Michela Matuella, acting Director for the Western Balkans, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
Armin Poljak, Young European Ambassador from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Amina Kaja, Young European Ambassador from Kosovo
The Young European Ambassadors (YEA) platform is a creative network of future young activists
across the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North
YEAs come from different backgrounds, yet they all share a common vision: the Western Balkans united in diversity, learning about each other and EU together, promoting activism within their local communities, pursuing creative projects, acquiring new skills, connecting via social media, organising inspiring events – always driven by the idea that activism in youth is the most powerful force of social change.
The YEAs network is a non-political, activist initiative established in 2020 as part of the EU Regional Communication Programme for the Western Balkans – WeBalkans.eu. The 180 YEAs were selected in 2020, 2021 and 2022 and you can meet all of them here: Meet the YEAs
Now already known among youth all over the region as ‘YEAs’, these young game-changers are also here
peers more about the opportunities that the EU offers – for education, skills development, travel,
and much more.
Most importantly, YEAs are open to sharing ideas and developing their talents – towards inspiring change within their communities, the Western Balkans, across the EU and beyond.
The aim of the network is to share EU values and to raise awareness about the EU’s cooperation with its Western Balkan partners, showcase the tangible results of this cooperation, contribute to policy dialogue on various topics, help increase civic activism and work together for a better future.
As a YEA – you are here to create the best version of yourself and show it to the world.
If you are devoted to art, human rights, environment, cultural expression and creativity and have an inspiring message to send to your peers, friends and citizens online and offline – the Young European Ambassadors network is looking for you!
Learn how to become a real youth influencer in your community, your country, and the EU – both online and offline
Get VIP invitations to conferences and cultural events, take part to study trips in the EU and the Western Balkans and much more.
Get your chance to attend tailor-made courses and trainings, access to online learning materials and toolkits, and connect to projects within capacity-building topics.
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