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46 Belarusians became Young European Ambassadors

On 16 January 2019, new and existing Young European Ambassadors held an official meeting in Minsk with Berend de Groot, Head of the Cooperation Programme Unit of the Delegation of the European Union to Belarus.



46 young Belarusians were elected to the third round of the YEA initiative. At the meeting, the guys gave an account of their activities, discussed creation of new possibilities for young people and plans for future social initiative. Young European Ambassadors who had taken an active part in various events in Belarus and abroad, shared their experience of volunteering with new participants of the initiative.



“As a Young European Ambassador, I have taken part in several educational, youth-oriented, environmental and cultural projects. The initiative helped me realise that the world really has no borders, especially when it comes to idea exchange; also, that anyone can change education, cultural sphere and society for the better, if the person has his or her own vision. Moreover, as a member of a team that organised a number of projects and events, I improved my public presentation, teamwork and project management skills”, – shared Lilia Semenchik, a participant of the initiative. “I have learned more about the opportunities offered by the EU for education and self-development”, – adds Young European Ambassador Diana Golubitskaya.



Representatives of Erasmus+ Youth Information Centre in Belarus shared with the young people their practical advice on the opportunities for young people for informal education within the EU Erasmus+ Youth programme.



The EU Initiative "Young European Ambassadors" is aimed at reinforcing cooperation and sustainable relations between young people and youth organisations from the European Union (EU) and its Eastern partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The initiative also offers an online platform facilitating exchange of ideas and hands-on information about the EU; it also fosters young people’s active role in social life and communication, which in turn enhances understanding and perception of the EU activities and EU relations with neighbouring countries.