Following an open call for applications, 478 ‘Young European Ambassadors’ (YEAs) have been appointed in the EU and its six Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine).
The YEAs were selected jointly by the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project, the European Commission, the European External Action Service’s East StratCom Task Force and the respective EU Delegations of the participating partner countries.
The role of YEAs is to network with youth in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the EU to exchange experience, discuss matters of direct concern to young people, share best practices and work together for a better future.
The YEAs initiative is now running for its third consecutive year. In 2016, 100 young people were engaged as YEAs in the Eastern Partner countries. In 2017, their number grew to almost 200. After more than 1,200 applications were received from very strong candidates this year, the number of volunteers involved in the initiative has been more than doubled as compared to the last year.
The full list of YEAs selected to participate in the third year of the initiative can be found under this news.
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.