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 Eastern partners together to foster mutual understanding and cooperation, to contribute to an even more open-minded young generation, and to live diversity.
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