Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan

#Skills4Jobs: EU MS Ambassadors share leadership experience with Kazakh youth

24/05/2019 - 11:16
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NUR-SULTAN – On 21 May, in the framework of the Europe Day celebrations in Kazakhstan a #Skills4Jobs youth training day was organized by the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan for active youth of Nur-Sultan. The event focused on how to enhance leadership skills, capacity building and education/job opportunities, provided by the EU for young people.

The event was opened by a welcoming speech of EU Ambassador Sven-Olov Carlsson and a special panel session on leadership with participation of famous Kazakh politics, media, art representatives, who have a European educational and/or professional background:

  • Makhabbat Yessen, Director of the Kazmedia School
  • Baurzhan Sagiyev, Art Director of TSE Art Destination
  • Iskander Akylbayev, Executive Director of Kazakhstan Council on International Affairs

The event's programme also included an Ambassadors’ Café – an annual informal meeting for discussions on EU policies between the EUMS ambassadors and youth representatives. 14 EUMS ambassadors shared their leadership experience, career stories and valuable advice with more than 60 young people from the leading Kazakh universities and youth clubs.

Furthermore, during the presentation on Erasmus+, the youngsters get acquainted with the programme' content and application procedures.

Background information

Europe Day is an annual holiday of peace and unity in the countries of the European Union, which is celebrated on May 9. Today, the European Union is an economic and political union of 28 states. Europe Day is one of the integral symbols of the European Union along with the flag, the anthem and the single currency - euro.

In this anniversary year, Europe looks with pride at the past and looks forward with hope. During the last 60 years, the Union promotes peaceful cooperation, respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality and solidarity between European countries and peoples. Within the framework of bilateral cooperation with Kazakhstan, the European Union intends to further promote institutional reforms, development of political and economic dialogue.

For further details please contact Ms Elnara Bainazarova, Press and Information Officer of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan: + 7 (7172) 974567, e-mail:

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