Young European Ambassadors Western Balkans | Say YES to YEA


Say yes to YEA!

Become one of the 60 Young European Ambassadors from the Western Balkans, share EU values, build your skills and exchange with other cultures.

24 Y.O.
Passionate about music and committed to social change in his country

So let’s be our own influencers! Let’s believe in education, culture, respect, and tolerance. That is the only way to become ‘real’ influencers – role models for ourselves and for others.

Lana, 18, Montenegrin student

We have tried, together, to understand differences across Europe, and between my experiences and life in Spain, with my life here. Our project finally brought all this to light, and young people like that.

Đorđe Obradović, mentor from the OPENS2019 project in Serbia

The change does not come with staying at home or doing nothing... We, the youth can make the difference

Safete Neza, 25, young journalist, Albania

What is the YEA?

The Young European Ambassadors (YEA) platform is a creative network of future young game changers from across the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia) and the European Union (EU).

Although YEAs come from different backgrounds, all of them share an interest in learning about the EU’s values, and to promote the opportunities that the EU offers. Most importantly, YEAs are open to sharing ideas and developing their talents – towards inspiring change within their communities, the Western Balkan region, and across the EU.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

Let your voice, your talents, and your creativity inspire others! Connect. Learn. Influence.

Slider Image
Slider Image
Slider Image

What are the benefits of becoming a YEA?

Get involved, develop skills, aspire and inspire!

  • CONNECT and participate

    Join your peers at conferences and cultural events, participate in study trips across the EU and the Western Balkans, and get involved in all kinds of creative and social action projects.

  • LEARN and aspire

    Grab the chance to attend tailor-made training courses, access online learning materials and toolkits, and learn about the EU and its values.

  • INFLUENCE and inspire

    Learn how to become a real youth influencer and communicator in your community, your country, and the EU – online and offline.

Slider Image
Slider Image
Slider Image

How do I become a Young European Ambassador?

Are you between the ages of 18-29? Do you live in the Western Balkans? Do you see yourself as a potential leader and positive influencer?

If your answers are YES, then applying is easy! All you need to do is to complete a short application form (in English), and send us a 1-minute video of your talent(s), ambitions, and ideas. What makes you an ideal Young European Ambassador for the Western Balkans? We look forward to watching your videos!

Click on the link below to find out more about the selection process, and to complete the application form.