Jules Bigot

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Czech Republic, Prague
Currently on Erasmus in Prague for his third year of the Bachelor’s degree, Jules Bigot studies at SciencesPo Paris and specializes in the European Union and Central and Eastern Europe. Having grown up in a very European environment in Brussels, Jules has always been driven by the desire to meet new people and talk about Europe. That is why he got involved in various EU-related initiatives such as This Time I’m Voting, JEF Europe, Le Taurillon, Europe Direct and now the Young European Ambassadors initiative.

Kristof Van den Branden

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: France, Paris
Kristof holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography and is currently getting a Joint Master Degree in Sustainable Territorial Development. With roots in Eastern Europe and two Erasmus experiences, an interest in all cultures does not have to be proven. As a YEA, he wants to use his experience in various voluntary organizations to improve the future of the EU and its neighbours.

Paulius Jakubčionis

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Lithuania, Vilnius
Paulius is a high school student from Lithuania. For the third year in a row, Paulius is actively involved in social and civic activities. Working on communication, youth policy, and youth affairs, international affairs is not new to Paulius. Leadership, communication, and perseverance are the added value that helps Paulius do his job best.

Nicole Rikert

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Dresden, Germany
Nicole Rikert is currently studying International Relations in her third Bachelor’s year in Dresden. She speaks fluently German, English, French and Russian, and likes it to talk to people in their native language if possible. She is interested in the countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Because she thinks that connecting young, motivated people, exchanging different ideas from different perspectives, and building up strong and long-lasting relationships beyond national boundaries is the best way to contribute to a peaceful, optimistic, and brighter future to all of us, she joined the YEAs initiative. That’s why she wants to bring young people from UK, EU and EUs East…

Rose Antonia Dahl

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Germany, Hamburg
Rose Dahl is an international student of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme from Germany. She is currently involved in several activities, such as guiding international exchange students through their programmes, participating in Model United Nations Conferences and volunteering as a journalist for a local newspaper.

Justin Treutlein

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Germany, Giessen
Justin Treutlein is a young professional working in the mobility research while finishing his Master in Economic Geography, Mobility and Spatial Development Policy (M.Sc.). In 2015, he voluntarily started working as a youth ambassador for an NGO trying to raise awareness of and fight against extreme poverty and women’s rights around the globe. Moreover, since 2017, he has been a Young European Professional (YEP) multiplicator bringing the EU and its policies into schools. During his Bachelor studies in Governance and Public Policy, he focused on the EU and the EaP. Therefore, he did research and published papers on the EU relations with Georgia, Ukraine and Belarus.

Tanguy Martignolles

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Estonia, Tartu
After having studied political science for three years at Sciences Po Lyon (France), Tanguy is a current Erasmus Mundus Master’s candidate in Central & East European, Russian & Eurasian Studies at the Universities of Tartu and Glasgow. During his studies, Tanguy had the opportunity to do an exchange semester at the Higher School of Economics of Moscow (online due to the Covid-19 pandemic) and to complete an Erasmus exchange at the University of Vilnius in Lithuania. In parallel, Tanguy has carried out several internships and volunteer work as a cultural mediation assistant, editor for an online newspaper, and project coordinator in France and Ukraine. Tanguy’s favourite research …

Ambroise Lescop

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: France, Rezé
Ambroise Lescop is a graduate with two Master’s degrees in political sciences and international relationships. Since secondary school, he has been following a binational curriculum, obtaining a German and a French baccalaureate. He afterwards studied at the Universities of Bordeaux (France) and Stuttgart (Germany). Passionate about languages, he attended different language classes. His other interests include history, geography, and international relationships. Because of family roots, Ambroise is particularly interested in the politics, culture, and history of Central and Eastern Europe. Ambroise is now planning on writing a PhD thesis.

Bilyana Yadkova

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Germany, Heidelberg
Bilyana Yadkova is a last-year student of a double Bachelor’s degree in East and Middle East European Studies and Political Studies at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Currently, she is writing her bachelor’s thesis about terrorism and the second war in Chechnya. Bilyana is extremely interested in the EU and EU Policies but also in Western-Eastern Europe relations. In 2021, she took part in a prestigious Simulation of the EU – Model European Union Strasbourg where she had a chance to see how the EU and its institutions work and also to make a lot of connections and friendships.

Maral Kaplan

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Belgium, Brussels
Maral Kaplan holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in International Relations. She is currently enrolled in the specialized master’s degree programme in European Studies at the ULB.She is also volunteering as an editor at Eyes on Europe and is involved as a Youth Ambassador with the NGO ONE which is fighting against extreme poverty and inequalities. As Maral is passionate about the EU and its external relations, she took part in MEUS 2021 (Model European Union Strasbourg), in a study visit to Washington D.C. focusing on EU-US relations, as well as in the summer school programme of HSE University Saint-Petersburg on EU-Russia relations. Moreover, for Maral, …

Viktoryia Andrukovich

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Lithuania, Vilnius
Viktoryia Andrukovich holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from Vytautas Magnus University. She is a Belarusian human rights and political activist. She has extensive experience working in human rights organizations and Belarusian NGOs promoting democracy, liberty, and justice. She worked at ZUBR – a platform for monitoring the electoral process, helped victims of violence after August 2020 events, documented cases of tortures and human rights violations in the framework of her work in the Committee of Investigation of Tortures, as well as actively participated in the protest movement. She currently works for several Belarusian organizations in exile.

Saira Khan

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Dublin, Ireland
Saira Khan currently is in her penultimate year of studying for a dual degree of Law at Business at University College Dublin. While gaining an education in the Irish Legal System she also enjoys studying international law such as Human Rights and Public International Law. She will be going to Milan on Erasmus in January for a semester and is really looking forward to it. She loves learning new languages, travelling and watching movies. She enjoys volunteer consulting for local businesses and NGO’s and would like to work in the realm of public policy.

Matilde Fabrizio

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: France, Paris
Matilde is a student in Political Science and International Relations at the Cesare Alfieri University of Florence. She is currently in Paris where she is living the Erasmus+ experience at Sorbonne University. Matilde’s dedication to international affairs goes far beyond a simple passion and interest in her studies; thanks to the many experiences she had abroad, she has always felt part of a community much larger and broader than just that of her home country. Matilde believes in a world in which the diversity of countries and cultures is a richness and an opportunity for everyone, and she works every day to see it realized. Her goal as a Young European Ambassador is to move further the …

Irina Šebeko

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Latvia, Riga
Irina Šebeko holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Administration. She decided to continue her studying journey and is doing an MBA in International Business at the University of Latvia. Irina started her career in bank operations back in 2019 and is working in this field now. Participation in various Erasmus+ projects (studies, internships and youth exchanges) brought Irina a lot of new knowledge, new friends from different parts of the world and a culture-sharing experience. Irina loves travelling, exploring new cultures, meeting new people, and learning something new.

Roel van der Linden

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Krakow, Poland
Originally from the Netherlands, Roel is currently studying in Krakow, Poland. There he follows a Master’s program in International Security and Development. When he studied for his Bachelor’s in Amsterdam, he could benefit from the Erasmus+ program and spend a semester in Krakow. His main professional and academic interests are security, international relations, and the European Union. He participated in several voluntary projects, for example as an organizer for Greenpeace. Currently, he is involved in the working group on foreign trade and development cooperation in a youth political party.

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