Apply now to become a Young European Ambassador!

Today, a new call is launched by the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project, inviting dynamic and enthusiastic young people aged 16 to 25 years of age, who have a good level of English and are citizens of any EU Member State or Eastern partner country (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) to join the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ (YEAs) initiative.

Applicants should be interested in EU affairs and their country’s partnership with the EU and be ready to share knowledge and information, and keen to contribute to the development and prosperity of their communities and countries in general.

To apply for a Young European Ambassador position, applicants should first complete this online application form by Wednesday, 12 June 2019. Applicants can express their motivation through a short video or written statement and a short quiz about the EU and the Eastern Partnership (EaP). The form allows applicants to edit their responses at any time, until it closes on Wednesday, 12 June 2019. There will be a few stages in the selection process and in the weeks following the application deadline, successful applicants may be invited to interviews and, based on availability, get the chance to participate in an activity organised by the Young European Ambassadors in their country of residence. Finally, successful applicants will be consulted with and agreed upon by the EU institutions. More information can be found here.

This year is the fourth round of applications to become a Young European Ambassador. Over the three prior rounds of applications, the initiative has grown steadily, increasing the number of selected Young European Ambassadors from 100 in 2016 to nearly 500 in 2018. Over the past three years, they have actively participated in more than 300 activities, including visits to schools and universities, EU discussion clubs, EuroSchools, participation in Youth Fairs, activities dedicated to the protection of environment,

and many more across the Eastern partner countries. They have also participated and represented the youth of their countries at international events and conferences.