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The European Union supports the vibrant and unique cultural heritage of the Western Balkans.

Made of Us


Our 12 vloggers on the road across the Western Balkans.



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Competition call for Designers’Prize: Shape the Future Brand of the Young European Ambassadors Network in the Western Balkans

We are thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for creative minds within our YEAs network and other vibrant young designer communities in the Western Balkans! As we continue to grow, we need a brand and visuals that reflect the dynamism, diversity, and forward-thinking spirit of YEAs, while adhering to EC visual identity guidelines. We expect around 100 new young members to join by the end of 2024! An award of 1500 euros and perks like participation in YEAs activities and cross-promotion opportunities await the selected candidate(s). We seek a fresh, modern, and sustainable visual identity that highlights the EU emblem and the name Young European Ambassadors, including the tagline "Celebrating diversity to inspire change" and hashtag #YEStoYEA. Participants must submit their portfolio, a brief proposal, and branded mock-ups by July 31st. The winner, chosen after a selection and voting process, will be announced by August 26th. This is a unique chance to showcase your talent, gain professional experience, and contribute to the visual legacy of YEAs. Send your submissions to [email protected] and [email protected] with the subject "YEAs Visual Identity Design Submission - [Your Name]." Let’s create something extraordinary together!

Awards and competitions

Youth Empowerment Fund

The European Union and the “Big Six” youth organisations have launched the EU Youth Empowerment Fund through the Global Youth Mobilisation. Part of the Youth Action Plan, this initiative aims to empower young people and promote sustainable development. The €10 million pilot project provides micro-grants to support innovative, youth-led projects addressing local challenges. Young people will lead all aspects, including selecting grant beneficiaries and supporting programs. Applications for the EU Youth Empowerment Fund are open, offering micro-grants for youth-led projects addressing local challenges. Individual and informal groups can receive €500 to €1,500, while registered youth organisations can receive €3,000 to €5,000. Apply by 21 July 2024.

What is the future made of?

Made of us

What is the future made of?

Six pairs of young vloggers went on a road trip to uncover the answer. They ventured to captivating destinations in the Western Balkans and engaged with the local entrepreneurs supported by the EU, sharing their experiences and highlighting the existing opportunities in the region on their social media.

Different personalities
same enthusiasm.
This is YEA!

We believe the young generations are the real driver for change.

That is why the Young European Ambassadors in the Western Balkans attend training events, courses, seminars and workshops that provide them with all the tools they need to become great influencers in their community and inspire a positive social change for the future.

Have a look at our past and next events and stay connected to know more about upcoming projects in YEA section of the website!

Who is going to win?
You decide!

It’s finally time to vote! Who’ll be the next group of YEAs to serve as the voice of Western Balkan youths? Choose your favourite candidate and vote for your future Young European Ambassadors!

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