Meet the Young European Ambassadors

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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.

Adel Ramdani

Adel Ramdani

Residence:
Geneva, Switzerland
Occupation:
Young professional (trainee, EU Delegation to the UN)
Country of origin:
Belgium

Adel Ramdani studied Political Science, International Relations and Human Rights in seven universities across three continents. He holds a bachelor degree from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium), and a Master's degree in Social Sciences from the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and the University of Freiburg (Germany). In 2020, Adel was appointed by Young European Leadership to be part of the EU Delegation to the G7 and has been selected by the Council of Europe as the youth delegate for Belgium for 2020 and 2021. In 2019, he received a scholarship from the EU to carry field research in Beirut (Lebanon) where he decided to dedicate his work on sustainable food production, sustainable agriculture and urban farming. In Brussels, Adel created and launched the United Nations Series, in cooperation with the Washington DC-based organization, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, which has become an instrumental tool in raising awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals…

Adelina Grozav

Adelina Grozav

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

Ambition and responsibility are the main traits of my personality. Furthermore, I am a Young Ambassador for Peace in Eastern Europe and Caucasus Initiative, a Ted Ed Club speaker, a councillor in a local organisation and an Erasmus+ enthusiast. Regarding my social activity, I was a volunteer at National Youth Council of Moldova and America House. I have completed around 400 hours of community work and organisational tasks. To conclude, I am delighted to be able to contribute to the development of modern society.

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…

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.

Aleksandre Gulbiani

Aleksandre Gulbiani

Residence:
Budapest, Hungary
Occupation:
Eötvös Loránd University Student, Teachers' Capacity Development Specialist
Country of origin:
Georgia

I first discovered the beauty of diversity during my exchange year in the US with the FLEX program. That’s when I saw that we are #StrongerTogether. This passion got only bigger and bigger when I joined the YEA initiative and it led me to study International Relations at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary, where I still continue sharing Georgian values and acquiring European customs. Keeping all of this in mind, exchanging culture, values and ideas will be my priority as a YEA.

Alena Dudkova

Alena Dudkova

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I´m an undergraduate at the Belorussian State University, specialising in World Economy and focusing on monetary policy. I got deeper acquainted with the EU, its institutions and their important functions thanks to the successful accomplishment of the course "Educate yourself on Europe" in 2018. I spent last semester in Germany with the ERASMUS+ programme, during which I learned a lot about the academic and professional opportunities for young people. I try to dedicate my free time to volunteer activities and art. This year I´ve joined AIESEC as a manager in the department of outgoing exchanges. I´m proud to become a Young European Ambassador in order to share the European values in my country, to solve the current challenges and to find co-thinkers!

Alena Zhylinskaya

Alena Zhylinskaya

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am studying for a master's degree in English Literature at the Belarusian State University. My area of study is postcolonial literature in English, specifically mythopoetic novels of English-speaking Nigerian writer Ben Okri. During my studies, I participated in academic conferences and won the 1st category in XXV Republican Contest for Students' Scientific Works 2018. At the beginning of the 3rd year, I became a student teaching assistant to my supervisor, Associate Professor, Ph.D. of philology Hanna Butyrchyk. Last year I had the honour of working alongside my teachers as a teacher-intern. I always want to learn more so I am constantly interested in educational workshops and programs. I participated in “The School of a Young Writer” which is based on The Belarusian Writers’ Union (Minsk), The Movement For Freedom’s (MFF) Summer School ‘The European Choice’ (Hrodna-Bialystok) and multiple seminars and lectures on human rights, feminism, gender, and equality.

Alexandra Chitoroagă

Alexandra Chitoroagă

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Since childhood , I have been told that every voice is powerful , that's why our responsibility is to use this voice in the right way. My goal is to be informed and to inform others in order to solve a lot of social problems, and build a stronger society . I'm down for everything that can make our world a better place and I'm not planning to stop developing myself as a conscious citizen . I believe that by participating at volunteering projects, everyone can become a game-changer for their community because social involvement of young people makes differences.

Alexandrina Garuta

Alexandrina Garuta

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

I believe in the power of things done with professionalism, kindness, and a tiny bit of love. Since 2017, I started challenging myself to do, with the greatest passion, the activities that felt right for me. This is how I was gaining experience as a volunteer for the Youth.md media platform and a local radio station, as well as by working in the 'Chișinău for European Youth Capital 2020/2021' team. It is a blessing to learn the creative thinking and active citizenship values by being a delegate, then a staff member of the Wave Week Moldova Program. All these 'aha' moments truly shaped my European identity. Human rights, diplomacy, social sciences, peace building- my fields of interest are deeply reflected in the core EU values. That is why, I have the trust that, as a part of the YEAs from the Republic of Moldova team, we are going to do amazing things, because we are always stronger together.

Alexandru Buliga

Alexandru Buliga

Residence:
Bucharest
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Romania

I was born to Romanian parents, but raised in Canada. I do not consider myself fully Romanian, nor fully Canadian. This duality that I have experienced allows me to contrast different perspectives, and thus gives me a unique outlook on both events and people. I have learned not to be quick to judge, and that appearances can often be deceiving. Since my return to Romania, I have strived to do my very best to be an active citizen and to learn more about European values, as well as what I can do to take them further, or even to try and bring them to places where people do not know about them. I am currently studying Finance at the Academy for Economic Studies (ASE) in Bucharest, and international relations take a very active role in my studies. I hope to be able to learn and grow with those around me, and to try to bring a better tomorrow through shared knowledge and understanding.

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…

Ali Mammadov

Ali Mammadov

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
I am scout and start-uper
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

My bachelor specialty is Ecologist and I was selected for the Master's degree at International Space University (ISU) in 2020. This is an honour for me and a great milestone in my life. Additionally, I participated and organised many social activities, where I was a volunteer. I was selected as the Best Active Volunteer in the ASAN service (2016). I taught STEM at American Centres in Baku and Azerbaijan regions in 2017-2018. I have selected to exchange program between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2018. Currently, I am an active scout at the Association of Scouts of Azerbaijan (ASA). Also, I have 2 start-ups, one of them is related to alternative energy and my second start-up about recycling. I suppose, I can motivate people to be sensitive to nature and love science.

Aliaksei Hapeyeu

Aliaksei Hapeyeu

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

What would I do if I could make a wish? I would destroy socially disadvantaged environments to give people an opportunity for development. There are no miracles, but I continue struggling. YEAs mobilise communities for change and I am ready to change the environment. I have recently graduated from Minsk State Linguistic University. My specialisation was intercultural communication. I learnt a lot about democracy, political and social institutes at the university. My long -term goal is to make my country great and to realise the policy of social equity in Belarus. I am sure we can do it through collaboration with the EU because the European policy and social standards have stood the test of time. Moreover, The EU experience can help us to develop relations with government structures to overcome social problems. Another important point is the fact that the youth are not interested in changes because young people are often excluded as social and political candidates. YEAs will…

Alina Hordiienko

Alina Hordiienko

Residence:
Tbilisi, Georgia
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Born in Ukraine and educated in Tbilisi at the New School International School as part of the EaP initiative has contributed to my interest in promoting EU values both in my home country and abroad. Being an IB Diploma student has prompted me to approach my deeds from a global perspective, which has ultimately brought me to becoming a YEA. My participation in such international conferences as Model United Nations (ZaMUN'18, ToMUN'18, KarMUN'19) and European Youth Parliament (Kutaisi'19, 1st Digital Session'20, Digital Health Forum'20, IT Georgia'20) has contributed to the enthusiasm that drives my further endeavours. In particular, my interests comprise sustainable development with regards to the environmental movement, establishment and promotion of quality education and elimination of inequalities among citizens internationally.

Alina Maria Dumitru

Alina Maria Dumitru

Residence:
Brașov
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Romania

The academic background in art and culture, history, and philosophy has heightened my awareness and understanding of diversity. Attending courses dealing with theories of human rights, the issue of migration in the age of globalisation, social movements, and global governance, together with the involvement in the non-governmental sector and non-formal education within a European framework, acted as a catalyst in the process of acknowledging that an equitable future for our global village and its citizens depends on cooperation, dialogue, and inclusion. The Erasmus+ mobilities in several countries, along with being a Former European Fellow on Project Management, a Former European Fellow on Youth Leadership, and the Communication Responsible for the European Digital Youth Summit 2018, revealed and reinforced something I intuitively knew: that I identify myself as a global citizen.

Alina Niamtsu

Alina Niamtsu

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a Law student at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. I am passionate about social activism and volunteering. Since 2017 I have visited dozens of projects and lectures from different organizations such as the Peace Corps, American Councils, etc. Over the past couple of years, I have been working in the field of project management. I co-founded a Youth Non-Governmental Organization PLUS, with which we are creating non-formal educational projects for youth. I aim to be a future changemaker and to make a contribution to my society in every way possible.

Alina-Maria Țurcanu

Alina-Maria Țurcanu

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

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

Alisa Jamalyan

Alisa Jamalyan

Residence:
Artashat
Occupation:
Young professional, Fundraising Officer
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a young researcher at the Yerevan State University. This year I have graduated from the Democracy Study Center at GPUS which has had a big influence on my career path. Since graduating from my Master's degree from the Centre for European Studies at the Yerevan State University, I have been deeply interested in EU-Armenia relations, human rights, EU migration policies, democracy-building processes in the EaP region and national minority issues. I have worked at the Economic Research and Development Support Centre NGO, GIZ Armenia and I have been a facilitator/tutor during different events on human rights (national minority rights, women' rights, children' rights) organised in Armenia. Currently I am researching the 'Early Marriages among National Minorities in Armenia. Their Socio-Economic Consequences'. I am striving for shaping a society where every person lives equally without discrimination.

Alisia Parfentieva

Alisia Parfentieva

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

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

Almaz Mirzayeva

Almaz Mirzayeva

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have recently graduated from Baku Engineering University with an honours degree in English Language and Literature Teaching and became 'the top graduate of the country' with the highest GPA. I have also been awarded 'Future Teacher Scholarship', and have attended International Summer School in Germany as a DAAD scholar. Moreover, I graduated from school with a gold medal for special achievements. I have been working as a trainer and MOOC leader at American Councils for International Education. Currently, I am working as a part of the British Council Exams Team, and I am also a member of Azerbaijan Science Association. I have been voluntarily involved in different projects: Venue manager at the European Games and organiser at the UN Alliance of Civilizations VII Global Forum and International Scientific Conferences of Young Researchers. Moreover, I have also been the Assistant Director of STEAM Camp held by Baku American Centre. I am honoured to be a Young European…

Ana Felicia Talmaci

Ana Felicia Talmaci

Residence:
Chișinău/Sibiu
Occupation:
Law student at ,,Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu"
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am currently a student, ambitious and eager to take on new challenges. That's why I've always tried participating in different projects, that further helped me develope my communication skills. For instance in 2018, I was a volunteer at the "Millenium Film Festival" brought by United Nations Moldova and OWH studio. I was part of the organizing team at "Rock n Haret", a rock festival that has been going on for 6 years now, and we managed to gather 2000 people. I find myself focused on the fields of humanities : law, politics, philosophy and also very fascinated about the fundamental values of European Union, the reason why I took part in 2018 at the IPRE Autumn School 3rd edition "Europeanisation beyond process" and in 2019 at " Model European Parliament" organized by Interact Chișinău, a Rotary Sponsored Club.

Ana Hîrbu

Ana Hîrbu

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

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

Ana 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.

Ana-Maria Tumuruc

Ana-Maria Tumuruc

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

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

Anastasia Emelian

Anastasia Emelian

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

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

Anastasia Narded

Anastasia Narded

Residence:
Kivsharivka
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Presently I am studying International Relations at Karazin Kharkiv National University. In October 2019 I took part in the Erasmus+ project “We are the Peacemakers!”. In June 2020 as a teacher I participated in the World’s Largest Lesson, organized by AIESEC in the partnership with UNICEF. Besides, I am blogger for Kharkiv EDU Cluster.
All my life I am connected to art, especially painting. I love learning foreign languages, currently I am fluent in English and German, also learn Spanish.

Anastasiia Kolodynska

Anastasiia Kolodynska

Residence:
Rivne, Ukraine
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Volunteering. Organising events. Giving speeches. Conducting projects. All these experiences I had in my life showed me the how significant respectful communication is for effective cooperation. I'm convinced that kind and respectful approach to everyone is key to solve such problems as climate change and animal's exploitation qualitative and that's the value I want to share with the whole world. My desperate wish is to be useful, to make some difference in people's and animals' lives, and being a part of YEAs community is a great oppotunity for me to make it happen.

Anastasiya Kuzina

Anastasiya Kuzina

Residence:
Düsseldorf
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am currently studying for a MA degree in Political Communication at the Heinrich Heine University (HHU) in Düsseldorf. I earned my bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Political Science at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich. Having attended various academic forums and participated in student exchange programmes with a focus on European integration and policy-making, I am looking forward to applying my personal experience and professional expertise in the YEA framework.

Anastasiya Shyianok

Anastasiya Shyianok

Residence:
Minsk, Boston (USA)
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

In elementary school I began to be interested in various projects related to environmental protection and ecology. Throughout my studies at school, I was able to participate in many republican and international projects, including the Ecos environmental contest, Republican business conferences and the UNVS video conference in Chennai, India. I began my university career at the Faculty of Management at Kozminsky University. From the first year, I took part in the project of young university ambassadors and the mentoring programme for international students. I spent one year on an exchange in Madrid, Spain, studying in CUNEF and playing for the Madrid Tennis Federation. Thanks to the sport, I managed to go on a scholarship to Boston, USA, and play for the university team as well. It is essential for me that the rights of all people and their equal opportunities are respected.

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:
Project Associate at Freedom House
Country of origin:
Armenia

I have specialized in International and European Law at Yerevan State University and the University of Bologna, as an Erasmus+ exchange student. I have graduated from the Estonian School of Diplomacy, where I was studying International Relations and Euro-Integration. I have experience in the NGO sector, as a volunteer and a trainer. I have been working as a civil servant at the Ministry of Justice and the National Assembly of Armenia, and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a short period of time. Currently I hold the position of the Project Associate at Freedom House.

Andreea Sima

Andreea Sima

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I think the best way I can describe myself is that I have the ability to see beauty in absolutely anything, even in the things you least expect. Throughout my entire life I have had many conflicting passions, such as medicine and painting or cinematography and astronomy, but recently I have realized that all of them are interconnected in the same way as we are. Therefore, my goal is to create harmony both in my passions and in the world. I have already had multiple attempts to do this in the volunteers I was part of, for example I started as an active volunteer in the ecological field, I participated in many environmental strikes and collected plastic to be reused for good purposes. Then I discovered that I like people. People of all kinds, especially people with a passion for art and movies. Thus, I volunteered at many film and animation festivals where I had the opportunity to develop both socially and artistically. I'm dedicating practically my whole life to learning, and I…

Andrei Isachanka

Andrei Isachanka

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a young professional, currently working in the consulting sector. Recently I received a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking. Since 2017 I’ve been participating in a large number of volunteering and educational projects in Belarus and abroad, notably in the European Youth Parliament. Apart from that, I’m a participant of local non-governmental organisations which promote youth initiatives and participation in civic engagements. I’m highly interested in further promotion of the possibilities (including provided by EU) for youth, especially in the sectors of entrepreneurship, fundraising and idea implementation.

Andrii Myroshnychenko

Andrii Myroshnychenko

Residence:
Kyiv, Ukraine
Occupation:
Art manager, author, editor, translator, cultural studies master's program student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am obsessed with cultural studies and art. I work in an art agency, also volunteer for the Ukraïner project, translating stories about my homeland and people in English and also helping with German version. I also volunteer for the International Renaissance Foundation, writing articles. Apart from that, I create and publish art exhibition reviews and write poetry. I have been participating in various exchanges and academic visits, as well volunteering at the events and working as a mediator in the galleries. I am also extremely concerned about the urban studies, eco activism, open societies, active citizenship etc.

Angela Grkikyan

Angela Grkikyan

Residence:
Gyumri, Armenia
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

Hi I am Anjelika and I am a future linguist. I have participated in different programs, study sessions,training courses and youth exchanges in frames of Erasmus+. I am a youth worker within the project ‘Civic Dialogue and action for change’. In general I am a curious person, I love to explore and learn more about the world we live in. I truly believe that young people can become a game-changer for their community and together we can make our world a better place.

Ani Avetisyan

Ani Avetisyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I'm studying Journalism at Yerevan State University. I have experience in multimedia journalism, data journalism and also in fact-checking. So, I guess it is the reason that I'm now trying to check anything I read. I started to write for youth magazines when I was 15 years old. Right after that, I decided to become an active citizen, to make changes inside and around me. And for me, volunteering is always the best choice for making changes like that.

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.

Anna Anastasiia Zubko

Anna Anastasiia Zubko

Residence:
Berlin
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am masters student in European Studies with a background in History (BA, graduated in Lviv, Ukraine). I currently live in Berlin, Germany. Within the YEA network, I have been active since 2016 and have been involved in several activities on EU topics. I am interested in international relations and business, as well as in youth work, policy and communications. My work experience is strongly related to international European communication and cooperation.

Anna Dovha

Anna Dovha

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

I have a wide range of interests and want to improve my personality in different areas. This year I am going to study International Economics in Kharkiv. During my school life, I was participating in Olympiads, creative competitions and other activities. I also joined AIESEC in Poltava when I was 17 years old and began to volunteer in an ecological organisation in my city. It was a great experience for me and was the first step in my active future. As a member of the Friday For Future movement, I have taken part in a big European summit, 'SMILE', in Switzerland 2019. This trip has broadened my horizons and helped me to understand that there are actually no borders on the earth. The most important thing in life is to have a straight and active social position and always look for opportunities, or create them!

Anna Japaridze

Anna Japaridze

Residence:
Gori, Georgia
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Georgia

Except being a current high school student, one more specific position which defines my identity is that, I have been a Social Activist and Young Feminist. Last Year I was chosen as a Leader of School Self-Government Institution. In 2019 I volunteered for Erasmus+ Exchange Program in Ukraine. I was a CEO of a company within "Boleslawowo Business Week 2019"- in Poland and a Plant Manager in "Virtual Washington Business Week 2020". I still connect my future with active and dynamical lifestyle. I do not want my name to be written only on my ID card. I have a burning desire to create something valuable and important which will make me alive forever. I have an aspiration to create a biography of a successful woman one day.

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 Lavreniuk

Anna Lavreniuk

Residence:
Ostroh
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a student, willing to study Political Science at university. I am the president of the National Council of Youth and Children in Rivne region, a member of the Youth Council of Ostroh and an alumni of the Klitschko Foundation.
Reflection on my experience, I realize that organising projects for young people about developing their soft skills and raising awareness about the importance of being eco-friendly is what I want to devote myself to. Making new friends, growing individually and becoming stronger together are one of the reasons why I have so much inspiration for joining this amazing initiative!

Anna Sargsyan

Anna Sargsyan

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

My name is Anna, and I have had a privilege to study and live in Poland, Belgium and China within Erasmus Mundus Global Studies program with a full scholarship awarded by the European Union. In the scope of this degree program, I have had an exceptional opportunity to firsthand experience how European political systems work and to gain deep insights on the current political developments of these countries. If given a chance, I would like to contribute my knowledge and experience.

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.
 

Anna Tabuashvili

Anna Tabuashvili

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

I am a hardworking and creative individual with a passion for the hospitality industry. I am in the second year of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme under the Eastern Partnership European School project. I enjoy volunteering and have participated in various competitions and projects.

Anna Trushkina

Anna Trushkina

Residence:
Odesa, Ukraine
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

LLB student at the National University Odesa Academy of Law, BA international economy student at the Kyiv National Economic University. Erasmus+ alumni at the University of Groningen. Deputy Head of the Odesa branch of NGO European Youth of Ukraine. In love with human rights, international law, debates and mythology.

Anton Kochatau

Anton Kochatau

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am studying Contemporary History at Belorussian State University. I also take part in scientific conferences in history and politics. Next year I'm getting a bachelor's degree. I volunteer in AIESEC Belarus Minsk Local Committee and organise international projects in Belarus. Co-founder 'Tvaya Kraina' - studying visits in Minsk for Belorussian and Ukrainian youth.

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 Serdiuchenko

Anton Serdiuchenko

Residence:
Berdyansk, Ukraine
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Currently working in Berdyansk State Pedagogical University as leading specialist on innovation and an assistant at the Department of Social Work and Inclusive Education. Participated in Ukrainian and international projects for developing new skills and abilities in youth work, creating projects, generate new ideas, and making them real. Graduate of the Internship Program in the Office of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine 2018. Member of the NGO “Institute of Ukrainian Studies”. Interested in non-formal education, innovations, technologies, photography and visual design.

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.

Anzhela Danilova

Anzhela Danilova

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Currently I am an International Relations master's degree student of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Moreover, I am an intern in the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine, which is a great opportunity for my professional development. International relations, multilateral diplomacy and foreign languages are my main areas of interest. I can characterise myself as motivated, positive and open-minded. To me, being a part of YEA’s initiative means growth, new experiences and a chance to contribute to my country’s future.

Anzhelika Maria Zuba

Anzhelika Maria Zuba

Residence:
Riga
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Latvia

I am a second year International Relations student, and have been a Youth Worker at National Level since 2016, demonstrating my responsible nature and ability to get on well with teenagers. As a Youth Leader, I participated in the Erasmus project, 'BlossOm', in Lithuania in 2018, as well as in Active Citizenship and Ecology initiatives in France in 2019. As an organiser, I realised projects in Georgia ('Theatre: It's time to play your role.') and Estonia (an Erasmus+ project writing seminar) in 2016, Armenia in 2017 ('Be creative: It's time to build your world.'), Azerbaijan in 2018 ('Professional skills: It’s time to build your future.'), and in Turkey in 2019 ('Humans of the 21st Century: It's time to build your world.'). As a participant, I've been involved in youth exchanges in Georgia in 2015 ('Keep Calm and Cook') and 2016 ('Theatre: It's time to play your role.'), in the Czech Republic in 2017 ('Shaping Character'), in France in 2017 ('Active Citizenship'), in Latvia…

Arman Barseghyan

Arman Barseghyan

Residence:
Talin, Aragatsotn, Armenia
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a high school student. I am interested in the EU. My passions are programming (face tracking, AI, etc.), marketing, languages and business. I have four years of volunteering experience and also I have my start-ups. My biggest achievement is the development of code for NASA's satellite.

Arman Oseyan

Arman Oseyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Armenia

Hello I am Arman Oseyan, I am a student at French University in Armenia. I consider myself as a friendly, hardworking person who fights to achieve his goals. I do many volunteering works, I participate in many projects, I like self-development and find it as one of the greatest steps to achieve success. And also I think that I have a lot of energy which I want to use efficiently.

Armine Movsesyan

Armine Movsesyan

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

Having acquired a Bachelor's degree focused on International Economic Rеlations from the Armenian State University of Economics, I have always been curious about international affairs. Due to my 8-year experience in non-profit organization management industry, I have always been interested in the working ethic and strategies that the youth organizations, councils and different governmental structures hold for promoting youth participation, active citizenship and youth leadership globally. Currently, I am the President of MIJARC Europe international youth network and a Presidium Member at the biggest youth organization in our country, Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia(FYCA). In addition, I am an EU4Youth Alumna from Armenia and a member at The Young Republic international youth organization.

Arpine Sargsyan

Arpine Sargsyan

Residence:
Gyumri
Occupation:
Lecturer
Country of origin:
Armenia

I work at the 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 of a beautiful world for us!!!

Arsentii Holovchenko

Arsentii Holovchenko

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

I am a student at the Institute of international relations. I major in international law. Besides, I adore politics, diplomacy, and global relations. Moreover, I am passionate about foreign languages and volunteering. I have never been a passive looker. I have always tried to take part in different activities and change things for the better. I am sure that Ukraine is a European country with great potential. So, I, as a Young European Ambassador, strive to introduce my motherland to my peers from the other European countries. On the other hand, I find it extremely important to spread European values and European success in Ukraine. All in all, I aim to help youth from the EU and the EaP countries understand each other better and draw nations together.

Artem Zazeka

Artem Zazeka

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am student of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. I am studying at two different faculties at the same time (Law and International law). I was the President of the "Nemishaeve Youth Parliament" (NYP) and a member of the NGO "People Make All The Difference" (PMAD), when I studied at school. Now I am a representer of student`s ombudsman in my faculty and a member of student senate. I participated in many other projects, like "Have think", some youth exchanges, MUN similation and forums, and some international events (Enter! Project in Council of Europe, HR forum in Warsaw and Media-conference of EaP in Helsinki).

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.

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.

Arzu Heydarova

Arzu Heydarova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am senior student of Economics at ADA University. First of all, I am communicative and socially active person; therefore, I am passionate about getting to know new minds, making friends and increase my social connections. Furthermore, I worked as marketing manager intern at ATL company where supported us to get experience on online business services and technologies. Currently, I work as a business consultant at an international company - Robertson & Blums. R&B gave me an opportunity to practice consulting on prominent companies. Consequently, I gained great experience in accounting, finance and economics. Additionally, I have a few years experience working on social responsibility projects through the agency of OIKOS. I desire to be part of a team that fights for the goodness of humanity.

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.

Asif Gurbanov

Asif Gurbanov

Residence:
Baku / St Gallen
Occupation:
Marketing Vice President of oikos International (INGO) | Senior
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a Marketing Vice President of oikos International - Swiss-based INGO. On the other hand, I am a senior studying World Economy at Baku Engineering University while managing presidency position of oikos International in Baku chapter. I am energetic and ambitious young person who travels discovering sustainability cultures, people and their work-styles. With almost four years experience in Digital Marketing and Graphic Design. I believe that hard work and belief is the key to sustainable earth.

Asmat Pailevaniani

Asmati Pailevaniani

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
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.

Athanasios Vasilopoulos

Athanasios Vasilopoulos

Residence:
Athens
Occupation:
Young professional, researcher in digital marketing
Country of origin:
Greece

Born in Athens, I have been volunteering since 2016 as a youth worker and adult trainer in many organizations. Now, I am holding a B.A degree in Financial Accounting and currently I am a senior M.Sc student in Digital Innovation Startup Entrepreneurship.

Atilla Abdullazade

Atilla Abdullazade

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a second-year student at Azerbaijani State Oil and Industry University. There are two main reasons that pushed me to join YEA! Firstly, the aim to improve myself and widen my horizons. And secondly, the possibility of meeting young people from all over Europe and creating an amazing network while I also meet new cultures, as well as learn about new perspectives at the same time! I would describe myself as an enthusiastic, self-motivated and hardworking individual who is always seeking opportunities to develop my skills and broaden my knowledge. During my studies, I have been part of various international youth forms and internship programmes including AEGEE-Baku, EAP (Eastern Partnership Project) and Organisers Agora Salerno. In my professional experience I have been involved in different volunteering programmes such as Baku City Circuit Volunteer, UEFA, IOI. I would gladly share my way of life, conventions, information and educational encounters with other individuals…

Aykhan Aliyev

Aykhan Aliyev

Residence:
Ganja
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I'm an 18-year-old school graduate and will soon start my bachelor's degree at a local university called Ganja State University. I have worked as an English conversation club organiser voluntarily in my school. I am looking forward to the future and can't wait for such new opportunities!

Aysel Balabayova

Aysel Balabayova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently doing my bachelor's degree in International Relations at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan. Getting into that study made me very interested in politics and environmental issues etc. Furthermore, I have worked on the projects of OIC and different NGOs. Taking part in various Erasmus+ projects was a highlight of my activities. Recently, I got an opportunity to participate in a Future Leaders Workshop in Georgia organised by the US Embassy in Azerbaijan. As an addition, I can specifically mention my Model United Nations interest during my study years.I truly believe that the Eastern Partnership will help me to utilise my previous experiences and turn them into useful actions.

Aytaj Mohsum

Aytaj Mohsumzade

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently doing my bachelor's degree in International Relations at the Azerbaijan University of Languages. l would like to mention that I'll take part in Erasmus+ project in Germany next year.  Volunteering, traveling, spending time with animals are my biggest pleasure. This project absolutely related to my field of study. So it's a big opportunity for my development and meeting like-minded people from different countries.

Azer Haziyev

Azer Haziyev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I was born as a member of an ethnic minority group and brought up in a multicultural environment. As a senior student of International Relations at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, I have been involved in several local conferences such as MUN, MUSS, MOİC etc. and international projects which had paramount impact on my self-development. I have been working voluntarily at the Karabakh Research Centre as a researcher since March. Additionally, I am a member of Young Peacebuilders Network. My prior fields are local and regional conflicts which are the main obstacles for social and economic development in South Caucasus. As a young researcher and peacebuilder, my main targets are to contribute to the peacebuilding process and raising awareness about conflict solution issues in my country. I am sure the YEA network will help me to achieve my goals and implement my own ideas.

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.

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.

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 Mysyk

Bohdana Mysyk

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I moved to Kyiv to study International Relations. I have been volunteering a lot. For the time being, I am an active member in AIESEC and NGO 'European Youth of Ukraine', as well as an intern in Kyiv Youth Centre, NGO 'Vyzvolennia' and NGO'Hromadske'. Currently, I am SDG-Ambassador at CSR Ukraine and Head of the SMM department in NGO 'Alliance of Liberal Youth'. As a true fan of non-formal education, I try to participate in all kinds of educational activities, including IFLRY trainings and Erasmus+ exchanges. My favourite quote is: "Learn, dream, act" - Bohdan Havrylyshyn.

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.

Cătălina Ceban

Cătălina Ceban

Residence:
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

 

 

Being a student at the University of Warsaw, I currently follow my master's degree in security and strategic studies, being connected with this topic by participating in different events as CyberSec Forum, Warsaw Security Forum, and activating as a member of the Women in International Security network. Out of the security field, I’m also very interested in the EU as a concept. This can be proved by my activity as Vice President for the Bringing Europeans Together Association in Poland, founder and Vice President for the students’ society named “My dla Europy”.

Cătălina Frunză

Cătălina Frunză

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I love to visit new places, discover new cultures and meet up with the locals. Whenever I am not travelling, I plan a new trip. I enjoy contributing with my event planning skills to my volunteering work after school. Also, I love creating art through photography.

Catarina Neves

Catarina Neves

Residence:
Porto
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Portugal

After taking part in the Erasmus+ Studies program twice (in the Netherlands and in the Czech Republic), I am currently finishing my studies in Languages, International/Business Relations and Human Rights between the universities of Porto and Coimbra. I am passionate about politics, gender equality and education, values that I have tried to promote among Portuguese youngsters over the past few years. I have organised political simulations with young students, conducted workshops on gender equality in companies and even participated in political meetings as a young activist — all through the association I co-founded and preside over, the Bringing Europeans Together Association Portugal (BETA Portugal); as an ambassador for HeForShe Portugal; and through my projects with the Council of Europe (as a Youth Delegate) and the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (as a Civil Society representative). All these experiences have made me more aware of the importance of non-partisan…

Cezara Budu

Cezara Budu

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

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

Claudia Sapojnic

Claudia Sapojnic

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

Since I was a little child, I believed the world we live in is a wonderful place for everyone. Growing up, I realized the situation we, as the human race, are currently facing is not so bright. The climate crisis, corruption, social injustice, racism, sexism, homophobia, unequal capitalism and many others do not shape the country as well as world that I want to live in, therefore I have joined YEAs to help make a change!

Constantin Arhip

Constantin Arhip

Residence:
Budapest, Hungary
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

In 2018 I received a scholarship to be part of the Eastern Partnership European School. The project employed an academic rigor and an intensive intercultural exchange that has pushed me to expand my learning abilities and made me more disciplined. Nonetheless, I have found time to be engaged in numerous national as well as international activities, receiving twice the European YouthPass award. Among the projects included MEU Strasbourg, Global-In Fellowship, MUSS Baku, ISFiT, EYP Tbilisi, and the 4th IPRE Spring School. Currently, I am studying Applied Economics at the Corvinus University of Budapest. I speak French, Spanish, Russian, and learning Hungarian. My interests are risk management, mobility strategies, debates, business models, youth participation, terrorism, and corruption. I do kickboxing, swimming, and yoga.

Cristina Lopatețchi

Cristina Lopatețchi

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

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

Dachi Lepsveridze

Dachi Lepsveridze

Residence:
Glasgow
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I was born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia. Currently I'm pursuing my bachelor's degree in International Relations at Tbilisi State University. However, from the autumn semester 2019, I will be an exchange student at the University of Helsinki in the framework of the Erasmus+ mobility programme. Civil activism and engagement have been my top priorities for five years. During this time, I have worked with several international and local organisations on topics such as human rights, youth participation and the global development of education. I really hope that my involvement in the YEA initiative will be fruitful and full of positive contributions.

Dachi 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…

Daria Gasanova

Daria Gasanova

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

I'm a student at Ilia State University studying international relations-Europe. I am 19 years old. I am the most active girl in my community who involves young generation to be a change maker . 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 and project manager in different youth centers.Girl Up is UN founded global movement for gender equality.In addition, I have participated in the Caucasus Youth Leadership Program in 2017 and studied business and entrepreneurship in the US. My aim is to destroy stereotypes in my community and improve myself and others to the best direction.

Daria Shylova

Daria Shylova

Residence:
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a third-year International Law student at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (NLU) in Kharkiv, Ukraine, keenly interested in International Public, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law. I have represented NLU in the 27th Willem C. Vis Moot and acted as a bailiff at the preliminary rounds of the Philipp C. Jessup Moot Court Competition 2020. In addition, I have been actively involved with the International Law Society of NLU for two years, and as a Board Member, I have helped organize more than 20 lectures, webinars, legal talks, speaking clubs, etc. My ambition is to help in creating a more just and sustainable global society, where human rights are ensured and respected.

Darya  Chernukhina

Darya Chernukhina

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Belarus

To begin, I’m an 11th grader at Gymnasium №16 in Minsk. I was volunteering at international business conferences(GEW19, bp19), social activities(TeenGuru, Climathon, Minsk Half-Marathon19, Science Festival by the National Academy of Science of Belarus, teenstart 3.0 as a volunteer coordinator), and UNICEF still. Besides, I was a part of EYP Sessions, and I am one of the organizers of the 1st Digital Session of Belarus. In addition, I was an organizer along with the New Faces organization of the Erasmus + exchange program for teenagers from Poland, Georgia, Belarus, Finland. Also, I am a part of teenjob.by(communications and PR). Moreover, I organized and initiated events for teenagers, such as the SDG day in Gymnasium №16 and Belarusian State Economic University through Youth for SDG initiative, and training for teenagers.

Darya Goretskaya

Darya Goretskaya

Residence:
Brest
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Belarus

Hello, I am Darya Goretskaya and I’m from Belarus! I’m that person, who was born in that country, where for a long time there was an 'iron curtain.' It is gone, but still exists in heads of many people. But I’m a child of a new generation. My aim is overcoming prejudices and breaking down barriers. Only together we can fight for human rights all over the world and only together we can stop global warming. I have already become 'a Young Polish ambassador' (“Młodzieżowy Ambasador Polscości”). I develop culture of Poland and its language among people, who have polish roots but don’t live in Poland. I live in Belarus, but half of my blood is Russian and another half is Polish and Belarussian. Moreover, I’m a founder of many projects in my country, which are engaged in fighting against environmental pollution. My leadership is in knowledge. And my knowledge is my power. I’m more than honoured to have a chance to become a Young European Ambassador.

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 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…

Daviti Bibileishvili

Daviti Bibileishvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

My name is Daviti and I graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Georgia. I am a civic activist and I participate in projects that support the development of a democratic and tolerant society. I am a member of the Consultative Council for Monitoring of the Promotion, Protection and Implementation of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia. I am also a non-formal education trainer and I hold training sessions about human rights. I am a youth worker and I collaborate with other vulnerable groups of young people, and those from ethnic or religious minorities. I also have several years of experience in collaborating with civil society organisations and state institutions.

Dea Magalashvili

Dea Magalashvili

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

Hey, its Dea from Sakartvelo (Georgia), M.Sc. International Relations. Entrepreneur.
I'm working at the embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria. Leadership School and Lublin Technical University (Poland) graduate.
Besides academic studies, I'm engaged in sports and cultural activities. Motto: Take an idea and make it real!

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 Antipenko

Diana Antipenko

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

Currently I am studying International Relations at the Belarusian State University. The field of my study is international organisations, specialising in the protection of refugees, migrants and IDPs. Volunteer work takes up much of my time. I have participated in 'the first SDG Impact Investment Forum in Belarus,' COMPASS Project and Startup’16 Conference. It a great honour to be a part of the Young European Ambassadors initiative and be able to share European values and opportunities with modern youth. I truly believe that through this initiative, dialogue and cooperation among us young people, we can build a better future.

Dilara Pirkishiyeva

Dilara Pirkishiyeva

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

Dmytro Tomenko

Dmytro Tomenko

Residence:
Poltava
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I obtained a junior specialist in appraisal at Poltava College of Management, Economics, and Law in 2017 and a bachelor's degree in Economics at Poltava State Agrarian Academy in 2019. Now I plan to pursue my master's degree in the same specialty. I have experience in the field of expert property valuation. I am an active, creative and purposeful person. I try not to stand still and constantly develop myself. I care about everything around me and I want positive changes and do everything I can for their effective implementation. Therefore, I am now the Head of the Student Council of my educational institution. I love debating, traveling around the world, speaking in front of large audiences and making origami crafts. I actively volunteer at many local and Ukrainian events (like half marathons, multi-festivals and concerts). I am a regular participant in youth exchanges, trainings, forums, and seminars, both in Ukraine and abroad.

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 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.

Dzmitry Danilchuk

Dzmitry Danilchuk

Occupation:
Currently working
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a young professional with extensive experience in international relations, economic reforms, and market research. I currently work as a lecturer on World Economy at Belarusian State University and also as an Expert on cooperation with International Financial Institutions at the National Bank. I have completed my bachelor's and master's degree in the World Economy at the Faculty of International Relations, Belarusian State University.

Ecaterina Ciumacenco

Ecaterina Ciumacenco

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

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

Eduard Scobioală

Eduard Scobioală

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

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

Elen Badalyan

Elen Badalyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am an enthusiastic girl from Armenia who desperately wants to make some changes in her community. That is the main reason I am actively engaged in volunteering jobs now. I am currently studying marketing at the French University of Armenia. Simultaneously, I am an English tutor in Skyeng. Languages and photography are my passions. I speak five languages: Armenian, English, Russian, French and Spanish. It has already been four years that I have been a volunteer in the Armenian Red Cross Society. I managed to represent the Armenian Red Cross Society on the international level in Denmark, Germany, and Kyrgyzstan. Moreover, I have been involved in European Youth Parliament (EYP) activities as an organiser and a media team member.

Elena Gladun

Elena Gladun

Residence:
The Hague, Netherlands
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a student at Leiden University, The Hague and am studying Political Science and International Relations. I am a huge EU-believer and I hope one day I can see my country just as prosperous as the EU member states. I am good at learning languages and am currently fluent in three while studying other three. The YEAs Moldova team became my second family in seconds and I am glad I was so positively influenced by them.

Elene Kobaidze

Elene Kobaidze

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

I recently graduate BA in social and political science at Tbilisi State University. I wrote my thesis on the Role of the media in promoting European values and media narratives. Also, this year has been accepted in the “New media and society in Europe” master program in Vrije Universiteit Brussel. During my student years, I was selected for the JCN educational program delivered by the Natolin Campus of College of Europe. Furthermore, I took part in the Erasmus+ program as an EVS volunteer. Each of my activities has sparked my interest in media from a European perspective. I have acquired professional experience at Creative Europe Desk Georgia and “Lights on Europe” podcast based in Brussels, Belgium. I hope to help Georgia in realizing its European aspirations to the maximum, as well as in bringing positive changes within the society.

Elizbar Tvildiani

Elizbar Tvildiani

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

Psychology BAsc. graduate with experience in online counseling, interpreting, and teaching. As an experienced conference interpreter, I provide both simultaneous & consecutive interpreting services, not only to the civilian sector but to military forces as well. My achievements as an interpreter include the Challenge Coin award from U.S Army Major-general and building effective links of communication between individuals and cultures. I'm motivated by self-improvement, exchanging experiences and creating long-lasting bonds with people around the globe. We are all one, stronger together.
Fun facts, I have a British cat, an American whiskey and I speak Russian.

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.

Elshan Fatullayev

Elshan Fatullayev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

As a dedicated student, I am highly motivated for academic debate and work, individually or in a team setting, as well as being critical and open for criticism. My knowledge and interest in environmental policy and development studies include a lot of different aspects. I am a perceptive, sharp, quick individual with a high aptitude for policy classes. Outside of the classroom, I am also dedicated to development issues and I participate in different social and academic events. I have participated in various international and local events, like Erasmus in Budapest or AIESEC volunteering in Lviv where I have gained tremendous knowledge and training. I am driven to understand how things work, ask questions and think outside the box. I believe passionately in social progress and working for the common good.

Emil Gasimov

Emil Gasimov

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a young leader with the intention to change the world for the better! Right now am studying World Economics at Baku State University. I love to visit and discover new places and people, and to create an intellectual and productive atmosphere wherever I go.The Young European Ambassador's network brings together my main interests of youth collaboration and communication, and gives me an opportunity to improve my social skills. Besides that, I have been part of different organisations, conferences and events, like Global Baku Forum, Azerbaijan Fashion Week, European Youth Parliament, AIESEC, American Council and etc. For now, I am working as a sales, marketing and event manager and implementing various projects with different brands and corporations.

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:
Peer educator, blogger
Country of origin:
Georgia

Youth and disabled rights Activist; An invited member at the Ombudsman's consultative council on the monitoring of implementation of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; A co-founder and a chair-person at the disabled women's organization the Platform for New Opportunities; Hosts an on-line radio show at the Radio My Voice of Helping Hand; is Georgia's Youth Representative to the United Nations and a Leadership Council member at the European Democracy Youth Network/EDYN. Holds a BA in law from Tbilisi State University. While studying went on Credit Mobility twice to Romania and Germany.;

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…

Farida Akbarli

Farida Akbarli

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a third-year student of Accounting and Audit at UNEC. I am currently working as a HR intern at the Embassy of United States of America. During my high-school and university studies I tried to be active as much as possible. Whenever I get a chance I participate in simulation conferences to improve my diplomacy and public speaking skills such as MUN, MOIC etc. I was also a volunteer at international events like Formula 1 and UEFA.

Felicia-Nicoleta Puiu

Felicia-Nicoleta Puiu

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

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

Fidan Aliyeva

Fidan Aliyeva

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

For the time being I have been interested in social change and positive impact. This was the primary reason I decided to pursue my education in International Relations and Regional Studies. Throughout my student life I have taken opportunities where I was interacting with people and targeting my goals. AIESEC was one of the organisations that I had an opportunity to join. Together with AIESEC, we implemented several projects within my country. Moreover, I had a chance to volunteer in Albania, where together with my teammates we worked upon a project named 'Be a Solution.' We primarily work on the elimination of the contraption in Albania by giving seminars and collecting and documenting surveys and interviews. I believe that being part of YEA means I will be able to work on rural development and making my country a better place to live.

Firuza Yunanova

Firuza Yunanova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Currently working
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a recent graduate of Azerbaijan Tourism University and at the same time Austrian IMC Krems University in the field of Business Administration and Tourism. Thanks to the knowledge that I received while studying in two different universities at the same time, I was able to get great opportunities to intern and work in large organizations, as well as to travel the world. I am a big fan of music and cinema, and I did my thesis work covering the impact of movies on the human perception of reality. I would like to pull the lever of change for the better with the help of education and highlighting the opportunities that exist in the world and build a strong society through the love for European culture and art.

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…

Gagik Harutyunyan

Gagik Harutyunyan

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

I've obtained my bachelor degree in Yerevan State University at the faculty of International Relations. Currently I am MA student in RUDN. I am actively involved in youth work and took part in different study sessions, trainings and youth exchanges in frames of Erasmus+. Currently I am the Communications Officer of YEE(Youth and Environment Europe) network and PR Manager of "Yeghvard" Youth Ecological NGO. I've been also a Global Volunteer of AIESEC in China and TFAS Prague 2020 Summer School alumni. I believe in Human Solidarity.

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.

Gayane Ghaytmazyan

Gayane Ghaytmazyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

My name is Gayane. I am a BA student, currently studying at Yerevan State University, Faculty of International Relations, department of Political Science. I’m interested in such topics as politics, diplomacy, governance, law, human rights and particularly EU-Armenia relations. I appreciate the importance of networking in the modern world and very passionate about it. I have participated in many trainings, simulation games, debates. My aim is to achieve many skills and learn more and more.

Gayane Ghazaryan

Gayane Ghazaryan

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am one of the first 30 Eastern Partnership (EaP) European School students at New School, International School of Georgia, where I am studying for an International Baccalaureate Diploma in European Studies. In 2018, I received a Gold Medal for Academic Excellence from the Prime Minister of Armenia. I am an alumna of the European Youth Parliament both in Armenia and in Georgia, and participated in the EaP European School Summer Camp 2018 in Georgia. I also took part in the Georgian International Model United Nations (GIMUN) in Georgia and the Rome Model United Nations (Rome MUN) in Italy. I am actively engaged in projects on ecology and sustainable development, and have participated in different sessions and cleaning efforts in various areas. As an example, I can mention the project ‘GyumRiver’, which was initiated by a group of school students from my hometown with the support of the UNICEF Global UPSHIFT programme in Armenia.

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 .

Gherman Ovidiu

Gherman Ovidiu

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I'm currently a high school student that loves learning new things as well as helping the modern society by any means. In the last years I developed a particular interest towards identifying and solving social issues as well as making myself heard and being the leader everyone needs. I think peace and a great relationship between two or more countries are the key elements on our way to a better society. With that being said all of my actions are aimed towards establishing a great relationship between communities and creating a better society everybody enjoys living in.

Giorgi Eliozashvili

Giorgi Eliozashvili

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

I am a student of International Relations at Ilia State University. I am scholarship holder by The Fund for American Studies and graduated from American Institute on Political and Economic Systems in Prague, Czech Republic with partnership Charles University. Since 2015 I have been doing voluntary work, I was ESC Coordinator’s assistant at Children And Youth National Center, Staff member at Silk Road Forum which connecting East and West, I was organizer of Global Entrepreneurship Week Georgia in 2018 and 2019. I had a great opportunity of participating in several Erasmus+ Youth Exchange and Training Course in Europe and Partnership countries which was fully funded by European Union. As a Young European Ambassador I was attending high level conference in European Commission, Brussels, Belgium. It’s worth to mention World Youth Forum which held in Sharm-El-Sheikh and I was representing Georgian among the youth from all over the world.

Giorgi Giorgadze

Giorgi Giorgadze

Residence:
Gori
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I’m a future diplomat ,therefore my interests are mainly: Human rights ,problem resolution and foreign affairs especially Transatlantic and European Studies. Currently, during the quarantine philosophy became my new hobby.

Giorgi Mamulashvili

Giorgi Mamulashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi/Gurjaani
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am recently making a master's level in public administration at Georgian Technical University. My professional interests include the European vocational education system. According to my fields of interest, I would like to involve in EU initiatives actively and make my communication area wider. For me, as a citizen of Georgia, it is highly enthusiastic to play a positive role and be on the Eurointegration way of Georgia, which can be called as a historic goal to be achieved. For me, YEA'S initiative is a great way to make my contribution to the Europeanization process, develop my professional skills, and share my experience with the youth.

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…

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. 

Gulzar Habibova

Gulzar Habibova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student, Young Professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have recently completed my BA in Teaching English as Foreign Language at Azerbaijan University of Languages.During the period of my student life I have been active participant of many great activities, events and youth exchanges in local as well as in an internetional area where I have developed my extraordinary skills, ideas and expand my circle of friends. My first international experience was gained through an exchange programme in Turkey. By representing Azerbaijan in international forums and conferences my leadership and public speaking skills were improved. Furthermore, I have acquired study abroad experience in Turkey through an Erasmus+ grant that motivates me go on in order to acquire unbelievable experience. As a Young European Ambassador since 2018 i can say that such network of talented Young European Ambassador brings together goals of youth work and intercultural communication, and gives youngsters a chance to work together with the hope of establishing a bright…

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.

Guranda Goliadze

Guranda Goliadze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am studying International Relations at Georgian Technical University and I spent one semester at Afyon Kocatepe University in Turkey through the Erasmus+ programme. I am a co-founder of the International Relations Club in Georgia. I am particularly interested in the process of political integration and transformation, and I am working on improving the social integration of Roma people in Georgia. As part of this, I participated in a Council of Europe project in Strasbourg about Roma youth in policy. I am trying to gain knowledge from different fields and with this aim in mind, I participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna. I have previous worked at Proactive Group Georgia and am currently working for Top Tour Sightings in Berlin, Germany, which allows me to communicate with people from different countries on a daily basis. In the future, I am planning to do a master’s degree and use my knowledge to help my country successfully…

Halyna Nikitina

Halyna Nikitina

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

I graduated with a master's degree from Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics in 2017. I am a part of the youth organisation NGO Foundation of Regional Initiatives. This is where I gained experience in organising quests, human rights lectures, charity online auctions, festivals, advocacy and media campaigns, musical concerts and more. From 2016, my sister and I have coordinated the 'Human Library' international project in Kharkiv. I took an internship at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade on the 'Statebuilder' programme in 2017. In 2018, I became a U-Ambassador of the U-Report Ukraine and now I am working in a local youth committee of the U-Report in Kharkiv. We research surveys and conduct various educational and entertainment activities. I participated in two study exchange programs in Estonia and Slovenia (through Erasmus+). After university, I began working as an accountant for the NGO 'Actual Woman'. Now I am a Finance Director at the TEST…

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 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.

 

Hasmik Givargizyan

Hasmik Givargizyan

Residence:
Malishka, Vayots Dzor, Armenia
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am Hasmik and I'm studying management at ASUE Eghegnadzor branch. That gives me the chance to be in my village more than my friends and also, to do more. I have been involved in a number of volunteering activities since the age of 15. I'm interested in active citizenship, volunteering, zero waste lifestyle, and non-formal education. Now I'm organizing numerous projects for community development in the Vayots dzor region. I'm an organizer in Women for a better community, Smart community, co-organizer in Karshm quest, TNAC, etc. I believe that by my example I can show people that education is a powerful weapon to change the world.

Havva Osmanli

Havva Osmanli

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Cost controller (budgeting, reporting, planning and auditing)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have graduated in 2019 Bachelor “Business New Technologies” Program, FIBAA accredited “Industrial Engineering” specialty at Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University. I took up Exam Invigilator role in British Council (Azerbaijan) which helped me to improve myself working under pressure, to provide candidates (clients) with a positive and supportive, yet strict exam experience and to enforce regulations firmly but fairly. Presently, I work for Universal McCann LLC as a Cost Controller I adept in budgeting, reporting, planning and auditing.

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.

Haykanush Hovhannisyan

Haykanush (Haykuhi) Hovhannisyan

Residence:
Yerevan, Armenia
Occupation:
Chapter Director at Startup grind, Innovation Manager at Teach for Armenia
Country of origin:
Gyumri, Armenia

I have bachelors degree in Finance and later continued my Masters Degree in Business Administration at the University of Padova in Italy. Currently I am working at Teach for Armenia as Innovation Manager leading Káits - Armenias first Social Innovation Incubator for educational startups. I am also Gyumri Chapter Director at Startup Grind helping local early stage startups to be come part of one of the biggest entrepreneurs community worldwide, find international opportunities, investments, mentorship and much more. I believe young people have lots of potential and creativity to innovate and start their own startups to make the world better. What they need to do so is the ecosystem, tools, mentorship. My aim is to exploit such opportunities for young people among EU Neighbours East countries with the power of Young European Ambassadors network.

Hermine Fanyan

Hermine Fanyan

Residence:
Abovyan/Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I work at European Business Association as a Business Projects Coordinator. I have recently graduated from Armenian State University of Economics, specialized in Finance. Besides that, have studied Business Economics at Hasselt University (Belgium) as an exchange student.
I have had an internship at the Office of the President of the Republic of Armenia, as well as internships at IAB International Academy of Business and ArmEconom Bank. Meanwhile, I have been involved in many local and international volunteering activities, such as 17th Summit of Francophone, Digitec Expo 2018, Apricot Harvest Charity Event, etc.
I cannot wait to be a part of this great community, share my experience and learn new things.

Hovhannes Yuqinyan

Hovhannes Yuqinyan

Residence:
Armavit
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Armenia

My name is Hovhannes from Armenia. A student of public administration and politics who is trying to make the world a better place. A young man full of positive and new and interesting ideas is aiso active in civil life. One of my best skills is the ability to always learn something new and quickly adapt to a new environment. In emergency situations I Express unconventional thoughts.

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.

Ibrahim Mammadov

Ibrahim Mammadov

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a sophomore student at ADA University with a major in International Studies. After being an intern in Political and Economic Sectors at Mexican Embassy in Azerbaijan last year, I was called back, and currently, I am an intern as a Research Assistant to the Ambassador of Mexico to Azerbaijan. Last year I have volunteered in many events happening in Azerbaijan, such as Formula1, European Youth Olympic Festival and etc. Apart from that, I can also mention my interest and participation in MUNs, MOICs, and other conferences. I am fluent in Azerbaijani, Russian, English, while speaking German at an advanced level. I have always been searching for how I can participate in the development of my motherland Azerbaijan and believe that being a Young European Ambassador will help me to implement my ideas in a more successful way.

Ibrakhim Saifullaiev

Ibrakhim Saifullaiev

Residence:
Budapest, Hungary
Occupation:
Student, Human rights activist
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Ibrakhim is a young lawyer, human rights activist, and multilingual changemaker with experience in different INGOs. He has been working to promote and protect human rights for recent years, thus acquiring extensive knowledge in the field of international monitoring, human rights in particular as regards freedom of thought and expression. He is currently completing a master's degree in International Relations at Budapest Business School. As a Young European Ambassador Ibrakhim uses his experiences to instill in Ukrainian youth a sense of respect toward other human beings and inspire them to become, in their own right, educators and activists who will assist in the defense of human rights.

Ilina	Rufa

Ilina Rufa

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am Ilina - an active teenager that tries to solve global issues like gender equality, tolerance or respecting human rights locally, through my interaction with my peers, speeches and my general attitude. I am also preoccupied by the education and involvement of people my age; hence I am an energetic member of my school’s Student Council. I try to come up with new ideas that could interest my colleagues while helping them develop multilaterally. Finding the EU an institution with amazing opportunities for young people willing to work on their self-development, their actualization of core values and their active citizenship, I look forward to getting involved with as well as to promoting them. I have experience in public speaking, event planning and youth collaboration, and I am keen on using these skills in my activity as a YEA.

Ilinca Crudu

Ilinca Crudu

Residence:
Glodeni
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a simple person from the north of the Republic of Moldova. A year ago I realized that my goal in professional life is to help people by raising their quality of life. Thanks to the National Democratic Institute and the ,,Challenger’’ - school of critical thinking, I have learned and continue to learn how to do it. Debates, negotiations and international relations have a special place in my heart, that's why I decided to apply to the State University of Moldova to the Faculty of International Relations, Political and Administrative Sciences.
In provocative moments I always remember the quote: "What we have to learn from ancient times is that lack of courage was considered the beginning of decline", and I continue to follow my path.

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.

Ilkin Akhundlu

Ilkin Akhundlu

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a third-year student studying Economics at the Academy of Public Administration. I volunteered for an organisation as head of the research department which was established by the Ministry of Agriculture. I also volunteered and participated in various forums and trainings on environment and gender equality. Since my first year at the Academy, I have been involved in the Model United Nations and other simulations. At the moment, I'm trying to balance my personal improvement with university and being socially active. That’s why I keep trying to meet different people, to read a lot and to participate in different events.

Ilya Prodan

Ilya Prodan

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

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

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.

Irada Mehdiyeva

Irada Mehdiyeva

Residence:
Sumgait
Occupation:
Senior specialist
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Me, as a persistent social worker, feeling honored to be a part of this beneficial network for me and my community. Being YEA is not fancy, it’s a responsibility in front of nations, it’s a position that stands for peace, cooperation and commitment for development. I am currently working and from practice may say that all my experiences in local and international programs, being participant, organizer, speaker and mentor taught me to not only develop alone but be a representer of my country who is not afraid to speak up about it’s political interests, values, culture and history. Today, I am Young European Ambassador, EU4Youth Alumni Network Mentor, Alumna of Youth Leadership Program, Women Leadership Development Program Mentor, Member of International Social Workers Public Union, Founder of SheRunS, Board Member of Azerbaijan Alumni Association and committed citizen ready to contribute Feel always free to contact for cooperation.

Irakli Gabidzashvili

Irakli Gabidzashvili

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

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

Irakli Khuchua

Irakli Khuchua

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

Last year, I graduated from Tbilisi State University with a BA in International Relations. I am the chairman of the Volunteer Hub and a local coordinator at the international organisation Students for Liberty. I also worked for Peace Corps Georgia and am now an administrative manager at a private company. I am passionate about youth work, which is why I became a YEA. I needed a platform to stay in touch with youngsters from the regions of Georgia and the YEA initiative is a wonderful opportunity.

Irina Baciu

Irina Baciu

Residence:
Italy/Belgium
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Romania

I am currently a final year master's student at the University of Turin, where I am studying Area and Global Studies for International Cooperation. Previously, I studied Political Sciences at the University of Bucharest. I am very interested in international development, international relations, EU External Action, strategic communication and Latin American Studies. I have been a Young European Ambassador since 2018 and I had the chance to take part in 2019 at EUvs.Disinfo event in Tbilisi, Georgia. I believe this role gave me the wonderful opportunity to deepen my knowledge about the Eastern Partnership and to reinforce cooperation between young people. From February 2021, I will start my Erasmus mobility at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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.

Isa Allahverdiyev

Isa Allahverdiyev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

As a student in Economics at the Academy of the State Customs Committee, I strive to maintain a balance with my academic and social life. Thus, starting from junior year I was the deputy for international relations in the Student Youth Union. After that, I was in charge of designing international projects and grants in the ASYOU. My social activities include participating in and organising various international events and simulations both abroad and in my country. I was a former Coca Cola Bottlers intern (in supply chain management) and currently I am an intern at Baku International Sea Trade Port CJSC (International Partnerships and Public Relations division). As an economics student, I did various research projects and applied to several conferences, one of them was the ‘icustoms’ conference that took part under the Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum where I was awarded to the best paper diploma and got an opportunity to present my paper at the 14th PICARD…

Jacopo Kostin Setti

Jacopo Kostin Setti

Residence:
Kyiv, Ukraine
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine/Italy

I am a student of International Economic Relations at Ukrainian-American Concordia University in Kyiv. I am happy to be a YEA volunteer. I have visited many countries, met a lot of people of different backgrounds. I have quite a big multicultural experience thanks to my family. I was born in Italy, then I moved to Hungary for 5 years, and for the last 12 years, I have been living in Ukraine. I am interested in the YEAs initiative because it raises awareness of the EU’s cooperation in the East European region, helps develop youth policies, and provides good opportunities for a better future for the young generations. As a person who has had the opportunity to live many years of my life in different countries, I am interested in providing guidance and giving advice for people that are interested in visiting different countries and approach different cultures, lifestyles, education, and mentalities.

 

Jala Maharramova

Jala Maharramova

Residence:
Xırdalan
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I’m a senior student in Public Administration at Baku Engineering University (previously known as Qafqaz University). Starting my teenage years I was deeply interested in politics and social relations and that was the main motivation for me to choose this field of study. Throughout my student years I have taken opportunities where I was communicating with different kinds of people and setting my goals. I enjoy taking part in voluntary works as I attended various local and international conferences, events and simulations. My prior experience as a volunteer began when I attended Asan Service which helped me interact with new minds and different situations. AIESEC was one of the organizations that I had joined in order to get more socialized and be aware of interpersonal communication skills. I have greatly enjoyed the challenges that I have encountered so far and I look forward to focusing on the social activities that inspire me.

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.

Javad  Ahmadov

Javad Ahmadov

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a senior student at Baku State University in the field of international relations. Since the very early beginning of my academic career I have been trying to be active in my social life as well and hence, briefly speaking I have been member, team leader, oGET ambassador in AIESEC in Azerbaijan, Alumni of Fukuyama Democracy Frontline from Tiblisi, project assistant in Erasmus Student Network in Azerbaijan, and member and active participant of MUN Club at Baku State University. Moreover, I have done my ERASMUS exchange program in the Czech Republic at Masaryk university the previous year. I was lucky enough to have a chance to be an intern at the operations unit in UNDP in Azerbaijan. And now, it is my utmost pleasure to be a Young European Ambassador for promoting European values integration and brotherhood in Azerbaijan.

Javid Rahimli

Javid Rahimli

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a second-year student of Law in Baku State University. I entered this university with 685 points. I finished the first year with one of the best GPA (96,65) at university. Additionally, this year I entered SABAH groups. I have worked and volunteered in different areas. So I have worked as a Legal Advisor for 3 months at Globus International LLC. Currently I volunteer as economic subject translator at Khan Academy.I am also in the directors boards at ELSA. In addition to these, I am a member of Global Shapers Baku hub.

Jessica Morris

Jessica Morris

Residence:
Brighton and Hove
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
UK

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.

Jeyhuna Sultanova

Jeyhuna Sultanova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have graduated from Azerbaijan State Economic University with an honours diploma. I was a trainee during an internship programme at the Centre for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication, Strategic Planning and Development Department. I was involved in the preparation of annual Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Report of Strategic Road Map (SRM is a fundamental document for socio-economic development of Azerbaijan), the development of methodology for result-based reports of M&E of SRM with expert of UNDP and training related to the report with World Bank experts for the first time. Currently, I am employee in Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the strategic analysis and planning division. I was participated in several projects, conferences, MUN, business and summer schools, competitions, courses and trainings. I was semi-finalist as a part of UNEC team in Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge (P2P) spring 2017 organised by Adventure…

Jeyran Jafarova

Jeyran Jafarova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am third year student in International Studies at ADA University. Since my childhood I was deeply interested in politics and that was the main motivation for me to choose this field of study. I have always been eager to join and participate in initiatives related to my field such as the Model of United Nations, European Youth Parliament or other official conferences which can help me to learn more about the decision-making, negotiation processes and also improve my own skills in this field. I had a chance to study at Sciences Po University in France for a semester as an exchange student and also had my internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Jonas Schmidt

Jonas Schmidt

Residence:
Dresden, Germany
Occupation:
Graduate
Country of origin:
Germany

Having lived in Odesa for one year, I returned home to study Political Science. In Ukraine, I was working voluntarily as a teacher and a translator of texts. I supported the local Red Cross branch in reducing disaster risk and supporting people in need. I pursued being a volunteer in Germany, working for the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW). While doing so, I received training concerning the agency in the structure of civil and disaster control, the security of federal and state government, the basics of rescue and salvage, behaviour in service etc. Later I joined the so-called 'Team International' and where I represented our organisation primarily at the European Youth Event (EYE) 2016 in Strasbourg, and at various bilateral and multilateral projects with our partners in Russia and Uzbekistan. In the future, I would like to become a member of a team that is working together with other EU countries and partner countries to carry out various duties.

Joni Diasamidze

Joni Diasamidze

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

I just graduated from high school in Vani and want to study International Relations at the Free University of Tbilisi. I am the president and co-founder of the Euroclub ‘Surioni’, which aims to support Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration via youth activism. During the two years that we have been active, we have conducted a range of interesting projects in the Imereti region. I have gained great experience, providing the wider public with true, tangible information about the EU, EU-Georgian relations and the available resources. My first language is Georgian and I am fluent in English and German. I participated in the Goethe-Institut’s Studienbrücke programme and visited MINT-Akademie in Germany. I often take part in local and regional civic activities. With the support of the Center for Development and Democracy, I have attended numerous conferences and training sessions about European integration and democratic structures.

Juliette Lequesne

Juliette Lequesne

Residence:
Paris
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
France

Born into a French family with German heritage, I have always identified myself as European. I was fortunate to spend my childhood in Prague, Czech Republic and in London, UK, before moving back to France for secondary education. I graduated in 2018 with a BA in Politics and History from McGill University, Canada. Since September 2018, I've been a graduate student on a Dual Master’s degree, split between Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics, studying European and International Public Policy. Working as an intern at the Direction of the EU in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs this summer, I gained such a good insight into EU politics. I am thrilled to have been chosen as a Young European Ambassador. As part of the Erasmus generation, one that has never really experienced borders in Europe, I know how important it is to connect young Europeans and to ensure that we work together for a brighter future!

Kaja Pavlinić

Kaja Pavlinić

Residence:
Zagreb, Croatia
Occupation:
Project/product manager at Speck Agency, founder of KAJUŠKA, president of Sustainable Development Forum Green Window
Country of origin:
EU

In 2020, I have obtained my Master’s Degree in Software Engineering and Information Systems from the University of Zagreb. I am currently working in the IT industry as a project/product manager, but I am also leading a youth NGO named Sustainable Development Forum Green Window, through which we are carrying out projects on the topic of climate change, sustainable development, green policies and values. Since 2014, when I attended Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship program by the US Department of State, I have been very involved in youth work and the civil sector by organizing different projects and initiatives on a national and international level. Recently, I started my own company KAJUŠKA, and I am actively writing for my blog Proaktiviraj.me, aimed for getting young people more involved into the community. This year, I also have the honor of serving as a Commitment Mentor for this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University cohort.

Kamila Suleymanli

Kamila Suleymanli

Residence:
Warsaw
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Currently, I’m studying International relations in the University of Warsaw, Poland. From where I have gained a lot of experience such as volunteering at International Scientific conference “Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2019” and so on. I am also member of Student Union of International studies and working together with Social Events team. My aim is to learn more and enhance my knowledge, improve my skills according to my field of study.

Kamilla Nabiyeva

Kamilla Nabiyeva

Residence:
New York/Paris
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have graduated from Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris, where I pursued a master's degree in International Affairs. Currently, I am an Evaluation Consultant at UNICEF. I have always been passionate about policy and international affairs, migration, human rights, gender issues, youth policy, sustainable development, international law, and economic development. I have worked at international organisations, civil society organisations and government institutions such as the European Parliament, Council of Europe, UNDP, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and AIESEC in Azerbaijan.

Kanan Khalilov

Kanan Khalilov

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently pursuing an LLB at Baku State University. After graduation, I am planning to become one of the best attorneys my country has ever seen in order to contribute to legal reforms implemented with the assistance of EU. So far, I have been practicing the law in different state bodies and private firms. Besides being a lawyer, I am keen on debating. I actively participating in debate tournaments, Model UN conferences and Moot Courts. One of them is the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition – the largest of its kind all over the world.

Katerina Prokhorenko

Katerina Prokhorenko

Residence:
Poland
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

This year I decided to start my higher education and research adventure in cognitive science. Before that, I graduated from the Humanitarian Lyceum. All my life I was interested in arts in all its manifestations. Over the past year, I have become interested in human rights, in particular equality/diversity/inclusion and rights of migrants and refugees. Since 2014 I have volunteered in many different organisations (art and human rights) and participated in different educational activities and youth conferences. One of the last was called 'Enter! Youth week' which was about recommendations on the access of young people from disadvantaged neighbours to social rights in Strasbourg. I’m here because I really want to do something to create a better future for young people from Belarus and other European Union and the Eastern partnership countries (and others).

Kateryna Kravchenko

Kateryna Kravchenko

Residence:
Labin, Croatia
Occupation:
Young Professional; European Solidarity Corps Volunteer
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a fresh graduate in Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Program in International Development Studies with a focus on policy design at national, regional, and international levels (Palacky University; University Clermont Auvergne; University of Pavia). Besides, I was delighted to be a part of such programmes as Open University of Reforms, EU Study Days, Erasmus+ exchanges, summer schools, and numerous volunteering projects both abroad and in Ukraine. Under the auspices of the European Solidarity Corps, I am currently taking part in a project targeting youth in the Istria region of Croatia.

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…

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…

Katsiaryna Volochko

Katsiaryna Volochko

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am currently studying at the Belarusian State University's Faculty of International Relations. My interests include politics and human rights. I am striving to exchange culture and values with the world and let people know more about Belarus. I want to make the world a better place for everyone. Even though it is a huge dream that is difficult to achieve, I believe that together everything is possible and that is why I am volunteering as a Young European Ambassador.

Ketevani Tatikiani

Ketevani Tatikiani

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

I am enthusiastic about cross-cultural and dialogue-driven activities implemented all around the world. My daily life has been connected with volunteerism since my high school studies. My vision about youth participation in policy making and state development is one of the main reasons why this initiative is so attractive for me. Working and studying in an international environment enabled me to develop my skills and gain more experience working with diverse groups of people. During my studies at Tbilisi State University, I had an opportunity to take part in the Erasmus+ programme and become an exchange student at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). After graduation, I moved to China as part of a cultural exchange programme and reshaped my world vision. I am going to study Eastern European and Russian Studies at Vilnius University and contribute in spreading volunteerism throughout the region with the help of a newly founded organisation. For carrying out various…

Kocha Changelia

Kocha Changelia

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

I am 19 years old and am an internally displaced person from Georgia. Since 2014, I have worked as a trainer/volunteer and am currently the head of the NGO 'Georgia Youth Alliance' and am working for the Network of Centres for Civic Engagement. I have experience in participating in youth exchange programmes including Erasmus+. I have also volunteered at the Red Cross Georgia society, American Corner, Access, Association Atinatiand etc. Since I have started working in this sphere, I have decided to have only one aim which is to change as many lives as possible.

Konstantina Nathanail

Konstantina Nathanail

Residence:
Brussels
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belgium

I recently finished my specialisation in International and Comparative Law at the University of Geneva, along with a traineeship at the Greek Permanent Mission to the United Nations. I currently serve as a Director of Global-In Fellowship, an international programme that fosters global understanding and multilateral relations between young leaders. My experience as an international student in Germany, along with the various exchange programmes I have participated in, have made me value the importance of bridging differences and strengthening young voices calling for more understanding, cooperation and inclusive development for a stronger Europe, and have motivated me to continue supporting civil society engagement in European matters.

Konstantine Pirtskhalaishvili

Konstantine Pirtskhalaishvili

Residence:
Tbilisi, Georgia
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Georgia

My life has always been filled with numerous projects and programs. Being a senior at Komarovi school of physics and mathematics has not stopped me from being civically engaged and have participated in many activities that have altered my entire life. During my FLEX journey, I have learned the true meaning of volunteering and have been encouraged to continue my work in non-formal education after my return to my home country, Georgia. I am a strong believer in partnerships, I think that a lot can be accomplished when you are surrounded by people who share the same goals as you do. This is why I decided to be a part of this great team and become a YEA. Without a doubt, together we can tackle so many issues and make the world a better place. Even though I am on track to become a law student at Tbilisi State University and my life is full of academic missions, I still find time to benefit my peers, so can you. Let’s be #…

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…

Kristine Hovhannisyan

Kristine Hovhannisyan

Residence:
Hrazdan, Armenia
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a final year BA student studying Linguistics in Yerevan Brusov State University (BSU). I am very much interested in International and Europian studies. I love learning languages as it gives me an oppotunity to communicate with people from different nations. I also have a huge volunteering experience in different fields. Currently I am an EU4Youth Alumnus from Armenia and I am an experienced member in non-profit organisations like APY(Armenian Progressive Youth) and AEGEE-Yerevan, where I am mainly focused on volunteering in PM department.

Kristine Karapetyan

Kristine Karapetyan

Residence:
Armavir, Armenia
Occupation:
Student, journalist
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a civil journalist and a student in history at Yerevan State University. I am a graduate of the School of Democracy of the Armenian Institute for International Security. Now I am engaged in active social activities. Also I volunteer in different organizations, participate in various courses. My interests are EU-Armenia relations, educational opportunities, governance systems in those countries.

Krystof Stupka

Krystof Stupka

Residence:
Praha/Edinburgh
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Czechia

Coming from a religious family from the Czech Republic, I dedicated myself to the study of politics and international governance to foster the betterment of LGBTI rights and to engage in global action to save Planet Earth from annihilation. Throughout my life, I've had the opportunity to study in 11 different countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, where I collaborated with local LGBTI activists, followed by Peru, where I interned at Lama Pack Project and developed a keen sense for the need for a sustainable future. When I was in Stockholm, I realised the importance of civic participation. Throughout my studies, I have been an active member of the European Youth Parliament, with six years of conferences all over Europe and youth peer-to-peer education behind me. Currently, I study at SciencesPo, where my first achievement was becoming the first openly gay student representative. Since then, I've strived for openness and equality on our campus, but also in the world,…

Kseniia Malyshenko

Kseniia Malyshenko

Residence:
Severodonetsk/Kharkiv
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a second-year student of School of International Economic Relations and Travel Business of Karazin Kharkiv National University. I am a Head of English Speaking Club.
I am an alumna of the Future Leaders Exchange program and I got to spent an academic year in the United States of America.
Besides that, I try to be actively involved in helping my community and to be engaged in different civic and volunteering activities. That’s why I was a volunteer of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society for 3 years and now I am a project manager of the NGO “Public Diplomacy Platform”, where I am currently working on a project called “Diplomacy Talks” that is devoted to giving students the opportunity to learn from the best experts in the fields of diplomacy and government work.

Lali Titilokashvili

Lali Titilokashvili

Occupation:
Currently studying (Master's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a bachelor of International Relations, currently studying on the master's program of Environmental Management and Politics. I work at the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, at the department of Environment and Climate Change. Last year I was working at the European Education Center as a director's assistant. I have participated in two short-term Erasmus+ exchange programs in Armenia and Romania. I was involved in the EU exhibition: "United in diversity" three times. I was an organizer's assistant on the Tbilisi Belt and Road Forum. I was Polish delegation's attaché during JESC 2017. I love being active, so I was a volunteer on Europe's day, James Blunt concert, World Run, Tbilisi Marathon. I love making presentations and discussions about global politics and environmental topics.

Laman Salimova

Laman Salimova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am Laman Salimova from Azerbaijan, fast-developing, resource-rich country with old cultural heritage, the country which has short history of independence but became a role model to the world in many aspects, besides I am a global citizen with the passion to make an impact to change the world better. As a recent graduate of ADA University majored in International Relations, I am well aware of the current threats to the global peace and security and I am very concerned about the people who are getting suffered disproportionately. Shortly, I can describe myself as "Critical Observer", and during my all academic and professional experiences, I became sure that knowledge that drives the positive change is apparent around us, observing, perceiving and sharing stays in the core of every transaction which will make us stronger to overcome the challenges. Sharing knowledge and experience and learning from others constitutes the core of my interest towards promoting European values which…

Lamiya Huseyn

Lamiya Huseyn

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Having a chance to participate in EAP Summer Camp 2019 as a representative of Azerbaijan was a turning point in my life. My experience and knowledge I gained through 2 weeks program encouraghed me to become one of the YEAs. Currently I am studying International Baccaluareate in Khazar University DUNYA School and I am active member of The New York Academy of Sciences The Juniour Academy. As 3rd best Junior Public Speaker of Azerbaijan 2019, I am running "Dunya Public Speaking Club". Also I am alumni of UWC BASF SC Germany 2019. And the only Azerbaijani participant of Stewardship Program 2021 Indonesia, Bali. 

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.

Laurențiu Mutruc

Laurențiu Mutruc

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

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

Leyla Aliyeva

Leyla Aliyeva

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

MA International Relations and Diplomacy

Leyla Hajibayli

Leyla Hajibayli

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently a student at ADA university, studying a bachelor's degree in International Relations. Due to my interest in politics, history and economics, I am participating in different organisations and events related to these spheres. My first internship was in Azericard LLC, where I got theoretical and practical knowledge about plastic cards and banking systems. Then, I became a member of the ADAMUN club in the finance and logistics department but also helped the HR department to provide interviews. Then, I had a two month internship at the Strategic Management School forum, organised by the Azerbaijan Youth Foundation where I was able to exercise my management skills through virtual games. I also had an internship at the European Parliament, organised by the Azerbaijan Youth Foundation. During the internship, the European Parliament held a number of meetings with MPs, and I participated in official meetings. We volunteered at the Azerbaijani Embassy in the Kingdom of…

Leyla Jabbarzade

Leyla Jabbarzade

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Currently working
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have a bachelor’s degree in Translation and master’s degree in Education, plus four years of work experience in an online media. Also, I have a volunteering experience at two different organisations: Azerbaijan Science Association and “Common Sense” Youth Organisation. My volunteering experience encompasses a wide variety of fields: seminar planning, project management, Public Relations. All of these works motivated me to be engaged in projects for young people to bring awareness to human rights, equality, peace education, youth education and social inclusion. I am excited to network with YEAs and work together to promote equality and diversity in our communities.

Leyla Taghiyeva

Leyla Taghiyeva

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

As an International Relations student in ADA University, I have been learning about different international institutions. However, specifically, during my exchange semester in Sciences Po Lille, France, I learned a lot about the strength of the European Union in promoting unity, peace, and tolerance. That’s when I started engaging in activities which are directly or indirectly related to the EU. I am the President of the local section of the Erasmus Student Network Azerbaijan; ESN ADA Baku. Furthermore, after national selections, I have been granted the opportunity to participate in a study visit to the European Parliament where I had a traineeship for a month. I have also attended conferences such as Model European Council, European Youth Parliament and Model United Nations. I have also been elected as the head of my cohort in ADA University Undergraduate Student Government. I also have peer-tutor and Conversation Club Leader experience. Before I was eligible for an…

Leyli Esoyan

Leyli Esoyan

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

I am a student studying Business Administration at Ilia State University in Tbilisi. I have experience in volunteering in my community, and from a one-year exchange abroad. As a representative of an ethnic minority, I have been trying to contribute to my hometown’s development through different youth activities, projects, events, etc. I have planned and organised different youth activities, projects, events, etc. I have also participated in different international workshops, conferences training courses: CEW (Civic Education Workshop. Washington DC, USA 2017), GIPA Media Lab (Ninotsminda-Tbilisi, Georgia 2017-2018), WYLET (Workshop for Young Leaders in English Teaching, Irpin, Ukraine 2019). These experiences have helped me to understand the importance of my country's development and improvement and its connection with the EU. As an active citizen, I want to see my country communicating with other developed countries which may impact on its own development in the future. I am…

Lilit Broyan

Lilit Broyan

Residence:
Gyumri/Yerevan
Occupation:
Marketing Specialist/Trainer
Country of origin:
Armenia

I was born and raised in the second largest city of Armenia, Gyumri. I completed my bachelor's degree in Finance from the Armenian State University of Economics. Currently, I work as Head of Marketing at a digital marketing agency that aims to create workplaces for women in developing countries by empowering women-lead businesses. As a hobby, my passion is teaching so I take my free time to teach marketing and digital literacy skills to young people in Armenia.

Lilit Panosyan

Lilit Panosyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Currently studying (Master's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Armenia

I got my bachelor’s degree in English language and literature at Brusov State University. Currently I am getting my master’s at the same university but at different faculty. At the moment I am studying Public administration. I love both diplomacy and politics, I am also fond of absurdist fiction. I am active, enthusiastic and creative. I am more than sure I am going to have unforgettable memories as Young European Ambassador. At the end I would like to mention three hashtags that completely define my interests #Van Gogh #Comedies #Human rights.

Lilit Sofyan

Lilit Sofyan

Residence:
Stepanavan, Lori region
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am a graduate of Yerevan State University, holding a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations. I have chosen such a profession as it enables me to step closer to my biggest ambition to make the world a better and peaceful place. As I am very interested in exploring new cultures and traditions, I am grateful for the given opportunity to study Polish language and culture at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland. Being engaged in Young European Ambassadors initiative has given me a great chance to meet new people, to gain more knowledge on EU affairs and EaP policy, to get acquianted with different cultures across Europe and its Eastern Neighbours. Although I have participated in a range of trainings, seminars, local and international events, conferences, etc., I always aspire to enrich my interpersonal competences and professional qualifications. I am interested in culture, politics, languages, travelling and art.

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.

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…

Livia Covaliov

Livia Covaliov

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

I am an active high-school student, always looking for ways to improve myself and develop new skills. I am open-minded and I believe that everyone’s opinions and believes should be respected. Through the experience that I got from being a FLEX ’20 alumna, an ACCESS Microscholarship Program alumna, debater in the “IDEA debate club”, member of my School’s Council of pupils, I learned that change can only happen if people come together as one and they work for the greater good. Coming back from the US, I was motivated more than ever to find new opportunities and projects that will have an impact on my community.

Loredana Avram

Loredana Avram

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am keen on foreign languages (English, German, Russian and Spanish) and I absolutely adore the field of human brains(psychology, philosophy and neurology).

Loredana Potâng

Loredana Potâng

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

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

Lotta Badenheuer

Lotta Jule Badenheuer

Residence:
Paris, France
Occupation:
I am a student
Country of origin:
Germany

I am a graduate student currently pursuing a Franco-German dual degree in European Affairs. Before, I studied in Germany and Hungary where I also completed several internships, one of them at the representation of the European Commission in Bonn. I strongly believe in the importance of civil society engagement in the European project. While I was working for the Creative Europe Desk Germany, I was able to get to know and support many creative projects focusing on cultural exchange in Europe. Driven by curiosity and a passion for the EU and its Eastern Neighbourhood, my aim is to engage in a dialogue and close cooperation with other young people from all over Europe to actively participate in shaping our common future.

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:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a young journalist, and I believe that I have a great task and responsibility to be the new generation of professionals, and we have actually implemented the high standard of journalism and public relations, which is supported by the EU organization. I believe that value-based journalism is a profession that can effectively transform society towards progress, which is why it is an important part of my life. It is especially important that young professionals work together in this process to exchange experiences and ideas.

Luka Julakidze

Luka Julakidze

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

I’ve finished school with honours and now I’m going to study economics, because it is one of the most essential realms in a country’s development. I’ve been engaged in different civic activities since 2016, which involves meetings with employees of the city hall and students, who also were interested in civic activism. I was a member and co-founder of Euroclub 'Surioni', which was the first of its kind. Our goal was to inform residents of our town about the European Union and to break the myths about it. In February of 2019 I attended the EaP 10th anniversary event in Brussels, which was a remarkable experience for me.

Luka Panaioti

Luka Panaioti

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

I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Politics.I have been actively volunteering and cooperating with various organizations. I was an intern in Information centre on NATO and EU, where I was part of many projects with the aim to help Georgia on its way to European integration. Additionally, I did an internship in Bulgarian Embassy in Tbilisi,which also extended my knowledge on the organization and gave me a valuable experience in Diplomacy. Since, I have gained and accumulated significant amount of knowledge and experience on EU, I perceive helping my country in the process of Euro-integration as my civic duty. Therefore, I consider YEA initiative to be a perfect platform, which allows me to pass on to the new generation the benefits and advantages of the EU and what it really means to be a European.

Luminița Chihai

Luminița Chihai

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

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

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 Sargsyan

Lusine Sargsyan

Residence:
Kanakeravan
Occupation:
Financial Analyst
Country of origin:
Armenia

I gained my BA degree in Business Administration from the American University of Armenia. Currently, I work as a Financial Analyst in a company where AI is the core product. Labour economics, research, and development are the fields, which I am most passionate about. Conducting academic research and enriching economic studies on the Armenian economy is also part of my current job portfolio.

Lyaman Namazaliyeva

Lyaman Namazaliyeva

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a final-year student at Baku State University. I study International Relations and specialise in Political Science. I have been selected as a Youth Ambassador by the National Assembly of Youth Organisations of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The main purpose of the programme is raising a group of young people who are capable of representing their country at important international events and supporting international youth cooperation. Since 2017, I have been involved in different youth activities in my country. Moreover, I am Vice-President of Model United Nations of BSU. I am really happy to become a part YEAs initiative.

Lyzaveta Drannikova

Lyzaveta Drannikova

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

I graduated with a Master's degree in European Studies from the College of Europe and hold a Bachelor's degree in International Relations, participated in two study exchange programs (Erasmus+) in Poland and Greece, volunteered in Austria with EVS and took part in many short-term educational Erasmus+ programs. My professional experienced is focused on civic education and anticorruption, in the roles of project and communications manager. I used to work in international organizations (IFES Ukraine, Association4U) and now am employed as a civil servant in the National Agency on Corruption Prevention in the Educational Unit. My hometown is Donetsk.

Madalina Papuha

Madalina Papuha

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

In each society young people should be involved in social activities, it’s important to become a responsible and well-educated citizen. This is why, doing volunteer work for almost 5 years , helped me understand that my voice is powerful, and each of us can be heard if we are trying to do the right thing. In fact, participating in the EaP Summer Camp in Georgia 2020, discussing about issues such as human rights, discrimination, equality, motivated me to take action, to make a change. I truly believe that my country can become a better place and we can reach greater results by working together.

Mafalda de Pina Afonso Jorge

Mafalda de Pina Afonso Jorge

Residence:
Lisbon
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Portugal

I am currently studying Medicine at the University of Lisbon. In the Summer of 2017, I worked with an NGO in India, and it was a life changing experience for me. It made me want to be a human rights activist and to volunteer as a doctor abroad, improving the health conditions in other countries. This year (2018-1019) I was an Erasmus Student for a year at the University of Köln (Germany). This put me in touch with students from all over Europe, and we shared a lot about our countries and learned about our differences. It was also an important year for gaining awareness about the global climate change and to learn more sustainable and ecological solutions. My experiences abroad made me realise how important it is to share points of view and experiences with people from all over the world and how much we can actually learn from each other.

Mafalda Infante

Mafalda Infante

Residence:
Lisbon, Portugal
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Portugal

Mafalda is a Portuguese Master’s student in International Studies at ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Nova University of Lisbon. She is currently developing her Master’s dissertation about the EU’s Eastern Partnership, and is very interested in EU foreign policy, theory of International Relations, democracy and electoral studies, and political communication. She is a volunteer at the Leo Club Program, a youth charity association, since 2014, currently holding the position of International Liaison Officer (2020/2021), representing Portugal in the ILO Council of European and Mediterranean Leos, in which she is also a board member. For the year of 2020/2021, Mafalda is the European Student Think Tank Ambassador to Lisbon, an international NGO that aims at empowering young people to participate in European Union matters. In the past, Mafalda had different internship experiences in Portuguese and…

Mallory Tamain

Mallory Tamain

Residence:
Brussels
Country of origin:
Poland

As a young EU citizen, I am highly interested in the EU’s relations with our Eastern Neighbours, and I want to commit myself to deepening existing cooperation networks. I am convinced that the youth has a key role to play in this regard, which is why I am pleased to volunteer as a Young European Ambassador. European affairs are at the core of my academic background, as I recently graduated from the College of Europe, where I had the chance to study the European Neighbourhood Policy. It was, above all, a great opportunity to make friends with other young people from the Eastern Neighbourhood and to share our concerns and experiences. I am very proud to join the Young European Ambassador initiative, and I will do my best to contribute to enhancing wider understanding of the EU and fostering dialogue with the Eastern Partner countries.

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…

Marcel Rosca

Marcel Rosca

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a high school student from Moldova with a huge admiration for European projects from my community. I have been volunteering in local projects for the last 4 years. This experience helped me to develop a sense of social activism and open minded thinking. My experience and the way I identify myself with EU values and perspectives contributed to my desire of joining YEAs initiative. As a part of initiative, I'm looking forward to make an impact in my country, by promoting EU values and oportunities in different regions of the country.

Margarita Dadyan

Margarita Dadyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia
I obtained my bachelor's degree in English and Communications from the American University of Armenia. I showed my commitment to our community because during my studies I was highly engaged in extracurricular activities both inside and outside the University. At AUA I founded a public speaking club called Speak-up and co-founded Club of Funny and Inventive People. I was elected a Student Council member and authored the new SC Constitution and Electoral Code. I was an organiser during inaugural TEDxAUA 2018 and TEDxAUA 2019
Maria Fomina

Maria Fomina

Residence:
Berlin
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Germany

I am currently a bachelor's student of political science at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. In my studies, I mainly focus on International Relations and Political Economy. I've volunteered as a supervisor in youth camps since 2015. I am eager to undertake self-development, and was lucky to attend two eye-opening Erasmus+ training courses during the last year – both dealt with improvisational methods in learning processes and project work. Now, I am providing my own workshops on improvisation for teachers, youth workers and youth. I strongly believe that improvisational methods can help to foster sustainable links between young European people and their neighbours!

Maria Gyulamiryan

Maria Gyulamiryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Armenia

Currently I pursue my Bachelor in International Relations at Russian-Armenian University in Yerevan, Armenia. Since studying at university I've opened for myself volunteering and became actively engaged in social activities. I have a keen interest in foreign affairs, terrorism and regional studies. I have participated in many conferences, have attended several diplomatic schools and also taken part in a Model United Nations simulation. Learning languages is my another passion. I speak Armenian, English, Russian, German and currently learn Arabic. In 2019 I attended International Summer School at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany as a DAAD scholar. The opportunity of joining Young European Ambassadors inspires me and I'm looking forward to meeting enthusiastic young people, contributing to YEA's mission and gaining new experience.

Maria Victoria Chilari

Maria Victoria Chilari

Residence:
Winchester
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Europe gave me a vision, while Moldova gave me the motivation, strength and resources to achieve it. At the age of 12, the NGO “Honor, Dignity and Homeland” introduced me to the importance of being an active citizen. Consequently, as vice-president of SpeakUp! Moldova, I became a fighter for human rights. I then learned to share my visions, debate my stance, and developed my critical thinking by being a Youth Media Centre reporter and founder of the debate club “Orator”. However, the most significant is my role of leader and youth-worker, because I can further share the gained knowledge to the young.
Pursuing my studies in England as an HMC scholar and holding on to my experiences of active social involvement, I realized that the world is already changing and I want to be on the ride, helping bring about optimization. On this line, if one individual holds so many attributes, imagine the force of a union guided by the same democratic values, and the impact that it would…

Mariam  Ghambaryan

Mariam Ghambaryan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Currently neither working nor studying
Country of origin:
Armenia

I was born and raised in the 3rd largest city of Armenia, Vanadzor. I hold my Bachelor’s Degree in Cross-Cultural Communication at Yerevan State University. My passion is languages. I speak 4 languages: Armenian, Russian, English and Spanish and it is still the beginning.
This year I am going to get my Master’s Degree at the faculty of Sociology, department of Public Relations at YSU. So now I am full of hopes and expectations to study in this new sphere and to learn something new.

Mariam Avetyan

Mariam Avetyan

Residence:
Vayk
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am Mariam, from Vayk, a little town in Armenia. I am a student at Russian-Armenian University. I am going to be a tour agent and improve tourism in Armenia.
I am trying to be very active. I took part in many events, projects, both as a participant and as a volunteer. I also organized some events and had some successful projects like #TNAC, Karshm Quest.

Mariam Chiflikyan

Mariam Chiflikyan

Residence:
Yerevan, Armenia
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

My name is Mariam. Currently, I am pursuing my bachelor's degree in Law at the French University in Armenia. I have a keen interest in International Law and Human Rights. My aim is to educate people about their rights, forms and methods of their protection, promote the rule of law, democracy and justice without internal frontiers. I have done several internships in the legal field, and I have also been a part of various international projects and conferences where I have developed my professional knowledge and personal skills. For me being a YEA is a stepping stone to become a "game-changer".

Mariam Gugulashvili

Mariam Gugulashvili

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

I am pursuing a Master studies in International Relations at Ilia State University. Prior to that, I completed my Bachelor's Degree in European Studies from Caucasus University. Currently working as an International Project Manager in the public sector. My previous working experience consists of positions in the Georgian National Communication Commission, CRISP - Conflict Solution (a German Peacebuilding NGO), Committee on European Integration at the Parliament of Georgia, European School, etc. My current interests include EaP-EU relations, strategic communications, EU conflict/crisis management policy, and Global Citizenship Education issues of the UN SDGs.

Mariam Hovhannisyan

Mariam Hovhannisyan

Residence:
Masis
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am Mariam, 24 years old, from Armenia. All my life I have lived away from Yerevan, in a small city called Masis. But for as long as I can remember, it never was a reason for me not ot dream or act. Now, I have a bachelor's degree in Theory of Language and Cross-cultural Communication from Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University and more recently I have also gained my master's degree in Linguistics. Currently, I have two jobs; assistant to the maintenance department at 'Armenian Public TV' and one of the most adventurous professions in the world - a guide. In 2015, me and two of my friends established MASIS NGO, the aim of which is the regional development of engagement of youth in different cultural and civic activities. I am also a volunteer at Masis Youth Centre (MYC), which aims to facilitate the all-round development of young people, to expand their horizons and bring out their talents and abilities, to encourage civic engagement. I do believe that the world starts from…

Mariam Imerlishvili

Mariam Imerlishvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I reside in Tbilisi and am currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in International Relations at Ilia State University. In 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years, I had a pleasure of deepening my expertise in the noted field at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi and the Middle East Technical University within the framework of Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Programme. I am particularly interested in women's participation and involvement in peace processes. Besides my studies, I am passionate about working with young people - I have volunteered and worked for several national and international youth organisations for the past 5 years.

 

Mariam Kebadze

Mariam Kebadze

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

I was born and raised in Kareli, in the Shida Kartli region. In 2018, I was selected as one of the students of the Eastern Partnership European School project, which is financed by the EU. I am now studying at New School, International School of Georgia on the International Baccalaureate programme, together with 29 other students from Eastern Partnership countries. I am engrossed in global politics and international relations, and my future career will also be related to this sphere. I try to gain knowledge about political issues and international relationships, especially where they relate to Georgia, and participate in many projects to get experience. I am also actively involved in non-formal activities and volunteering, and I often organise events to raise people's awareness of different kinds of topics and youth work in my community (e.g. digital storytelling, exhibitions, clean-up days). Since my childhood, I have taken part in many debate simulations and models about…

Mariam Kvavadze

Mariam Kvavadze

Residence:
Tbilisi, Georgia
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I'm a high school student born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia. I have recently won the FLEX program scholarship. Therefore, I will be spending the 2021-2022 academic year in the USA. I absolutely love working in international groups, it allows me to endorse multiculturalism. I have participated in a number of international camps and projects, where I have befriended peers from other European countries. My interests include, but are not limited to: film photography, Spanish language, playing harmonica, economy, and psychology. Psychology is my future career and I plan on observing the unknown psychological phenomena. Becoming a Young European Ambassador is an interesting process. It will help me to further expand my knowledge and experience in regards to the EU, implement projects, and share maximum information within the society.

Mariam Morchadze

Mariam Morchadze

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

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

Mariam Topchishvili

Mariam Topchishvili

Residence:
Gori
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a studying for a BA in International Relations at Tbilisi State University. Besides my study and career, I aspire to be an active citizen. Since 2012, I have been actively involved in civil activism. I took part in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG) joint programmes ‘Advancing National Integration’ and ‘Promoting Integration, Tolerance and Awareness’. In 2015, my friends and I founded ‘Young Feminists’, a youth-focused non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Georgia. I also have experience of volunteering and working with local and international NGOs and funds. Currently, I work for the Media Development Foundation as a fact-checker and I am also a photographer and public relations manager at Gori photographer's club. In January 2019, I obtained an Erasmus+ study grant and spent my spring semester in Finland at the University of Turku. During my exchange, I learned valuable information about…

Mariam Yevdokimova

Mariam Yevdokimova

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

Currently, I am working as a Research Analyst at Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) - Armenia Foundation and studying at 42 Yerevan international programming school. I have participated in different training courses on youth leadership, community development, inclusive education, data storytelling and communication, and developed my global and intercultural competencies in Portugal, Belgium, Georgia, Estonia, Poland, UK and Israel. In addition, I am an EU4Youth Alumna from Armenia and Erasmus+ Higher Education Reform Expert.

Mariami Bitsadze

Mariami Bitsadze

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

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

Mariami Enukidze

Mariami Enukidze

Residence:
Tbilisi/Rustavi
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a 17-year-old student from Georgia. I was an active member of the Self-Government Club at my previous school and I was elected President of the Civil Club at my new school, where I have implemented many projects with my peers. I am a Caucasus Youth Leadership Program alumnus, I have travelled in the US and I attended classes at Indiana University in 2017. Being in the US helped me to realise the importance of giving back to my community. Since then I have been involved in various projects concerning the development of my hometown Rustavi and helping its residents to be engaged in the development of our city. I am constantly working on self-improvement and that is why I try my best to learn more and share my knowledge with others. In 2018, I was selected for the Eastern Partnership European School project and moved to Tbilisi to continue my studies. But I am still engaged in the activities implemented in Rustavi, because I think that no one should forget where they come…

Marianna Fakhurdinova

Marianna Fakhurdinova

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

Currently working as a Communications Manager and Junior Analyst at the Ukrainian think-tank New Europe Centre, I specialise in International Relations and translation. I am currently studying towards my master’s degree in European Studies at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. I am a graduate of Guildhall School of International Journalism and NATO Professional Development Programme, 'YOUNG UA'. I am Head of the youth NGO, 'Security Initiatives Centre', co-organiser of the youth mentorship programme,'14:35' and organiser of theatrical performances 'Pygmalion' and 'The Mousetrap' at the Institute of International Relations.

Mariia Boiko

Mariia Boiko

Residence:
Ghent/Belgium
Occupation:
LLM student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Law from V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Currently, I am an LLM student at Ghent University (International and European Law). I have always been an internationally-minded person who supports European values and who wants to spread European ideas. In March 2020, I represented the European Law Students’ Association in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. I am an alumna of Transparency International School on Integrity 2020, School of Young Diplomat and 2nd Jessup Summer School. I am an active participant of many national and international projects such as UpShift Ukraine, the UBA law schools, the UN Security Council models, the Council of the EU model and others.

Marina Rudenya

Marina Rudenya

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

Being curious since my childhood, I've always been trying to know more, to learn something new and to take a step forward. That's why during my study at Minsk State Linguistic University I had time to volunteer at Belarus Fashion Week, to work at the Yellowstone National Park and to take part in archaeological excavations. The YEA programme for me is an opportunity to go further and to take other people along with me as we are stronger together.

Marius Balan

Marius Balan

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

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

Mary Gevorgyan

Mary Gevorgyan

Residence:
Minsk, Belarus
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

In 2019 I got my master's degree in International Economic Relations. I am currently working as a Human Resources Manager in an IT-company in Belarus. I participated in several Erasmus+ projects, including an exchange program in the Czech Republic.

Maryam Khanbabazadeh

Maryam Khanbabazadeh

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I study Bachelor at Baku State University for the profession of International Relations. I am so delightful to study in this field for being a worthy diplomat in the future.For achieving my goal, I tried to seek new experiences in order to develop myself. Now, I am a Commission member at the Central Election Commission of the AR. I have graduated from ASAN Academy 2019 initiated by ASAN Service. I have been a volunteer in AIESEC and in the Council of Europe Office in Baku. I am acting as a volunteer in the Department of International Relations at the Customs Committee of the AR. As a social person, I participated at international conferences which organized by the CoE and, locally at the MUN, the MOIC conferences, too. Finally,I am so happy to be a part of YEAs initiative and hope this will be so interesting and useful experience for me.

Currently working

Maryna Navitskaya

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Currently working
Country of origin:
Belarus

I have a master's degree in International Economics, graduated from Belarusian State Economics University. I am a young professional, currently working as a tax consultant specialised in facilitating international operations of various businesses. As a Young European Ambassador, I am primarily interested in developing and participating in various education-oriented projects and activities.

Matej Spišák

Matej Spišák

Residence:
Budapest
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Slovakia

I recently graduated from the Comenius University, Bratislava with a BA in European Studies, and am continuing my studies with an MA in International Relations at the Central European University in Budapest and Vienna. I have undertaken internships at a number of NGOs (focusing on international relations, security, or disinformation), and also at various Slovak state agencies. In my free time, I volunteer in one of international anti-corruption NGOs. As my focus is on international security, I wrote my bachelor's thesis on the topic of US-Saudi Arabia relations.

Matvei Shevchenko

Matvei Shevchenko

Residence:
Kyiv, Ukraine
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I was born and raised in Kyiv. I study in the 11th grade of high school with an in-depth study of foreign languages. I travel a lot and at some point, I realised that European freedoms and human rights are more protected and respected than in Ukraine. From that moment on, I became interested in politics and diplomacy. To date, I have completed the third year of the School of Young Ukrainian Diplomat and became a volunteer at the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. In 2019, I founded the NGO "Volunteers Students" and became the Chairman of the volunteer sector in high school self-government, created a personal book of volunteer students. I am interested in improving this project and making it popular with European school volunteers.

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.

Mike Hakobyan

Mike Hakobyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Young professional (UI/UX Designer)
Country of origin:
Armenia

During the past four years, I have successfully combined my skills and creativity to manifest various exciting projects within my professional life. Currently, I am working as a full-time UI/UX Designer at SoloLearn. Extracurricular activities compose most of my time outside of the workplace. I am an active member of the European Youth Parliament (EYP), I am actively participating and volunteering in several environmental and climate activism projects. Becoming a Young European Ambassador was one of my big moves to making my voice and opinion louder as we are the ones shaping what our future will look like.

Mikheil Arakelyan

Mikheil Arakelyan

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

I am a current student of the International Black Sea University. Non-formal education had a great influence on me. My path started a few years ago when I firstly participated in “GMUN”. I became attracted to such kind of projects, and have taken part in various youth activities. Right after I firmly determined to become an organizer at “Georgian Institution of Non-Formal Education”. Within a year I was a member of the organization. In September 2018 I founded a youth platform for my school students called “Young Diplomats Club of the 98th Public School” and during the last 3 years, with my team I have organized a large number of different activities. Recently, I became a volunteer at "Georgia's Youth Representative to the United Nations" and "Helping Hand".

Milena Baghumyan

Milena Baghumyan

Residence:
Vagharshapat
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am studying management at Ukrainian National University of Economics and meanwhile working at Softconstruct development office in Armenia. At 13 I volunteered for the first time and found a totally new world for me. It helped me to explore new communities, cultures and so much more. My hobbies include videography, storytelling, traveling. One of my biggest goals is making this world better than I found it.

Milena Galstyan

Milena Galstyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am currently studying Law at Fondation Université Française en Arménie (Academic partner of Université Jean Moulin Lyon III).I am interested in Business Law, in International Law and in Human Rights as well, especially in Children’s Rights. Moreover,I like to explore the cultural diversity of nations because each culture is unique. Also, due to my 5+ years of volunteering experience, participation in various conferences, seminars, trainings, workshops and internships, I have gained the basic and the most important soft skills. In my estimation, learning is a lifelong process. I try not to miss any opportunity to learn something new.I am open to new challenges. So, my motto is:“Don't wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.” I believe that with the YEAs initiative we can do more, as TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER!

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.

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.

Misho Khutsurauli

Misho Khutsurauli

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I study Chemistry at Georgian Technical University. I want to develop myself in my profession and use all my abilities for better future. I am interested in sport, literature and culture. It is very important for me to be involved in any project that aims to solve problems such as human rights, violence, environmental and air pollution, and so on. I am very concerned about the level of education in my country, which is deadly for the next generation. So, I am happy to have joined this initiative, I am always ready to be volunteer, I love EU and I am glad to be part of it. We are stronger together.

Murad Baxsiyev

Murad Baxsiyev

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Currently, I am studying International Economics at Azerbaijan State University of Economics and it is already my last year there. During the 1st year of university,  I decided to join the Aiesec team and participated in the project "Fireflies". Then Baku Idea Lab gave me a chance to perform my civic duty by suggesting the "Dreamers' Lab" project which was funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives. In Dreamers’ Lab program, we realized the"Sustainable Office" project by aiming to present how modern business offices can be environmentally friendly. By participating in "Youth Peace Week" (by Council of Europe) help me acquire comprehensive knowledge about “European Youth Foundation”, “UN Security Council Resolution 2250”, “Compass: Manual for Human Rights Education”, “Non-Violent Communication.

Nadejda Manastîrlî

Nadejda Manastîrlî

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

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

Nadia Golotchoglou

Nadia Golotchoglou

Residence:
London, UK
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
EU

I am a student of Politics, Sociology and East European Studies at University College London. I have always felt European, and meeting people from across the continent ignited my interest for her cultures, languages and history, especially those of Central and Eastern Europe. Meeting people from different backgrounds gave me a better understanding of the world around me, inspiring me to become a Member of the European Youth Parliament. My interest in international politics has led me to participate in several Model United Nations events where I have debated, written speeches and confidently delivered them to a large assembly. This has helped me understand the impact of diplomacy on the world, the rules of negotiation and has fueled my desire to solder Europe together again. Honoured to be a Young European Ambassador, I will use my voice to discuss existing and future policies and revive the spirit of Europe.

Nadiia Kasianchuk

Nadiia Kasianchuk

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

I am a 17-year-old girl from Ukraine who is in love with science, art and volunteering. This year I represented my country at GENIUS Olympiad (USA) and had a meeting with Nobel Laureate, Sir Paul Nurse, at The Francis Crick Institute (UK). I was also a winner of many national and international science and poetry competitions. I truly believe that educational diplomacy can build new bridges between people and countries. I have recently attended Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute to major in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, but also want to be involved in different social initiatives to share European values and visions.

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.

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…

Narek Yenokyan

Narek Yenokyan

Residence:
Gavar
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I have recently completed my Master of Laws (LLM) degree at the American University of Armenia. Previously, I gained my Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Gavar State University and was an exchange student in the field of International law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Currently I work at the Armenian Lawyer's Association as an Anti-Corruption Expert and Researcher. During my student years, I performed well academically and was very active in the many areas of social and university life. I have served as a volunteer at different organisations for seven years, and I can confidently say that social activism can solve many problems. I am participating in many programmes aimed at empowering young people, especially students.

Nargiz Ahmadova

Nargiz Ahmadova

Residence:
Sumgayit
Occupation:
Graduate
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a recent graduate student from ADA University with a degree in Business Administration. As a part of my study, I have been an exchange student at Koç University in Istanbul, with an Erasmus+ scholarship. Throughout my exchange period, I took the chance to be more familiar with EU values, such as tolerance for diversity and respect for human dignity. Since then I have been part of the Erasmus+ youth exchange in Slovenia, I can explore volunteering and develop new skills for better contributing to society. Besides, I have been a participant of the 'Natural Resources for Sustainable Development' course organised by Eurasia HUB through which I acquired knowledge on sustainable management of natural resources. In terms of professional experience, I have gained an internship at the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan and have been a peer-tutor at ADA University. My policy paper, addressed to increasing small and medium sized-enterprises’ access to finance, has been…

Nargiz Mammadzada

Nargiz Mammadzada

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a graduate of the "Erudite" school located in Baku, Azerbaijan and will soon start my bachelor degree at the University of Tartu, at the Faculty of Science and Technology

Nariman Alizada

Nariman Alizada

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am currently doing my bachelor's degree in Tourism and Hospitality at the Azerbaijan Tourism Management University. Since my childhood I was deeply interested in politics and that was the main motivation for me to be YEA. I have always been passionate about policy and international affairs, human and animal rights, gender issues, sustainable development, entrepreneurial action, and economic development. For instance I have been local observer to take immediate measures concerning all cases of violation of law against fraud in Azerbaijan Parliamentary elections. Especially, I would like to mention my past Enactus team work experiences which have helped me a lot to improve my entrepreneurial, analytical and decision-making skills. It is great honour to me to be a Young European Ambassador and to create better world for us all.

Narmin Valiyeva

Narmin Valiyeva

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

Currently I am a student in Azerbaijan State Economic University, majoring Economics. I am also an alumni of Université de Montpellier in France. Regarding my major, I am very interested in economic fields, especially macroeconomics and taxation, also conducting some research about them. During my university years I have participated in different volunteering projects, conferences, and international programmes. Since 2018 I have been involved in international and local Model United Nations, European Youth Parliament conference, and other simulations. I am also a member of United Nations Youth Advisory Council in Azerbaijan. YEAs initiative will give me an opportunity to be a part of an active team, to participate in the different projects especially related environmental issues and to apply them in my hometown. 

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.

Nataliya Tereshchenko

Nataliya Tereshchenko

Residence:
Vienna
Occupation:
Currently studying (Master's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Being a Secretary of European Association for Psychotherapy, engaging with World Council for Psychotherapy, its Youth Section and other institutions, I contribute to maintain the diplomacy and build stronger relations between EU and non-EU countries on a daily basis. Furthermore, working in my psychoanalytic practice (in Vienna and online), I see people suffering and deal with different causes of it. Therefore, it is of importance for me to awake the awareness regarding mental health, human rights, resilience, solidarity etc. in order to prevent any kind of distress, and to contribute to the emotional and mental wellbeing in our society.
Studies: Master Candidate and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychotherapy Science; Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology; Psychoanalysis.

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.

Nazrin Gasimova

Nazrin Gasimova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

As a student of International Relations at Baku State University, I want to become a diplomat in the future, and taking part in this program is a good step in that direction. I know that becoming a Young European Ambassador is a very big responsibility in terms of both my country and Europe. I am socially active person who always trying to take advantage of different opportunities. Currently, I am the Honorary Volunteer in the State Committee on the work with Diaspora. Before I was a radio-presenter in AZTV. I have participated in a number of MUN conferences. My previous experience includes being a volunteer for AIESEC. Moreover, I have worked as an Administrative Assistant in the events organized by the EU Delegation in Azerbaijan and the CoE Office in Baku. I was also Office Manager in F1 and Protocol Manager in EYOF.

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 a young activist in my country, having been involved in volunteering activities since my teenager years. Currently, as a member of the EU4Youth Alumni network, I engage youth with limited access to community-based opportunities. Besides, together with several Erasmus+ participants, we established Erasmus Student Network Yerevan Candidate Section.

Nerses Hovsepyan

Nerses Hovsepyan

Residence:
Utrecht, Netherlands
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I'm a fresh graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Oriental Studies from Yerevan State University and I am currently enrolled in Religious Studies Master's program at Utrecht University. Apart from my formal educational background, I am also keen on non-formal education and have been involved in various initiatives tackling issues of human rights, environment, active citizenship, etc. both in Armenia and abroad.

Nichita Madan

Nichita Madan

Residence:
Strasbourg
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

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

Nicoleta Șova

Nicoleta Șova

Residence:
Orășelul Durlești
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

I am a student at Theoretical Republican Lyceum Aristotel. I love to improve myself in order to find new things and new friends. Since 2018 I have done volunteering. I am an active volunteer in different national and international NGO-s. I am the main editor at a pet magazine “Pet Gazette”. I appreciate every person for what he is. I had the opportunity in 2019 to go in Istanbul, Turkey with Erasmus+.
I participated in International Istanbul Marathon and the whole exchange was based on Youth Volunteering in Sport. Furthermore, I always tend to be a better person than I am every day. I am working on myself for myself by myself.

Nigar Muzaffarova

Nigar Muzaffarova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

While being one of the bachelor students in the Academy of Public Administration I gained interest in economics, politics and public relations. This three is a key to the conscious citizens who form a society with healthy background, I aim to contribute to my community by using this key.
As a youth worker I believe starting from youth in our countries we can collaborate and build stronger neighborhood altogether.
Together for peace!

Nigar Suleymanova

Nigar Suleymanova

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am the top scorer at Baku State University and up until today I have  organised 8 different projects and several trainings.
Moreover I am a former Local Committee Vise President of Talent Management.

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…

Nijat Guliyev

Nijat Guliyev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a senior student of Baku Engineering University and an eco-feminist gender activist who is very interested in environmental, gender and LGBTQIA+ issues. I have a very diverse background, including lots of experience both at local and international levels. I'm studying chemical engineering in Baku and have had the chance to be part of a cultural and educational exchange program in the USA studying sociology. I have two years of experience working at museums and I really appreciate visual and media tools for addressing global problems. Embracing and understanding European values is a big advantage for me and as a Young European Ambassador and it is an honour to take this advantage to another level.

Nijat Hajiyev

Nijat Hajiyev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am an undergraduate student in International Marketing at Azerbaijani State Oil and Industry University with a partnership double-diploma programme with the University of Ziegen (Germany). During my study, I have been working as a Marketing Manager Assistant in Gilan Hospitality Group. My social life started with the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan at the European Film Festival 2018, and then I continued as a volunteer in Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix and Global Baku Forum. Since January 2019, I have been working on my İnstagram blog which is called @bakuprogresscenter and is in three different languages.

Nika Gogatishvili

Nika Gogatishvili

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

I am currently pursuing a BA in Political Science at Tbilisi State University. By the time I was 13-14 years old, I was already a member of youth non-governmental organisations and student councils. I started activities in the fields of ecology, human rights, non-formal education, etc. I also organised some charity events and public meetings in my hometown, and was involved in the Peace Corps regional projects. During my studies, I have organised educational events for different youth organisations such as Education and Management Team (EMT) and CISV-Georgia. In 2018 and 2019, I organised the international project ‘Diamond Challenge’. I have also been an intern for Generator 9.8, which is based on the International Center for Peace and Integration. I have participated in different Erasmus+ youth exchange training courses, as well as conferences, forums and symposiums. I attend educational workshops periodically and am involved in international projects such as the ‘Initiative…

Nika Gurini

Nika Gurini

Residence:
Tbilisi / Kvareli
Occupation:
Founder of EuroClub Kvareli; Human rights lawyer; Media literacy master trainer.
Country of origin:
Georgia

It's a great honor for me to be Young European Ambassador, and I realize with great honor comes great responsibility. With the help of EU Neighbours East, I established YEAs EuroClub in my hometown - Kvareli under the name “EuroClub Kvareli - by Ilia's route to Europe”. My main motivation is to work with local community. My main goal is to turn EuroClub into a regional hub for young people (and not only for young people) to development and education. Since founding of EuroClub (06.11.2019) to the present day we have hosted numerous events - discussions, film screenings, trainings, seminars, etc. We had the honor to hosted EU, French, Austrian, the Netherlands Ambassadors and other honorable guests. We will keep working for our community!

Nino Bochoidze

Nino Bochoidze

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

I am currently doing my undergraduate degree in Political science and International law at Tbilisi State University. Thanks to my Bachelor’s curriculum I got more interested in the fields such as: Cybersecurity law and International Crime. I’ve been actively participating into the short programs and trainings relating to woman in politics and diplomacy. Trying to follow up the needs of modern Georgia and get necessary knowledge in order to be my country’s honored citizen. I consider myself to be highly motivated and diligent in order to grab the opportunity given by the European Union. Being part of the YEA is a great opportunity and at the same time huge responsibility for me. I will put my optimum effort to learn as much as possible and to share it to my friends and colleague in my hometown.

Nino Kutateladze

Nino Kutateladze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
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…

Nitsa Ambriashvili

Nitsa Ambriashvili

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

I’ve always been interested in the EU, and the relationship between the EU and my country. I love taking part in projects. I’ve been involved in the activities of American Corner at Gori Central Library since 2016. I was also part of the Makerspace programme in 2017 and participated in two summer schools there. I’m communicative, hard-working, confident and creative. In 2017, I was a volunteer at Public Service Hall and last year, I completed a seven-year English course at Gori English Language School. This summer, I was in Poland for Bolesławowo Business Week. I love exchanging information with others because we are stronger together!

Nural Muradli

Nural Muradli

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Drilling fluids engineer
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering and currently work as a Drilling Fluids Engineer at Halliburton in Baku, Azerbaijan. I am also a member of the Global Shapers Community, the World Economic Forum initiative. Being a Young European Ambassador within the “EU NEIGHBOURS east” project, my primary objectives are to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union and Azerbaijan as an Eastern partner country, contribute to the development and prosperity of our communities and work together for a brighter future.

Nurana Verdiyeva

Nurana Verdiyeva

Residence:
Budapest,Hungary
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

My name is Nurana Verdiyeva and I am a 22 years old student at University of Debrecen. I am studying Computer Science and I enjoy using my skills to contribute to the exciting technological advances that happen every day at TATA Consultancy services as I work there part time in position Customer Care IT support analyst.I am supposed to be graduated from University in June, 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in CS. While in high school, I earned several certifications for my exemplary academic performance and leadership skills. During my free time I am reading detective books and travelling around the world.

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.

Nurseli Mammadli

Nurseli Mammadli

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

EaP gave me new motivation and belief that I can try more and get as much. The probability of success increases with my own efforts and attempts. Once I got selected as YEA it gave me hope for all my future plans that I wish and doubted myself. Thanks a lot for this.

Nusrat Ismayilzada

Nusrat Ismayilzada

Residence:
Baku/Lankaran
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I study international relations as my bachelor`s degree at Academy of Public Administration and fancy this field of study. I have been partaking in social activities that are related to my studies, such as youth debates, conferences, simulations and trainings. Honourably, I have been designated as a Youth Ambassador for Peace and Intercultural Dialogue by UNESCO. These, in turn, inspire me to be a part of the process of promoting friendship and sympathy among communities around the world. Besides, I am a member of the marketing department in the organisation of AIESEC in Azerbaijan where we are impacting people from across the world. And now, I am happy to be distinguished as a Young European Ambassador and convinced that we have a fruitful collaboration awaiting us over the coming years.

Oleksandra Verheles

Oleksandra Verheles

Residence:
Bar/Kyiv
Occupation:
Currently studying (Master's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Young professional, LL.M.student
I am working as a lawyer assistant at Ukrainian NGO “Eastern Ukrainian Center for Civic Initiatives” and doing my master’s degree at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. At the NGO my main duty is to provide legal aid to internally Displaced Ukrainian people. Also, I am an active member of ELSA where I also organize different events connected with human rights.
I believe that Ukraine should deepen its relationship with the EU as this cooperation will guarantee that Ukraine will become a prosperous democratic state. Thus, I have participated in various projects connected with the EU in a way to gain more knowledge on the topic. But now I am excited to become an Ambassador and to implement my own initiatives directed to sharing European values in Ukraine and to exchange my experience with others.

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.

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.

Ordukhan Gahramanzade

Ordukhan Gahramanzade

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I'm a first-year student at ADA University where I'm the Councillor of the Undergraduate Student Government and am majoring in International Studies. I'll be an Erasmus+ exchange student (with a study grant) at the University of Tartu in fall 2019. I'm currently working as the National Representative of the Erasmus Student Network Azerbaijan. I've been engaged in youth activities in Azerbaijan for several years now; so far I've been an active participant of Model United Nations (MUN) and European Youth Parliament (EYP) conferences and debate contests in Azerbaijan. I've been the organiser of debate and simulation sessions in the 'Art of Diplomacy' week, within the framework of the 4th ADA-EU Summer Camp. Alongside all of those social activities, I've always maintained excellent academic standing in my study life. I graduated from school with a gold medal and finished my first year of university with 3.93 CGPA. Furthermore, I've always been eager to join initiatives related to…

Pasha Babayev

Pasha Babayev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from the Academy of Public Administration (Baku, Azerbaijan) with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations. In 2017, I received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study one semester at Juniata College (Pennsylvania, USA) through the Global UGRAD exchange programme. Thereafter, I was selected as a Youth Delegate from Azerbaijan to the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. I am currently pursuing a fully funded Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in European Politics and Society in three different countries across Europe.

Patricia Safta

Patricia Safta

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

I can use my voice to change the world. I am actively participating in projects regarding the environment like the Climate Action Project and I am doing what I can to decrease the amount of pollution in my city, to keep it clean and to be an example to my friends and family. I believe that being a Young European Ambassador offers me the chance to reach out to more people and to inform them about the European values and about the things they can do to make our country and our world a better place.

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…

Paula Vlas

Paula Vlas

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

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

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…

Petar Mrdović

Petar Mrdović

Residence:
Ljubljana/Maribor
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Slovenia

I finished primary school and grammar school in Maribor (both very successfully - I was awarded the Golden Star 2018 and the Mayor’s Five 2014 by the Mayor of the Municipality Maribor). Now, I am a first-year student at the Faculty of Social Sciences Ljubljana. My free time is filled with a lot of volunteer activities. I am very interested in EU politics, and this year I am helping the European Parliament with their campaigns, 'This Time I'm Voting' and 'together.eu', aimed at encouraging citizens to vote. During the 'This Time I'm Voting' campaign, I spent most of my time engaging with youngsters to try and convince them of, and present them with, their right to vote. I was required to explain, and open up, the most problematic topics to them. This month, I started my own project, 'EU in my pocket', financed by the municipality of Maribor. This project presents the work of the EU and how it benefits citizens. Through the project, I am trying to make citizens more aware of…

Petru Zloi

Petru Zloi

Residence:
Chisinau
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

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

Polina Sydorchuk

Polina Sydorchuk

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Polina graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with B.A. in Political Science. Now working as Social Media Marketing Specialist at KPMG Ukraine. Before joining KPMG she worked as SMM-manager at NGO "Center for Democracy and Rule of Law". She is studying communications now. She knows a lot about governance, philosophy (as an ex-political science student), and cinema. In her free time, she volunteers for women and human rights organizations. As part of the non-governmental organization MINZMIN, she created board games and books for kids about reforms, civil education, and their rights in her free time. She likes to spend her free time with her family. Her life motto – lifelong learning. It is always a good idea to learn something new. Because of the globalized world, there is a lot of further information and updates to know.

Rafael Guliyev

Rafael Guliyev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I hold a BA with honours in Law from the Academy of Public Administration (2013-2017) and a MA in Diplomacy and International Affairs from the ADA University (2017-2019). During my student years I did internships at the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan. I was an active member of ELSA (European Law Students’ Association) Azerbaijan and was elected as Graduate Student Government (GSG) representative for 2018-2019 at the ADA University. Currently I am engaged in the activities of the Azerbaijan Student Youth Organizations’ Union (ASYOU) as Law and Finance Manager.

Rafiq Babayev

Rafiq Babayev

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
High School Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from Baku European Lyceum. Now, I am studying Computer Engineering at Azerbaijani State Oil and Industry University. I'm a responsible, imaginative and ambitious person who always wants to gain new experiences and share them with others.

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.

Rahim Mammadli

Rahim Mammadli

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Marketing Analyst at Azerbaijan Coca-Cola Bottlers
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I have studied Business Administration in 2014-2019 years at Baku Engineering University (previously Qafqaz University). My social activities started with Azerbaijan Cube Association (ACA) and currently I am board member of it, we are organizing official competitions in Baku and regions. I am the co-founder of start-up project “Learn for Change” education course, where I were the lecturer. My journey with EU has started first time in “Euroschool” and there I got deep knowledge about EU and its opportunities. Then I participated European Film Festival as a volunteer and since 2018 I am YEA in EU Neighbours East project. I and my colleagues organized several workshops and projects which were related with Human Rights and Environment during the years. I have represented the Azerbaijan in 10th year anniversary of EaP in Brussels, Belgium and in short term Erasmus+ project in Rustavi, Georgia. Currently I am working Marketing Analyst.

Ramil Aliyev

Ramil Aliyev

Residence:
Baku
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

In order to obtain better consequences, collaboration and activity are significant factors. So, I have involved to numerous youth projects, make an effort to contribute whatever I can. Although gained a bachelor degree in economics, I see myself in defending the right of women and people who have non-common sexual orientation. My articles in terms of gender equality, against homophobia, the definition and history of feminism theory, environmental problems were published on different sites. I am also an organizer of first Pride week in Baku. Apart from gender issues, I am well-known as an environmental activist in the city where I live. Actually, my preference being vegetarian is for diminishing animal cruelty and my environmental footprint. In the near future, I will find out solutions of problems I mentioned with European youth.

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.

Rashid Abbasov

Rashid Abbasov

Residence:
Sumgait
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am studying Chemical Engineering at Baku Higher Oil School. Last year I was selected as a board member of SPE BHOS and worked there voluntarily. I am also a member of one NGO named Common Sense Youth Organisation. In this NGO I am working in the project writing team that mainly deals with writing projects related to Erasmus+ and ESC. I have attended three different Erasmus+ projects held in Georgia and the Czech Republic. The main concepts of the projects were related to communication, healthy lifestyle and personal development.

Razmik Mnatsakanyan

Razmik Mnatsakanyan

Residence:
Oshakan, Armenia
Occupation:
Student, Young Professional
Country of origin:
Armenia

I hold a BA in the field of accounting and audit from Armenian State University of Economics, and currently I am doing my MA at the American University of Armenia, department of Science in Economics. Since 2013 I've been actively engaged in youth work, and in 2014 I came up with my first initiative called "Come to Oshakan". From then on, me and my team founded our "Uniting Bridge" social, non-governmental organization. I've volunteered in different organizations throughout years, and now I can surely state that volunteering has the most important value, which we call self-development. I am currently a member of different youth networks, such as EU4Youth Alumni Network.

 

Robin Kumar

Robin Kumar

Residence:
Italy
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
EU

A final year student undertaking as BSc in Criminology and Sociology at St Mary's University Twickenham, London. Further, I am a Young European Ambassador for the UK and Italy. I am extremely honored to be part of the YEAs team. My primary intent is to work with you to enhance the unity among the European states. Indeed, it is crucial, more than ever, to foster cohesion and face further diplomatic challenges with solidarity. I am a proactive citizen that not only cares about Italy - my home county - but also about a safe and well settled European Union that is capable of delivering opportunities to every single person that crosses its borders. My future career is focused on the international security field. I would gladly welcome the opportunity to discuss further with anyone interested to connect!

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.

Roman Iordachi

Roman Iordachi

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

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

Romik Asatryan

Romik Asatryan

Residence:
Alicante, Spain
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

Hi! I am a young professional with a BA in English and Communications degree. My volunteering experience is based on social-inclusive work with refugees (KASA Swiss Humanitarian Organization) and assisting homeless elderly people (Red Cross Armenia). I am interested in social sciences and biotech.

 

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.

Roya Malikzade

Roya Malikzade

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a junior student majoring in Law at Baku State University. I am willing to pursue my career as a human rights defender. My overall purpose, as a young lawyer, is to see a society living under the rule of law. I am therefore eager on promoting the rule of law, and boosting legal and democratic awareness among our citizens.
By far, I have contributed to the civic engagement of youth by volunteering in NGOs and state institutions, and constantly involving in international and local activities. I am very convinced that being my new adventure, the YEA initiative will bring up new opportunities for me, and assist to accomplish my aforementioned desire. 

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  Mirotadze

Rusudan Mirotadze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am currently studying International Relations at Tbilisi State University. My future profession requires good experience and non-formal education, of course, accompanied with formal one, I am concerned with a number of issues that help me to become a good professional in the field of my specialty. I am highly motivated to add on my professional qualities by participating in the different voluntary programs. Being a Young European Ambassador helps me familiarize myself with different cultures and traditions, advantages of tolerance and intercultural understanding. This program will surely contribute to the development of my personal traits as a global citizen and make it possible for me to better understand the role of my country from the international perspective.

Ruxanda Tabuncic

Ruxanda Tabuncic

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

It was the summer of 2018 that changed the perspective of my life when I participated in ”Wave Week Moldova” (WWM) program, implemented by Creative Development Association (CDA). It was an epiphany, understanding how important is our participation and involvement in activities and decisions that may concern ourselves. One of my firm beliefs is that volunteering has the power of transforming the world, and young people are playing the active role of change makers. Now, I am the co-coordinator of WWM program and a volunteer within the CDA, working towards empowering young people to become agents of change in their communities. It’s so powerful to be part of this process, and to see how little changes occur step by step.

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…

Sabin Rufa

Sabin Rufa

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

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

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 Abramishvili

Salome Abramishvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I study International Relations at TSU. In 2019 I performed an Erasmus+ study mobility at the University of Iași and during the upcoming semester I will be studying at Wszechnica Polska University in Warsaw. I am involved in extracurricular activities such as participating in academic conferences and taking part in international projects (e.g. US Department of State-sponsored ‘’Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Summer Institute’’ at Wake Forest University and an Erasmus project ‘’Diversity in Action’’ in Cyprus). I have done an internship at the Embassy of Bulgaria, I have been the member of ‘’Youth Voices Georgia’’ at World Bank, I have been a counselor at GLOW as well. Being a YEA is a great responsibility for me and it gives me the opportunity to work with my peers and contribute a bit in bringing the EU closer to the people in Georgia.

Salome Ghachava

Salome Ghachava

Residence:
Tbilisi, Georgia
Occupation:
Program Officer at HR Professionals' Association, Georgia
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 Erasmus+ long-term exchange programs in Romania and Germany. In addition, I always tried to participate in different projects and represent Georgia abroad like in Germany, Armenia, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Hungary, etc. 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. Currently I am Program Officer at HR Professionals' Association and contributing the development of HR field in Georgia.

Salome Margvelashvili

Salome Margvelashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I am a fourth year student of international relations. Academically, I am very interested in conflict studies and conflict transformation mechanisms. additionally, I believe young people have most of the power in the country which can play a huge role in growing democratic processes for the better future. Therefore, I am trying hard to be an active citizen. For two years time I have been volunteering in two local NGOs and working with the children affected by the war of 2008 in Georgia. I am currently a representative of two international organisations in my country and conducting different activities concerning SDG goals. Other than civil activism, I am a mountain climbing lover. Planning to climb up to Mkinvartsveri (5050m above sea level) by summer 2020.

Salome Tsereteli

Salome Tsereteli

Residence:
Rustavi, Georgia
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Georgia

I recently completed my Bachelor’s degree at the Ilia State University where I specialized in the International Relations with Dutch language. I was also given the opportunity to attend a summer course in politics and media at the University of Ghent in Belgium. My area of interest is international relations, global security and conflicts. Being a Young European Ambassador 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.

Serhii Lashyn

Serhii Lashyn

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Study Law in Yaroslaw Mudryi National Law University
Country of origin:
Ukraine

After my bachelor’s studies in Ukraine, I graduated with an LLM degree from the Central European University. I am passionate about EU law and firmly believe in the rules-based international order. Being a Young European Ambassador since the initiative’s inception, I continue to enjoy being a member of this vibrant network of like-minded fellow Europeans.

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…

Shalala Amirjanova

Shalala Amirjanova

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

My name is Shalala Amirjanova and I am a sociologist and researcher graduated from Ilia State University. I am also a trainer, journalist, human rights defender and civic activist. Since I was 15, I have been actively involved in youth projects and civic activities. At the age of 16, I delivered a speech in the Parliament of Georgia about women’s rights and school dropout rates resulting from early marriages. I have been an advocate for various gender equality issues among minority groups in different regions of Georgia and I’ve also been approached by several human rights organizations about campaigns covering minority populations in Georgia. I am a fellow of the 2018 Minorities Fellowship Programme from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which included a one-month internship at the UN office in Geneva. I am also an alumna of the Open World programme and travelled to the US as part of the project in 2016. I believe I am a game changer.

Shams Sadigova

Shams Sadigova

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I graduated from the University of Languages where I majored in teaching. At the same time, I applied for a master's degree and entered the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University to the MBA programme which has double-diploma project with Georgia State University which located in the USA. Meanwhile, I am a socially active youngster of my country, a youth worker and a representative of a non-governmental organisation, 'Bridge to the Future,' in the capital of Azerbaijan. Furthermore, since 2018 I have also become a Youth Ambassador of the National Assembly of Youth Organisations of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Additionally, I have worked in international events and on projects such as Formula1, UEFA final League and the European Youth Olympic Festival which took place in Baku.

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 Dunets

Sofiia Dunets

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Economics Cybernetics from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, I enrolled in a master’s programme at the Kyiv School of Economics, where I am studying Economic Analysis. I gained some experience in intercultural dialogue in a learning environment when I took part in the Erasmus+ programme in France.

Sofiia Tuholukova

Sofiia Tuholukova

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

Projects for youth and exchanges for young people inspire me and make me happy. Sharing experiences and working for global changes with peers from different countries and with different perspectives allows us to influence communities based on the needs of society. I participated in a cultural exchange between Ukrainian and Polish teens and during the experience, I realised that I could contribute to the development of my country. I then started learning more and taking more of an active role in civil society. I’m now a representative of the European Youth Community in my hometown Dnipro, an alumnus of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Programme and a volunteer on projects relating to society. I am also continuing my studies at Leysin American School in Switzerland.

Solmaz Fatullayeva

Solmaz Fatullayeva

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a Senior student at Azerbaijan Architecture and Construction University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in “Organization and Management of Industry” major. I was always interested in social and leadership projects, where I could develop my personal skills and improve the world around us. So my interests led me to AIESEC, where I volunteered as the Talent and Operations Manager for two years. Currently, I am a member of the Global Shapers Community, the World Economic Forum initiative. Being a Young European Ambassador enables me to connect with young people from the European Union, discuss matters of direct concern to young people, and work together for a better future.

Sona Chitchyan

Sona Chitchyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Currently working
Country of origin:
Armenia

Starting from fall 2017, consciously and subconsciously, I have been spreading values that we can call European. Examples of these values are equality, justice, diversity, and protection of the human rights of different groups of society. At that time, I did not think whether that values are European or not; they just felt right for me. After attending training courses and self-educating myself on different European Union topics, I found that I agree on everything that the Union stands for. Being a Young European Ambassador will give me the platform and opportunity to spread these values not only in my close group of friends but also to share it with much bigger groups.
Because these days we are stuck at home and the possibility of organizing an offline event is far from reality, I would suggest hosting webinars and workshops where young people can learn about strategies and steps European Union takes to maintain the right to education.

Sona Mkrtchyan

Sona Mkrtchyan

Residence:
Yerevan
Occupation:
Human rights, Development studies, Research, Policy making, Media
Country of origin:
Armenia

I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Yerevan State University. Now I am studying Human Rights and Democratization at the same university. I am currently working both at “Yezidi Center for Human Rights” NGO as a Communication coordinator and at “Union of Informed Citizens” as a media monitoring specialist and researcher. Besides, I am volunteering at “HUJ” youth NGO. I am interested in human rights, public policy and international development. I believe that being a Young European Ambassador enables me to make changes around me.

Sonia Stoyanova

Sonia Stoyanova

Residence:
Brussels, Belgium
Occupation:
Student/ Communications Officer at Young European Leadership NGO
Country of origin:
EU

Originally from Bulgaria, I am currently living and studying in Belgium. A bachelor in European studies, I have a profound understanding of the EU’s internal dynamics and external policies that help me convey the importance of European values to other young people across the globe. Additionally, I volunteer in youth NGOs that aim to foster youth cooperation by creating a blueprint for youth participation in EU decision-making process. I now pursue my Master’s degree in Belgium and focus on the EU’s external environmental action. As a Young European Ambassador, I would like to strengthen the cooperation between the European youth and young people from the Eastern Neighbourhood by creating sustainable initiatives.

Sopio Gogitadze

Sopio Gogitadze

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

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

Soso Chachanidze

Soso Chachanidze

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

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

Soso Chikhladze

Soso Chikhladze

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

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

Stanislav Korolkov

Stanislav Korolkov

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

The EU provides extensive opportunities for Ukraine. As a YEA, I would like to disseminate this information to the wider public.

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)

Süleyman Zeynallı

Süleyman Zeynallı

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a student at Baku State University, studying International Relations. I have chosen my major because of my prior interest in the field of politics and diplomacy and my main goal is to contribute to peace and stability all over the world through being a diplomat in the future. I have participated in a number of diplomatic and other events, conferences, workshops, trainings that have led to my personal and social development. Especially, I would like to mention my past Model United Nations, Model U.S. Senate, Model of OIC experiences which have helped me a lot to improve my analytical, diplomatic and decision-making skills. Also, I worked at XV Summer European Youth Olympic Festival as a team member which created an opportunity for me to work with a number of National Olympic Committees from different European countries. I am currently a team leader of AIESEC in Azerbaijan. It is great honour to me to be a Young European Ambassador and work for better future.

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.

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…

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 Gelashvili

Tamari Gelashvili

Residence:
Tbilisi/Lagodekhi
Occupation:
Currently studying (other)
Country of origin:
Georgia

I graduated from Tbilisi State University, Department of International Relations. Currently, I am a student at Emerging Leaders school implemented by Georgian Institute of Politics. I have experience of working in different NGOs, such as internships at Georgian Center for Strategy and Development (GCSD) and Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS) where I was taking part in planning, implementing and evaluating different projects. I am actively involved in various international and local activities. My passion is working with young people, sharing knowledge and experience with each other. My goal is to set up youth organization, which will help young people to be active members of civil society, especially on a municipal level.

Tamari Utiashvili

Tamari Utiashvili

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

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

Tamta Mtchedlidze

Tamta Mtchedlidze

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

I was born in 2002 in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia . In 2020 I finished N6 public school of Akhaltsikhe and started studying in International Black Sea University at the faculty of Management. From the age of 16 I've become a professional runner and I am still actively involved in this sport. Before this, from 6th grade to 10th, I was national and regional champion of olympiads in different subject. During my school years I had been actively involved in various activities and projects. In 2018, I was participating in United Technologies center's challenge of creating future aircraft. Also, in 2018 I won 3 regional championships in running and in 2019 I became the national champion of "sport school olympiad". In addition, I have become a member of "Student parliament" and still participate in it. And the main thing, It's my third year of being a Young European Ambassador and also third year of being a professional athlete.

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 Paradashvili

Tatia Paradashvili

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

I am an international relations specialist, notably, I received my BA degree with honors at International Black Sea University (full scholarship). As a finalist of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, I had a life-time opportunity to study at Ball State University in Indiana, the U.S. (full scholarship); My hectic international student years had a huge impact on my personal and career development; Especially 6-year of volunteering, an internship at the ministries of Georgia, as well as at the US Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. Hence, participation in a couple of Erasmus + projects gave me a wider aspect of how to contribute and be intensively involved in society for a better future, for a better world.
 

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,…

Teodora Drucec

Teodora Drucec

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
Currently a high school student
Country of origin:
Moldova

When I started volunteering, I was shy and it was a big challenge for me. One year later I had the opportunity to participate at the same project, as a team leader. I think that volunteering develops certain qualities, that are especially important for the teenagers. Moldova could become a better place thanks to cooperation with the EU and the eastern partnership countries. Everyone has the power of making a change, so why not use it?

Tetiana Katsevych

Tetiana Katsevych

Residence:
Strasbourg
Occupation:
Currently studying (Master's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I obtained BA and MA Degree in Political Science from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In 2020 I commenced my studies on Joint Master Programme (France and Italy) "Euroculture: Politics, Society and Culture in a Global Context" with an emphasis on European Politics and International Relations within the EU. After having taken part in Erasmus+ students mobility at Strasbourg University there were no doubts about my future career path and personal development aspirations. In addition, I have taken internships in Parliament of Ukraine, working in a Committee on issues of European integration, and Euronest Parliamentary Assembly where I gained experience of conducting successful multicultural dialogue by the means of diplomacy. I am passionate about EU politics and the opportunities the EU provides to young people. Being a YEAs is a marvelous chance for me to fulfil social projects which involve youth engagement.

Tetiana Levoniuk

Tetiana Levoniuk

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

I have an MA in Foreign Policy from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and a BA in International Relations from Belarusian State University. My research interests include European integration, EU-Ukraine relations, the Western Balkans and Ukraine’s relations with the Visegrád Group (Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). Now I am working as a research fellow at the New Europe Center in Kyiv. To achieve European integration, we understand the need for Ukraine to adopt best practices from the Euro-Atlantic system. Consequently, I believe that this initiative is an excellent opportunity to spread the knowledge about European values among young people, who do not simply represent the future but are also the present of Ukraine.

Tetiana Shelest

Tetiana Shelest

Residence:
Ostroh
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a student of International Relations at the National University of Ostroh Academy. I was one of the organizers in the UN model at the Ostroh Academy online. During my studies at the university, I volunteered many times.

Tigran Minasyan

Tigran Minasyan

Residence:
Spitak, Armenia
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

Tigran is a purposeful young person full of energy and motivation to fulfill all his goals and pursue various interests in life. He is from Spitak city of Armenia and is a freshman at the French University of Armenia (UFAR).

Tigran describes volunteering as one of his best personal characteristic features. The proof is his civic activism in his community: Tigran has joined local activities in Spitak in the frames of "EU4Youth Alumni" network, besides, he now contributes to organizing awareness-raising activities there as a Young European Ambassador.

 

Timur Harcenco

Timur Harcenco

Residence:
Chișinău
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Moldova

I'm a student of Faculty of International Relations in the State University of Moldova. Being very interested in politics and diplomacy, I studied lots of information about European Union and its relations with neighbour countries. I am very interested in these topics, especially in the EU-Moldova relations.
I'm a very curious person - if I'm interested in something, I try to gather and study as much information as I can. Not so long ago I found out about the EU Neighbours East project and about the Young European Ambassadors Initiative. I wanted to join the initiative, because I want to change something in our society, try to share more information about the EU and its values, to contribute to the development of the society.

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".

Tornike Kakalashvili

Tornike Kakalashvili

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

I am 23 years old and study Journalism at the Georgian National University SEU. As an Erasmus + student I have studied European Studies at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy for six months. There I have deepened my knowledge, gained a life-long experience, and came back home with unforgettable memories. I have a working experience in the Media and NGO sector as an intern, namely I was working for the bilingual monthly “DIPLOMAT” magazine of the Observer Media Group as a journalist intern, where I have interviewed several high-level officials, such as José Avelino Bettencourt, Apostolic Nuncio to Armenia and Georgia and Kaha Imnadze, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations. Besides, I did my 3-months-long internship at Transparency International Georgia, the country’s leading NGO. Additionally, I was the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) volunteer in Leszno, Poland for the long-term project, where I was working for the local NGO “Fundacja CAT” in…

Tsitsino Khachidze

Tsitsino Khachidze

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

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

Tsotne Kalichava

Tsotne Kalichava

Residence:
Tbilisi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Georgia

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

Turgay Ahmadzada

Turgay Ahmadzada

Residence:
Nakhchivan
Occupation:
BA Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I'm studying International Relations in Nakhchivan State University. That is why I have always wanted to participate in the work of international organisations. I also attended various trainings and events during my student years like Euro Village 2018, as well as lots of volunteer work.

Umman Alizada

Umman Alizada

Residence:
Azerbaijan
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a student of International Studies at ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan. I am especially interested in International Relations, Economics and Development, and Sustainability. During my second year in university, I participated at an exchange program at American University in Washington D. C., where I also studied International Relations for a semester. At ADA University, I am actively engaged with the ADAMUN Club, where I serve as the Under-Secretary-General for Human Relations. I also currently work as a research assistant at Azercosmos where I study the ongoing innovation and business environment in Azerbaijan and the world. In my free time, I love volunteering, exploring my surroundings and beyond, and spending time with friends and family.

Vahe Asatryan

Vahe Asatryan

Residence:
Prague, Czech Republic
Occupation:
Young Professional
Country of origin:
Czech Republic

I am a young professional based in Prague and have been a Young European Ambassador (YEA) since 2018. I completed my bachelor's degree in Political Economy at King's College London, and my master's degree in International Social and Public Policy at the London School of Economics & Political Science. During my student years, I was an active member of both universities’ respective Czech-Slovak and European societies, was Co-Founder and President of the KCL Armenian Society as well as Postgraduate Officer of the LSE Grimshaw International Relations Club. I have interned at the Parliament of the Czech Republic, the Embassy of Armenia in Prague, and the European headquarters of the AGBU in Brussels. I have also taken part in several 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 national of Armenian heritage, I firmly believe that cross-cultural…

Valentin Josan

Valentin Josan

Residence:
Abu Dhabi
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Moldova

Finite resources for unlimited wants is not a problem Moldovans face; we always know how to change the world around us even when it seems there's no way of doing it. I learned that while holding various civic positions in the Republic, acting as the representative of the capital city in the National Student Council, Secretary-General of the National Association of Academic Debates and Parliamentary assistant. Also, here in Moldova, we believe in a big, strong, united and culturally diverse European Union, and I am proud to defend this attitude on a national and international level, as a Young European Ambassador.

Valeriia Hudz

Valeriia Hudz

Residence:
Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Political science student, art lover, youth worker, and eco-activist. I am a co-founder of NGO Youth Democratic Association focusing on civic education projects and the democratic development of Ukraine. Also, I am a part of the Ecological Platform DIVIDE raising the level of eco-consciousness through art practices. I am the organiser of DILY eco festival.

Valeriia Yefimenko

Valeriia Yefimenko

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a fourth-year student majoring in Applied Linguistics, though during the university time I understood how important for me are international communication, relations and civic engagement. That is why I have been volunteering a lot, was engaged in lots of exchanges in different countries and now I became a new Young European Ambassador to connect with youth from all over Europe and create useful projects together!

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.
 

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.

Veranika Shykhutsina

Veranika Shykhutsina

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I currently work as a programme assistant at the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations. One of my professional responsibilities is the recruitment and coordination of volunteers, which gives me an amazing opportunity to network with a large number of highly motivated, talented young people, and helps me to improve my interpersonal skills. I have recently completed my master's degree in World Economy at Belarusian State University. During my undergraduate studies, I spent a year studying business management at Hochshule Mitweida in Germany as part of the Erasmus+ programme. In terms of my interests, my research mostly focuses on EU-Belarusian and German-Belarusian relations. I am also a member of the KAS-Martens Centre Discussion Club and a University Summer Course Grant scholar from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Veronika Avtandilyan

Veronika Avtandilyan

Residence:
Yerevan, Armenia
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Armenia

I am currently a student majoring in International Relations at Yerevan State University. The areas of interest for me are the European Union (particularly its CFSP, EU law) and the Middle East. When it comes to my volunteering experience, I volunteered in different NGOs (“Civil Solidarity”, Red Cross Armenia), and public events (WCIT, YSU-100, China-Eurasia conference, etc). I’m very curious about environmental issues such as climate change, extreme meteorological phenomena, and waste management. I used to be a member of “Natural Environment and I” program by the Acopian center for the environment.

Victoria Molnar

Victoria Molnar

Residence:
Kyiv
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 Nemerenco

Victoria Nemerenco

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

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

Viktor-Volodymyr Demko

Viktor-Volodymyr Demko

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I'm a global citizen eager to fight for human rights and international peace. I have taken part in seven Model UN and NATO conferences. That is how I realised I want to be someone who will implement changes on a global level. I have taken part in about ten Erasmus+ projects so far and I have even facilitated one. I have also completed nearly 20 local training sessions and projects, meeting people from all over the world. Aside from that, I am a sign language interpreter and I do my best to make people's lives brighter. I believe in a world with no prejudice, hate, and discrimination. I believe we will accomplish all of the 17 SDGs and make our planet a safer place for future generations.

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 Kulyniak

Viktoriia Kulyniak

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a student of Ukrainian Catholic University, I study political science. I have been involved in social activism for 3 years: everything started with volunteering on ecological events and implementing my own projects. After accomplishing an internship in City Council, I have understood that I want to tie my life with diplomacy and decided to apply for the position of Young European Ambassador. In this role, I have already organized two conferences on the topic of Sustainable Development Goals, three online educational campaigns, and taken part in numerous conferences and projects. Being a YEA is more than just an opportunity to become closer to diplomacy, it is an amazing way to master your soft and hard skills and make connections all over the world.

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.

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 Konashava

Viktoryia Konashava

Residence:
Vilnius
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a fourth-year law student at European Humanities University in Lithuania and I’m currently doing an internship as a part of Erasmus+ programme in Barcelona. I’m an extremely motivated person, who is ready to work in an international team and enjoying doing so. I’ve been already an Erasmus+ exchange student at the University of Cyprus during my second year of studies and will be doing another semester abroad in Portugal this year. Besides this, I try to be involved in different activities inside and outside my university. I’m always finding new opportunities that have so far led me to participate in several Erasmus+ educational projects and different volunteer activities. I am excited to be a part of the YEAs initiative as this is an amazing opportunity to meet inspiring and motivating people, to gain new experience and knowledge, and to work together for a better future. We are stronger together!

Viktoryia Tarasava

Viktoryia Tarasava

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Belarus

I’m a graduate of Belarusian State University, where I studied translation and intercultural communications. However, my work now is only partially connected with these topics – I’m a specialist in the information technologies sphere. My key interests are environmental protection, human rights, education, youth participation and activism. I live by the principles of equality, ethics and respect. As a student and young professional, I faced a number of challenges. Thanks to them, I discovered volunteering, met interesting people, and learnt about and participated in different opportunities. At the same time, I found out that not everyone is aware of their educational/professional opportunities. So I see my mission here as helping young people to get involved in social and cultural life, and educational and professional opportunities, in Belarus and abroad. I want to empower others to develop their own abilities and respect other people’s rights. I believe that we can make the…

Virginia Maria Barchiesi

Virginia Maria Barchiesi

Residence:
Jesi, Italy
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Italy

I am a 17-year-old Italian high school student, Youth Ambassador for UNICEF, Women Deliver Young Leader, TEDXSpeaker, Young European Ambassador and Alfiere Della Repubblica (Italian highest order of merit for youth below 18 years old.) I started volunteering with UNICEF at the age of 14. After my TED Talk "We want to Belong! Countering negative narratives on youth and migrants", I became a Youth Ambassador for UNICEF Europe, bringing youth voices to European and Italian decision-makers. I am a Young Leader for Women Deliver, a leading humanitarian organization that promotes gender equality. I am also a regular contributor to UNICEF blogs. I am fluent in Italian, French, English, and Arabic, able to speak Russian, and have a basic knowledge of Turkish.

Viyaleta Volkava

Viyaleta Volkava

Residence:
Zaslaŭje
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 Mangîr

Vlada Mangîr

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

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

Vladislav Kaim

Vladislav Kaim

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

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

Vladislav Koval

Vladislav Koval

Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

Let me introduce myself. First of all, I get 2 higher educations. To begin with, I am a full-time student of Kharkiv National Technical University named after Petr Vasilenko. There I study management in technical services (engineering management). At the same time, I have started studying business and management at same university. What I am especially proud of is that I am a Head of the Institute student self-government, so I could call myself as a youth worker. We realize a lot of projects there with my team. Also, I spend a lot of time during studying at different courses about economics and finance.
In 2019, I became a finalist of Uphift Ukraine program. With my team, I was granted for realizing a social project - the first inclusive sport club in Kharkiv.
I am an active person and ready for working with new people.

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 Mikhalap

Volha Mikhalap

Residence:
Vilnius
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am a third-year design student in Vilnius. I participated in the European Youth Week 2019 in Brussels and attended events that were dedicated to democracy and youth activities. I also took part in the seminar ‘We are Europe’ in Latvia, which was dedicated to European integration and media issues. I am part of the ‘KIT’ initiative, which is organised by students from my university. We want to help children from orphanages find the sphere of activity in which they want to develop their abilities. I am sure that as a YEA I will be able to attract more interested young people and talk about the opportunities that are opening up.

Volodymyr Vasechko

Volodymyr Vasechko

Residence:
Kyiv
Occupation:
Currently working
Country of origin:
Ukraine

My academic credentials include a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Law. Starting from the position of Intern at the International Police Organization I have gained experience of working at the International organization. In addition to this, I am a member of NGO “European youth of Ukraine”, which aim is spreading European principles and values among young people. Currently, I am working for the government, consequently, I'm able to develop and help my home country to become a better and more prosperous place.

Yaghmur Mammadli

Yaghmur Mammadli

Residence:
Baku
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Azerbaijan

I am a Business Administration student who has a deep interest in topics like social awareness, sustainability and gender equality. I am also a WAGGGS ambassador, and an active scout at ASA. Europe means cooperation, sharing and learning to me, and being a YEA gives amazing opportunities to youth like me who are enthusiastic about having an impact on their country and community. Being a part of this wonderful integration makes me so proud and motivates me to work hard to make the world better a place.

Yana Verenchuk

Yana Verenchuk

Residence:
Fanipole
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am studying a Bachelor of “Media and Communication” in Lithuania, but I play an active role in the civic engagement of Belarus. In the first semester, I started a project aimed at educating children in ecology. My passion is filming that’s why I create video projects addressing important issues to our society. For example, gender inequality and environmental pollution. After participating in Erasmus+ projects I got inspired by international exchange. Thus I become a Young European Ambassador. I want to share knowledge about international opportunities in my country and I believe that it is within our power to create changes.

Yaroslav Morozov

Yaroslav Morozov

Residence:
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a Future Leaders Exchange Program Alumni. During that programme, I spent my exchange year in the USA. Currently, I am obtaining higher legal education at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. Aside from academics, I dedicate my time to volunteering in the local community and participating in numerous social activities. I have a decent experience of volunteering for the American Councils for International Education and in the sphere of legal consulting for vulnerable categories of the population. My scope of interests includes European integration processes, international cooperation, cultural diversity, etc. Let's work, stay active, and become #strongertogether!

Yelyzaveta Adamska

Yelyzaveta Adamska

Residence:
Lviv
Occupation:
Student
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I’m an International Relations student, model and finalist of the Miss Ukraine 2019 contest. I adore learning foreign languages (English, German and Japanese) and traveling. From my childhood I have been involved in charities - helping poor, sick, orphans, people in need and stray animals. I’m currently working on the charity project 'Included', which aims to help people with special needs and improve the quality of their lives. My team created a card game called 'Thinkers' for blind kids, but those who don’t have vision problems can play it as well. We used recyclable paper to produce boxes for the game. In the near future I plan to use recyclable plastic to make things for blind people.

Yelyzaveta Markova

Yelyzaveta Markova

Residence:
Ghent/Belgium
Occupation:
Student, freelance legal assistant, NGO activist
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am a student at Ghent University (LLM program), and I have recently finished my Master's degree at the College of Europe in Natolin. For almost 3 years, I have been working as a legal assistant for NGOs, law firms, and an attorney. Besides, I am actively involved in NGO activities in Ukraine, mainly in projects related to non-formal education, legal knowledge development, political literacy, and international relations.

Yelyzaveta Tarab

Yelyzaveta Tarab

Residence:
Kharkiv
Occupation:
Currently studying (other)
Country of origin:
Ukraine

I am an eco-activist and I am interested in environmental sciences, especially in zoology, climate and nature conservation topics (took part in Kharkiv Bat Rehab, Kharkiv Zoo and Fridays For Future activities) and planning to connect my future with it. Also I study foreign languages (English, German, this summer starting Polish).

Yuliya Shashok

Yuliya Shashok

Residence:
Minsk
Occupation:
Currently studying (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
Country of origin:
Belarus

I am studying international tourism management and the reason I have chosen this majority is my passion for travelling, learning languages and geography. As all my future plans are directly connected with helping people, since 2018 volunteering plays a very large and important role in my life. To make the world a better place to live is the goal I pursue and I strongly believe that I can do it through creating several projects with the EaP.

Zafeiris Sidiropoulos

Zafeiris Sidiropoulos

Residence:
Kitros
Occupation:
Young professional
Country of origin:
Greece

I recently graduated with a bachelor's in Finance, and am co-founder of a local youth NGO. My hobbies include research and youth work, and my interests are in politics, youth policy and history.

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.

Zhanna Sirkovych

Zhanna Sirkovych

Residence:
Kyiv
Country of origin:
Ukraine

My involvement in social projects began at the age of 16, when I went on FLEX exchange programme to the United States. Since then, I have been actively involved in various social activities. I got my bachelor's degree in International Relations and European Studies in Warsaw, Poland, with an Erasmus semester in Coventry, United Kingdom. At university I was involved in the Model European Union, and was lucky enough to get accepted to the Strasbourg edition. I have also been an organiser of MEU in Warsaw, and in September 2019 I will chair the simulation. Apart from my deep interest in the EU, I am also willing to work for the benefit of Ukraine. This desire has brought me to internships at the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and later - the United Nations where I currently work.

Zlata Cula

Zlata Cula

Residence:
Veliko Tarnovo
Occupation:
High school student
Country of origin:
Bulgaria

I was born in the Republic of Moldova in 2001, and although I was not raised there, I am still interested in the situation in my second motherland. I am currently studying at a high school of Mathematics and Natural Sciences 'Vassil Drumev', in Veliko Tarnovo (the old capital of Bulgaria). My class focuses on Biology and Chemistry. I have been actively participating in Erasmus+ projects since 2018, and I cannot imagine my life without them. My biggest passion is learning foreign languages - I study Russian, English, French and German but I also have an interest in rare ones like Hungarian. In my opinion, a good ambassador should know as many languages as possible. In one year, when I graduate, I am planning to study International Relations in my country, as I strongly believe that only we - the young generation - are able to change the world, starting from our home.