Profiles

Shujaat Ahmadzada

  • Country of origin: Azerbaijan
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Azerbaijan, Baku
Shujaat is currently studying Internationals and is looking forward to a career in the field of Diplomacy and Political Science specialising in conflict and peace studies.. He develops his skills and knowledge with the help of articles, books and conferences. Shujaat is passionate about learning different languages, and can speak Russian, English, Turkish, but is also learning French and Persian. Since 2016, Shujaat has been involved in Model United Nations and other simulations. He has completed an internship at the Parliament of Azerbaijan and been involved in the work of the OIC for 2 years as a volunteer. Last but not least, he is the UN Young SDG Ambassador focused on Goal 16: Peace,…

Saba Aliyeva

  • Country of origin: Azerbaijan
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Azerbaijan, Baku
Saba considers that volunteering in a variety of national and international projects has played a significant role in her professional development. She has volunteered at the Ministry of Education, State Committee on Work with Diaspora, the Ministry of Sport and Youth, in the largest NGO of South Caucasus – ASYOU, where she worked as the International Relations Coordinator. Saba also worked as volunteer team leader in departments such as Venue Management, NOC and Protocol at the 1st European Games, 42nd World Chess Olympiad, Formula 1 races and other big international sports events. In addition, she led the Art Club in her academy, and in 2016, together with her team, won the Enactus Nati…

Rustam Isgandarov

  • Country of origin: Azerbaijan
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Azerbaijan, Baku
Rustam studied EU Affairs, International Relations and Diplomacy in Belgium, Georgia and Azerbaijan. He holds a Bachelor degree from the “ADA”Universiteti (“ADA” University) and an advanced Master’s degree in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) with an ENP (European Neighbourhood Policy) scholarship. In 2019, Rustam was appointed by Young European Ambassadors’ Leadership to participate in the 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum in Vilnius (Lithuania) where he focussed on the EU Strategy for Youth and Eastern Partnership 20 Deliverable for 2020. In Brussels, Rustam worked as an intern at the European Parliament. In Georgia, Rustam…

Nurlan Suleymanov

  • Country of origin: Azerbaijan
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Azerbaijan, Baku
Nurlan is a young professional interested in creative industry, sports, and major events management, with a background in international relations. He graduated from “ADA”Universiteti (“ADA” University) majoring in International Studies. In his third year of studies, Nurlan continued his education at the Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem (National University of Public Service) with an Erasmus + scholarship. There he deepened his understanding of European institutions. In 2020, Nurlan completed his internship in the department of International Cooperation and worked with the Donors of the Youth Foundation of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Now, he pursues a career path in the creative industry, spo…

Nurana Verdiyeva

  • Country of origin: Azerbaijan
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Azerbaijan
Nurana is currently in her second year of studies of Computer Science at the Debreceni Egyetem (DE) (University of Debrecen). Alongside her academic focus, she dedicates her time to different extracurricular activities.  Nurana has previously attended different workshops, including “Promoting Engineering” organised by GəncMİİB in cooperation with BP in Azerbaijan and eTwinning Plus by Erasmus+ with a view to improving her social skills. Nurana has also attended different Erasmus+ programmes in Denmark, Macedonia and Hungary. She is a representative of a local NGO in her city.

Dilara Pirkishiyeva

  • Country of origin: Azerbaijan
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Azerbaijan, Baku
Dilara graduated with a Bachelor degree in Geography from Bakı Dövlət Universiteti (Baku State University). As a passionate environmentalist and human rights defender Dilara has implemented several projects at BSU THIK organisation. She is currently working as an IELTS instructor, having had experience in the tourism sector. In addition to her professional experience she has also been involved in different volunteering programs e.g. AITF, AARC

Abdul Mustafazade

  • Country of origin: Azerbaijan
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Azerbaijan, Baku
Abdul holds a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences from the Bakı Mühəndislik Universiteti (Baku Engineering University). Currently, he is working as a Communications, Visibility and Outreach Assistant at the UN office, Azerbaijan. Abdul is working for digital media and data visualisation on sustainable development through innovative storytelling tools. He is a data-driven digital media communications enthusiast & self-proclaimed tech nerd and creative digital marketing professional. He also participates in media and communication activities. As a Youth Ambassador at Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy, he is working to enhance the role of media and informat…

Tsitsino Khachidze

  • Country of origin: Georgia
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Georgia, Tbilisi
Tsitsino holds a Bachelor in International Relations from Caucasus International University and has also studied Political Science at the Uniwersytet Łódzki (University of Lodz) in Poland, where she received a full scholarship from 2016-2017. In the summer of 2016, she received the Development Cooperation Scholarship from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and took part in a summer school at the Universities of Tartu/Parnu. She has extensive international experience, gained over 34 training courses, Model United Nations, Erasmus+ exchanges and projects in Europe and the Caucasus. She was also a co-founder of the ‘Georgian-Baltic Bridge’ NGO, and since 2017 has been working for the O…

Abutab Abbasova

  • Country of origin: Azerbaijan
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: United Kingdom
Abutab recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London, having attained a Bachelor degree in International Relations from ADA”Universiteti (“ADA” University). However, her first international experience was through an exchange programme at the University of Glasgow (the UK). As a Young European Ambassador since 2016, Abutab has completed a variety of internships at different organisations including the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Brussels, ADA University, Caucasus Research Resource Center Azerbaijan, and International Eurasia Press Fund. She currently interns at an NGO in London.

Nazar Solomakha

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Occupation: Young professional
  • Current residence: Chernihiv, Ukraine
Nazar is currently studying Law at the Національний університет “Києво-Могилянська академія” (National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”). In 2016 he became the member of the first participants’ wave of the Young European Ambassadors’ Initiative and since then he has been actively committing to its activity by promoting the European values in Chernihiv Region. In 2021 Nazar won a scholarship from the scholarship program for talented young leaders ‘Zavtra.ua’ for his research paper ‘‘The means of repelling the aircraft incidents under Article 3bis of the Chicago Convention”. Since 2019, Nazar has been promoting his hometown, Chernihiv, by organising visits of the Plenipotentiary and Ext…

Miranda Betchvaia

  • Country of origin: Georgia
  • Occupation: Student
  • Current residence: Belgium, Bruges
Miranda graduated from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree programme in Public Policy (European Public Policy track) from the Közép-Európai Egyetem (Central European University) in Hungary, Austria, and the University of York in the United Kingdom. She already holds a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences, specialising in Public Administration from Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU) in Georgia, and she hopes to gain her second Master’s degree in European Political and Governance Studies from the College of Europe in Belgium. During her Bachelor studies, she spent one academic term at the Universitatea “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” din Iași (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi) in Roma…

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