Arzu Badalova

  • Country of origin: Azerbaijan
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Azerbaijan, Baku
Arzu Badalova has recently completed her BA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Azerbaijani University of Languages with honours and is working as a teacher. She has always been interested in social change and positive impact with the help of youth and is involved in different volunteering programs, such as Erasmus + trainings, Azerbaijan Science Association, Formula1, and AIESEC. Representing the interests of various organizations and platforms on a voluntary basis has played an important role in her personal and social development. When she was a volunteer in the National Assembly of Youth Organizations in Azerbaijan, she got familiar with the essence of youth work and became …

Ali Mammadov

  • Country of origin: Azerbaijan
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Azerbaijan, Baku
Ali Mammadov is a junior Bachelor of Laws student at Baku State University. He is 19 years old and lives in Baku. He likes making new friends, getting acquainted with new people, and working in a team. He is the Director of the Rule of Law Education Campaign in ELSA Azerbaijan (European Law Students Association) and a member of the DAVAM Lawyers Club. In addition, he was involved in many volunteer programs and participated in different international conferences and seminars.

Tatevik Sahakyan

  • Country of origin: Armenia
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Armenia, Yeghvard
Tatevik holds a Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Communication and International Service. Currently, she is enrolled in a Master’s degree in Service. During her studies, she developed an interest in the environment, ecology, and business, where her Erasmus+ experience at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences in Latvia played a key role. Tatevik is an active member of her community and has a huge volunteering experience. In her free time, she likes to explore the countryside.

Sona Hovsepyan

  • Country of origin: Armenia
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Armenia, Yeghvard
Sona holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Audit. She is a board member of Yeghvard Youth Ecological NGO and is responsible for Communication and PR. She is also a vice president of ACEYD NGO. She conducted several youth projects in Yeghvard city. Sona is an experienced youth trainer at the Local School of Democracy.

Sofi Abrahamyan

  • Country of origin: Armenia
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Armenia
Sofi is a third-year student majoring in Translation Studies. She works at Wikimedia Armenia NGO coordinating the Wikiclub in her community and teaches other youngsters Wikipedia tools and editing skills. Being a huge fan of Erasmus+ projects, she thinks that her experience during those projects has contributed significantly to her better understanding of EU values.

Simon Arsenyan

  • Country of origin: Armenia
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Armenia, Oshakan
Simon is from Oshakan, Aragatsotn. He is studying at the College of the National Polytechnic University of Armenia. He wants to become a programmer. Simon is active in his community. He is a member of the Uniting Bridge social non-governmental organization. He loves to spend his free time watching different films.

Rima Vardanyan

  • Country of origin: Armenia
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Armenia, Yerevan
Rima is a young professional and a graduate of the Yerevan State University specialising in International law and currently working at the Administrative Court of Appeals as a Senior specialist. In parallel, she works on a voluntary basis at the Youth and Community Action Club NGO as an International program coordinator. Since 2009, she has been a volunteer in many projects and now she tries to combine her work with volunteering. As a young enthusiast, Rima wants to share European values in her country and help rural youth with fewer opportunities to be involved in the decision-making process. She strives to create opportunities for herself and her peers to solve the current challenges. …

Nvard Poghosyan

  • Country of origin: Armenia
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Armenia, Ashtarak
Nvard is currently a sophomore at the accounting faculty of the Armenian State University of Economics. In parallel with her studies, she leads an active social and volunteer life. Nvard is the lead of the Aragatsotn regional council of the Local School of Democracy. She is a member of the NDI debate club and the Uniting Bridge NGO. She implements small projects aimed at community development and democratization.

Nina Melikyan

  • Country of origin: Armenia
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Armenia, Ashtarak
Nina is currently a high school student. She is interested in international relations, technologies, IT and she speaks three languages – Armenian, Russian and English. Nina believes in acceptance, equality, kindness, respect, and the power of her voice.

Narek Davtyan

  • Country of origin: Armenia
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Armenia, Yerevan
Narek is a young professional from Armenia who stands for discipline and leadership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Communication and is currently implementing several initiatives and projects all aimed at aiding people from vulnerable groups. Narek believes in human unity and kindness and dedicates his life to making this world a better and more inclusive place for everyone.

Milena Hovhannisyan

  • Country of origin: Armenia
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Armenia, Ashtarak
Milena is a high school student from Armenia. She is a future programmer and wants to continue her studies at the American University of Armenia. Milena likes to volunteer and now volunteers in many organizations. She likes to spend time and share her knowledge with young people. Milena believes that young people can connect countries and develop the whole world.

Meri Batikyan

  • Country of origin: Armenia
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Armenia, Yerevan
Meri holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from Yerevan State University. Currently, she is doing her Master’s degree in Law at the American University of Armenia. Meri works as a Lawyer, and in addition, she is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic at the University. She is very passionate about human rights, social justice, and international law. Meri participated in a lot of projects conducted by different NGOs and organizations, among which are Armenian Representative Office of the American Bar Association, For Equal Rights, Article 3 Club, The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom South Caucasus, Agate Rights Defense Center for Women with Disabilities, Independent Obse…

Margarita Hovhannisyan

  • Country of origin: Armenia
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Armenia, Ashtarak
Margarita studies at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA), Institute of Technologies and Electronics, specialising in computer engineering. She participates in training organised by different IT companies in order to have a more practical understanding of IT branches. Margarita has established a youth group in her community and organises training courses for young people. She is interested in volunteering and volunteers in different organisations.

Lilit Datoyan

  • Country of origin: Armenia
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Armenia, Hrazdan
Lilit is a BA student in International Relations at Yerevan State University. She is very interested in history, politics and marketing. After graduating from the TIAC Anti-Corruption School, she carried out her own project. As a young social worker, Lilit took part in an Erasmus+ training course held in Bulgaria. Also, she is learning Korean and Korean culture.

Kristina Abovyan

  • Country of origin: Armenia
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Armenia, Yerevan
Kristina is a fourth-year student at the American University of Armenia, majoring in English and Communications and minoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. She has volunteered as a Journalists’ Coordinator for MEU Strasbourg 2021 and is the Editor-in-Chief for Brussels MEU 2022. Kristina is very passionate about storytelling and believes that stories have the greatest power to bring positive change and create a platform for fruitful discussions. She is also a determined advocate of gender equality. Kristina loves to spend her free time reading, writing short fiction, exploring the world of cinema, hiking and playing with her parrot, Coco.

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