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Meet our YEAs

"True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders"

Who are the Young European Ambassadors

The new team of 60 YEAs come from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia.

They come from different backgrounds, but all are interested in learning about the European Union’s values, connecting and engaging with their peers both online and offline, pursuing their talents and passions and being the voices of their generation. Most importantly, YEAs are open to sharing ideas and inspiring change within their communities, the Western Balkan region, and across the EU. They will be involved in activities such as webinars, online learning platforms, virtual events, conferences and cultural events. They will participate in study trips across the EU and the Western Balkans, and get involved in all kinds of creative and social action projects.

NOTE: In view of current circumstances, all activities will be developed in formats that ensure compliance with measures put in place for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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YEA of the month

We celebrate all who stand up and stand out!

Welcome to the world of true game-changers! We in YEA, believe that our individual actions create a powerful force of change in the society, inspiring and motivating other young people to start small – but reach high. Each month, we gather to appreciate the energy, the motivation, the creativity and kindness of one of our YEAs by shining the light to the great ideas and initiatives they had.

Whenever you are in need of inspiration boost, visit us here!

Meet Dado Dervanovic

Dado Dervanovic is a Young European Ambassador from Montenegro. Dado has come a long way - from a quiet to a loud voice of young people in our region. Through the creation of online events, social media campaigns, and different tasks within the activism agenda, Dado became one of the leading voices of YEA network. During the first live event held in Novi Sad on Petrovaradin Fortress this July, Dado showed his leadership potential, initiating different activities and motivating the team to give their best in interaction with young people all over EU and the world. Kudos to Dado - we will follow every step of the way!

Dado Dervanovic biography

Meet Dona Srdikj Lazarevska

Dona is a Young European Ambassador from North Macedonia. Dona has shown her dedication and motivation to be a voice of youth since the very beginning of our journey. By taking active part in the 'She Leads' event by YEAs which focused on female empowerment, discussing youth activism in a debate on Balkan Trafik festival, but also starring as a guest on regional podcasts dedicated to youth - Dona continues to inspire her peers to contribute to the society by showing initiative. We can't wait for her next step on the journey of changing the world one good deed at the time!

Dona Srdikj Lazarevska biography

Meet Marko Milutinovic

Marko Milutinovic is a Young European Ambassador from Serbia. From the very beginning, Marko has been a voice of youth - passionate, active, a team player, and a game-changer. His passion for the environment and eco-awareness inspired many of his peers and followers to become more active and more aware of the serious challenges our region needs to tackle on the road to greener Western Balkans. Marko is a role model and an inspiration. We are looking forward to all of his initiatives in the future while staying positive, active, and green :)

Marko Milutinovic biography

Meet Armin Poljak

Armin Poljak is our Young European Ambassador from Bosnia and Herzegovina. This April he received an award for his initiative, activism, and positive influence on his peers in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the entire Western Balkans. He took part in the Balkan Trafik event organized from Brussels live and online, where he sent a powerful message of youth unity even under difficult circumstances. He was a great example of what a YEA moderator in a YEA event can achieve with inspiration and courage. He also proposed many different activities for YEAs, was present at all times, and really inspired us. Soon, we will have a chance to take part in one of the activities he designed and organised during the summer. Go Armin!

Armin Poljak biography

Meet Benard Babaj

Benard Babaj is our Young European Ambassadors from Albania. This March he initiated a cooperation of YEAs Albania with a Roma Gate for Integration organization in Fushë Krujë, which works directly with the Roma community. They chose March 7th- Teacher’s day and March 8th – Women’s’ day to celebrate volunteerism, youth activism, social inclusion but also to appreciate the work of teachers and women around. Through this activity the Young Ambassadors were engaged in the electoral education of 10 Roma girls who were married at early age, but also did a supplementary class with Roma children who have dropped out school.

Benard Babaj biography

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The selection of YEAs is closed for 2020. Stay tuned on YEA social media channels and our website for all the exciting activities to come in the future. Remember, you are also a part of this, and YEAs are your voices! Stay connected, stay engaged!

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