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a 4th-year student at the Belarusian State University majoring in sociology. I write about youth, crime and drug consumption. The reason I have chosen to specialise in this field is that since I was a child, I've always wondered how different socio-cultural, politial and economic phenomena work at the grassroots level in different societies. In order to learn more about these, I participated in the OSCE Youth Conference "Working with Youth for Youth: Strengthening Cooperation Online", held in Malaga, Spain. I also participated at the launch event of the new institutional arrangement of the Eastern Partnership in Brussels last May and the CORLEAP meeting in Kiev. I am involved in the YEAs' initiative for the 2nd year and it's a great pleasure for me to be a part of it, as it allows me to learn new things, exchange experience and gain skills. The most important thing I've learned is how to have a great social impact in my local community and make peoples' lives better.

Anush Margaryan

Anush Margaryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a high school student from Avshar Secondary school, intern at the Institute of Molecular Biology.

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.

Areg Galoyan

Areg Galoyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educomplex
Country of origin:
Armenia

I work at "Armenian Public TV" as a Producer and a Scriptwriter, I also volunteer at the Armenian UN association, the Armenian Red Cross Society and I'm a tenn council member at CCA. I love both diplomacy and politics and all kinds of art. I've lived in Czech Republic for a year, then I moved back to Armenia where I live now. One of my favorite things in the world is the mixture of culturs and prespectives.

Armine Markosyan

Armine Markosyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
MA in Human Rights and Democratisation, Global Campus Caucasus, EaP region
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am an MA student in the field of Human Rights and Democratisation. Formerly I've been involved in different volunteering programs (short-term and long-term), but this is a unique opportunity for me to get involved in activities that will be useful both for me and my country as well as comunicate with active young people around the world.

Arpine Sargsyan

Arpine Sargsyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I work in Armenian State university of Economics Gyumri branch, as an international relations specialist and a lecturer. I am a bachelor of international economic relations, Master in Finance, and a PhD student of Economics Theory. During my prior experience, I have taken part in various trainings, exchange projects and programmes. I am a young enthusiast, who adores traveling the world, discovering new things, "eating" cultures of the world, making friends. Being a Young European Ambassador is an amazing opportunity for me to focus my efforts to the improvement and creation a beautiful world for us!!!

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.

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.

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.

Artúr Hőnich

Artúr Hőnich

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

I am Hungarian and a final year undergraduate studying International Relations. I am also a member and Vice President for Professional Affairs of the student-led College for Advanced Studies of Diplomacy in Practice. Previously, I have contributed to a research project at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ RECENS research group on historic network analysis. My current research topic is about US-Russian relations, particularly in the field of nuclear non-proliferation.

Arzu	Abbasova

Arzu Abbasova

Residence:
London, United Kingdom
Occupation:
BA International Relations at SOAS, University of London
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a BA International Relations student at SOAS, University of London. Prior to moving to London I was studying International Studies at ADA University between 2016 and 2017. My previous experience includes being a Research Intern at the Embassy of Azerbaijan to the United Kingdom and a radio presenter at SOAS radio. I have also completed an online assignment for the United Nations Volunteering (UNV) programme for the Regional office of Arab States, Europe and the CIS. Moreover, I am engaged in musical composition as a secondary profession.

Ashot Tadevosyan

Ashot Tadevosyan

Residence:
Ozalj, Croatia
Occupation:
EVS volunteer
Country of origin:
Armenia

I have been volunteering in "KASA" foundation's project called "Active citizens of Armenia". Now I am an EVS volunteer in Croatia focusing on rural empowerment and youth involvement.

Asmati Pailevaniani

Asmati Pailevaniani

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

I’m 17 years old and currently a 12th grader in high school. I would like to study International Relations. Aside from my formal education, I am also involved in extra-curricular activities. I am a volunteer in the “Bridge of friendship Kartolsi” NGO, where we often organize training courses for schools students. I am actively involved in the organizational process and support the successful implementation of trainings. I often take part in innovation camps, youth forums, debate championships, European Youth Parliament Georgia and also conferences and projects organized by the British Council in Georgia. I believe I have a sense of responsibility, warrior spirit and possess leadership skills and flexibility, and according to many of my friends, I have a good team spirit.

Athanasia Konstantinou

Athanasia Konstantinou

Residence:
Larnaca
Occupation:
President at Cyprus Youth DiplomaCY
Country of origin:
Cyprus

I am a graduate of the Department of French and European Studies of the University of Cyprus (2015) with a Master in European Politics from the same University (2018).Since 2014, I am a Board Member in the youth NGO "Cyprus Youth DiplomaCY", and since June 2018 I am the President of the Organization.
“Be the change you want to see in the world’’ (M.Gandhi) is my favorite quote and my motivation to be actively involved in youth affairs.
 

Athanasios  Vasilopoulos

Athanasios Vasilopoulos

Residence:
Athens
Occupation:
Senior Student at the department of Financial and Accunting
Country of origin:
Greece

Born in Athens, I have been volunteering since 2016 as a youth worker in a Greek youth organization called "Youthnet Hellas". As part of this organisation, we run many non-formal educational workshops in different fields. I also participated in the Greek representation of the European Youth Congress that took place in Gdansk in 2017. Lastly, I am a Co-Director & Head of Project Management at a volunteer student organization called "Association of International and European Affairs" since 2016.

Ayhan Satiji

Ayhan Satiji

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student (BA in International Relations, ADA University)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a fourth-year student at ADA University, majoring in International Relations. I would describe myself as an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and hardworking individual always seeking for opportunities to develop my skills and broaden my knowledge. During my studies, I have been a part of various international youth forums and internship programs including Erasmus+ exchange programmes, a summer course on Romanian language, civilization and culture, the International Forum of Responsibility for Europe’s Youth in Germany, the 2nd International Youth Forum of EYP in Azerbaijan, the International Train the Trainers within the educational programme GROW in Romania. In addition to that, I have completed a Certificate Programme in EU Studies and attended courses on “EU Energy Policy” and “European Common and Security Policy". Besides that, I volunteered as a member of the PR Department in the ASAN’ Volunteer Organization in Azerbaijan. My experiences as an undergraduate teaching…

Ayshan Aghayeva

Ayshan Aghayeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

İ am a graduate of the Philology and Journalism Department at the Azerbaijan University of Languages and currently work as a Consultant at the Strategic Development and Project Management Unit at the State Examination Center of Azerbaijan. So far I have volunteered in various organisations and events in the field of culture, education, environment and sport. Moreover, İ am an active member of the Common-Sense youth organisation where my main responsibility includes managing international cooperation and assisting the coordination and adaptation of members. Through the organisation, I have taken part in Erasmus+ and other international programmes in foreign countries.

Aziza Khalilova

Aziza Khalilova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a senior student at Baku State University majoring in International Relations. I am a socially active person who always try to take advantage of different opportunities. I have participated in a number of conferences, forums and trainings. I was a coordinator of the Debate Club of BSU. I also participated at several Model United Nations (MUN) conferences. I am currently involved in the Youth Ambassadors' programme launched by the Azerbaijani umbrella youth organisation Nayora. Thanks to it, I have been a part of various trainings and meetings. I also participated at the 2018 edition of Euroschool, which was a great experience for me.

Bakhtiyar Heydarli

Bakhtiyar Heydarli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a final-year student in International Relations at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan. I am engaged in student affairs, voluntarily working in the Azerbaijan Student Youth Organizations’ Union (ASYOU), the largest student youth organization in the country. I work as an events coordinator at International Relations department. I also participated in various forums and trainings. I also had the great opportunity to experience an interactive learning environment through my participation in the 2018 edition of EuroSchool. For me, discovering new opportunity and properly analyzing different situations are the main priorities in the life of every young person.

Barbara  Łabędzka

Barbara Łabędzka

Residence:
Opole
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Poland

I am politically active and a volunteer representing the Polish Red Cross and a programme called “Szlachetna Paczka”. I organize civic meetings in the region of Opole, appear in the political programme “Radio Lodge" on Radio Opole. I am also an editor of the “Young in Politics” newspaper. I am also in the process of establishing the Young Opole Foundation. I am a leader of the School Council and Chairman of Young Rightists. I am also a member of the Polish Youth Council near the Ministry of Education in Poland. I spend my free time actively debating at Model UN sessions and sessions of the European Youth Parliament.
 

Beka Margiani

Beka Margiani

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

I am currently studying law at Tbilisi State University and I am really passionate about youth work and volunteerism. I started volunteering at the age of 14 and since then I have participated in various projects, including the Advancing National Integration(ANI) project of the United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG) which created a free and open space in 13 cities around Georgia for youngsters to learn and practice civic activism. I have also participated in Europe Foundation’s Youth Integration Program which has greatly contributed to increased civic engagement of young people residing in 29 communities of Georgia. I speak English and I am also studying German and Russian at the moment. For me becoming a YEA is very important as it gives me the opportunity to cooperate with young people from all over Europe in order to raise awareness about Europe and its values in our societies.

Berina Mulovic

Berina Mulovic

Residence:
Pessac, France
Occupation:
Civil servant in training
Country of origin:
France

I am a French young professional with Bosnian roots who would define herself as European. I am really interested in the EU and Central and South Eastern Europe and I hold a master’s degree in European Law. I have also done several internships in the Balkans and won two EU-organised competitions that allowed me to do an internship at the European Commission. A turning point for me was my year as a College of Europe student in Natolin, where I learnt more about the ENP and had the chance to take part in study visits in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. My interest in the Eastern Partnership deepened during the two years I spent working on cultural and educational cooperation at the French Embassy in Belarus and during my first year as a YEA. I am currently a civil servant in training, hoping to become a diplomat.

Besiki Ekseulidze

Besiki Ekseulidze

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

Since 2012, I am actively engaged in civic activitism. In 2013, I founded the League of Young Diplomats, which became one of the largest and most active youth organizations in Georgia. We carried out a lot of youth projects relying on the help of volunteers and brought together a thousand young people from the entire country around the idea of civic activism and volunteering. In 2015, as a result of our activities, we gained funding from the EU for three different projects and from “IFES Georgia” for two other projects. Thanks to this fundings, we implemented projects in almost every part of Georgia, achieved important and reasonable results in terms of activating local youth and engaging them in civic activities.

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.

Boțoroga Cosmin Alin

Boțoroga Cosmin Alin

Residence:
Bârlad
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Romania

At the moment, I am a founding member and President of the International Community of Young Association, Marketing Manager of the project "I want to be an entrepreneur", coordinated by Romanian Business Leaders and honorary member of Interact Barlad and aspirant member Rotaract Cișmigiu București. I was also Director of the Department of Public Relations and Communication of Vaslui County Council, then I worked for 18 months as President of the Vaslui County Council. Also in the past, I was Ambassador of the Leaders Foundation, but also ambassador of the Structured Dialogue with Young People in Romania.

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!

Catarina Sarabando Gomes

Catarina Sarabando Gomes

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Portugal

I am a Public Sector and Local Authority Management graduate from the University of Aveiro in Portugal. During my bachelor's studies I volunteered in local organizations, being especially involved with youth and active citizenship at Agora Aveiro (Portugal), where I managed some projects. I was also also active in public discussions on the local level. I took part in multiple European mobility programmes and travelled around, which made me see beyond borders and differences. Currently I am a Master's student in Urban Studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. I dream of a fair Europe, that cares about the environment, empowers people and cooperates through common policies.

Céline Weimar-Dittmar

Céline Weimar-Dittmar

Residence:
Berlin
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Germany

I am a student of political science and sociology. As a child from a city that used to be split into to, with grandparents that survived the war and a father that was part of the 68er revolution in Germany, my urge for political engagement and to promote diversity and a peaceful Europe was set pretty early on. I initiated intercultural projects for German students to connect with our Syrian friends that fled from war and since then I fight for more solidarity and humanitarian politics in the EU. Trying to reach as many people as possible, I am also part of the political theater group BAZAAR EUROPE that addresses those kind of issues on stage. Besides, I believe that we cannot just watch the old folks doing politics, but have to make our voices heard! I strongly believe in youth empowerment, because if we all create small changes around the world, we create a bigger change for a more sustainable, democratic, social just future. Think big, act bigger! 

Chrysoula Mela

Chrysoula Mela

Residence:
Athens
Occupation:
LLB Student, Legal Intern at the Greek Council for Refugess
Country of origin:
Greece
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!

Dachi Tarughishvili

Dachi Tarughishvili

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

At my previous school, I was head of the class council where we often organized different activities for lower grade students (e.g. training, presentations, PE activities, academic competitions, etc) We also gathered money, toys, and clothes for charity organizations. I took summer diplomacy school courses in 2016. It was the first time I was more deeply introduced to International Relations theories, History of Diplomacy, International Economics, Political Ideologies and United Organizations such as the EU. For the last 2 years I learned a lot about EU Values and Goals. To me, the EU is all about freedom, security, peace and Justice. I speak four languages. I have been a successful participant and winner of many local English Language Olympiads. My team got first place in a conference held by the "UG LIMES" Robotics Academy. In the spring of 2018, I was selected for the Eastern Partnership European School Scholarship Programme 2018-2020 for an International Baccalaureate Diploma…

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.

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!

Daria Gasanova

Daria Gasanova

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

I'm a 12th grader at Azizkendi Public School in Marneuli. I want to study Business Adminstration at Tbilisi State University and if I get the chance, I would like to continue my education abroad. I am the most active girl in my community. I have strong leadership, analytical, communication and negotiating skills. As a member of an ethnic minority in Georgia, my mother tongue is Azerbaijani, but I also speak Georgian, Turkish, English and a little bit of Russian. I am interested in gender equality, foreign languages/ cultures, education, international relations and business. I'm involved in different activities, including serving as President of Girl Up Marneuli. Girl Up is UN founded global movement for gender equality. I organize interesting activities, including seminars and trainings in cooperation with the club's vice president and members. In addition, I participated in the Caucasus Youth Leadership Programme in 2017 and studied business and entrepreneurship in the US. In 2018…

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.

Davit Aghabekyan

Davit Aghabekyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a student at the Armenian State University of Economics. Working with a number of different organizations, I have developed organizational and communication skills which helped me a lot. I hope that this opportunity will be a platform to meet with international and local youth to broaden my horizons and deepen my knowledge.

Davit Dadalyan

Davit Dadalyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student (Yerevan State Medical University)
Country of origin:
Armenia

Currently, I am working as a Public Outreach Coordinator at the Centre For Rights Development NGO and studying at Yerevan State Medical University. Previously, I have worked as a Medical Expert for Helsinki Citizens Assembly Vanadzor Office(Yerevan). I was also the Volunteer Coordinator of AuroraPrize for Awakening Humanity in 2016,2017 and 2018. I have participated in different training courses on community development, youth involvement, inclusive educational and peaceful conflict resolution, volunteerism and media literacy, and developed my global and intercultural competencies in Finland, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Georgia, the USA and Tanzania. Particularly, in 2012 I had a Study visit to Turkey (Samsun, IstanbulSupport to Armenia-Turkey reconciliation) , in 2015 another Study visit to Germany (as part of the Journalists exchange program/ Funded by German Federal Foreign Office), and in
2017 I went to a Summer School in Tanzania in the frames of Young Global…

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.

Despoina Panteli

Despoina Panteli

Residence:
Düsseldorf, Germany
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Greece

I am currently studying a combination of sociology, media, and politics in Germany and thus enjoying the privilege of living anywhere within the EU while experiencing new cultures daily. I have tried being as active as possible in the past whilst doing internships in the fields of environment and media, volunteering in the institution "Include" whose aim is promote the inclusion of children with special needs via education and help them to participate in as many civic youth programmes as I could. All those impulses have definitely made a great impact on me and on my perception of the world. I would really like to urge more people to experience this. For that reason, I chose to join the YEA's initiative: because if youth is informed about opportunities such as studying abroad, participating in programmes, volunteering, etc, then the chance of us making a greater impact is significantly higher and the contribution of youth in shaping our future more realistic.

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.

Diana Endeladze

Diana Endeladze

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

I hold an MA degree in EU Public Affairs and Policies from the College of Europe and a BA in International Relations from Tbilisi State University. I have been working on issues of youth activism, political participation and mainstreaming. I have worked as NDI Research Fellow at the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia with the main focus of promoting women’s rights and political participation. I have also worked for the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria - one of Bulgaria's biggest NGOs. In 2017, I was a Georgian Youth Representative at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. My research interests include the EU’s normative power in EaP countries and civil society transformation.

Diana Takacsova

Diana Takacsova

Residence:
Brussels, Belgium
Occupation:
Young professional (European Endowment for Democracy)
Country of origin:
Slovakia

Passionate about storytelling for a social change, I am a communications professional and freelance photographer currently supporting the communications of the European Endowment for Democracy. I have been involved in a variety of projects on topics such as identity, migration, journalism and active citizenship, including a photo residency in Paris. As a photographer I developed several series across the Europe with a focus on the East, seeking small stories that tell more about the whole and investigating the life of different communities. I am also a photographer at Orange Magazine. Prior to Brussels, I lived in Soverato, Calabria, Italy, where I co-developed a toolkit of European citizenship education. As I have always had a great passion for the Eastern Partnership countries, I am honoured to join the Young European Ambassadors project.
 

Diana Yeghiazaryan

Diana Yeghiazaryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Graduated BA Arabic Studies (Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University) and MA "Regional Studies and Modern History of Arab and Middle Eastern countries" (Arabic Studies Department), Yerevan State University)
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a Youth Worker in Armenia. I am the Project Manager of Erasmus+ "International Youth Studies: Curricula Distance Learning and Open Educational Materials" long-term capacity building project run by FYCA and its dozens of European partners. I am also at Board of ECYC - European Confederation of Youth Clubs International NGO as Vice-President. I help young people to reach their goals and educational aspirations through non-formal education, active civil participation and engagement. I am fond of languages and in my spare time I also deliver private language courses of English, Arabic and sometimes Hebrew. I am passionate about youth work. I do care about education and recognition of Youth Workers, youth participation and creating inclusive society. I am fond of intercultural relations and traveling for exploring more about myself and the wonderful world surrounding me.

Dilara Pirkishiyeva (prev. Salimli)

Dilara Pirkishiyeva (prev. Salimli)

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

In may 2019 I will graduate from Baku State University with a B.S. in Geography. As a passionate environmentalist and human rights defender I have implemented several projects at BSU THIK organisation. Currently I am working as an IELTS instructor. Furthermore, I have experience in the tourism sector. In addition to my professional experience I have been involved in different volunteering programs e.g. AITF, AARC

Dinand Drankier

Dinand Drankier

Residence:
Wezep & Groningen, the Netherlands
Occupation:
MA student in International Relations (University of Groningen) + Young professional (Researcher at the University of Groningen Centre of Energy Law)
Country of origin:
Netherlands

I am a young professional in the field of energy law. Prior to my current job as a legal researcher at the University of Groningen, I pursued a BA in International Relations and International Organisation and a LLM in Energy and Climate Law. In addition to working, I currently spend a lot of my time working on my thesis on international investment governance in order to obtain my MA in the field of International Political Economy. Outside academia, I have been involved in political simulations, such as MUN and MEP, and in youth organisations dealing with education in the field of citizenship and political participation. Moreover, I have enjoyed the privilege of being able to participate in various international youth events. I would consider myself critically pro-European and I look forward to contributing to the Young European Ambassadors' scheme.

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.

Dziyana Faletskaya

Dziyana Faletskaya

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

I'm a 4th year student at the International University "MITSO". I aspire to become an international lawyer and am taking classes at my university for personnel management. At my university, I help to organize various events. Together with a classmate of mine, we have launched a series of events in which we talk about human rights in an informal setting. I participated in Erga Omnes: competition on the law of the Council of Europe, where I took 1st place. At the moment I am taking several courses: “Educate yourself about Europe-3” from the portal Adukacya.info, “a course on project management in the company” from NITU “MISiS”, “leadership fundamentals” from ITMO University. I also participated in the European Youth Parlament 2018 at Grodno and i am a regular listener of the Gender Module from ECLAB.  I also often attend open lectures and workshops in the city and webinars that deal with topics of gender, leadership, human rights law, international law and European law.

Dziyana Halubitskaya

Dziyana Halubitskaya

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

I’m a first year participant of the YEAs initiative. As for my education, currently I’m doing a preparatory year at the Warsaw University and next year I’m going to start my Law studies. In 2017 I took part in the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Summer Fellows Institute organized by Wake Forest University (North Carolina, USA), the Department of State and American Embassies across the globe. It allowed me to gain experience in volunteering, diplomacy and leadership. I also participated in the Teen Press Project, which is devoted to making people’s stories heard. I’ve always been into diplomacy, International Relations and current affairs. I’m here because I love meeting new talented and ambitious people, discussing burning issues. I have an immense desire to work towards solving regional and global problems. I’m here because I want to make a change and have several ideas to implement.

Dziyana Hrober

Dziyana Hrober

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

I am a young professional with 2+ years of ESL teaching experience. Ever since my graduation from Minsk Linguistic University, I have been working as a teacher of English at a school in my home town. As an educator, I am striving to enhance my expertise and engage more young people to bring out positive change in our community.

Dziyana Liashkevich

Dziyana Liashkevich

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
PR Manager at Interakcia Foundation
Country of origin:
Belarus

I studied marketing at the Belarusian State University of Informatics and had little knowlegde of the EU and what it means before 2017. Then I dove into the EU world by participating in a simulation of the EU decision-making process. The next step was to participate in a dedicated learning course about Europe, which I successfully completed, now having the honour to be part of the tutor team for its next edtition. At the same time my current job is connected to this topic as well, because I work as a PR Manager for an NGO implementing EU-funded projects in Belarusian regions. I'm very happy to become a part of Young European Ambassadors initiative in my native country!

Dzmitry Bialko

Dzmitry Bialko

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Belarusian Fund of Peace, Press-secretary; Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am currently studying International Relations at the Belarusian State University. My scientific and practical interests are connected with the role of international organizations in security and human rights protection. Right now, I'm volunteering as a Secretary General of the Faculty of International Relations Model United Nations (MUN) - the largest student's MUN conference in Belarus. I also participate in AIESEC "Youth for SDGs" as an ambassador of the SDG 16 "Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions". I am currently working as Press Secretary at the Belarusian Fund of Peace – one of the largest public charity organizations. I'm an official volunteer of the National Art Museum of Belarus and and I have also volunteered to help organise important events like the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE session (Minsk, 2017) and the Minsk Dialogue Forum Initiative.

 

Dzmitry Tsizhouka

Dzmitry Tsizhouka

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Project Manager in Game Dev.
Country of origin:
Belarus

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and am highly interested in sustainable development and its implementation in the Baltic Sea region. During my studies, I took English and Swedish classes and a special course, titled "The Baltic Sea Region: Cultures, Politics, Societies". In 2015 and 2016 I was a participant of a student cultural exchange program in the USA. In 2016, I participated in a student conference in Latvia, dedicated to the sustainable development of communities (organized by the Baltic University). In 2017 I was the only representative from Belarus in "The SAIL course" - Sustainability Applied in International Learning (Poland, Sweden and Scotland - organized by The Baltic University).
 I am now working as a Project Manager in game development, feeling lucky that I've become a Young European Ambassador.

Eleftheria-Sofia Dragoti

Eleftheria-Sofia Dragoti

Residence:
Dilijan, Armenia
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Greece

I am a Greek student in UWC Dilijan in Armenia. My interest for entrepreneurship is fast to spot, being one of the founders of the EnDGas and Oriento start-ups. At the same time, I won challenges such as “Hack4all”, one of the finalists in “Social Impact Award”, and I attended the semifinals of “Youth Business Talent”. I am also active in such areas as photography and social media; being a photographer in many events and social media manager in movements such as "Stand Up For Europe" and "Volt". My active relationship with Europe started after my participation in an Erasmus youth exchange programme and in the Youth European Εvent that made me realise that I have a voice, even as a young person, and now is the time that Europe needs me to stand up more than anything else.

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.

Elene Mgeladze

Elene Mgeladze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student, Lawyer
Country of origin:
Georgia

I studied International Law at Tbilisi State University. I am currently working as a leading specialist and secretary of the department of commerce at an electric power field company, drafting company policies and agreements. I am also a long-term election observer at the Georgian Young Lawyers' Association. I have participated in various local and international conferences and summer & winter schools, including at the University of Tartu, Antwerp University and the University of Groningen. I have also been part of several amazing teams at NGOs such as AIESEC, YATA, the European Youth Parliament and the Bringing Europeans Together Association (BETA). I'm fully bilingual in Georgian and Russian, and I also speak French, English and Italian. I am here because I believe that beyond the colour-coded passports, from East to West, North to South, Europeans share the same values.

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.

Ellada Gasparyan

Ellada Gasparyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am working at BetConstruct Company as an International Events Coordinator. I am organizing events in more than 10 countries. I strongly believe that being a Young European Ambassador can be a new source of opportunities and will help us to build a better environment for a brighter future.

Elmir Mukhtarov

Elmir Mukhtarov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a FLEX alumnus, working for more than a year at the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) as a researcher. I regularly share my opinion on economic issues from my personal blog, www.economir.com. For the past three years, I have been actively involved in the Model United Nations (MUN) community and have been the co-organizer of Model U.S. Senate (MUSS) in 2017 and 2018.

Elza Alizada

Elza Alizada

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I hold a BA with honours in International Relations from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan (95% GPA). I am currently studying at the same academy for my MA degree. In 2018, I did an internship at the Parliament of Azerbaijan. In 2015, I gained volunteering experience in Baku in 2015. In addition, I participated in several regional trainings as part of the Conflict School organised in the framework of the “Peacebuilding through Capacity Enhancement and Civic Engagement” (PeaCE) programme. After that, I was one of 10 who got the chance to take place in a conference in Tbilisi. During the third edition of EuroSchool 2018 which took place in Shabran, Azerbaijan, I got the opportunity to participate in several interactive learning sessions and social activities to learn more about the EU, its economy, energy policy, history and also about its partnership with Azerbaijan.

Emeric Maria

Emeric Maria

Residence:
Bruges - Belgium
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
France

I am a post-graduate student at the College of Europe in Bruges pursuing an MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy studies. I also hold a Master’s degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Lyon and I was an exchange student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. I have been involved in youth projects as regional coordinator in an organization promoting equal opportunities in higher education (Article 1) which provides an online platform for discussions and events. I am pleased to represent the EU Member States as a Young European Ambassador (YEA) considering how crucial people-to-people contacts are in mutual-understanding. Indeed, I am open-minded and truly eager to learn from people from other horizons by discussing and sharing experience.

Enrico Izzo

Enrico Izzo

Residence:
Rome
Occupation:
Project Management Intern
Country of origin:
Italy

Born in Rome, my passion for travelling and discovering different cultures started during secondary school. Thanks to university, I had the chance to attend a double bachelor’s degree in Italian-French and, after my first year of doing an MSc in Business Administration in Rome, I could study for a semester in Rio de Janeiro and for another one in Paris. In Brazil, I volunteered at the Olympics and Paralympics Games of 2016. Also, I decided to extend my stay in Paris because I found an internship in the startup "Love Your Waste", which fights food waste. Moreover, I performed on stage for the musical “West Side Story” with the Do’s Musical company. I won a startup competition organized by the University of Roma 3: we developed an app, Monugram, that aims to valorize the cultural heritage. In addition, I simply love music, sport and all the little things that include sharing and meeting.

Erekle Gozalishvili

Erekle Gozalishvili

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

I study International Relations at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. On the side, I work for a small NGO in Georgia, called Georgia's Future Academy. We hold different projects including a Debates Academy to help young people improve their skills in the related field. Each summer I volunteer for Peace Corps in Tbilisi, Georgia. I am a counselor at the United Boys In Leadership Development (BUILD) camp. Teaching young people from all over Georgia about different topics including: goal-setting, project management and leadership. Moreover, I am a member of the FLEX alumni network, through which I participate in different activities including clean-up activities around the country. In addition, when I was in the United States from my exchange year, I volunteered for 100 hours in a library helping staff to collect books and to negotiate with other libraries. I received a certificate of appreciation from the U.S Department of State at the end of the programme in 2015-2016…

Esma Gumberidze

Esma Gumberidze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Activist, Volunteer
Country of origin:
Georgia

After graduating with honours from a public school for the blind in Tbilisi, I went to the U.S. as a FLEX student. There I first experienced volunteering. I tutored several blind children in elementary school. Upon my return to Georgia in 2013, I continued volunteering, for instance, at GLOW and other teenage camps as a counselor conducting discussions and trainings on women’s rights, project development and management, future planning, the rights of persons with disabilities, volunteerism and youth exchange programmes. During my BA studies at Tbilisi State University, from which I just recently graduated with honours, I participated in the Erasmus+ Credit Mobility programme, spending 1 semester at the European University Viadrina in Germany, and another one at the Alexandru Ion Cuza University of Iasi in Romania. I also participated in Erasmus Plus youth seminars 3 times. Whilst studying I wrote and contributed to a couple of research items both as a student and disabled rights…

Eter Glurjidze

Eter Glurjidze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student, Youth Activist
Country of origin:
Georgia

I graduated from Nikozi Public School, a borderline village in the Tskhinvali region. I am currently a junior student at the International Black Sea University (IBSU), pursuing a degree in international relations and economy with a full scholarship. My interests in extra-curricular activities trace back to my high school period, when I was involved in various forums, debates, conferences, simulations, intellectual or cultural competitions and volunteering. I was a winner in a number of scientific conferences and public speaking competitions. Furthermore, I was a project manager at the "Proactive Group Georgia" NGO aimed at promoting youth empowerment, an active civil society and generally non-formal education. Last year I became a part of the YEAs' family, so I had the great chance to cooperate with youngsters to inform them about EU values and opportunities. Indeed, the most exciting period in my life is connected to the Erasmus+ exchange programmes. I particiated in several short…

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.

Fazilat Samadova

Fazilat Samadova

Residence:
Malmö, Sweden
Occupation:
I am doing my internship at Culture and Integration Organizations of Skåne.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

My academic backround is based on political science. I got my Bachelor's degree at Western University and studied Political Communication for one year at Vidzeme University of Applied Science in Latvia. This summer I graduated with a master's degree in Global Politics and Societal Change at Malmö University in Sweden. During my academic years in Azerbaijan I worked with Dalga (Wave) Youth Movement and was part of many projects in the field of human rights, democracy and other political and social issues. Moving from member to Chairman (2011-2015), I have been representing the movement in local and international events and actively participating in civil society issues advocating for youth empowerment. I also worked with local and international organizations to develop projects about human rights, democracy, gender, and tolerance. I am currently also working at a Swedish organisation focused on women's rights and multiculturalism.

Finn Christian Hagemann

Finn Christian Hagemann

Residence:
Bonn
Occupation:
project assistant / student
Country of origin:
Germany

I was raised in a very rural area near Hamburg. In 11th grade I went abroad, to live and study for a year in Argentina. After finishing secondary school I moved to Bonn for my studies of political science and communications. I have always been interested in politics and social topics. For that reason there was no doubt I would study social sciences and for that same reason, I started volunteering for Amnesty International in 2015. After a semester abroad at the University of Toronto, I started working part time at an agency for civic participation. At its core, civic participation is about creating dialogue, which I believe that dialog is key in fostering an integrated society. For 2019 I hope to finish my undergraduate degree and become involved in the YEAs' network as a way to foster dialogue between young folks from European Union and those from the Eastern Neighbourhood.

Firangiz Gulizada

Firangiz Gulizada

Residence:
Cluj Napoca, Romania
Occupation:
Volunteer EVS
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I obtained a B.A. in International Relations from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan. During my bachelor's studies, I interned at the Department on Social Political Issues within Azerbaijan's Presidential Administration. While I was pursuing my master's, I worked as a research assistant at the Caspian Strategy Institute in Istanbul, simultaneously volunteering inside one of the largest philanthropic NGOs, the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief. Since then, I held various positions at a variety of institutions like the American Culture Association Language Schools and the British Council. Since November 2017, I am a member of the Emergency Mobile Team of Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society. Alongside my studies and professional endeavors, I take part in numerous local and international events. I am currently volunteering in Cluj Napoca, Romania.

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…

Gabriela Telekfalvi

Gabriela Telekfalvi

Residence:
Athens
Occupation:
Founder of Labyrinth of Senses
Country of origin:
Greece

My volunteering experience started in 2014 when I organized a conference at my University aimed at promoting entrepreneurship. Later on, through different organizations, I participated in more than 100 events as a volunteer and I managed to organize more than 70 voluntary actions for different social groups in need. Building on this wide experience of organizing tailor-made voluntary actions and three Erasmus+ Youth in Action programmes ("All Aboard" in Portugal, "Art of Understanding" in Czech Republic and "D.U.E." in Italy) , I founded “Labyrinth of Senses”, an NGO focused on non-formal education. At Labyrinth of Senses we create tailor made programs in order to raise awareness on a lot of social issues like equal human rights, disability, diversity, inclusion and love. This project has been presented to more than 4000 participants in Greece, Romania, Austria, Serbia, Italy, Czech Republic, Armenia & Portugal.
My goal in life is to travel around the world and apply…

Gaga Gvenetadze

Gaga Gvenetadze

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

I am an Intern at the Embassy of Georgia to Italy. Previously, I was part of the 'civitas Georgica' - an organization covering social topics, such as active citizenship, democracy promotion and peacebuilding. I was first a participant in a project called 'Together with children's rights and democracy'. Following that, I worked as a trainer with Armenian and Azerbaijani minorities in Georgia as part of a summer school. In Poland, I volunteered in the "Bridge to Georgia" organisation, through which we promoted Georgian culture and a specific approach to conflict resolution in the context of the Georgian-Russian conflict in Abkhazia and South-Ossetia.

Gagik Harutyunyan

Gagik Harutyunyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I study in Yerevan State University at the Faculty of International Relations. I've participated in many Erasmus+ Youth exchanges and gained good intercultural communication skills. I've implemented the UNDP "Youth Engagement in local elections" project in Armenia. Currently I'm a part of the KASA Humanitarian Foundation in Armenia, where we work with refugees in Armenia. Our goal is to help them get involved in Armenian society.

Galya - Rebecca Hovhannisyan

Galya - Rebecca Hovhannisyan

Residence:
Strassbourg
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

My identity has been strongly shaped by my surroundings: born in Ukraine, raised in Armenia, and currently living in France has allowed me to strengthen my ties to the European continent and civilization. I am a young European with deep aspirations and strong beliefs in democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Alongside my studies, I am the Chairperson of the Board of Youth Initiative Centre (Armenia) and International Steering Group Representative for Europe at the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (Netherlands).

Gamar Alizade

Gamar Alizade

Residence:
Bologna, Italy
Occupation:
I am a student.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I hold a BA in Law from Baku State University and I am now pursing a master's degree in International Cooperation on Human Rights and Intercultural Heritage in Italy. Over the past several years, I have been active in the civic life of my country by organizing, volunteering and participating in a number of local and international events related to sports, culture, human rights and peacebuilding, among others. I am a Global UGRAD 2013 alumna. I have participated in several Erasmus+ projects (Young Activists for Peace and Dialogue Youth Exchange in Germany in 2017; Global Youth Exchange 2016 preparatory meeting in Russia in 2016; Sport for Change Youth Exchange in London in 2017, etc.), and in many other youth events, camps and training programmes organized by international NGOs and the Council of Europe. In 2017, I worked for the Organizing Committee of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games and Baku City Circuit. I am also a very adventurous traveler!

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.

Garik Khachatryan

Garik Khachatryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I'm a high school student and I have been involved in a number volunteering activities since the age of 11. I consider myself as someone who always says "YES" to new challenges. Currently, I'm studying at EducationUSA's Competitive College Club funded by the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan. I have been a volunteer at the Wikimedia Armenia NGO, the Federation of Youth Clubs in Armenia, the Armenian Helsinki Committee, among other organisations. I believe, that only via education, can we achieve successes and be a part of global change. I have a strong interest in the EU, UN, NATO and other international organizations.

Geno Kutashvili

Geno Kutashvili

Residence:
Mtskheta
Occupation:
I am a master student of the Public Policy and Management faculty at the Corvinus University of Budapest
Country of origin:
Georgia

I was born in Akhalgori, but since the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008, I've been living in the Tserovani IDP settlement. Since moving to Tserovani, I've been involved in numerous trainings (law-related, project writing, social media, debating and management training) and learning programmes in order to receive a non-formal education. Besides that, I have my own blog. I have twice won blog competitions and been nominated as a 'citizen journalist'. I also went to Poland for an educational visit for the School of Debates, which motivated me to establish a club at my school, where I used to be project organiser. I graduated from the University of Georgia, and during my 3rd year of bachelor studies I was an Erasmus Mundus (EFFORT) exchange student at the University of Lodz, Poland, where I gained useful skills and developed personally and professionally. I am currently an MA student at the Public Policy and Management Faculty of the Corvinus University of Budapest .

Geoffrey Devautour

Geoffrey Devautour

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

I have been living in Poland since 2015. It began with an internship in Olsztyn, the twinning city of Châteauroux, my French hometown. In 2016, I started volunteering as an EVS volunteer, for a project called ‘Youth employability and Integration of European citizenship’ at a Polish foundation focusing on social inclusion and professional integration. I was mainly responsible for contacting and building relationships with French companies based in Poland, with the view to further develop their CSR strategy. In 2018, I attended as a fellow the European Forum Alpbach, focused on the topic of diversity and resilience. Looking back at the forum, not only was it an extraordinary opportunity to connect with passionate and talented people, but also, an opportunity to gain new perspectives about the European Neighborhood Policy which I found fascinating. I am currently writing my Master's thesis on the internalization speed of INVs from Central and Eastern Europe and commitment into foreign…

Giorgi Agirbaia

Giorgi Agirbaia

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
PhD Student of Public Administration (GTU)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a socially active youth leader with 7 years of experience in youth leadership, youth work and education, economics and business management. I am a Phd Student of Public Administration at the Georgian Technical University. I also have an MBA of Innovative Project Management (GTU) . I am also the founder and CEO of the rapidly growing Youth NGO “ProActive Group Georgia”, where our main working area relates to youth. We have already empowered more than 1000 youth from Georgia and abroad to benefit from our projects in various ways. Around 100 young people gained the opportunity to study abroad, expanding their skills and knowledge in various fields, including Erasmus+ and other projects. Moreover, I work as a freelance trainer and project manager of international educational projects. Since 2013, I have delivered training courses in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Moldova, Bulgaria and Georgia - about topics ranging from youth leadership, and project management to personal development…

Giorgi Chapidze

Giorgi Chapidze

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

I hold an MA degree in EU Public Affairs and Policies from the College of Europe and a BA in International Relations from Tbilisi State University. I was the Georgian Youth Delegate at the Council of Europe in 2016, working on issues of youth engagement in politics at the grassroots level. I specialize in EaP policy, ENP and the EU’s external governance modes. I have previously worked as NDI Research Fellow at the Parliament of Georgia and at the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria. My academic interests include EU and Russian foreign policy, the economic transformation of the South Caucasus region, the EU’s changing approach towards eastern neighbourhood, among others.

Giorgi Dundua

Giorgi Dundua

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

I completed my Bachelor Degree in Social and Political Sciences at Tbilisi State University in 2017. From 2014, I have been an active member of the Students Scientific Circle, which encouraged me to take part in almost 35 students scientific conferences and forums. In 2015, I was among several students who participated in the summer school by ICMPD and with the possibility to attend lectures mentored by Professors from Oxford, Cambridge and Maastricht universities. Because of my academic achievements I was awarded with state scholarships five times in a row. In 2018, I was awarded with the scholarship of Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia, which is given annually to one student with excellent academic achievements. At present, I work for the Education Research and Science Development Center and at Tbilisi State University at the Department of Foreign Relations. With support from the U.S. Department of the State, United Nations Association and some other organizations, I organized…

Giorgi Eliozashvili

Giorgi Eliozashvili

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

I am a member of many NGOs, the first of which was "Society Biliki” where I was a volunteer peer-educator and organizer at ''World Cafe''. My first experience in international projects was through the European Athletics Youth Championships where I was Volunteering at the transport department. I am also a member of the European Youth Center and working at "Children And Youth National Centre". As an EVS Coordinator, I have a chance to be a volunteer at "Our Gym'' for children with disabilities. I gained volunteering experience at the Internet Governance International Forum GeoIGF 2017, Junior Eurovision 2017 as a team assistant of the Irish delegation, World Run 2018, European Dialogue On Internet Governance 2018 (EuroDIG), Public Service Hall, Batumi World Chess Olympiad 2018 and the Belt and Road Forum as a staff member. It was an honour for me to be an interpreter for the Indonesian Ambassador. I gained further experience thorugh the European Youth Parliament, the Human Rights…

Giorgi Kakhniashvili

Giorgi Kakhniashvili

Residence:
Budapest, Hungary
Occupation:
I am Student, Volunteer & Young Professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I was born in South Ossetia, and in 2008 became an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) following the 'August War' with Russia. I moved near Tbilisi, where I graduated from school and the University of Georgia (Faculty of Business Administration). I have been a Mobility Direct Exchange Student of Erasmus+, and studied at the University of Lodz, Poland for 5 months in 2016. I also have experience in youth work and volunteering: I was a member of the student organisation 'AIESEC' and also worked at NGOs 'DVV-International' and 'Sparkasse', conducting workshops for IDPs about financial education, and organising youth activities. I am now volunteering at 'AIESEC Hungary' and studying at the Budapest Business School. I like communicating, challenging myself and reaching my goals. I want the best for my country, so I always try to share my experience with young Georgians. I want to give them the opportunity to be aware of European values and their importance for our development.

Giorgi Titvinidze

Giorgi Titvinidze

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

I was born and raised in Georgia, one of the former Soviet republics. Georgia was the least oppressed state by the communist regime; nevertheless, from the very beginning children were taught at schools to maintain communist values and habits. Then suddenly there was a political and economic cataclysm and everything old vanished and the country started to face a totally new life and world. That is where the second phase of my life started. Capitalism, market economy, a new way of thinking, a new way of living – all these and much more appeared as obstacles. These challenges were difficult for my country to face and for me personally, it required great flexibility in order to adapt to the changing circumstances. The way to success for me was not easy; however, in each stage of my life I've done my best to prove my leadership potential. My academic performance at the University of Georgia helped me to participate in various conferences and workshops, through which I have gained…

Giorgi Zazarashvili

Giorgi Zazarashvili

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

I am a final-year high school student in Gori, Georgia. At the age of 14 I decided to go beyond the traditional educational system and try different ways of learning new things. The first step was participating in a project called "Modeling the EU Parliament" which has influenced me most. It took place in Tbilisi. There I learned that everyone could succeed and improve their skills. I became the best delegate in that project. After that I participated in numerous projects organized by NGOs like "PRTA", "PREDO", "Youth Reflex", "GIONFE" , etc. and won best delegate status in a majority of them. I am a co-founder of the NGO "WING" which promotes non-formal educational projects. In my town, I am also a co-founder of the same type of organization called "GEM" - Georgian European Movement. I am also the president of "Youth Reflex Gori”. I think my way to success is not an easy one because I am always trying to find my own way instead of following the flow, but as Chris Grosser once said…

Goga Katalandze

Goga Katalandze

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

I graduated from high school in Gali, Abkhazia with a certificate of honour. Since 2016, I am enrolled at Tbilisi State University pursuing a B.A. in Political Science. During my undergraduate studies, I participated in different conferences in the field of Human Rights, Gender Issues, EU Development and Democracy and other related topics on a local and international level. Also, I have been awarded a scholarship (UGRAD) from the U.S. Department of State and I've done an exchange programme at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Currently, I am studying at University College Dublin as an Erasmus+ ICM student for one semester. At the same time, I have working for different NGOs as a youth worker and social entrepreneur, as well as a data analyst for the Danish Refugee Council.

Gohar Mkrtchyan

Gohar Mkrtchyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am currently a fourth year student at the American University in Armenia, Bacherlor of Arts in Business, focused on accounting.

Gonçalo Manuel Dinis da Silva Gomes

Gonçalo Manuel Dinis da Silva Gomes

Residence:
Rotterdam
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Portugal

I’m a 3rd year Economics BSc. student driven by impact. I strive to leave a mark wherever I go and I wish to contribute towards a stronger, more united, and more cohesive European Union.
I’ve volunteered in National Athletics Championships, as well as in food collection campaigns. I’m currently coordinating “Understanding Europe PT” (a project that empowers young Europeans to become active citizens and informs them of the decision-making process in the EU). I’ve interned at Nova SBE’s Brand & Communication Office, where I managed the school’s media platforms, performed analytical reports, reviewed internal documents, etc. I am serving as a member of the Board at a soon-to-be-startup which organizes large-scale personal development events for youth. I’ve served as President of one of my faculty’s oldest clubs, conducting recruitment processes, contacting external partners, co-organizing 9 events, etc. I've also worked in Operations & Logistics, HR, Communications…

Gozal Sultanova

Gozal Sultanova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have graduated Master of Business Adminstration at UNEC with Honor diploma (96 % GPA). In 2018, while I was a last year master student at Azerbaijan State Economic University, I applied to the Erasmus+ scholarship programme, I was selected as one of the scholarship winners from Azerbaijan to take part in a half year student exchange in Vilnius, Lithuania. I graduated my Erasmus with Certicificate of Gratitude . I have graduated Bachelor’s degree also with Honor diploma (92%) at Azerbaijan University of Languages. I am former reporter in Azerbaijan Television. I have attended  in several Erasmus + projects and volunteer projects  such as EVS team leader in Baku 2015 European Games, Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. I have participated in internship program of Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication, United Nations SDGs Summer School 2018  etc. I am winner of Student Science Society research competition in AUL (2014-2015). I am very proud to be a YEA. 

Gullu Huseynli

Gullu Huseynli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a 2nd year student in Chemical Engineering at Baku Higher Oil School. I am currently a volunteer for AIESEC as part of the Incoming Global Volunteer Department and before that as Team Leader for the Outgoing Global Volunteer Department. Between June-August 2017, I volunteered in Transylvania, Romania where I helped organise trips and events for children.

Gumru Aliyeva

Gumru Aliyeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a social activist
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a post-graduate student at the Azerbaijan University of Languages. I previously did my Erasmus at Hacetteppe University in Ankara, Turkey. Besides that, I have been working in youth-led NGOs for more than three years. Currently, I am the National Representative of the Erasmus Student Network in Azerbaijan and I am working as a social activist in the fields of human rights education and gender equality. I work with people in the regions and in Baku.

Gunel Salayeva

Gunel Salayeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from the Azerbaijan University of Languages with a bachelor degree in English language and literature in 2016. Currently, I work as an English teacher at school No. 224. Besides that, I am a civil society activist. I have been a volunteer at One Caucasus festival where I had a chance to interact with local children from villages in Georgia. Moreover, I worked as a Team Leader in AIESEC Azerbaijan. As a team, we created social projects for young people with less access to quality education. At the same time, I have been a Project Director at AEGEE-Baki(European Students Forum). Feeling responsible for the environment, I started to work as a volunteer for the "Eco Baku" social initiative. Additionally, having gained experience as a trainer, I now run a project on gender equality in cooperation with UNAG to empower young people to be the voice of their communities. As a young leader of the Rotary Club, I always try to make positive changes in my community.

Gvantsa Kvirikashvili

Gvantsa Kvirikashvili

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

I am currently pursuing a B.A in International Relations at Tbilisi State University. I gained experience as an Erasmus + student at the University of Porto in Portugal during the previous spring semester. There I had the chance to participate in the ‘Classes Without Frontiers’ project, where I gave presentations about my country in Portuguese schools. I am volunteering with different NGOs in Georgia, as well as abroad. Outside my studies, I have participated in a number of conferences, workshops and trainings. I am delighted to be part of the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative and to be able to communicate and share European values with young people.

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

Hanna Kalichava

Hanna Kalichava

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

I am a 3rd year International Relations student at the Belarusian State University. During my 2nd year of studies I spent 1 semester at Pécs University in Hungary learning a lot about EU's history and its functioning. What concerns my sphere of scientific interests, I mostly work on the South Caucasus region, especially Georgia. Since March 2018 I have been participating in Erasmus+ training course "Youth, Peace and Change-Making" emphasazing non-violent approaches to conflict management and resolution. Together with a small team I am working on a project aimed at empowering young women and ensuring their active civic participation. Not long ago I have also become a member of the outgoing exchange department of AIESEC in Minsk. I willingly volunteer at meaningful events. For example, in May I took part in the high-level political forum "Minsk Dialogue" as a Social Media Manager. I also volunteered as an attache of the Japanese team during FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup 2018…

Hanna Launikovich

Hanna Launikovich

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional (BA in International Economic Relations, BSEU)
Country of origin:
Belarus

I’m a recent BA graduate of the Belarusian State Economic University (Minsk), majoring in International Economic Relations. At the moment I’m working as a copywriter for advertising agency NEF\TBWA. Alongisde this, I study Contemporary Art and Drama at the European College of Liberal Arts, as well as working on my own project devoted to inequality. My main activities for now include managing the Local Committee of AIESEC in Minsk, where my position of Local Committee President requires not only leading a team of nearly 40 people but also representing it to internal and external stakeholders. Finally, I’m quite passionate about languages, so at the moment I’m mastering my Polish and German language skills.

Hanna Pishchyk

Hanna Pishchyk

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

I am a student of Minsk State Linguistic University where I study Intercultural Communication. In July 2018 I completed two-month training and mentorship programme on "Youth participation in Internet Governance" under the "Digital Grassroots" international youth initiative. From August 2018 I am a Digital Grassroots Ambassador. Now I am going to conduct a module on internet-related issues for adolescents, under a local educational project for youth.
From 2005 to 2016 I played tennis. During that time, I took part in various state and international tournaments, training sessions and sport camps. My sports career gave me excellent life experience as well as an opportunity to visit around 30 countries and become the winner of different tennis competitions. In August 2018 I participated in the European School Summer Camp in Georgia, which, actually, became a basis of my desire to join the YEAs' initiative.

 

Hanna Yablonskaya

Hanna Yablonskaya

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

I’m a recent graduate of the Minsk State Linguistic University with a bachelor's degree in the field of Intercultural Communication. I am currently working as a Customer Relations Manager in IBA IT Park. During my student years, I volunteered in a number of international events like the European Hockey Championship as a translator and interpreter. From 2016 to 2018, I was a member of the international youth non-profit organization AIESEC where I performed the roles of Customer Relations Manager and later the Deputy Director of the incoming exchange department. At AIESEC I organized projects with international exchange participants aiming to implement the Sustainable Development Goals in Belarus. Currently I participate in Global translator community on Coursera and study Japanese.

Harutyun Tsatryan

Harutyun Tsatryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional (journalist for Public TV Company of Armenia & youtharmenia.am)
Country of origin:
Armenia

I just want to mention only recent 3 jobs, because this is not a platform for job searchers. Just kidding, be relaxed. I am lecturing at American University of Armenia since 2016-2017 academic year. Before I was a senior correspondent at Public TV Company of Armenia. It was not quite long ago: May 2016 - December 2017. Yerevan State University is my Alma matter. I have obtained my Bachelor's degree there, but now I deliver lecture as a guest professor at Printed and Broadcast Media Chair. Since 2015-2016 academic year I am lecturing on Media Literacy, Fact-Checking and News Verification topics. As an active young professional I am involved in many activities, but only recent activities are going to be mentioned. I am volunteering at Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia since 2016. My membership to Yerevan Press Club started in early 2016…

Hayk Nahapetyan

Hayk Nahapetyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at the French University in Armenia. Lycée Professionnel Français en Arménie- Marketing
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a senior year student currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at the French University in Armenia. I have worked as a Digital Marketing Specialist at T.Solutions. I became really passionate about marketing during my college studies (2012-2015) at the Lycée Professionnel Français en Arménie. That’s when I became a student council member and gained valuable experience working with youth. I was organising events, making presentations, carrying out surveys. I have done several internships in different areas of marketing, ranging from market research to digital marketing. I have also been included in numerous multicultural projects and events. I have been an Organiser at UYU NGO, Marketing Research Intern at IMR, Volunteer at FIOH NGO, Youth Mix NGO.

Hmayak Baghramyan

Hmayak Baghramyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I work as a Software Development Team Leader at BetConstruct as well as a member of the “Enlight Studies” NGO.

Humay Mammadova

Humay Mammadova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I was born in Omsk, Russia. I studied at school No. 200 in Baku. At university, I realised it was never too late to become socially active. I therefore began attending MUN conferences and volunteering at the ASAN Service and Formula 1. I am now an intern at the Yarat! Contemporary Art Space and Red Crescent Society. I participated in the “Time for development” programme and implemented a project called “ Immortal thoughts”, which aimed at raising literacy levels. I have been a trainer in the legal discussion forum “Illegal migration” and organized a simulation of the OSCE Minsk group.

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.

Ilhama Gasimzade

Ilhama Gasimzade

Residence:
Budapest, Hungary
Occupation:
MA student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently an Erasmus Mundus Master's student at the Central European University and the University of York. My major is European Public Policy. I completed my BA degree at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan with distinction. I was a Presidential Scholarship holder between 2012-2016. I did my 1st MA degree at the Azerbaijan State University of Economics in International relations. I am a youth worker/trainer. I have worked for the National Youth Council of Azerbaijan for 3 years as an International Relations Officer. In 2017, I was awarded with the "Youth of the Year" Award by the Minister of Youth and Sports because of my active participation in the formation of civil society. I represented the voice of Azerbaijani youth in different European youth events in 2017-2018. Additionally, I am a youth…

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.

Iliyana Kondareva

Iliyana Kondareva

Residence:
Sofia
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I’m currently in my last year of a B.A. in European Studies. My interests lay predominantly in European law, European policy making and human rights. I’m a firm believer in the idea of a federal Europe and am looking forward to a future with less division between Europeans. I’m a member of BETA (Bringing Europeans Together Association) and part of the organizational team of Model European Union Sofia, as Head of Participants Coordination. I’m also a member of Team Europe Junior Bulgaria, an initiative of the European Commission's Representation in Bulgaria.

Ilyas Farhadli

Ilyas Farhadli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Young professional (Digital Baku social entrepreneurship)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a young entrepreneur and co-founder of "Digital Baku" - social entrepreneurship, which is committed to creating an enabling environment, which is conducive to and facilitates universal access to information and knowledge. Through multiple initiatives, we want to help create capabilities to identify, produce, process, transform, disseminate and use information to build and apply knowledge for human development. My major is in International Relations, but I have volunteer and work experience with governmental authorities, civil society and the private sector. I can be considered good at project management, entrepreneurship, marketing and public relations.

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.

Irakli Gabidzashvili

Irakli Gabidzashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Young Diplomats Club of Georgia, Chairman of Board
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently pursuing a B.A. in International Relations at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. I hold a State Scholarship and Semester Presidential Scholarship. Since 2015 I have been doing voluntary work for various youth NGOs, representing different fields, among them human rights and environmental protection. In July 2018, I finished a 6 month fellowship programme at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) where I worked in the local government programme. In 2017, I was an intern at a prominent Georgian think-tank called "Georgian Center for Security and Development" where I developed my professional skills. It has already been a year since I became a Young European Ambassador from Georgia. As a YEA, I promote EU opportunities, European values and democracy in Georgia.

Irakli Mzhavanadze

Irakli Mzhavanadze

Residence:
Ozurgeti
Occupation:
Trainer, Yourh worker, Volunteering programes accreditator at Salto EECA, Chairman of Board EuroClub
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am involved in the field of youth development, youth training and youth work since 2012. I started to train internationally in 2015, gaining experience with different audiences on local, regional and international levels. My main focus is on youth work, youth participation and social entrepreneurship. I am a founder of “EuroClub” networks in Georgia.

Irina Baciu

Irina Baciu

Residence:
București
Country of origin:
Romania

I started volunteering back in high school as a member of a youth NGO called "Interact Triumph Club", where I was involved in organizing charity events. My interest for European and International Affairs started in high school when I became an intern for La Voix des Jeunes (UNICEF, Paris) - an online platform for youth aged 14-24 interested in journalism from April to August 2015. My main responsibility was to write at least one article per week related to politics, gender equality, economy, culture or international affairs. Between July and October 2017, I interned for the Embassy of Romania in France, within the press and politics department where I was in charge of writing the daily press release. Moreover, I had the chance to go to some interesting conferences to also work on European Affairs and to organize events at the embassy. From October to December 2017, I was an intern for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UN and Francophonie.

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.

Ivan Yendavitski

Ivan Yendavitski

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Foreign Economic Activity Specialist at OJSC "Holding Management Company "Belkommunmash"
Country of origin:
Belarus

I'm a Master student from Belarus having recently obtained a BA degree in International Relations. I also work as a Foreign Economic Activity Specialist at OJSC "Holding Management Company "Belkommunmash". Besides that, since the age of 17, I've been involved in different volunteer activities in my country. So far, I volunteered at the 26th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk, the International Forum of Women Leaders and some other international events hosted in Minsk. Moreover, over the past two years, I've been regulary volunteering for UNICEF in Belarus, participating in plenty of events so far.

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.

Jamila Zeynalzade

Jamila Zeynalzade

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I work as a youth worker at the Aran Humanitarian Regional Development Organization and I am a graduate of Azerbaijan State University of Economics and Riga Graduate School of Law.

Javanshir Bayramov

Javanshir Bayramov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student / Youth Worker
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I started my studies in International Relations, focusing on the field of public and cultural diplomacy. I have been actively involved in several major projects, including the Erasmus Student Network, American Chamber of Commerce, Ireli Public Union, as an NOCs of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum and 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, and as a Protocol Team Leader for 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, among others. In parallel, I participated in many international projects including those within Erasmus, TOTs, forums and many local activities organized by the Ministry of Youth, Ministry of Culture and Azerbaijani Youth Foundation. Alongside these activities, I am also a Young Ambassador (Group of 25) of the Baku Expo 2025, the youngest Senior Marshall for BMC, an Emergency Volunteers Team member and trainer of the Azerbaijani Red Crescent Society, and a trainer on topics related to gender, environment and society.

Jenny Witzel

Jenny Witzel

Residence:
Geneva
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Germany

I am currently specialising in International Law at the Université de Genève with a focus on Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, IT and IP law.
I participated in an EVS scheme in 2015 and worked for the British Red Cross Refugee Services as well as International Family Tracing Team in Leeds, UK. I continued my commitment to the Red Cross in Berlin whilst I was studying Law at Humboldt University from 2016 onwards. I also volunteered for an initiative in Berlin that brings together unaccompanied asylum-seeking children with voluntary legal custodians and started to implement the EU's GDPR within that initiative. I participated in an exchange project with the Latvijas Universitāte in 2018 with a focus on “Legal Challenges in Times of Digitalization”.
Being part of the YEAs' initiative to me means promoting the worth of such a unique partnership and to stand up against the current strengthening nationalistic tendencies."

Jessica James

Jessica James

Residence:
Helsinki, Finland
Occupation:
Law student (University of Helsinki)
Country of origin:
Finland

I grew up in Finland in a city called Lahti. In 2016, I graduated with my bachelor’s of law from Tallinn University in Estonia. Currently I am a final year law student at the University of Helsinki where my specialisation is EU and international law. In 2016, I also interned for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and through that experience became very interested in the field of transitional or post-conflict justice. Additionally I took part in the International Criminal Court Moot court competition last spring, where my team made it to the semi-finals. After an internship at the UN, I worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland in the Unit for EU litigation, which represents Finland before the Courts of the EU. In the future, I wish to work in the field of diplomacy.

Jessica Morris

Jessica Morris

Residence:
Brighton and Hove
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
United Kingdom

In 2016 I represented NCS as part of their national advertising campaign, helping to promote their scheme whilst discussing important taboo topics. As a result of my contributions to NCS, I was awarded the "Young Leader" award for my county. Nowadays, I frequently engage in activites all over Europe under the Erasmus+ network. I also hope in 2019 to set up my own organisiation to run projects for young people as I have seen first-hand the many positive effects of the scheme. I am currently studying online for my Bachelors degree as this gives me flexibilty to travel, engage in volunteering projects and conferences, something i really prioritse in my life. I love working with NGOs, start-ups, and young people.

Jeyhun Gasanov

Jeyhun Gasanov

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

I am 19 years old and I am a student at the Georgian Technical University, Faculty of Informatics and Control systems, Department of Biomedical Engineering. In 2017, I graduated from Marneuli, Azizkend public school with high grades. During my school years participated in various projects, among them ''Young European Ambassadors - PITA'' trainer's school. I spent 10 days with my school friends at a Winter Camp in Bakuriani. I love travelling so much and always want to discover new places. My native language is Azerbaijani. I also speak English and Turkish fluently, above-average Georgian and basic Russian.

Josipa Arapović

Josipa Arapović

Residence:
Zagreb
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Croatia

As a proud Croatian and citizen of the world, I am currently concluding my MA in Agribusiness and Rural Development. In 2016, I was a President of IAAS, the largest student organization in the field of agriculture and related sciences worldwide, where I am nowadays working as a soft skill trainer. I’m a former Erasmus+ student in Leuven (Belgium), and a keen traveller. Actively engaged in the field of youth and the promotion of European values, I am delighted to be a Young European Ambassador for EU NEIGHBOURS east.

Justyna Hinz

Justyna Hinz

Residence:
Prague, Czech Republic
Occupation:
Student and German/English Tutor
Country of origin:
USA & Poland

I have lived in four different countries and visited over 20 in Europe, North America, and Asia. Growing up on US army bases in Germany, I learned how to adapt to different cultures, languages and lifestyles. I started my Bachelor's in Brussels, Belgium, and then moved to Prague, Czechia to continue my last year. I am passionate about disability rights as well as environmental sustainability. I have been a YEA for two years now, and my most memorable moment was traveling to Armenia and speaking about the EU with the kids and youth there.

Kaja Pavlinić

Kaja Pavlinić

Residence:
Zagreb
Occupation:
Project Manager at the Duart European Actors Platform
Country of origin:
Croatia


I’m currently pursuing my master’s degree in Software Engineering at the University of Zagreb. I am a member of the US Department of State alumni community (BFTF 2014) and an alumna of Young Leaders for Tomorrow’s Europe 2015, Open Data Youth Academy 2016, Global-In Fellowship 2016, UN Diplomacy Academy 2018 and Balkan Youth Forum 2018. I came back to Global-In Fellowship in 2017 as a mentor.
Currently, I am a member of the Youth Council of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Youth Council of the City of Varaždin, Croatian United Nations Association, Leadership Development Association Croatia and Green Window. Alongside this, I am managing my own anti-corruption project Integritas and a renewable-energy startup Tinja. Additionally, I just became a member of the Working Group for the Development of Identity and Branding of the Republic of Croatia at the Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia.
 

Kalina Kozareva

Kalina Kozareva

Residence:
Sofia
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I am pursuing an academic and career path in the field of International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Informatics. I am a highly motivated, self-starting, curious and goal-oriented student. I have volunteer experience (as a tutor on the topic of new technologies and practical use of computers, photo archiving and digitalization and event organization). I have also done marketing internships and been involved in programmes that allowed me to gain experience in team-work, business pitching and product development, as well as international communications. I have also taken part in a programme called "Space Challenges 2017" doing market research and developing a business plan as part of a team with 5 people. Currently, I am interested in starting EYP activities in Bulgaria and working on some other projects. For me, becoming a Young European Ambassador means that I get the chance to be a more active citizen, participate in more initiatives around Europe and contribute to the further…

Kaloyan Staykov

Kaloyan Staykov

Residence:
Sofia
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I was born in 2000 on the brisk of the New Millennium. My first years were spent at a Russian school, where I learnt Russian and English. Later on I chose German, which I perfected over the years. After high school, I will most probably start studying Biochemistry. As for my interests, I would have to put languages first, followed by linguistics. I am interested in international affairs and how to communicate to people from different cultural backgrounds and religions.

Kamala Hashimova

Kamala Hashimova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I hold a bachelor's degree in American studies from the Azerbaijan University of Languages (2010-2014) and a master's degree in Diplomacy and International Affairs from ADA University (2015-2017). I've previously done internships at the National Assembly of Azerbaijan in 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan in 2016, and the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) in 2017. As part of my master's, I worked for a Capstone project on Sustainable Development Goals in cooperation with UNICEF Azerbaijan and ADA University. In 2017, I participated in EuroSchool, II MilliMUN-National Model UN Conference, and the International Scientific Conference on Sustainable Development. I also took part in many MOBILAZE Migration Studies weekends in 2017-2018 and have been selected as the participant of an International Summer School on Migration in 2018. I am the author of three articles on economic topics that have been published on the CESD website.

Kanan Rahimli

Kanan Rahimli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Between January and April 2017, I volunteered as a Sales Manager at AISEC , which entailed working with participants, preparing a budget, and ansewering questions from the international audience. Secondly, between May and August, 2017, I interned in the Treasury Department of Unibank CB. Finally, between March and May, 2018, I interned at the Export Promotion Department at AZPROMO.

Karla Drpić

Karla Drpić

Residence:
Colchester, UK
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Croatia

I am the current President of University of Essex Model United Nations Society, Outreach Coordinator for Bilingualism Matters East of England, as well as Editorial Assistant for IAPSS. I spent 2017 in Argentina, interning at the Buenos Aires City Government, volunteering with MiNU Asociación Civil, and studying IR & Latin American Studies at UCA, and now I'm back in the UK for my final year of undergraduate studies. I've also been an Applicant Day Ambassador and Peer Mentor for my university and a transcriber for a local language academy.

Karolina Anna Wójcicka

Karolina Anna Wójcicka

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

I am currently pursuing a double degree in International Relations and Eastern Studies at the University of Warsaw. Besides Polish and English, I am mastering Russian and Arabic. I have long been interested in politics, social activism and most importantly - youth engagement. I participated in a number of youth programmes both in Poland and abroad, such as Global-In Fellowship and School of Democracy. As an avid MUNer I also had the pleasure to co-organize the oldest Model United Nations conference in Poland - POLMUN and this year I serve as a fundraising project manager for Action Diplomacy (Polish: Akcja Dyplomacja) - the largest programme covering diplomacy for university students. I am a proud European who wishes to work for the EU one day.

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.

Katsiaryna Andronava

Katsiaryna Andronava

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
International Secretary in NGO “Youth Labor Rights”
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a young professional with a variety of experience in the civil society sphere. I am International Secretary of the “Youth Labour Rights” civil society organization. Before that, I held leading positions at the ABF Belarus non-formal education organization for a few years. I completed an MA in Public Policy and a BA in Political Science at the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania. As an MA student, I received an Outstanding Achievement Award.

Katsiaryna Pushkarova

Katsiaryna Pushkarova

Residence:
Gdansk, Poland
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a 3rd year student at European Humanities University (Lithuania), currently enrolled as an Erasmus+ exchange student at the University of Gdansk (Poland). This is my second time as an exchange student - I did a semester abroad at the University of Glasgow in Scotland during my 2nd year of studies. My extracurricular activities include participation in the Youth Leadership Program 2014 with the US Embassy in Belarus, being a part of the Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs summer camps, attending the Greifswald International Students Festival 2018 (“Gender” workshop) and taking part in the International Summer School at the University of East Anglia (“Global Media and Communications Law” module). I am excited to be a part of the YEAs initiative as this is an amazing opportunity to gain new experience and knowledge, meet like-minded and inspiring people and work together towards reaching our common goals.

Katsiaryna Shafranovich

Katsiaryna Shafranovich

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

I am a third year student at the European Humanities University (EHU) majoring in International and EU Law. I like being involved in different activities inside EHU and outside the university. I am constantly participating as a volunteer at EHU annual conferences, workshops, and open doors days. These are the great opportunities to meet new people and gain new skills for the future. As a student of International law, I am interested in Human Rights law and in July I participated in the 10th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court where I was able to listen to students from all over the world and compare my ideas about the current situation in the sphere of human rights with theirs. Later, I attended the 1st summer school on Refugees organised by UNHCR Belarus. Besides law disciplines, I am a Belarusian language lover and last year I organized the EHU Belarusian-speaking club which I presented at a conference in Budapest. I am excited to be a member of this community. Waiting…

Ketevan Goletiani

Ketevan Goletiani

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

I am currently pursuing at traineeship at the European Parliament's EPP Group. Before that, I have worked as a Parliamentary Programme Fellow for the National-Democratic Institute (NDI). I have been a trainer in the project "Strengthening Electoral Capacities of Political Parties”, teaching assistant at Tbilisi State University (TSU) for the Political Ideologies course, trainee in the Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Ireland and MFA of Georgia, project administrative assistant in the USAD Georgia REAP Project and analyst intern in the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia. I gained my BA in Political Science from Tbilisi State University, and I am currently doing my last semester as an MA student of Public Administration, joint programme of TSU and German Institute of Administrative Sciences Speyer. I studied as an exchange student at the University of Tartu and I have done Erasmus + at University College Dublin.

Ketevani Murgulia

Ketevani Murgulia

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

I am a current student of Ilia state university and a graduate of Silesia state university in Poland, with major in social sciences. Currently, I am doing master’s degree in political sciences.I was always actively involved in politics. I was a deputy of Youth Parliament of Georgia, and I used to work with motivated youth group about Euro integration, Environmental and Energy security, which was very important experience for me. Also, I was always actively involved in international and local trainings and conferences. Moreover, I have experience in doing and being involved in research in several organizations.I am a member of several NGO. Therefore, I have worked in several youth projects in Georgia, as well as, in Europe. I am a feminist to see to it that highly skilled women achieve positions of power and leadership.

Kinga Ścierska

Kinga Ścierska

Residence:
Rotterdam
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Poland/Netherlands

I was born and raised in the south of Poland. Between 2015 and 2017, I was an International Baccalaureate student. Throughout, my high school years I was also engaged in the European Youth Parliament and many Model United Nations sessions. Furthermore, I participated in Women2Women Boston Leadership in July 2016. I organized and conducted workshops for Polish and Czech students during a Polish-Czech Discussion Forum in 2017. I am currently pursuing an Economics and Business Economics degree at Erasmus University Rotterdam in Netherlands. There, I am also an Internal Relations Officer of the Eastern European Students Association (EESA). Furthermore, I work as teaching assistant for mathematics and Academic Skills.

Kristin Aldag

Kristin Aldag

Residence:
Krakow, Poland
Occupation:
BA student in International Relations and Area Studies (Jagiellonian University in Krakow)
Country of origin:
Germany

I am German according to my passport, but a passionate European and currently based in Poland. Here, I’m studying for a BA in International Relations with a specialisation of "Area Studies" for Russia, Eastern/Central Europe and the EU. I study Polish and Russian and have many amazing friends from the Eastern Neighbourhood countries. On top of that, I am involved in many different projects. These have included a nine-month European Voluntary Service in the Republic of Moldova, volunteering for the youth exchange organisation YFU, participating in various MUNs and MEUs and other conferences and seminars, and being the secretary and a member of the Extended Board in the youth organisation 'Bringing Europeans Together Association e.V.' (BETA). I want to raise awareness within my surroundings and the EU generally of the richness of the culture of Eastern Neighbourhood countries and the value of treating them as close friends.

Kristine Chikhladze

Kristine Chikhladze

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

I recently graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with an honors degree in International Relations. I am a young researcher and a professional interested in development. As a student, I participated in various conferences and much of my research focused on the EU, Eastern Europe and the relations between them. In addition, I have taken part in Erasmus + training courses and workshops abroad and in Georgia. I am a volunteer at three NGOs, including the Erasmus Student Network, Rotaract Club of Tbilisi International and Young Diplomats’ Club of Georgia. These organizations have given me the chance to organize projects and actively contribute to campaigns promoting youth engagement in decision making and active citizenship. During my student years I interned at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia at the Department of European Affairs - Division of East Europe, where I got the chance to learn more about policy-making in the region. In order to gain an even…

Kushane Chobanyan

Kushane Chobanyan

Residence:
Yerevan, Armenia
Occupation:
European regional academy: international relations, YSU:journalism
Country of origin:
Armenia

I host my program at the Public Radio of Armenia and make podcasts for EVN report. I make investigative journalism materials for Open Media Hub portal.

Lala Rzazade

Lala Rzazade

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Marketing Manager @ CHELEBI LLC
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I'm a smartworking, flexible, ambitious, responsible, imaginative, courageous, enthusiastic and easy going individual with a wide range of interests and experiences. In addition to the cross-cultural experience with EU culture, I have also got the chance to get to know my colleagues' experiences, which are very different from my own. I am passionate about meeting different people and discovering new outlooks which I'm sure will also help me to contribute to our activities more effectively in the future. My wish is for people to be more open to dialogue and to try to change the world in their own small way. Currently I'm in charge of Marketing Activities at CHELEBI LLC, a company specialising in Azerbaijani interior design. Merging old and new is at the core of the business. And so ongoing collaborations with local and international artists, illustrators, designers and crafty people are key to producing their beautiful, original and limited-edition homewares.

Lala Safarli

Lala Safarli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Project Coordinator at ICYF-DC
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Starting the university years, I participated in various local and international projects where I gained numerous practical and theoretical knowledge. According to my own experiences, such international organizations do not only broaden our perspective but also motivates us to be more involved in society. Three years ago, I went to India as a global volunteer through AIESEC. There, I gained a lifelong experience and understood how much I love and enjoy to work with youth. Since that time I have been involved in various international and local projects that most of them are about social transformation and how to make a positive impact in our community.  

I believe the butterfly effect that even a small action done by any of us can contribute to the big development of the community. Because I know we humans have that power to make the world a better…

Lasha Meladze

Lasha Meladze

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

In 2017-2018, I was head of my class and a member of my school's self-government body. I am a winner of many olympiads and competitions in English and Mathematics both at local and international levels. I have been an active participant of the European School Summer Camp 2018 in Georgia. I have recently been selected as one of 30 students for the EaP European School Scholarship Programme 2018-2020 for an IB diploma. Recently, I also participated in the World Clean-up Day 2018, as well as a cross-country event which took place at Lisi Lake on 10th October, 2018 and also, volunteering at the same time as one of the “scorers”. Finally, I volunteered as an interpreter at the International Education Fair 2018.

Leila Benabdallah

Leila Benabdallah

Residence:
Brussels / Montpellier
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
France

Born and raised in France, I'm 25 years old and I'm currently Assistant (previously Blue Book trainee) at the European Commission, DG GROW. During my studies, I also had the opportunity to work as a Project Coordinator over a 6-month period in Dubai, UAE, and to spend one year in Istanbul, Turkey thanks to the Erasmus+ programme. Erasmus+ also allowed me to gain experience professional experience in London after my graduation. Since last year I'm a Young Ambassador for the French-German Youth Office and more particularly for trinational programs (Eastern Europe and Mediterranean countries).

Levon Mkrtchyan

Levon Mkrtchyan

Residence:
Lichk
Occupation:
Pedagogue,Teacher, ASPU
Country of origin:
Armenia

I was born and raised in a rural area of Armenia. However, through my life experiences I proved that being from a rural area can actually be an advantage. I did EVS and have travelled to several countries around the world. EU financed projects have been truly great for creating the person that I am now. Through YEA network I am trying to do my best to reach out to everyone about this great initiative.

Lilit Sofyan

Lilit Sofyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am an undergraduate student at Yervan State University majoring in International Relations. It is my ambition to work towards making the world a better place. Along with being a Young European Ambassador, I am a member of the European Youth Parliament , allowing me to participate in different sessions at the regional, national and international levels, where we discuss relevant issues related to politics, economics, the enviroment, etc. I am also volunteering as a translator with the "Civic Consciousness" NGO. I would like to mention that I'm interested in Polish culture and this summer I got the chance to spend three weeks in Lublin, Poland to study Polish language and culture. I like to travel and to discover all corners of the world.

Lilit Yeghiazaryan

Lilit Yeghiazaryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am enrolled in the second year of MA studies in Cross-cultural communication at Yerevan State University (YSU). I graduated with honors from YSU with a Bachelor's degree in Translation studies for Spanish and Armenian. As a high school student I spent an academic year in the USA as part of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) programme funded by the U.S. Department of State. I am currently volunteering with the TED Translators programme to help spread ideas in Armenian. I feel privileged to be a Young European Ambassador and assist in connecting youth. I believe that this journey as a YEA will be very productive and exciting.

Liliya Siamenchyk

Liliya Siamenchyk

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Market Analyst at Flo Health, Inc.
Country of origin:
Belarus

I work as a Market Analyst in IT industry and dedicate my free time to volunteering. As a Young European Ambassador and Global Shaper, I had a chance to take part in the organization of several educational, youth empowerment, environmental and culture-related projects, as well as lead a winning team at a disinformation workshop in Kiev timed with the annual CORLEAP meeting. One of the major projects that I've been involved in to-date is EU&U: together with fellow Young European Ambassadors, I visit regional cities in Belarus to tell young people about EU-funded education programmes and projects.

Lilla Virág  Erdélyi

Lilla Virág Erdélyi

Residence:
Budapest, Hungary
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Hungary

I became a volunteer of AFS Hungary in early 2016, and I designed a new website for my local chapter, wrote articles for our magazine and organised programmes for exchange students. In 2017, I became a member of AFS Hungary's Pool of Trainers, where I orgainised and conducted different trainings/orientation camps for exchange students and volunteers. In August, I succesfully applied for my first 'adult' job at Kinsta (I was working on weekends and during vacations too). Here I upload content to our own website in 9 (soon 10) langauages, keep contact with translators, search for WordPress related events we can sponsor, etc.

Liubou Andronava

Liubou Andronava

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

I am a 10th grade student and an active young leader. The latest events I participated in were the UNESCO “Bridge between English language and culture” and European School Camp 2018 in Georgia organised by the EU. I also often take part in different competitions and conferences in school and volunteer projects. I am developing my own little buisness as a craftsman. I am currently working on my art skills, including musical composition and academic art, performing as a frontman in a music band called ”Hidden Door”.

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…

Lizaveta Shcherba

Lizaveta Shcherba

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

I am a second-year BA student at the European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania), my program is called “Media and Communication”. I do visual research and like working in social media management and PR. In my free time, I work as a designer and media promoter. In my first year of university, I became a member of the student's union (and was responsible for all online activities) and the coordinator of LSP. Right now, I coordinate the Erasmus+ programme at my university. I pay a lot of attention to the problems of youth (especially the topics of higher education and postgraduate uncertainty). I presented a paper at the Baltic Organizational Meeting 2018 in Estonia, where I spoke about minority rights issues. Besides, I took part in an International EHU conference, where I spoke about the very narrow area of knowledge that is covered by higher education, which landed me a request for publishing.

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.

Lotta Jule Badenheuer

Lotta Jule Badenheuer

Residence:
Bonn
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Germany

I am currently finishing my BA in Political Science, Sociology and Philosophy in Bonn, Germany. After having completed the last year of my studies in Budapest, Hungary, I realized how different people's perceptions of the EU and how diverse their ideas about the future of Europe are. I have completed several internships in Budapest and Germany, one of them at the representation of the European Commission in Bonn. I am now volunteering for several initiatives that explain the EU to young people and encourage them to engage in the European project. In the past I volunteered at a refugee shelter and for Amnesty International. My current job focuses on cultural projects funded by the EU and cultural exchange in Europe. Thus, my goal is to bring young people with diverse and multicultural backgrounds in the framework of the EU together and engage in a dialogue about a future of unity for a strong Europe.

Lucie Obrtelova

Lucie Obrtelova

Residence:
Bradford, UK
Occupation:
Final Year Student
Country of origin:
Czech Republic

I grew up in a small town in the Czech Republic, but in September 2016 I moved to the UK to start studying International Business and Management at the University of Bradford. I am a versatile, enthusiastic and easily adaptable student with professional experience and valuable life skills which I strive to use to inspire and influence the people around me. My role as a global citizen includes a commitment to make a positive impact on society through my passion for work with youth, people with disabilities, and people from disadvantaged backgrounds. These experiences also included participating in Erasmus+ projects, working with NGOs, and running different campaigns to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Last October, I represented Czech Republic during the 2018 Youth Forum which took place at the Headquarters of UNCTAD, Geneva. Being a Young European Ambassador matches my career plans as I want to pursue a career in global diplomacy and international affairs.

Luka Chlaidze

Luka Chlaidze

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

I study at Journalism and Mass Communication at Tbilisi State University. I successfully completed a course on ''Small States in the Changing World Order'' at the Tallinn University School of Governance Law and Society. Last year I participated in the "Connecting youth through art: EU-EaP summer camp 2017'' project. I work at AIESEC's marketing department. I am very interested in human rights, culture, history, literature and art. I truly believe that my profession can change society for the better. As such, an important part of the process for me is being a young professional who has a love for humanity in his heart. We need to work together for a democratic future. Together we are stronger, and this is the only way we can achieve great results in our work.

Lusine Karapetyan

Lusine Karapetyan

Residence:
Yerevan/Vayk
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I work as a trainer in the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) and as a project coordinator in the "ArmActive" youth center. A big part of my time, energy and resources are dedicated to community development projects in the Vayots dzor region. I currently work on my startup in the field of rural tourism development.

Lusine Yeghiazaryan

Lusine Yeghiazaryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a Senior student majoring in Political Science and minoring in Legal Studies, with a concentration in Peace Studies.

Lusine Zakalashvili

Lusine Zakalashvili

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional (Armenian Centre for Integration and Democratization)
Country of origin:
Armenia

I obtained my MA in Linguistics from Yerevan State University (Romance and Germanic Philology Faculty) at the age of 22, with honours. During my MA studies, I also graduated in a broadcasting course at the 'Art Ej' studio school of journalism and public relations, which lasted for 11 months. I have been the organizer of FrYday events for professionals since May 2013. I had a one-month EVS in Turkey, leading an English conversation club. For about 8 years I have been working as a project manager and a Trainer in ACID NGO. I am a PR team Board member of MINT NGO since 2016. In 2018 February I became the Local Coordinator at Students for Liberty in Armenia. I am trying to make Armenia a European country.

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.

Mădălina Boț

Mădălina Boț

Residence:
Bucharest
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Romania

As an International Relations student, the opportunity to engage with an authentic European milieu is one of the best ways I could envisage as an end to my Bachelor's degree in Bucharest. Being a Young European Ambassador combines both the theoretical and practical approaches that I have adopted until now. I have 9 years of volunteering experience in a multiplicity of spheres which instilled in me the ethic of “working for protecting/defending/improving”. Moreover, having collaborated with national and international institutions has equipped me with a practical and proactive approach to life and allowed me to meet people who have had a profound impact on my life. I am excited to applying this ethic in the context of youth and Europe, which embodies the values I trust most.

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.

Maeva-Laureen Desiree Godard

Maeva-Laureen Desiree Godard

Residence:
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation:
MA student in European Interdisciplinary Studies (College of Europe, Natolin campus)
Country of origin:
France

I am a postgraduate student who specialises in European Neighbourhood Policy at the College of Europe in Natolin, Poland. I hold a previous master's degree in European Studies from Aix-Marseille University and a bachelor's in Applied Foreign Languages. I am passionate about European foreign policy and relations, and I continue to educate myself and endeavour to explore socio-cultural issues and the multiple paradoxes that make up our society. The more I learn, the more my enthusiasm increases to make a difference as a woman and a European, in a professional capacity in the European Union. I am very honoured to now represent EU Member States in the framework of the Young European Ambassadors network, and be able to help make the difference for a better future.

Magdalena Kortas

Magdalena Kortas

Residence:
Poland
Occupation:
MA student in Economic Analytics
Country of origin:
Poland

I have an MSc in Economic Analytics with extensive international experience (over 25 training sessions, exchanges and projects in Europe and Caucasus, with over 41 countries visited altogether). I completed my higher education in three languages, in Poland and Spain, and I’m a former EU Careers Ambassador for Poland. I gained experience as a liaison officer in the Ministry of the Interior of Poland and in the Regional Centre for International Debate, and for four years I have been an active member of European Student’s Forum AEGEE-Gdansk. I was named the “Young Leader 2017” by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, which chooses the "most promising young leaders from around the world" and gives them the chance to take part in the prestigious Global Baku Forum in Azerbaijan. I’m also a UNESCO photography contest winner.

Mahammad Kekalov

Mahammad Kekalov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a Harvard educated FLEX alumnus studying Business Administration at the University of Economics in Baku. I'm interested in peacebuilding and cross-cultural dialogue in the South Caucasus region as well as sustainable social equality in Azerbaijan. I work closely with such alliances and organizations trying to come up with innovative and original solutions for these problems. In my free time I casually read or work on film scripts. I'm an amateur filmmaker - I shoot experimental short films.

Mane Tsaturyan

Mane Tsaturyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a sophomore at Yerevan State University (YSU) at the Faculty of International Relations, so I am a future diplomat and, hopefully, ambassador and will be honored to represent Armenia in other countries and international platforms. As such, being a Young European Ambassador is a responsible and important position for me and I am very grateful to the European Union for this opportunity. About a year ago, when I first heard about the Young European Ambassadors initiative, it seemed like an uninaccessible dream for me․ but when I was given the opportunity to complete their membership application, I did it, though I didn't hope to pass through, but here I am. So never be scared to take a step closer to your dreams, just do it. And a little bit about me: I have been the President of the Pupil Council at my high school for four years. I graduated from school with a Gold Medal of Excellence. I have participated in numerous competitions, events, international and national programmes. I…

Maria Anne Ricksten

Maria Anne Ricksten

Residence:
Lund
Occupation:
Research Assistant at the Centre For European Studies at Lund University.
Country of origin:
Sweden

My interest in Europan politics and youth involvement started in high school when I became an active member and Swedish national representative of the European Youth Parliament. At university, I have been involved in several youth projects that aim to foster political debate among young indiviudals. For example, I have had a seat at the board of directors of Lund University's association for political and economic debate and during the next spring semester, I will be the national youth coordinator for the European Parliament's election in May 2019. With regards to my overall academic interests I have mainly taken courses in European Integration, EU law, development policy and international development. In conclusion, I have a firm belief that youth work and orginization on a European level is crucial for the EU's young generation to become aware on how to use international cooperation as a means to solve the future's increasingly transnational politiclal problems and challenges.

María Beatriz González del Yerro Velo de Antelo

María Beatriz González del Yerro Velo de Antelo

Residence:
Madrid
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Spain

I am a 19 year old spanish university student. Curiosity and a strong willingness to develop my awareness on current affairs drove me to take part in a Model United Nations simulation (UC3MU´18) in which I acted as the Ambassador of the South African delegation. I am the class and student delegate of the Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at UC3M as well as a Member of the UC3M debate team. I am also member of the ELU, a Spanish top-talent youth network connecting more than 250 members over 40 Spanish universities developing personal skills such as teamwork, creativity, innovation and openness to change. On the volunteer side, as I am particularly concerned by social matters, I am the leader of a 40-person youth group as part of a Mission to Hinojosa del Duque, (Schoensttat). Furthermore, I am a volunteer at a summer camp in Asturias with the group Santo Cristo de la Misericordi and with Missionaries of Charity – Mother Teresa Center, where I help to prepare food and…

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…

Maria Pia Napoletano

Maria Pia Napoletano

Residence:
Aversa/Naples
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Italy

I am a student, traveller and a curious person. I took part in six Erasmus+ activities, a youth Exchange and a training Course. In September and October 2017, I volunteered in Jaipur, India, as part of project on gender equality and the SDGs. In September 2018, I took part in a project in Genshagen, Germany, creating workshops about the EU and visiting schools in the state of Brandenburg to speak with students. I took part, as part of the Youth Delegation, in the World Forum for Democracy 2017, organized by the CoE. I was selected as the youth representative for Italy for the 35th Edition of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Strasbourg in November 2018. I am looking forward to my Erasmus semester in Germany, starting from March 2019. I am member of Leo Club International since 2013. I am a TEDx licensee, organizing my first TEDxUniversity in February 2019.

Mariam Avakova

Mariam Avakova

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

I hold a Master's Degree in Natural Resources (Environmental Protection and Ecology) from Ilia State University's Science and Engineering Faculty. I am now involved in a course on Digital Journalism for the Caucasus by the Interlink Academy, sponsored by the German Foreign Ministry. I graduated with a BA from the same university, majoring in English Science and minoring in Ecology. I also graduated from a vocational programme in photography and have a degree in directing. I am a very active young leader in society, with around six years of experience in different fields. These include leadership, volunteering, entrepreneurship, project management, communication, partnership, journalism, youth training and more. I am the founder of the NGO "EMG" and the "GeoWheat" project, and I run a start-up selling arabica coffee seeds. I am a former Board member of ESN Tbilisi and member of AESEC Georgia. I am also involved as a partner in different NGO programmes. I am an alumna of Think Young…

Mariam Bibilashvili

Mariam Bibilashvili

Residence:
Tsukuba, Japan
Occupation:
Student (MA in International Area Studies)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I have a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Free University of Tbilisi. In 2016, I became an MA student in Diplomacy and International Politics at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and was awarded the State Scholarship for Master's Studies, based on the United Master's Examination of Georgia. In the summer of 2016, I received the Development Cooperation Scholarship of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and took part in the summer school of the University of Tartu. Currently, I am a MEXT Scholar funded by the government of Japan, studying International Area Studies at master's level at the University of Tsukuba. I am a co-founder and president of a non-profit, non-governmental youth organisation called 'Young Progressive Leaders of Georgia' and have organised and participated in various Erasmus+ training courses and youth exchanges. I speak Georgian, English, Russian, Japanese and French and would like to learn new languages in the future.

Mariam Gugulashvili

Mariam Gugulashvili

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

I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in Political Sciences (International Relations) at Ilia State University (Class of 2020). Before that, I completed my Bachelor's degree in European Studies at Caucasus University in 2017. I am currently working as a Coordinator of the Tour Projects at the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre and at the same time, as a Pre-election Media Monitoring Officer at the Georgian National Communication Commission for the third time running. Besides that, I am a member of the Youth Association "DRONI" and a Local Coordinator/Facilitator of CRISP - Conflict Solution (a German Peacebuilding NGO). In addition to this, I previously worked at the Parliament of Georgia for the Committee on European Integration, the LTD European School, Tbilisi City Hall and in several NGOs / projects focused on peace building, Georgia-EU relations, youth policy, ethnic minorities, EU Law and conflicts transformation. I have participated in many local and international…

Mariam Imerlishvili

Mariam Imerlishvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student / Young European Ambassador from Georgia
Country of origin:
Georgia

I study International Relations at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. During the second semester of the 2017/2018 academic year, I was an Erasmus+ exchange student at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, where I also studied International Relations. Besides my university studies, I am passionate about the European Youth Parliament (EYP), working with youth people, studying foreign languages and exploring different cultures. For instance, in August, 2018, I was an exchange student at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania, where I studied Lithuanian Language and Culture. I speak Georgian, English, Russian, as well as a bit Romanian, Lithuanian and French. I also enjoy traveling and seizing opportunities for new adventures.

Mariam Inayat

Mariam Inayat

Residence:
Madrid, Spain
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
United Kingdom

I have been involved in initiatives promoting the voice of youth since I was 16, starting my journey in my local youth council. From 2014-2018, I was elected a trustee of the British Youth Council. I have attended and spoken at conferences such as the European Youth Event, the 29th and 30th Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the World Forum for Democracy. In 2016, I worked with the Council of Europe on a toolkit to foster inter-religious dialogue in local communities across Europe. I was also given the opportunity to address over 300 congress members on the radicalisation of young Muslims at a local level. I consulted with young Muslims and organisations within the youth sector to recommend ways in which radicalisation strategies in Europe could be inclusive. More recently, I spent a summer interning at the Initiatives of Change in Montreux, Switzerland and this past summer interning at the UK Civil Service at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and…

Mariam Khizanashvili

Mariam Khizanashvili

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

I hold an MA degree in European Studies with a specialisation in Human Rights and Democratisation from the Center of European Studies at Yerevan State University. During my graduate studies, I was a visiting student at the Department of Law at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev. I am a graduate of Tbilisi State University's Department of International Relations. During my BA degree, I was a visiting student at Ostfold University College in Norway and Charles University in Prague.
My professional and academic interest lies at the intersection of technology, human rights and democratic governance. Since 2018, I am a consultant at an international knowledge platform called "Innovation and Development Foundation" and headquartered in Chicago, Kiev and Tbilisi. I also recently did a traineeship in Project Management and Civic Education at the Department of International Relations of the Office of Public Defender of Georgia. Since 2013, I am actively engaged with the…

Mariam Khuroshvili

Mariam Khuroshvili

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

I have just graduated from my MA in Diplomacy and International Politics at Tbilisi State Univesity (with honors). As a granted fellow of the 2017 EaP Civil Society Facility Fellowship, I implemented the following project: “Civil Society Involvement in Monitoring Tbilisi City Hall”. As such, I was a Project Assistant and Intern at Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Regional Office in Tbilisi. I did my Erasmus + exchange year at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, which enriched my mind intellectually as well as culturally. My main motivation to become a Young European Ambassador is to share my experience with young Georgians and raise awareness about European values in my society. Apart from Georgian, I speak English, German, Russian and a little bit of Ukrainian. I represented Georgia at the UN Alliance of Civilization – EF Summer School 2015 “Youth for Change” and attended a panel on “Youth and Peacebuilding”, led by the US Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UNH.

Mariam Morchadze

Mariam Morchadze

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

Currently I am studying Public Administration in Caucasus University. This is my final year and I would say that last four years helped me to develop myself and to grow as a person. Two years ago I did my exchange in Poland,Warsaw and studied European studies for one semester and last year I took part in Erasmus+ project and went to the Netherlands, Nijmegen, where I took Public Administration and Politics course. During 2011-2013 I was a participant of USAID and PH International united project as well as World Vision Georgia. Within this programs I wrote two projects which were funded with 450 $. Projects included to help homeless and inclusive children to express their feelings and wishes with their creative works. During my University period I took part in European Youth Parliament model of United Nations as well, that showed how passionate I was about working I did and I would like to do in the future. 

Mariam Yevdokimova

Mariam Yevdokimova

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am pursuing a master's degree in Data Science for Business at Yerevan State University and Innovative Solutions and Technologies Centre. I completed Bachelor's degree in Sociology at Armenian State Pedagogical University. Currenlty, I'm a Junior Research Fellow at CRRC-Armenia. I previously completed an internship at Youth Studies Institute and worked as a student-expert during an institutional accreditation of Northern University and the ALIGN Tempus project. I have also been an International Officer for the Armenian National Students’ Association.

Mariam Zadoyan

Mariam Zadoyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
PhD student, Project Manager, Attorney
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am the Vice President of the Armenian Young Lawyers’ Association, the Manager of the “Armenia: Promoting Anti-Corruption Conduct and Reforms” project implemented by the Armenian Lawyers’ Association, the Manager of the "Introduction of the Institute of Beneficial Ownership in RA" project as an EaP Civil Society Fellow, the Coordinator of the unique whistleblowing website designed solely for business (www.bizprotect.am/en/ ), representative of the Chamber of Advocates of RA at the Competition Board of the RA Corruption Prevention Commission, attorney at the "Legal Alliance" legal firm, the host of the most popular program designed for lawyers “Legal Week” (aired on www.iravaban.net/en news website), an anti-corruption expert at Armenian CSO’s Anti-Corruption Coalition... I am one of the initiators of the recent key anti-corruption reforms in RA, including the criminalization of illicit enrichment, passing of the law on “Corruption Prevention Commission”, introduction of the…

Mariami Bitsadze

Mariami Bitsadze

Residence:
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Occupation:
Student/Young professional/Volunteer at Global Student Friendship/Board member - YATA Georgia
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently studying at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia as an exchange student under the Global UGRAD program. My home institution is Tbilisi State University in Tbilisi, Georgia where I am majoring in International Relations. Last year I completed a long-term Erasmus+ programme at the University of Helsinki in Finland, studying political science. I have experience working in the Embassy of Georgia to Finland, as well as being a volunteer in many events and programes organized by Erasmus+, the Embassy of Georgia to Finland and in Old Dominion University. I have been an adviser of the Secretary-General of YATA Georgia since 2016, where I am now one of the board members. I have been volunteering in EYSOF Tbilisi 2015 (European Youth Summer Olympic Festival), Gem Fest 2017. It is the greatest honor for me to be a Young European Ambassador already for a second year in a row.

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.

Mariya Milashevskaya

Mariya Milashevskaya

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

I am an international lawyer and economist, currently employed as a deputy director in the private sector and volunteering at Belarusian International Law and Arbitration Association (BILA). I was previously employed as a teacher in the International Law Department at the International University ‘MITSO’ and as an Executive Administrator of Jessup Belarus (2017-2019). I'm the winner of the Martens Competition 2016 on IHL, and have also participated in the Jessup, Pictet and CEEMC International law competitions. I have participated in conferences (Yerevan Conference on IHL (2015-2017), International Law and Religious Symposium 2016) and Summer Schools (EULISC 2014, ELSA SS on Cyber Law 2015, Brno SS on Legal Writing 2015). The topic of my Master Thesis was ‘Migration issues of foreign and security policy in the EU’. I volunteered at the Youth For Peace Competition on IHL 2015, Lex Mercatoria Competition 2016, SILC (2017.2018) and the Erga Omnes Competition organized by the Council…

Mark  Mc Gee

Mark Mc Gee

Residence:
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Ireland

I have been invloved in the International Erasmus Student Network Maynooth as a First year Representative, January 2017 – June 2017. Erasmus Student Network Ireland, President, September 2017 – June 2018. Erasmus Student Network Ireland, Communication Manager, June 2018 – Present. International Erasmus Student Network DCU, Founder and President, January 2018 - Present. I have represented Ireland at six International events in relation to ESN.

Maryia Yanouskaya

Maryia Yanouskaya

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

I’m an audit professional with almost 4 years' experience in Global Financial Services at EY. Currently, I’m pursuing a membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). In 2015 I graduated from the Belarusian National Technical university with a degree in Economics and Engineering. During my university years and after graduation, I participated in a number of political, environmental, educational projects as well as summer/ winter camps in Germany, Norway, Hungary, Russia, Iceland and Palestine. I'm interested in international relations, politics, equality, human rights, cultural exhange.

Meri Adamyan

Meri Adamyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am currently doing an MA in Human Rights and Democratisation at the Caucasus at Yerevan State University. I previously graduated from the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology at Yerevan State University. I enrolled in sign language classes in 2015 and have worked as a sign language translator. In 2016, I participated in the 'Challenges and Problems of Inclusive Education' international conference in Armenia and presented the interests and rights of people with auditory problems. As a future human rights defender, I worked with Syrian refugees in Armenia and had the chance to work with Syrian children in Turkey too. I am also a graduate of the 'Ethics School' in Armenia, where I have worked as a project coordinator. I've participated in many youth exchanges, training courses and forums funded by the EU, mostly by Erasmus+. As a Human Rights defender, I believe that Human Rights and Democracy are universal values and should apply to all nations and peoples.

Meri Kajaia

Meri Kajaia

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

I obtained a Master's degree in International Relations and Regional Studies from the University of Tartu (2018) and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Tbilisi State University. I have also participated in various extracurricular activities and trainings, including study visits to the European Parliament in Brussels (2017) and the OSCE headquarters in Vienna (2018). As for my work experience, I have just finished an Internship at the International Relations Division of the Public Relations Department of the Central Election Commission of Georgia, where my duties included communication/correspondence with international observer organizations, translation of official documents and organizing meetings. Moreover, I work as an English-language translator/editor at Synergium UAB, where I translate and edit all types of documents. Last but not least, I have been a freelance translator since 2012, having worked for numerous private companies. My fields of interest include…

Meri Menabde

Meri Menabde

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

Since 2015, I am actively engaged in social activities. I am a member of GirlUp Georgia, which is UN founded global movement for gender equality. I have been a winner of many English language competitions and I am a candidate for the gold medal at my school. My friends and I often carry out different projects such as debate clubs, drama clubs, academic or intellectual competitions. I often do volunteer work. I have planted trees and gathered money, toys and clothes for charity organisations. I have taken summer diplomacy school courses in 2017 organised by NATO & the EU Info center. I have been a participant of the Women In Science Girls STEAM camp, Georgia 2018 (Wisci Georgia 2018) and I have taken part in many simulations of NATO and the European parliament.

Michael Payer

Michael Payer

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
Young professional (Project Management and Political Strategy)
Country of origin:
Ireland

I am a graduate in International Relations with a passion for European foreign policy and development, particularly through the European Neighbourhood Policy. As an Irishman and a passionate European who grew up in Sydney, Australia, I now live and work in Brussels where I moved to be at the heart of the European project. As well as studying in Dublin and Helsinki, I have travelled extensively throughout Europe and the Eastern Neighbourhood where my main interest is in continuing to strengthen the EU’s engagement with citizens, society, economies and states through partnerships, programmes and initiatives. I worked for the University of Sydney to develop, promote and run student programmes, focusing particularly on engaging and supporting international students, most notably in my role as Coordinator of the Mentoring Program where I created the International Mentoring Programme. My dedication to community engagement, particularly youth, has motivated me to participate in community…

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.

Milena Kirakosyan

Milena Kirakosyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I volunteer at Foundation of Armenian Science and Technology and support with organising international and local conferences,promoting science in Armenia.Besides,I am a virtual intern at "Project GLOW" which aims to help children in South Sudan.I am a Young Member of the New York Academy of Sciences and currently I am enrolled in a STEM mentorship program.I am also a member of Girl Up and an alumna of the "Women in Science and Technology "program.From time to time I participate in EYP sessions and MUN conferences to improve my diplomacy and public speaking skills.

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…

Miranda Betchvaia

Miranda Betchvaia

Residence:
Kutaisi
Occupation:
Quality Assurance Service Specialist at Akaki Tsereteli State University
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a BA student at Akaki Tsereteli State University in the Department of Social Sciences, majoring in Public Administration. As an Erasmus+ exchange student, I completed a semester at Alexsandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, Romania. Besides that, I am currently working as a Quality Assurance Service Specialist at Akaki tsereteli State Univesity. Since my school years, I have been actively involved in extra-curricular activities. I volunteer and participate in local and international projects (such as the Summer School at the Tallinn University of Technology and the Youth Peace Camp organized by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg). I believe that youth activism is essential in order to create a stronger society. Being a Young European Ambassador from the very first year of the initiative's existence has given me the possibility to deliver important messages to society all around Georgia. I believe that we share the same values and we are #strongertogether.

Miroslava Kozlovskaya

Miroslava Kozlovskaya

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

I’m currently studying international law at the Belarusian State University. I previously left the Lyceum of Informatics and Radioelectronics with top marks, but my attraction to Liberal Arts took over. I am now particularly interested in space law and human rights. I also actively participate in extra curricular activities. As such, I have volunteered for many different organizations since 2015, participated in youth conferences and made trainings for young Belarusian people on Erasmus+ opportunities.

Mona Richter

Mona Richter

Residence:
Berlin
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Germany

My fascination for Eastern Europe started a couple of years ago while travelling in summer through Central and Eastern Europe. There I realized that my cultural and historical knowledge on this part of the continent was basically non-existent. This is why I chose to learn more about this region within my BA European Studies programme at Maastricht University, focusing my studies on the Eastern Neighbourhood Policy and the EaP countries. Since summer 2016, when I got the chance to attend a "Go East" summer school in Kyiv, I've become hooked. This is why I decided to come back to Ukraine to do an internship at a local think tank after finishing my bachelor degree. Currently, I am working as project manager at the Institut für Europäische Politik in Berlin as part of a project focused on supporting the think tank landscape in Ukraine as well as transferring knowledge about the current socio-political processes in Ukraine to Germany. I am really excited to be part of the YEA program…

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.

Naira Darbinyan

Naira Darbinyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I work at the Betconstruct Development Office as a translator, and a teacher at a language centre. I have recently graduated from American University of Armenia with an MA in TEFL. I have completed my BA in Linguistics. Currently, I am a secretariat member at the Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia. From time to time, I organise various projects on climate change to raise awareness of the issue among young people in my community.

Nani Tsikaridze

Nani Tsikaridze

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

I graduated from Gori School #11 with a gold medal. I have always been an active student, having taken part in different projects, conferences and debates. I was awarded with a laptop by the President of Georgia in 2013. I became a finalist and took 2nd place in the media project "Etaloni" in 2014. I was a speaker and representative of Germany in debates held by the NGO "STEP", being thereafter recognised as the best speaker. I also a winner of the project "Presentations and Debates" held by the British Council in 2014. I am a group manager of AISEC's Outgoing Global Volunteers, and one of the head organizers of the Proactive Group Georgia NGO. I speak fluent English, Russian and have limited working proficieny in French. I became a student of Ilia State University in 2016 , and now I am doing my third year in Copenhagen, Denmark as an Erasmus+ exchange student at UCC in the faculty of education. I like meeting with new people, negotiating, challenging myself and doing my best. I…

Nargiz Hajiyeva

Nargiz Hajiyeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Nargiz Hajiyeva

I am a PhD candidate, and an International Relations Officer at the Department of International Relations at Azerbaijan State Univeristy of Economics, UNEC. I am a graduate student with honor from Vytautas Magnus University and Institute D'etudes de Politique de Grenoble, Sciences PO. I worked as an independent researcher and research analyst at Corvinus University of Budapest, Cold War History Research Center. I am also a successful participator of International Student Essay Contest, Stimson Institute, titled “how to prevent the proliferation of the world's most dangerous weapons”, held by Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School and an honored alumnus of European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw Poland, between 2014 and 2015.

Narmin Zeynalli

Narmin Zeynalli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently one of the core members of the "Earthpreneur Azerbaijan" local community. I have previously interned for the United Nations Population Fund in Azerbaijan and a Twinning Ombudsman project. During my exchange experience, I interned as a researcher at a project called “Industrialization and Urban Growth from the Mid-Nineteenth Century Ottoman Empire to Contemporary Turkey in a Comparative Perspective 1850-2000”. In terms of social activities, as a chairperson of the "Sustainable Environment Club" at ADA University, I endeavor to do my best for the community.

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.

Natalia Tchamiashvili

Natalia Tchamiashvili

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

I am doing German-English translation for ASB Georgia, a German NGO. I am an active member of several NGOs in Georgia, where I am involved I am involved in carrying out tasks related to planning, implementation and administration. I voluntarily share my European experience about living, working and studying abroad with ethnic minorities and students in Georgia and I try to help them to find scholarship opportunities in Europe. During my Internship at the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I worked on official documents and analytical articles. I attended meetings with ambassadors and high-ranking guests from East European countries.I am a freelance academic writer. I have voluntarily worked with people with special needs, elderly people and LGBT groups.

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.

Nato Japiashvili

Nato Japiashvili

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

Last February I graduated from Ilia State University and hold a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. Two years ago, I was an Erasmus+ exchange programme student in Siegen, Germany. Currently I work at David Tvildiani Medical University as the Vice-Rector's Assistant, where I am responsible for monitoring the implementation of the strategic plan, chairing the Committee of Strategic Management and Development, planning visits, communicating with foreign partners, establishing new relationships and designing surveys. Nowadays, I am the President of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Tbilisi ISU and with our team. We try to make the life of international students in Georgia easier and at the same time help Georgian students to find opportunities to obtain an international education. From my point of view, education is one of the most important things in our lives. We have the opportunity to make friends all over the world and learn about how they did and continue to do their best.

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.

Neli Abrahamyan

Neli Abrahamyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I completed a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration and a Master's degree in Genocide Studies at Yerevan State University (YSU). Now, I am a PhD student at YSU and a young researcher at the unviersity's Institute for Armenian Studies.

Nensi Mkrtchyan

Nensi Mkrtchyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am studying in the Faculty of Marketing at the French University in Armenia (UFAR) and I am actively involved in the educational issues as a member of Armenian National Students' Association. Simultaneously, a I volunteer at the National Erasmus+ Office in Armenia and I am working as a Marketing and Communication Manager at "UFAR Junior Enterprise", a company launched by my coursemate and I. The key aspects of my background are social activitsm, volunteering and enthusiasm.

Nigar Alizada

Nigar Alizada

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Currently, I am studying Master of International Relations and Regional Studies at the University of Tartu in Estonia. In May 2018, I have graduated from Bachelor of Arts and Public Affairs at ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan. During my academic years, I have become an active member of several student clubs including ADA Model of United Nations, Oikos, and ADA Toastmasters. Later in my studies, I participated in the bilateral exchange program and studied one semester at Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. Regarding my work experience, I have attended the internship program at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Czech Republic. In addition, I have been a member of AIESEC in Azerbaijan as a team leader and the operational manager.

Nijat  Eldarov

Nijat Eldarov

Residence:
Lund, Sweden
Occupation:
I am an intern within a UK-based think-tank Emerging Europe, researching the democratic, social and economic development of Central and Eastern Europe region.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I hold a BA in International Relations from the Academy of Public Administration in Azerbaijan. I am currently pursuing a Master's in European Affairs at Lund University in Sweden through the Visby scholarship programme provided by Swedish Institute. My primary research/interest areas include enlargement and EU Neighbourhood policy and EU migration policy, in particular, visa liberalisation and visa suspension mechanisms, international migration law and international human rights law. I have hitherto undertaken internships at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Emerging Europe (a UK-based think tank), Europe without Barriers, (Ukranian civic organisation on visa and migration issues) and enriched my understanding on the social and humanitarian policies at national and international levels. Moreover, I have worked as a researcher in a Council of Europe project on human rights aspects of integration of migrants and a UNODC project on the prevention of drug…

Nika Grigoryan

Nika Grigoryan

Residence:
Abovyan
Occupation:
I am a translator/news reporter of international politics
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am Nika from the town of Abovyan. I am a curious person who is striving for justice in all spheres of our lives, be it political, social, professional or personal. I am open to sharing my knowledge and experience with people as well as learning from them.

Nika Gurini

Nika Gurini

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student and young researcher. Executive Director of RLG (Rule of law - Georgia)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am Nick. I was born and grew up in the country, which considers itself to be the native European. I am a B.A student at Ilia State University, School of law. I was born in Tbilisi. I graduated from Ilia Chavchavadze Kvareli Public School 1. I am founder and executive director of NGO Rule of Law - Georgia. I had been a student of the Deutsche Welle Supported Project - Myth Detector Laboratory in NGO Media Development Found, which teaches media literature and Media School in the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics. In 2016 I took appropriate courses and got the International Olympic Committee diploma in the management of Olympic sports organizations. In January 2014, I was awarded with the first degree diploma for ecological education by the Environmental Office. In December 2015, on the day of human rights, the Parliament of Georgia awarded me with the status of a "Young human rights defender". I work on human rights, democracy, public law,…

Nikolaos Nikitas Moulios

Nikolaos Nikitas Moulios

Residence:
Athens
Occupation:
European Student Think Tank Ambassador to Greece
Country of origin:
Greece

I am a high school graduate doing a gap year. I plan to study Public Health but I am also passionate about public policy. During my gap year I am working on several projects. I am representing the "European Student Think Tank," a student-led tink tank, in Greece. I am also a freelancer trainee analyst in International Security at the Association for International and European Affairs and a research analyst in science & technology policy at the Student Association for international Affairs in Athens. As a high school student I have been working as a research intern at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), the leading, indepedent think tank in Greece. I am particularly interested in East European and Balkan affairs as well as in human security. Lastly, I enjoy urban phonography.

Nikolina Latković

Nikolina Latković

Residence:
Brussels, Belgium
Occupation:
MA student in International Relations (Free University of Brussels)
Country of origin:
Croatia

I was born in Croatia, but grew up in Canada before I moved to Belgium for grad school. I studied International Relations and I am passionate about politics, but most importantly civic education. These last two years, I have been volunteering in different youth organizations to foster active citizenship among young people and inform them more about the EU through both school interventions and simulations of the EU institutions. I have joined the YEAs for a second year because it offers me another opportunity to inform young people about the EU and how to be engaged citizens in their own community.

Nini Kutateladze

Nini Kutateladze

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

At my previous school, I was President of the Student Council for several years, during which I was actively involved in different cultural, educational and sport-related activities. I helped to initiate and conduct activities for disabled people, since my previous school had a class for disabled students. During my Presidency, I communicated with people of different needs on daily basis. I participated in local and international olympiads and projects. As such, one of the most memorable international projects was the youth conference "Bilik fondu" in Baku, Azerbaijan. I also successfully attended the "Winter School of Law" in IBSU. At the beginning of 2018, I became actively involved in EaP projects starting with my participation at the "European School Summer Camp 2018 in Kakheti, Georgia. I am also one of 30 scholarship students who have the honor to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma at a new International School in Georgia. At this school, I'm trying to be actively…

Nino	Gozalishvili

Nino Gozalishvili

Residence:
Budapest
Occupation:
I am a PhD student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently pursuing a PhD at the Central European University as part of the Nationalism Studies - Comparative History Joint Doctoral track. During my MA studies at CEU, I started researching national-populist discourses in Georgia against the backdrop of intensified globalization processes and more precisely, EU integration. The issues related to Eastern European states’ EU integration has been an interesting subject for me since my BA studies in International Relations and Political Sciences. In this context, I carried out a mini research project on counterbalancing EU and Russian soft power practices in Georgia. Furthermore, I have done two exchange semesters, at the University of Warsaw and the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) as part of my earlier studies. As for non-academic experiences, I have done internships at NGOs such as Transparency International …

Nino Muchiashvili

Nino Muchiashvili

Residence:
Budapest
Occupation:
I am a PhD student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I've recently become a project owner at a social enterprise called Fulwish. I founded the "MarketerHub" social media agency and my aim is to work with NGOs and start ups. For two years, I worked at Educare Georgia - first as a regional ambassador, and then as part of the Charte project. I studied at the Free University of Tbilisi's School of Governance and Social Sciences. I speak French and German.

Nurana Verdiyeva

Nurana Verdiyeva

Residence:
Debrecen, Hungary
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a 2nd year Computer Science student at the University of Debrecen. Alongside my academic focus, I dedicate my time to different extracurricular activities. I have previously attended different workshops, including “Promoting Engineering” organized by GəncMİİB in cooperation with BP in Azerbaijan and eTwinning Plus by Erasmus+ to improve my social skills. I have also attended different Erasmus+ programmes in Denmark, Macedonia and Hungary. I am a representative of a local NGO in my city.

Nuray Shahvaladli

Nuray Shahvaladli

Residence:
Xirdalan, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a recent graduate.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a recent graduate of a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature. Following my graduation, I started my European Voluntary Service hoping to benefit from one of the main objectives of the programme: cultural exchange and experiencing the EU spirit. I am a member of a local NGO and I was previously a member of the board.

Nuriyya Hasanova

Nuriyya Hasanova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Project Manager Assistant at Eurasian Partnership Foundation Azerbaijan (EPF)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I hold a BA in International Relations from Baku Engineering University which includes an exchange in Hacettepe University in Turkey. I am also an alumna of the study of U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on Local, State and Federal Public Policymaking in the Southern Illinois University and the Viadrinicum BorderLab programme at the European University of Viadrina in Germany. In addition, I've done an internship in Russia and participated in several Erasmus+ projects. These exchange programmes and training courses contributed greatly to my life and helped me to broaden my horizons and gain experience. I mainly work with youth by organizing project development and management, confidence and capacity building trainings in order to help them to make a positive change in their communities. My main areas of interest is youth engagement, peacebuilding…

Nurlan Suleymanov

Nurlan Suleymanov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a professional tennis and chess player and I am currently a senior student in International Studies at ADA University. I received several awards in honour of my outstanding academic performance. In Spring 2018, I had the chance to experience Erasmus+ exchange life in Budapest, Hungary. I participated in NAYORA's Youth Ambassador programme, where I represented the youth of my country. I was part of the WFYS 2017 in Sochi, where I made many new friends and partners.

Nurlana Dunyamaliyeva

Nurlana Dunyamaliyeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from Baku State University's Faculty of Law (magna cum laude) in 2016. As an open-minded young person, I have been involved in several local and international projects. In 2017, I attended the International Development Youth Forum in Tokyo, which helped me to shape my aspirations regarding sustainable development. Together with my team, we developed a project aiming to help garment industry workers in Bangladesh. This project was selected as a winner by a panel of judges. Moreover, during my term in office as Vice-President for Seminars and Conferences at ELSA (European Law Students’ Association) Azerbaijan, I organized several international and local events, such as law schools, trainings and informative sessions for law students and young lawyers across Europe. I am currently working as a lawyer at “AzerGold” CJSCo, and am at the same time, Vice-President for academic activities at ELSA Lawyers' Society.

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.

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 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…

Orkhan Khanlarov

Orkhan Khanlarov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a teacher
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from Dunya School with an IB Diploma in 2018. Before that, I've been a part of several debates including the EYP and ADA Highschool Debate Tournament. At the moment, I am taking a gap year and working as a conversation club teacher at BBTK.

Palina Mizhyieuskaya

Palina Mizhyieuskaya

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

I'm a graduate of Minsk State Linguistic University, currently working as an International Affairs Manager (Copyright) at the National Center of Intellectual Property. My professional experience also includes internships at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and UNHCR. As for my extracurricular activities, I participated in a Swedish Institute's student exchange programme in Sweden, KAS and Adukacyja.info's blended-learning course "Educate Yourself on Europe", European Academy of Diplomacy workshop, Model European Union Strasbourg and the International Forum of the European Youth Parliament in Luxembourg.

Paola Lo Bue Oddo

Paola Lo Bue Oddo

Residence:
Luxembourg
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Italy

I obtained my BA in Political Science and my MA in Diplomacy at the University of Milan with top marks, a full scholarship, and the complete publication of my thesis on the subject of foreign policy. Moreover, I am now in my 3rd Year of Jurisprudence studies at the University of Bologna. My volunteering work, traineeships and work experience in international organisations, diplomatic representations, universities and research groups across Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia point towards a career in international affairs. Fluent in 5 European languages, I am also passionate about public speaking, conference organising and music.

Parvin Aghayeva

Parvin Aghayeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am very happy to join the Young European Ambassadors' network as I believe it will provide me with the opportunity to put my knowledge into practice. I obtained my BA in Regional Studies on Americe and I am currently working at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, as a Protection Unit Intern. Furthermore, I am an active member of the Common Sense Youth Organization as part of the international and EVS Coordination Team. I faciliate the application and interview process of national applicants as well as coordinate various local and international projects. I also agined experience in recent years by undertaking an Erasmus+ Training Course and a Youth Exchange. I volunteer with the Youth Power Initiative Group and I have organized local activities within the "Speak For Inclusion" campaign established by Council of Europe.

Parvin Rahimli

Parvin Rahimli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I firmly believe that building bridges lays the foundations for a better future. This motto led me to pursue my BA in International Studies. I remained engaged in student affairs by working for the Azerbaijan Student Youth Organisations’ Union (ASYOU) - the biggest student youth organisation not only in Azerbaijan, but also in the South Caucasus. During my almost six years of service, I worked as Coordinator of the Public Relations department, then as Director of the International Relations department. My term concluded in 2015, and from then on I voluntarily work as a trainer and facilitator for various projects for ASYOU. I also completed a number of internships, most notably at the Youth Foundation under the President of Azerbaijan, which serves as the biggest donor organization to Azerbaijani youth. I provided strategic support to international organizations such as the OIC (Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation) as well as both participated in several…

Patricia Senge

Patricia Senge

Residence:
Geneva
Occupation:
Trainee at the Human Rights Council in Geneva
Country of origin:
Germany

After graduating from Maastricht University in the Netherlands with a Bachelor's degree in European Studies I decided to first complete my traineeship at the Asia-Europe Foundation in Singapore and then intern at the Human Rights Council at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. I hope to continue my studies with a Master in European Law in September 2019. Apart from my studies, I volunteer as a young journalist for various online newspapers and as the project coordinator of the European Youth Press. Here, I am responsible for Orange Magazine. The organisation provides an interactive multimedial platform for media coverage of international conferences. With regard to the EU's relationship with Eastern Partner countries, I believe that we shall not underestimate the growing importance of civil society as a crucial player providing additional space for action in the governance system. Through my role as a Young European Ambassador I would like to actively contribute…

Paul Saksik

Paul Saksik

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

I am passionate about helping people. As such, I would like every person to improve, do their best possible and thus be able to create a world where they would want to live. I participated in many protests in Kiev to support human rights, one of my fundamental values.

Pavel Havlicek

Pavel Havlicek

Residence:
Brussels, Belgium
Occupation:
Analyst
Country of origin:
Czech Republic

I am a recent graduate of the Erasmus Mundus International Master's programme in Russian, Central and East European Studies (IMRCEES), which I undertook at the University of Glasgow and Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Now, I am doing a traineeship at the European Parliament and work part-time as an analyst at the Association for International Affairs (AMO) in Prague, with a specialisation in Eastern Europe and Russia. I am interested in anything related to Central and Eastern Europe, but particularly the Eastern Partnership and bringing that partnership closer to the EU.

Pavel Palubinski

Pavel Palubinski

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Business English Teacher at the Belarusian State Economic University, PhD Student at Minsk State Linguistic University
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a graduate of the Belarusian State Economic University’s School of International Business Communication (2017, Minsk) majoring in intercultural communication as well as in English and Chinese translation and interpretation. I have been working as a Business English teacher at the Belarusian State Economic University’s School of International Economic Relations and conducting my postgraduate research at Minsk State Linguistic University since 2017. As a first-year Young European Ambassador, I am planning to implement theme-specific educational projects in Minsk and my native town – Maladzechna. As a university teacher of English, I fully understand how important it is to teach my students not only the aspects of English itself, but also the basics of European culture. I will do so through seminars and creative workshops within the framework of the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ (YEAs) initiative so that the students will get a broader picture of the European values. I am truly…

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.

Philipp Brugner

Philipp Raoul Brugner

Residence:
Vienna, Austria
Occupation:
Young Professional (EU Project Manager in the field of Research & Innovation)
Country of origin:
Austria

I am a project manager for EU funded projects at the Austrian Centre for Social Innovation in Vienna. Our projects are truly international and our team works around the globe. Although I focus on projects in Russia and the Eastern Partner countries, I have also been working on projects in Southeast Asia, the Western Balkans and the Danube Region. My work includes a lot of travelling, project management obligations stipulated by EU funds and analytical/consulting tasks in the field of European research & innovation policies. Given my involvement in a specific sector of EU policy, I have started working on European politics more generally as well. Since 2018, I've been a member of the youth board of an Austrian think tank on European policies and my articles have been published in various Austrian newspapers (DerStandard, DiePresse). Check also the EFF - European Future Forum and the Imagine Europe contest for further examples of my personal involvement.

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".

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.

Rahila Aghababayeva

Rahila Aghababayeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I study Public Administration at ADA University and I am currently an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Baku working in the Protocol section. My volunteering experience started in 2016. Since then, I have volunteered in YARAT, National Club of Automobile in Azerbaijan and the 5th Global Baku Forum. I also participate in various Model of United Nations and European Youth Parliament conferences. I have previously done internships in Avirtel and Aztelecom telecommunication companies. I also work in the External Affairs section at the European Azerbaijan Club at ADA University.

Rana Bayramova

Rana Bayramova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I study International Relations at Baku State University and I am interested in human rights, politics, law and music. My volunteering experience started in 2014 when I volunteered for Eurovillage. Since then, I have participated in Model United Nations and Model United States simulations as well as the 2018 Euroschool edition.

Raul Labadze

Raul Labadze

Residence:
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a graduate of the College of Europe where I obtained an MA of Arts in European Interdisciplinary Studies, majoring in EU Public Affairs and Policies. I have also obtained a degree from the European Academy of Diplomacy in International Security (full PZU Scholarship) and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Caucasus School of Business (CSB). I am co-founder and board-member of the NGOs in Georgia (Georgian Youth Development Association) and in Poland (Strategic Partnership Institute). I was an FMO Intern at the Embassy of the United States in Tbilisi. Currently, I am associate legal documentation specialist at Citibank in Warsaw, Poland.

Răzvan-Ionuț Foncea

Răzvan-Ionuț Foncea

Residence:
Josani (main village of Căbești, Bihor)
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Romania

I am an active person in my community and I always try to promote values such as diversity, peace, equality, tolerance and acceptance. I was elected President of my High School’s Students’ Board on 12 October and I am leading a lot of projects on the subject of literature, debate, culture, events, sports, sciences and arts. I am also representing their interests and I was chosen to be the Director of the Department of Technical, Professional and Vocational Education belonging to the County Council of High School Students on 8 November. I am also the student representative at my school in the Committee on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence, Corruption and Discrimination and Promotion of Interculturalism. Finally, I am also part of the school's Committee of Evaluation and Administration of Quality as well as the Director of the Department of Ideas and Projects.

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.

Roman Gojayev

Roman Gojayev

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Amateur artist, moderator
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am an amateur artist, young researcher and socially active citizen based in Baku, studying at the Azerbaijan State University of Economics. I am a leader of the Technology and Design Faculty and a representative of the Azerbaijan Science Association.
I am an active member of several organizations and have volunteered in numerous international and national festivals, events and organizations as an event manager, group leader, venue coordinator workshop facilitator and performing artist.
Finally, I am very interested in contemporary art and am therefore doing an internship as a moderator at the YARAT Contemporary Art Space since October 2017.

Rovshan Badalov

Rovshan Badalov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Fairmont Baku Hotel, Royal Service and Reservation Agent
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from the Aviation Academy of Azerbaijan in 2016 with a degree in Ecology Engineering. Since childhood, I've had a tremendous interest in nature. Whilst studying at school and university, I realised that environmental protection is vital for the stability of our earth and the prosperity of mankind. I am an optimistic, ambitious and results-driven individual and my objective is to contribute to the fight against climate change. Namely, I believe increased usage of renewable energy can help to prevent further contamination. I have acquired immense international experience due to my involvement in different activities and volunteering experiences directly connected to the EU between 2016-18 years. What I really like about the Young European Ambassadprs' initiative is the possiblity of cross-cultural communication, which allows me to expand my world outlook. I was able to get to know many people and create lifelong friendships. As a returning Young European Ambassador, I am…

Roxana-Claudia  Tompea

Roxana-Claudia Tompea

Residence:
Vienna
Occupation:
Reviewer at Oxford University Press, Quality Assurance Assistant at Naga Trading
Country of origin:
Romania

Shortly after graduating with a BA degree in International Relations in the UK, I enrolled for a Master of Advanced International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Alongside my studies, I continue to work as a reviewer at Oxford University Press and, starting this autumn, I am also humbled to be part of the Young European Ambassadors initiative. I am genuinely excited to represent the EU Member States within the EU Neighbours framework, as it will allow me to shadow and further promote the commitment from both my home country, Romania, as well as from neighbouring Moldova, and the other 5 Eastern Partners. The EU is about peace, equality, and shared values, and I am confident this role will allow us, as Young European Ambasadors, to connect, develop best practices, and share our vision in creating a better tomorrow for youth.

Rustam Isgandarov

Rustam Isgandarov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I study International Studies at ADA University. Previously, I participated in an exchange programme at Michigan State University in the United States, where I was able to improvemy understanding of western values and the idea of being 'stronger together'. Moreover, I did an Internship at the European Parliament, where I expanded my knowledge about the EU Institution and EU values. My major is in European Studies. I am also interested in European Journalism and working for Euronews. I participated in various summer schools about the European Union and European culture. My aim is to promote that culture in Azerbaijan, so we can share the same identity as Europeans.

Rusudan Zabakhidze

Rusudan Zabakhidze

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

I am currently pursuing an MA in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies which is an international postgraduate-taught programme collectively run by the University of Glasgow, Dublin City University and Charles University in Prague. I selected Strategic studies as my focus and I am particularly interested in democratic control of the armed forces. I am also part of the Security Distillery think-tank, initiated by my coursemates and I, providing up-to-date and comprehensive analyses on a wide range of security issues. I graduated from the International Relations programme at Tbilisi State University (with honours) in 2017. During my BA studies, I had an opportunity to participate in the Erasmus + exchange programme, spending one academic semester at Comenius University in Bratislava. Besides academics, practical professional activities have greatly shaped my interests. I have undertaken internships both at Georgian and international think-tanks, as well as public institutions.…

Saba Aliyeva

Saba Aliyeva

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Volunteering in various national and international projects has played a big role in my professional development. I volunteered in such institutions as the Ministry of Education, State Committee on Work with Diaspora, the Ministry of Sport and Youth, in the biggest NGO of South Caucasus – ASYOU, where I worked as the International Relations Coordinator, also worked as volunteer team leader in such departments as Venue Management, NOC and Protocol at the 1st European Games, 42nd World Chess Olympiad, Formula 1 races and other big international sports events. In addition, I led the Art Club in my academy, and in 2016, together with my team, won the Enactus National Championship (the sustainable business project competition) and represented Azerbaijan in World Cup in Canada. During the final course of my bachelor study I started working in Baku City Circuit OC where I was coordinating trainings, conversation clubs and misc. activities for volunteers, and “Accelerate” by Coca-Cola (a…

Sabina Sharifova

Sabina Sharifova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I did a BA at the Azerbaijani University of Languages and graduated with a double-diploma (Azerbaijan-Essex,UK) as an English language expert. In my junior year, I applied for the Global UGRAD programme and became its finalist in 2016. I've previously studied in Michigan, U.S. for one semester, after which, I started to work as an English teacher. In parallel, I did an Internship at the U.S. Embassy in the Protocol section. I recently began my MA stuies at Kazar University (Linguistics major), and have started to work at the Division of Graduate studies and Research at Khazar. I am a founder of the Y&P youth organization, which stands for Young and Powerful. My NGO deals with local youth's cultural awareness and my project TinY (Talent in You) is sponsored by the US-educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association. I have written a thesis on neurolinguistics and linguistic impairements.

Salome Ghachava

Salome Ghachava

Residence:
Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I graduated from school with a gold medal and after that continued my studies at Tbilisi state University as an International Relations student. Major successes that played a role in defining my life included two Eramus+ long-term exchange programmes in Romania and Germany. In addition, I always tried to participate in different projects abroad: I was selected as a representative of Georgia at the 9th Greifswald International Students' Festival 2018. In 2017, I participated in the Eramus+ Youth exchange in Armenia addressing issues related to the refugee crisis, and a conference, titled "Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business with the Young Ambassadors Programme in Caux, Switzerland". In 2016, I attended a Public Speaking Masterclass in Bulgaria and volunteered at an AIESEC Exchange programme in Hungary. Some more recent achievements include being selected as one of 24 students (from 524 participants) at the Youth Debate for G4G reforms, financed by USAID in 2018. In 2016, I got…

Sama Karimova

Sama Karimova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young academic and ESL Instructor.
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from the Azerbaijan University of Languages in 2017 with an undergraduate degree in the Regional Studies of Great Britain. During my undergraduate years (from 2013 to 2017) I took part in various conferences and forums related to my field of study, including United Nations CA, Intercultural Dialogue Forum, Model UN Conferences, etc. Furthermore, between 2013 and 2017, I worked at AUL as a staff member of SYO. I am currently pursuing a master's degree on the Regional Studies of Scanadianvia at the Azerbaijan University of Languages At the same time, I am working at the British Academy as an ESL Instructor. Previously, I also worked as an FL trainer at the Port of Baku and SOCAR. I have also published a number of research articles related to my field of study. Last year, I was selected as a Youth Ambassador of NAYORA.

Samad Mirzayev

Samad Mirzayev

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Specialist at the Visa Division of Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have been an intern at the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs on two occasions as part of the Press Service and Consular-Visa Issues departments. During my internship at the Press Service, I gained a lot of valuable knowledge regarding public diplomacy and public policy, as well as practical skills related to engaging with media, news monitoring and administering documents. One of the highlights was helping to prepare the press conferences between Azerbaijan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov, and his counterparts from Turkey, Ukraine, Columbia, Germany as well as the OSCE Secretary General, Lamberto Zannier. Furthermore, I was also responsible for the organization of briefings by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Elman Abdullayev. During my internship at Consular-Visa Issues Department, I gained experience in consular-visa procedures. My knowledge of English, German and Russian gave me the opportunity to improve my skills as a Translator…

Samir Salimzade

Samir Salimzade

Residence:
Malmö, Sweden
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have a background in International Relations (BA) and Global Political Studies (MA), and have had the opportunity to study in Azerbaijan (ADA University), the United Kingdom (the University of Glasgow), and Sweden (Malmö University). Furthermore, I was honoured to be among eight scholarship recipients from Azerbaijan who were selected for the 'Visby Scholarship Programme'. Besides acquiring theoretical knowledge, I have also practiced my diplomacy skills through an internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan. Additionally, I have been involved in many EU-Azerbaijan activities, and participated in various conferences and study trips on democracy, human rights, peacebuilding, regional politics, research methods, etc. in Azerbaijan, Sweden, Belgium, Estonia, Denmark, and Georgia. Currently, I am a board member of Malmö…

Samira Gasimova

Samira Gasimova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Economist/ International Bank of Azerbaijan
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I work as an Economist at the International Bank of Azerbaijan and I hold a BA degree in World Economics. Previously, I have been board member of the US-educated Azerbaijan Alumni Association and worked for the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Baku. I am a returning YEA. Last year I participated in European Youth event in Strasbourg representing Azerbaijan. I did an Erasmus exchange semester in L'Aquila, Italy and I am also an alumna of the American Councils Youth Leadership programme.

Sandro Gigauri

Sandro Gigauri

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

Since September 2015, I have been a board member of the Young Diplomats' Club of Georgia. My responsibilities include organizing social events and trainings, meeting politicians, ambassadors and professors, social media promotion, finding sponsors, and fundraising, etc. I have twice volunteered to be an organizer at Young Diplomats' Club of Georgia’s main project “Modelling of the Georgian Parliament”. I have also organized a scientific conference regarding women’s increasing role in international politics and hosted several round tables and meetings. In the 2017-2018 academic year I took part at an Erasmus+ Exchange programme and spent two semesters at the University of Salzburg, Austria, where I was given the opportunity to successfully complete German/English language coursework in Political Science & International Relations with local students. I am actively engaged in extracurricular activities, such as voluntary programmes, internships and scientific conferences.

Sandro Tabatadze

Sandro Tabatadze

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

I am a board member of the youth NGO "Youth Alliance for Reforms". I have been doing an internship at the Georgian Institute of Politics as a young researcher in the field of Europeanization. I am also a freelance blogger covering EU-Georgia relations and serve as Chairman of a Youth EU modelling initiative. Finally, I have done an Internship in the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport as part of the European Integration Office.

Sarah Gradl

Sarah Gradl

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
Assistant for Educataion, Science and Research at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU
Country of origin:
Austria

I graduated in Communication and dedicated my thesis to the topic of policy awareness in Europe. During my studies and an Erasmus+ funded internship in Brussels I have participated in a variety of conferences and think tanks on EU foreign policy and policy development. I am now working at the Permanent Representation of Austria, where I am supporting the department of education, science and research during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. After the Austrian Presidency, I will continue working at the Permanent Representation of Austria until the beginning of Master studies in European Politics and Diplomacy.

Séréna, Saadia, Baya Boukelmoun

Séréna, Saadia, Baya Boukelmoun

Residence:
Rumelange
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Luxembourg

In 2017-2018, I have been working to decrease the risks associated with drug usage at parties and festivals. In August 2017, I worked for a startup called "Adapti", specializing in big data and the protection of user privacy. I managed communication via social media and coding in javascript, python, etc. I have also worked and will continue working with a startup called Women in digital empowerment. I'm preparing activities for girls and women to encourage them to go into sciences, engineering, technology and create companies and learn to code. Moreover, I've been writing new Erasmus projects on Open Data for Youth and Leadership in Entrepreneurship. Our goal is to decrease the gender gap. I won the Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Award in recognition of my involvment in public affairs, citizenship and volunteering. I'm a member of ECPAT, an organisation that fights sexual exploitation.I'm also a member of my student council, through which we give our opinion on legal aspects…

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.

Séverin Schnepp

Séverin Schnepp

Residence:
Brussels (as I am on Erasmus Exchange) (moving to Sofia,Bulgaria soon)
Occupation:
French Permanent Representation to the EU
Country of origin:
France

As a young European who has had the chance to study in-depth the functioning of the EU, I firmly believe it is one of my duties to raise awareness about the Union and help youth to become better informed and more active citizens. To this end, I have been involved since 2015 in a web documentary project named "Génération UE/EU Generation" investigating the feeling of European identity among European youth. Together with my team, I had the opportunity to present our work at several events and conferences in Strasbourg as well as to organise screenings and discussions across French high schools. Although it is already an ambitious task within the Union, I am convinced that it is even more interesting and challenging in countries willing to join the EU. One ambition of the "EU Generation" project is to expand the geographical scope to include the Eastern Partner countries, in order to compare perceptions. This might become possible thanks to my involvement in the Young European…

Sevil Suleymanova

Sevil Suleymanova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Junior Expert/ UNDP-GEF KURA II Project
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Prior to being selected as a YEA, I worked at AIESEC in Azerbaijan. I implemented my own projects in gender equality and environment. I also volunteered for the EU Delegation in Azerbaijan as part of the "Imagine EuroTolerance Festival". Now, my main focus is peace and conflict studies. Currently, I work as an Azerbaijan Junior Gender Mainstreaming and Civil Society İnvolvement Expert at UNDP-GEF KURA II Project. Moreover, I am an Emergency Mobile Team Volunteer for the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society. I am also working on a movie project about the rights of refugees in Azerbaijan.

Sevinj Novruzova

Sevinj Novruzova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a senior student at ADA University, specializing in International Relations. I see myself as a lifelong student, since I always enjoy learning and experiencing new things, communcating with people from different backgrounds and reading extensively. I am an intern at the AvropadASAN project, implemented jointly by the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, ADA University and ASAN Radio. Being a part of this project has enhanced my knowledge of the EU, youth affairs and media. Meanwhile, I am a scholar of an Erasmus+ project that gave me an opportunity to continue my studies for six months in Budapest, Hungary. My ERASMUS experience as an exchange student played a tremendous role in enhancing my worldview and developing my sense of multicultural awareness. Furthermore, my participation in an ERASMUS+ training project called ‘I Want To Be A Volunteer’ (2018, 4th-13th of June, Slovenia), which aimed to spread solidarity across various regional and international contexts, also helped me to…

Shafag Fatullayeva

Shafag Fatullayeva

Residence:
Lunteren, the Netherlands
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently an EVS volunteer in the Netherlands and I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Theology from the Baku State University. During my spare time and through my volunteering activities, I aim develop my personal and professional skills, in pursuit of a future diplomatic career. In addition, since 2014, I have been a coordinator of the 'One Caucasus' festival and a board member of the One Caucasus NGO (onecaucasus.org).

Sheyda Karimova

Sheyda Karimova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student (BA in American Studies)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

My first Erasmus+ experience occurred when I was in my last year of high school, when I participated in a 10-day exchange in Berlin, Germany. That was the catalyst for my further activism when I began university. I've taken part in various national and international conferences, worked on multiple projects and joined a number of student organisations, trying to find my place in the student community. At the moment, I'm trying to balance my work life with university and the human need to socialise. I wish to make a lasting change in the world, or to ignite the mind that will, which is why I'm currently working as a teacher.

Shujaat Ahmadzada

Shujaat Ahmadzada

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

As an International Relations student, I aim to pursue a career in the field of diplomacy and political science. As such, I’m trying to develop my skills and knowledge with the help of articles, books and conferences. I am passionate about learning different languages. I can speak Russian, English, Turkish and I’m learning French and Persian. I would like to specialize in conflict and peace studies. Since 2016, I have been involved in Model United Nations and other simulations. I also did an internship at the Parliament of Azerbaijan and was involved in the work of the OIC for 2 years as a volunteer. Last but not least, I am the UN Young SDG Ambassador focused on Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. I hope that I will be able to see the whole world and my region as a peaceful and stable place to live in.

Siarhei Viarsiatskas

Siarhei Viarsiatskas

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

I am a fourth-year student of Belarusian Trade and Economics University. My field of study is Logistics. Two years ago, I participated in an Erasmus Mundus programme at the Tomas Bâta university in Zlin, Czech Republic. I have experience in managing student organisations and projects in the international field.

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.

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.

 

Sorina Matiu

Sorina Matiu

Residence:
Oradea
Occupation:
High School Student
Country of origin:
Romania

I first started volunteering when I was only in 6th grade, taking part in the International Programme "IMPACT” ("SKYE") as a Junior Leader of the IMPACT Club from my school. There we wrote several projects aimed at serving our community. As I got into high school, I began to learn about the things I loved most such as reading and going to the theatre, so I was extremely delighted to help, as a volunteer at the theatre and then at the first edition of the Informal Book Festival Oradea (22-24 June 2018). What I enjoyed most, though, was graduating from the "Academy of Service Learning” at the end of August 2017 and being a trainer, during which I conducted project management learning sessions for youngsters. One of my goals for this school year, besides implementing different projects as a YEA in my comunity, is to open a traditional art workshop where teenagers or even older people would be able to learn freely how to sew traditional clothes and understand the meaning of each symbol…

Soso Chachanidze

Soso Chachanidze

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

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

Soso Chikhladze

Soso Chikhladze

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

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

Soso Dzamukashvili

Soso Dzamukashvili

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

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

Stefani Aleksandrova

Stefani Aleksandrova

Residence:
Bath
Occupation:
Undergraduate Student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

As a passionate humanitarian and a tireless social revolutionary, I have the personal mission of positively impacting society. Being raised in a newly-established democracy (the Republic of Bulgaria) gave me the chance to observe the economic, political and socio-cultural aspects of a country’s democratic transition. Bulgaria’s Europeanisation (and accession to the European Union in 2007) broadened the horizons of my sociological understandings and shaped my life values – respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law. Furthermore, my studies at the University of Bath and my decision to pursue a career in International Development have challenged my ontological stances and have developed my abilities to think critically with the view to delivering effective social change. Throughout the years, I have gained professional experience and valuable skills during my internships at a social research agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

Stefania-Felicia Pavel

Stefania-Felicia Pavel

Residence:
Ramnicu Valcea
Occupation:
BA student in International Relations and European Studies (University of Bucharest)
Country of origin:
Romania

I’m Romanian (but with an overarching European identity), Germanophile, addicted to travelling, a former Erasmus student in Prague and a passionate student concluding my BA in International Relations and European Studies at the University of Bucharest. This is complemented by a series of professional commitments, including internships at the office of an MEP (Political Communication), the Czech Ministry of Defence (Defence Policy and Strategy Division) and the Presidential Administration of Romania (Internal Affairs Department). For a decade, I have been volunteering and taking part in non-formal activities. I am a member of the Munich European Forum e.V., the emerging branch of the JEF/ Young European Federalists of Romania, and Volunteers for Ideas and Projects. With a burgeoning interest in the EU and its neighbourhood, being a Young European Ambassador falls perfectly within my interests and promises to hone my skills for the career in European affairs that I dream of.

Stepan Sargsyan

Stepan Sargsyan

Residence:
Berlin
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I completed my bachelor's degree in International Relations at Yerevan State University. Currently I am enrolled in a master program in Advanced European and International Studies, which takes place in 5 different European countries, one trimester in each country. Being strongly interested in youth empowerment, I have cofounded the "Youth Empower Lab" NGO, which strives to make positive changes for youth through youth. I am also the founder of the "Lingvo Learning Center Educational Organization".

Suad Muradov

Suad Muradov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

My name is Suad Muradov, I am a student of Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at ADA University. I have chosen my major due to my prior interest in the field of politics and society as well as my communication skills and abilities in the aspect of conflict resolution. I would like to mention that Model United Nations conferences (I have participated in 8 domestic, one international MUN since November 2016) have helped me a lot to improve my debating and decision making skills enabling me to engage more in the activities of such type where Azerbaijani youth is actively participating. Head Organizer of the "I ADA Cycling Contest" (December 2016); Head of the Department of the Research and Development of the "Car-sharing project" (May, 2017); Intern at the 12th Baku Summer Energy School (July 2018); Intern at "American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan" (present); Member of TESPAM Azerbaijan (present)

Svenja Petersen

Svenja Petersen

Residence:
Paris, France & London, UK
Occupation:
Master's Student
Country of origin:
Germany

My name is Svenja Petersen, I am 24 years old and I'm German. I spent my childhood growing up in the Netherlands and Germany. Whilst living in the Netherlands I went to a Canadian school, whereas in Berlin I went to an American high school. The post-Soviet space, as well as Eastern Europe in general, have always fascinated me. Therefore I decided to spend a voluntary service year with the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Russia. This was without doubt one of the most enriching experiences I’ve ever had. Afterwards I studied political sciences, economics, and law in a dual bachelor’s degree between Sciences Po Paris and the Free University of Berlin. Since September 2018 I study European Public Affairs and European Political Economy as part of a dual degree between Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics and Political Science. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball and tennis, I take pleasure in political simulations such as Model United Nations, and I like…

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.

Szidónia Renáta Merkwart

Szidónia Renáta Merkwart

Residence:
London, UK
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Hungary

I am a final year undergraduate student at University College London studying History, Politics and Economics. During my traineeship in the European Parliament, I followed the operations of the Development and Environment committees where I truly understood the policy-making process behind the scenes and its challenges regarding migration and cooperations with non-EU countries. As an associate of the International Cooperations division of V4SDG-Visegrad for Sustainability, I aim to raise awareness on the 17 Sustainable Developent Goals, many of which enjoy high priority in EU Member States. Even though I believe that the European Union and other international organisations are on the right path of building a more sustainable future, building international cooperation is crucial and each one of us is responsible to preserve our cultures, values and economies for the next generations.

Taguhi Kharatyan

Taguhi Kharatyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I graduated from Yerevan State University in the Department of Languages and Cross-Cultural Communication. I work at Dilijan Community Center as Volunteer Project Coordinator.

Taman Mhoumadi

Taman Mhoumadi

Residence:
Lyon / Paris
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
France

My Erasmus in Finland introduced me to my European identity. Afterwards, I developed my interest for European Affairs by interning at the French representation of the European Commission, then by joining the 1989 Generation Initiative for a pan-European policy cycle against populism. Through debates, seminars and webinars, we as young Europeans managed to shape pragmatic policy proposals, and I could present one of them at the European Committee of the regions. Those experiences made me believe in the utility of stimulating European youth on the relevance of the European project. Besides this, my academic curriculum in Entrepreneurship & Innovation induced me to discover projects on societal entrepreneurship, and I hope to rely on my sensitivity for those subjects in my role as a Young European Ambassador.

Tamar Samushia

Tamar Samushia

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

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

Tamar Tchanturia

Tamar Tchanturia

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

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

Tamara Babina

Tamara Babina

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

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

Tamara Mammadova

Tamara Mammadova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently running a student club called "Sustainable Environment". So far I have participated in several trainings, including the 'Basics of Business Journalism and How to prepare and Deliver a Training Session', a mini government conference on the "Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict”, the 2nd School Session of EYP Azerbaijan, a seminar on “EU Energy Policy”, and a research study on “Cognitive Academic Language Taxonomy". I have also interned at the Executive Education department of ADA University and at the Center for Economic and Social Development.

Tamari Samkharadze

Tamari Samkharadze

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

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

Tamta Mchedlidze

Tamta Mchedlidze

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

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

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 
Tatevik  Khodedanyan

Tatevik Khodedanyan

Residence:
Darakert
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am currently doing my MA in Service at the Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences. I graduated from the same University with a BA in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, English and Tourism. Currently I am an Intern at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan. Up until now, I have done my best to progress in my professional career. I worked as an Executive Assistant at the Pan Armenian Geographic Association which creates TV programmes for Armenian Public TV. I have always been passionate about volunteering. I volunteered for the "Fund for Armenian Relief", "Yerevan Municipality, Luys Foundation", “Nobel Days in Yerevan” organized by Yerevan State Medical University, etc. It was also a great opportunity for me to take part in “Women’s Mentoring Program” organized by the U.S. Embassy. My participation in international projects (mostly Erasmus projects) helped me to understand the borderless wish of supporting my society and young people to be more empowered…

Tatia Turazashvili

Tatia Turazashvili

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

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

Tatsiana Ziniakova

Tatsiana Ziniakova

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

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

Teodor Cataniciu

Teodor Cataniciu

Residence:
Rotterdam
Occupation:
Entrepreneur
Country of origin:
Romania

I am an informed optimist with a deep-seated passion to make other people powerful. While in college, I created a social enterprise with an annual budget of over a quarter of a million euros and rallied some of the world’s most iconic tech companies to support our “Crowdsourced School”. Our work has gained international attention - in the Netherlands I was privileged to be named one of the Best Entrepreneurs Under 35 by the Dutch Financial Times, in the United States our story was featured in publications like Voice of America, and I was selected as one of Romania’s 30 Under 30 by Forbes Magazine. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University.

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.

Timon Mario Aydin Turban

Timon Mario Aydin Turban

Residence:
Düsseldorf
Occupation:
Job searching
Country of origin:
Germany

I grew up in Düsseldorf and lived in several countries around the world (Italy, Peru, Greece, Czech Republic), engaging in different civil society projects. I am a member of the European Students' Forum AEGEE and the EuropeMeetsSchool initiative. Concerning the EaP, I became active in the AEGEE Eastern Partnership Project+ where we work on building bridges with the Eastern Partner countries and the rest of our network as well as externals. Until now I have mostly been active in social media management, as a trainer at different workshops and representing the organisation at external events. Recently I organised a study trip to Georgia where we met different civil society initiatives in Kutaisi, Ozurgeti and Batumi covering the topic of diversity in Georgia.

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".

Titan Asatryan

Titan Asatryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Yerevan State Medical University
Country of origin:
Armenia

I completed my MD at Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU) and was rewarded by the Minister of Defence of Republic of Armenia, the President of YSMU and other high-ranked officials for my academic excellence and discipline. Being licensed by TED, I have organised several TEDx events and I am a part of the TED Translator Programme to help distributing ideas worth spreading. Now I'm delighted to be a Young European Ambassador which I believe can lead to greater changes, be a new source of opportunities and help us building a better environment for a brighter future.

Tofiq Hüseynli

Tofiq Hüseynli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am working in a big company as a translator
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from Baku Eurasian University, majoring in English language and literature. Right now I am working in a big company as a translator. I have previously taught English as a second language(ESL) in Azerbaijan from 2015-2018 and continue to facilitate an open, consistent, and nurturing learning environment where students are motivated to learn and are driven by their own successes and accomplishments. I am an upbeat, positive person with lots of energy.

Tornike Kakalashvili

Tornike Kakalashvili

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

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

Tsimafei Malakhouski

Tsimafei Malakhouski

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

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

Tsitsino Khachidze

Tsitsino Khachidze

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

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

Tural  Jafarov

Tural Jafarov

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a young professional (TREND News Agency)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I started my education at Baku State University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in International Relations in 2013. Four years later, I obtained an MA in American Studies at the same university. I was selected as `Youth Ambassador' of the National Assembly of Youth Organizations in Azerbaijan in 2018, and am happy to also become a YEA this year. My volunteering experience started in 2009 when I joined `The world of children and young students` NGO as press secretary, becoming the organisation's 'Chairman' in 2014. I started a blog in 2012 to improve myself and help my local community to overcome challenges. Moreover, I worked for three years in the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan. I also arranged a number of international events, including the 13th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management in 2016 and the First Azerbaijan-Romania Inter-University Forum in 2017. This year I revived my career in media as a journalist with TREND News Agency.

Turkan Mammadli

Turkan Mammadli

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Translator / Correspondent
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I did my Bachelor's degree in Linguistics (translation) at the Azerbaijan University of Languages and have been working as a translator since 2011. I am also working as a correspondent/translator at a local news agency. I am an alumna of both AIESEC Azerbaijan and the European Youth Parliament of Azerbaijan. I worked as volunteer in the Netherlands as part of the PCs4Kids project, which aimed to donate computers to orphanages and refugee schools. Moreover, I have taken part in various international and local training programmes and seminars, including the “Youth Employment and Social Inclusion” training in Macedonia, the “Youth Peace Camp” organised by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France“, the Conflict School” by PeaCE program and EPF Azerbaijan in Baku/Tbilisi. I was also part of the "Youth Training on Civic Engagement" by UN Association of Georgia and the Young Leaders for a Social and Democratic South Caucasus training in Kvareli, Georgia.

I am a Young…

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…

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.

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.

Vahagn Chiflikyan

Vahagn Chiflikyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
I am a young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I graduated from the Faculty of International Relations at Yerevan State University (YSU). I later did my masters in Regional Politics at YSU's Department of Political Sciences. During my studies, I was a member of the Student Council. I also did my masters in International Relations at Bologna University in Italy. In 2014, I participated in the "Student Self-Government Issues" workshop at Yerevan State University. I am very active in the NGO sector. As an active member of some organizations, I participated in many programmes and projects in order to raise the role of young people in Armenia and promote the strengthening of civil society.

Vahe Asatryan

Vahe Asatryan

Residence:
London
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Czech Republic

I am currently in my final year of undergraduate studies in Political Economy at King’s College London. I am Co-Founder and President of the KCL Armenian Society and an active member in the university’s Czech-Slovak and European societies. I’ve interned at the Parliament of the Czech Republic, the Embassy of Armenia in Prague, as well as the European headquarters of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) based in Brussels. I have also taken part in many Model UN conferences, including the Yale Model Government Europe conference in Budapest, as well as the ‘Young Voices of Europe’ programme of the European Academy Berlin. As a Czech student of Armenian descent, I firmly believe that cross-cultural dialogue, building bridges and working together across borders are the most powerful ways through which we can ensure a sustainable, peaceful future for Europe based on solidarity. My interests lie in geopolitics, international relations, government and diplomacy, with a particular…

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.

Valery Staradubau

Valery Staradubau

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

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

Valeryia Silchanka

Valeryia Silchanka

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

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

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.

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.

Vazgen Tadevosyan

Vazgen Tadevosyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
international manager
Country of origin:
Armenia

I found my passion in promoting youth activism after doing a huge amount of voluntary work. I am now in my last year of undergraduate studies in Economics and Management, and I am planning to pursue a Master’s programme in Data Science. I have also hit the ground running in my career as a Business Development and Data Administration Manager at a watchmaking company. It’s both interesting and challenging for me to start building my career in such a friendly, innovative and informative company. Alongside my professional ambitions, I give my full attention to personal development. I know that to do this, I must be willing to stay committed to my goals in doing what’s “right” (as opposed to what’s easy) at a higher level of commitment than ever before.
 

Velislava - Mihaela Krachunova

Velislava - Mihaela Krachunova

Residence:
Sofia
Occupation:
Student - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

As an International Relations student I am interested in politics, history, International and European Union law. So far I have had the opportunity to gain useful experience by doing internships in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU Directorate, the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad and in the Information Centre of the EU in Sofia. I also volunteered as a liaison officer during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and in Team Europe Junior Bulgaria – a project of the EU Commission representation in Bulgaria. I have participated in different youth exchanges, programmes, and conferences such as SUSI Programme for Student Leaders – Civic Engagement in University of South Carolina, "European Angst" conference focused on terrorism, xenophobia and racism, Model European Union Sofia, European Law Moot Court Competition. I love writing, learning foreign languages and meeting new people.…

Veranika Kiyevich

Veranika Kiyevich

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

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

Veronika Pavlovskaya

Veronika Pavlovskaya

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

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

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…

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…

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.
 

Viktorya Halavach

Viktorya Halavach

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

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

Viktoryia  Davydovich

Viktoryia Davydovich

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

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

Viyaleta Volkava

Viyaleta Volkava

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

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

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!

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".

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.

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.

Volha Kharevich

Volha Kharevich

Residence:
Postavy
Occupation:
Student/English teacher
Country of origin:
Belarus

I was born in 2000 and raised in Belarus in a small town Postavy. I had an ordinary childhood. However, when I was 16 years old, I participated in my first multicultural exchange program to the USA. It changed my world. I was studying social entrepreneurship and civic engagement during the program. Since then I got excited about the topic of social projects and multicultural learning. I have participated in a lot of youth exchanges for last years and traveled to Georgia, Finland, Cyprus, Italy, Ukraine, France, Montenegro and so on. Also, I have organized graffiti project on the topic of social issues, and now is going to create a more extensive project to provide youth with workplaces and psychotherapeutic assistance.
 

Volha Pleskatsevich

Volha Pleskatsevich

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

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

Volha Stsiarzhniova

Volha Stsiarzhniova

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

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

Vsyevlad Sokolov

Vsyevlad Sokolov

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
Project and Finance Officer
Country of origin:
Belgium

For the last 8 months, I have been a member of the Ecorys Brussels family, working at the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project as a Project and Finance Officer, where I have learned valuable communication and project management skills. Before that, between October 2017 and December 2017, I was a trainee at DLA Piper Kiev, putting into practice my theoretical knowledge of law and trying myself out in the shoes of a legal representative. My previous experience of being an administrator at National Family Mediation in Exeter, at the end of 2016 helped me to understand all the intricacies of being a well-organised and attentive administrator. All of these experiences, together with the most educationally valuable three years of my life spent at Exeter University, allowed me to grow as a young professional in many ways. I have gained skills ranging from networking, communication to organisation and auditing, which allow me to contribute meaningfully to the European project, hopefully in the…

Yana Luzikava

Yana Luzikava

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

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

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.

Yasmine Ouirhrane

Yasmine Ouirhrane

Residence:
Grenoble
Occupation:
Core Driver at the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub
Country of origin:
Italy / France

Born and raised in Italy and currently living in France, I am a 22-year-old student at Sciences Po Bordeaux and one of the 42 core drivers of the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub, where I work in the Peace & Security cluster. I am also a Youth, Peace and Security advocate at the European Youth Advocacy Team of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders. I advocate for the inclusion of new generation migrants, particularly young women, and their empowerment to achieve a more equal and peaceful society. Recently, I have been appointed at the Stakeholder Selection Committee for the UN General Assembly Nelson Mandela Peace Summit and the Youth Selection Committee for the UN Solutions Summit, where I was in charge of selecting speakers based on gender, age, and regional balance.

Yauheniya Loseva

Yauheniya Loseva

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

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

Yee-Sol Chang

Yee-Sol Chang

Residence:
Bonn
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Germany

I am currently finishing my BA in Political Science and Sociology (major) and Psychology (minor) in Bonn with a year abroad at Korea University, Seoul. I am a European with Korean parents and German citizenship. Due to this background, I focus on international relations, diplomacy and social inclusion. Wherever I travel, wherever I work and volunteer (Amnesty International, Student Council of my department, Global Policy Forum, East Asia Institute, International Volunteering Youth Service in London etc.), I realize more and more that the European Union and the European continent with its rich cultural diversity, history of union and the values it stands for have to be defended by us – the youth. Thus, I want to build bridges through inter-cultural communication and activities.

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.

Yordan Tsanov

Yordan Tsanov

Residence:
Durham
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I am currently a university student in the UK from Bulgaria with a passion for EU politics and integration. I am the Secretary of the Young Europeans Society in Durham University where my responsibilities lie in promoting European cultural awareness. We as a society also strongly support Britain remaining in the EU and do everything that we can to promote this. Having developled a strong academic interest in geopolitics and the culture of Eastern Europe through my research focus, volunteering and Erasmus youth exchanges, I have applied to be a Young European Ambassador for the Eastern Neighbourhood initiative because I believe that EU awareness is crucial for young people to understand the benefit of having acess to other Europeans. I believe that a European identity should be fostered and that every European country should have access to this global initiative.

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.


 

Zhala Rajabova

Zhala Rajabova

Residence:
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have been a volunteer in my small hometown "Khachmaz" for the Khachmaz American Corner, where I taught English to 12 pupils. I organized an event with my team members and have been the Foundation Specialist of the "Caucasus Youth Forum on Women's Role in Society" which was held in Baku and involved more than 72 youth, including university and high school students. The event was supported by Indiana University, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S.Embassy in Baku. There were a lot of discussions on the role of women in Azerbaijan, past and present, as well as in other countries, helping to raise awareness about this topic among young people.