The EU’s Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) youth empowerment initiative celebrates its fourth anniversary this week by welcoming new members to the network. EU Ambassador Carl Hartzell is among those passing on his congratulations and appreciation for the YEAs.
The initiative was launched in 2016 and today YEAs operate in all six Eastern Partnership Countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine - raising awareness about the EU and EU cooperation. In Georgia, there are more than a 100 YEAs, with 10 new members joining the network this week.
The YEA initiative is part of the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project within the EU’s ‘OPEN Neighbourhood’ programme, funded by the European Commission. It aims to foster cooperation and sustainable links between young people and youth organisations from the EU and the Eastern partner countries. Read more about the initiative here: Young European Ambassadors.