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Simon Proksch

Simon is currently studying Law & Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. As a dedicated individual, he actively participates in multiple NGOs, demonstrating strong organisational skills in coordinating large-scale events. His passion for law and diplomacy is evident, and he has notably received an award for outstanding contribution at the 22nd Model European Parliament of Austria. Fluent in five languages—German, Czech, English, Spanish, and Russian—he possesses a diverse linguistic proficiency. Simon looks forward to utilising his skill set to advance the mission...

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Lidiia Smetaniuk

Lidiia, a dedicated participant in numerous non-governmental organisation projects, harbours a profound interest in social and political sciences and aspires to pursue a degree in these subjects. Eagerly anticipating opportunities to assist others, she is committed to advocating for the recognition of the significance of understanding social sciences. In the future, Lidiia envisions a continued pursuit of education across various topics, demonstrating her passion for lifelong learning and contributing to societal wellbeing.

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Olena Strapchuk

Olena is in her second year of undergraduate studies at В.Н. Каразін Харківський національний університет (V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University). She is active in the public sector, having volunteered in many Ukrainian cities, interning at the Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Belgium in Lviv, the Analytical Centre ADASTRA as the author of several articles, and is currently working as an Accreditation Expert in NAQA (National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance) to assist in developing the Ukrainian educational system. Olena is an enthusiastic student who is always eager to...

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Mariia Mutel

Mariia has been a Young European Ambassador since 2021, as well as a FLEX alumna ’18. After her exchange year in the United States, she was a FLEX City Representative in her hometown Voznesensk in Ukraine, and later in Budapest, Hungary. Mariia completed her Bachelor degree in International Relations at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. She is pursuing her Master’s degree in International Relations at the Central European University in Vienna, Austria. Among other experiences, Mariia interned at the Mostar Summer Youth Program and completed a traineeship at GLOBSEC.

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Nataliya Tereshchenko

Nataliya has been a Secretary of the European Psychotherapy Association (EAP) since 2016 and also an individual member, and works as a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in a private practice in Vienna. She is also a speaker at international congresses and co-organiser of conferences and seminars. Nataliya has working experience with refugees, persecuted and abused women, homeless people in Caritas, as well as the unemployed in the Municipal Department of Social Welfare, Social and Public Health Law in Vienna. Therefore, her political engagement focuses on human and women’s rights, as well as...

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Almaz Mirzayeva

Almaz is a winner of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and is currently studying for her international Master’s degree. She graduated from Bakı Mühəndislik Universiteti (Baku Engineering University) with an Honours degree and became “The Top Graduate of The Country” with the highest GPA. Almaz has also been awarded the “Future Teacher Scholarship “(2014-2018), Governmental “Excellence” scholarship, and “GOLD Medal” for completing general education with special achievements. In 2018, she attended International Summer School in Germany as a DAAD scholar. Almaz is currently working as IB Secondary...

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