Profiles

Arturo Simone

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: The Netherlands
Arturo is a double Master’s degree student of European Governance at Utrecht University, with a passion for foreign affairs and communication. While a native Italian, he has travelled and studied extensively throughout Europe, from the Netherlands to the Czech Republic. Arturo is currently Head of the European Guanxi Podcast, and previously created and hosted his own broadcast about the relationship between the EU and its citizens: “EU&Me”. His academic and work experience have led him to develop a deep interest in the European Eastern Partnership, as well as Eastern & Southeast Asian countries. On a personal level, he enjoys skateboarding, cult movies, and rock music. 

Angelo Riccio Loffredo

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Italy
Angelo Riccio Loffredo is a graduate in Law, and considers himself to be a dedicated young professional with an unyielding vocation for the matter of sustainability. His commitment extends beyond personal success, as he passionately champions various educational and sociocultural initiatives. Angelo is a firm believer in European values, embracing the principles of integration and collaboration. His dynamic approach to fostering positive change underscores his role as a proactive advocate for a united and culturally rich Europe.

Andrea Granata

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Italy
Andrea is currently completing his last year of a Master’s degree in International Relations, with a major in Diplomacy, at Luiss University in Rome, after having attained his Bachelor degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and taken part in the Erasmus+ programme at Universidad de Navarra in Spain. He has always been deeply committed in the field of youth empowerment, having worked as a trainee for a year at the Italian Department for Youth Policies and taken part in several youth-dedicated events around Europe and the US. His main passions are geopolitics, sports and non-formal education. Concerning the latter, he is member of the Board of Directors and Chief of Staff of a youth-…

Andrea Borraccetti

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Italy
Andrea is a Political Science and International Relations student at ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome. Being already an Erasmus+ | ESC Mobility Ambassador for the Italian National Youth Agency and a member of the EuroPeers Network, he participated in more than a dozen experiences, projects, exchanges, transnational activities, and youth partnerships abroad. He works for “Europiamo ETS” as a Project Officer, and he is involved in empowering youth and creating a sense of European citizenship through the promotion of mobility opportunities and through youth participation in civil society. Always ready to get involved and learn new things; he loves travelling, piano, languages, aperitivi, and t…

Alessandro Pizzi

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Italy
Alessandro is a student at the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS), where he is pursuing a Master in International Relations. Having always been passionate about EU studies and foreign affairs, he dedicated his bachelor thesis to the energy diplomatic relations between the EU and Azerbaijan. During his time as a student Alessandro has always been involved in volunteering, both at a local and national level. He dreams on building a career inside the EU institutions and to foster international cooperation at every level. He is a great fan of Woody Allen, Dostoevskiy, and AC Milan.

Alessandra La Terza

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Belgium
Alessandra is an Italian currently living in Brussels to attend her last year of a double Master’s degree in International Relations, and complete an intership as policy advisor. In the future, she would like to work in the field of EU’s external relations, and in particular with neighbouring states that have prospects for European membership, in view of future EU enlargement. Her aspirations would therefore be to strengthen the bilateral dialogue with more concrete policies of democratic promotion that also take into account the internal dynamics of the states of reference.

Luke Carroll

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Italy
Luke is young Irish activist studying at the United World College of the Adriatic. He has a passion for learning through travel, cooperation and challenge. He has experience working with his local MEP and is determined to apply all his experiences to the Young European Ambassadors’ initiative.

Kristine Baghdasaryan

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Hungary
Kristine is a dedicated history student pursuing her Master’s degree at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest. With prior teaching experience in World History, she is passionate about education and history. She currently volunteers with the Budapest Red Cross, focussing on children’s well-being. An adventurer at heart, she enjoys mountain climbing and travelling, along with a love for reading and creativity. Kristine’s diverse interests and experiences make her an excellent fit for the Young European Ambassadors’ initiative.

Markos Rokas

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Greece
Markos is an third year undergraduate student of the Department of the International and European Studies at the University of Macedonia in Greece’s second largest city of Thessaloniki. He is always focused on the European aspect of politics, having taken part in a simulation of the European Parliament, and has been part of the project “Student-Ambassadors of the European Parliament” with great success. He speaks English, German, and Greek (native speaker). He also loves travelling through Europe, going to museums, music and drawing.

Dimitri Roussis-Kalpidis

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Greece
Dimitri considers himself to be a dynamic individual with a profound interest in Computer Science, Information Technologies, Environmental Sciences, and Social Politics. As a student who excels in areas that shape our future, Dimitri has actively coordinated a debate club, raising awareness on global issues such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and climate change. Beyond academia, he is an avid programmer and a dedicated volunteer, recognised for independently initiating a coastal cleanup. Inspired by the European Union’s commitment to democracy and equality, Dimitri stays informed through social media and personal research, often sharing knowledge through school presentations and onli…

Paula Heinen

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Sweden
Paula from Bonn, Germany, was always fascinated by the European union especially after volunteering for a year with the European Solidarity Corps in Denmark. Given her deep interest in climate change, she is now studying Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science at Lund University. When she finishes her studies, she hopes to become a journalist to share her love for science and advocate for women in natural sciences. Furthermore, Paula has a passion for gender equality, learning new languages, exploring diverse cultures, singing, and working with children. That’s why she is volunteering in a language café for pupils and works as a youth coach in her favourite sport – jump rope.

Nis Hansen

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: The Netherlands
Nis is a dedicated student of European Studies at Maastricht University. While being committed to his studies, where he is putting a special emphasis on the external relations of the European Union, he is also passionately engaging in the university’s extracurricular environment. His commitment for European affairs, intercultural exchange and extracurricular activities have led him to join the Young European Ambassadors, where he can combine all his passions. Nis is excited to further grow within the initiative!

Nikoloz Darsania

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Germany
Nikoloz is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme student at Leipzig International School in Leipzig, Germany. Nikoloz loves participating in extracurricular activities such as Model United Nations, International Study Trips, conferences, and more! He also enjoys meeting new people in different places and getting to know new cultures and perspectives, hence, he also loves travelling. Nikoloz has been on several study trips, mostly in Brussels where he meets with representatives of different EU institutions and has really interesting meetings. Nikoloz’s dream is to travel the world and make it a better place, where everyone is equal and happy.

Niсo Preikschat

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Germany
Nico is a student of Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin, with a special focus on theories of democracy and EU-related research. In the Young European Ambassadors network, he serves as the coordinator of the EU Ukraine Dialogue Initiative, which enables EU, UK, and Ukrainian Young European Ambassadors to work together in organising joint events, projects, and campaigns. As a member of the Working Group against Disinformation, Nico also aims to contribute his knowledge and practical experience in the field of journalism to combat fake news. Through his work, he strives to strengthen the European project, which he cares about very deeply. Nico is also passionate about promoting c…

Lilli Heidenreich

  • Country of origin: EU
  • Current residence: Germany
Lilli is studying towards a Bachelor degree in International Relations at Rhine-Waal University in Kleve and is currently on an exchange semester at the German-Kazakh University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She is engaged in her local Amnesty International group. Additionally, she interned at Europa-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg and has volunteered with the European Solidarity Corps several times, experiencing firsthand the valuable contributions of young people with diverse backgrounds, working together. Passionate about security studies, international cooperation, and EU affairs, she is looking forward to promoting the EU’s relations with its eastern partners as a Young European Ambassador.

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