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Apply now to become a Young European Ambassador

August 27, 2018

Young people aged 16–25 from the European Union and Eastern Neighbourhood can now apply to become a ‘Young European Ambassador’ (YEA).

Run by the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project, the initiative targets active and enthusiastic young people who are fluent in English and are citizens of the EU or its six Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine).

Applicants should be interested in EU affairs and their country’s partnership with the EU. Successful candidates will engage in online and dialogue-driven activities, as well as represent the youth of their countries both domestically and abroad. They will exchange experience, discuss matters of direct concern to young people, share best practices, and work together for a better future for their countries and the wider region.

Make sure you apply before the deadline of 12 September! Further details on the eligibility criteria and application process can be found here.

This year marks the third round of applications to become a YEA. The initiative has grown steadily over the previous two waves of applications, with the number of selected YEAs increasing from 100 in 2016 to 200 in 2017. Over the past two years, these YEAs have actively participated in a series of activities, including three editions of the EuroSchool in Azerbaijan, as well as visits to schools and universities in Armenia and the Republic of Moldova. They have also had the chance to interact with high-level EU officials.

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

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‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative


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