Young people from the EU and Eastern Neighbourhood aged between 18 and 25 are invited to 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, Ukraine).
Applicants should be interested in EU affairs and their country’s partnership with the EU. The successful candidates will engage in online and dialogue-driven activities and represent the youth of their countries. 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 region.
The deadline is 15 September. Further details on the eligibility criteria and application process can be found here.
The first wave of applications took place in September 2016, through which 100 young people were selected as YEAs from over 800 applications. Over the past year, these YEAs have actively participated in a series of activities, including two editions of the EuroSchool in Azerbaijan, visits to schools and universities in Armenia and the Republic of Moldova and a meet-up in Brussels where they 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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Join the ‘Young European Neighbours’ network here