18-year-old Meri Telunts is a financier in the making. She has involved in many EU programmes implemented in Armenia: ‘When I read the title of the essay competition, I already knew what I was going to write because that idea has always been with me. The main idea is that Europe is not limited to its physical limits – it is a bigger a system of values. I think I am a bearer of these values’.
2-year-old Artur Barseghyan is a philosopher and psychologist, and is very interested in EU-Armenian relations: ‘I made comparisons about the attitudes of the Armenian diaspora towards EU-Armenia relations. For example, the Armenian community in Russia considers Armenia as part of the Caucasus; however, in European countries, the Armenian Diaspora is convinced that Armenia is an integral part of Europe. I am very glad that I won second prize and was provided with this opportunity. I would like to go to a French-speaking country to develop French as it is a language I already know’.