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Pedro Mangani Wuthrich

Pedro is a high school graduate, soon to pursue law studies at the University of Warsaw. He is fluent in three languages, reflecting a passion for learning foreign languages and cultures. Actively engaged in community organisations, including one he founded, Pedro has consistently supported those facing difficult situations. As a Young European Ambassador, he brings linguistic skills and community commitment, embodying a dedication to positive change. Looking forward, Pedro aims to develop programs fostering language and cultural integration between the Eastern Partnership countries and the...

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Oliwier Staniszewski

Oliwier is a homeschooled high school student. He helps students across Poland become more independent of old and ordinary education systems in order to relieve young people from the constant stress that’s being put on them in traditional schools and discover their best way of learning. He believes schools should take part in EU projects and be more open to modern ways of learning. Oliwier believes the current system isn’t oriented toward “finding many solutions to a problem.” Oliwier is also interested in European politics, business, engineering, and innovative projects....

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Maciej Włodarczyk

Maciej has a Bachelor degree in European Law from Adam Mickiewicz’s University. He has a deep understanding of diplomacy and geopolitics, which he gained through participating in a variety of student initiatives. He is also a social activist in his local community, who helps to enrich it through various initiatives with a scout troop which he leads. He believes that being a Young European Ambassador will afford him the opportunity to positively impact the world and change it for the better.

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Kaja Możdżeń

Kaja is a young social activist in Lublin, the European Youth Capital 2023. She received the title of the Polish Ambassador of European Year of Youth 2022 by the Polish Chancellery of the Prime Minister for her contribution in the local community. Since November 2021, Kaja has been volunteering for NGOs, coordinating social projects and conducting workshops. She aspires to influence her peers to reach their full potential and step onto the path of self-development, just like she did when she started her activist journey.

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Julia Anna Kozankewycz

Julia is a dedicated scholar pursuing a Business and Industrial Psychology degree at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, and showcases a strong theoretical foundation and engagement in complex business issues. Her international experiences at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and participation in the FLOWS program at VIVES Kortrijk highlight her commitment to cross-cultural education. Julia’s volunteer work, including PR coordination at Caritas Drohobych and communications at Caritas Ukraine reflects her values-driven leadership. With diverse professional experiences, from contributing...

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Anna Mroczkowska

Anna is an International Baccalaureate student and is passionate about a variety of topics, including global politics, foreign languages, urban planning, and art. She has participated in multiple Model United Nations conferences, given a TEDxTalk, and engages in local and international projects. In her free time, Anna loves reading murder mysteries and talking about works of art at a local museum. As part of the Young European Ambassadors’ initiative, she looks forward to discovering herself, promoting the EU and Eastern Partnership, and getting closer to her dream job in diplomacy. 

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Agnieszka Urbańczyk

Agnieszka is a recent graduate of European Integration and Global Studies at Centre International de Formation Européenne in Nice and is at the beginning of her professional career. She currently lives in Warsaw, but she has many experiences of living in other European countries in multicultural environments. For the last couple of years, she has been involved in various youth-related programmes such as European Solidarity Corps or EuropaMobil. She speaks 4 languages and is passionate about environmental issues.

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Carolina Paessens

Carolina is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme student at the International High School of Wrocław. Outside of school, she engages in activities such as Model United Nations conferences, speaking at past TEDxYouth events, and volunteering. As a Young European Ambassador, she looks forward to raising awareness of the development of EU and Eastern Partnership nations and supporting civic engagement projects in these communities. 

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Joséphine Cauwe

Joséphine studied political science and European studies in Belgium and is currently doing an advanced Master’s degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of Europe in Natolin, Poland. Interested in the field of security and defence, she has written on the role of the EU and NATO in Bosnia-Herzegovina and on the EU’s response to geopolitical tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Involved in voluntary activities, she has already spent several years with the Simulation du Parlement européen Canada-Québec-Europe (SPECQUE). Passionate about diplomatic and geopolitical...

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Tamilia Heydarova

Tamilla is a lively and upbeat individual with a love for life. She has a degree in Business Administration, specialising in Finance from the University of Wroclaw, demonstrating academic intelligence and a creative approach towards new ideas. Tamilla is all about spreading positivity, and can often be found playing the ukulele, reading books, or picking up new languages in her free time. Beyond her diverse interests, Tamilla is driven by a strong desire to make the world a better place, infusing her dynamic personality and eagerness to learn into meaningful endeavours geared towards positive...

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Natalia Więckowska

Natalia is pursuing a Bachelor degree in International Relations at the University of Warsaw. She has always been passionate about youth work, activism and volunteering. Currently, she is involved in the work of several student associations where she is organising conferences, debates and study trips. Her areas of interest include diplomacy, soft power and European integration. Through the Young European Ambassadors’ initiative, she wants to provide the younger generation a voice and make the world a better place.

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Maria Gaweda

Maria is currently in her final year of high school, studying at the British School of Warsaw and following the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. She is a passionate, ambitious, and driven young woman who has always dreamed of changing the world for the better. Within her local community, she participates in multiple volunteering ventures every month; she is also a member of the Mazovian Youth Council and an assistant to a Polish Member of Parliament. Her main passions involve travelling and learning new languages – fluently speaking English, Polish, Chinese, and Spanish, and learning...

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Aleksandra Wojtecka

With an unwavering commitment to youth development, Aleksandra passionately channels her dedication through active engagement in scouting and as a dedicated member of a non-governmental organisation promoting education and active citizenship. A participant in Erasmus+ projects, she completed the “Human Diversity” training course and engaged in the “Eco Athletes” youth exchange, reflecting her commitment to international dialogue and cultural understanding. Alongside her participation in conferences on youth development, Aleksandra embodies professionalism and enthusiasm...

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Claudia Klos

Claudia is a Franco-Polish student, currently working towards a joint Master’s degree in European Studies at Sciences Po Strasbourg and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her bicultural background led to her vested interest for the European Union, that she deems as a political tool that is necessary in order to face unprecedented Global challenges, precisely because it promotes “[Unity] in diversity”. She believes that if one wants to improve the world, one has to understand it first. It involves curiosity and critical thinking that she has developed during her preparatory class in Humanities...

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Diana Rivna

Diana, a Ukrainian-born, US-raised, and Warsaw-based law student, is a dedicated individual with a passion for international taxation law within the tech sector. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Law with a specialisation in International Business and Finance at Lazarski University, where she also happens to run a debate league. As an executive business paralegal, she showcases exceptional organisational skills and legal acumen with constant effort to perfect her skills in any way possible. With a background in diverse cultural experiences, including several youth exchanges funded by...

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