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 Balkans 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.
We are looking for 60 dynamic young individuals from various backgrounds, who will become leaders within
their communities towards inspiring change across the Western Balkan region and the EU. You don’t need to
know much about the EU before you apply, but you should be ready to learn, and to invest your time and
Devoted to the arts and culture? Love sport and how it bridges cultural divides? Or maybe you are committed to protecting the environment? Whatever your passion, if you have an inspiring message to share – the Young European Ambassadors network is looking for you!
Make sure you first satisfy the criteria listed in the FAQs and APPLY!
with your peers through activism and the sharing of experiences
inspiring projects by pursuing your own talents and building your skills
about the European Union, its values, and the opportunities it offers your region
with young people from all across the Western Balkans and the EU
by acquiring tools that help you promote positive values and change
new techniques for online and offline communication through our specially-designed training courses and seminars
events and creative initiatives for young people
your true leadership potential lies
*Subject to the restrictions of specific countries due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
from 05/06/2020 to 15/07/2020
from 20/07/2020 to 20/08/2020
*The YEA project team has sole discretion to determine an entry’s eligibility. Any entry that does not comply with the formal requirements, contains offensive content, or is otherwise objectionable, will be disqualified.
For more information on the selection process consult our Terms and conditions
* The Young European Ambassadors initiative is committed to diversity and attracting candidates from all
backgrounds. In particular, this means reaching out to those who may not have had much, if any, opportunity to
engage in EU projects or travel to the EU for educational purposes before.
For details on Jury Evaluation please see the Terms and conditions section.
The 60 selected members of the YEA Network will be invited to a ‘meet up’ orientation session, where they
will receive an informative welcome pack, along with a plan and programme detailing their participation in
All YEAs must sign a Volunteer Agreement setting out expectations, roles, and responsibilities. Beginning from September 2020, YEAs will have an opportunity to present themselves at a series of kick-off events across the region.