Meet the third generation of Young European Ambassadors from the Western Balkans!

WeBalkans invites all the regional media to tune in to our Official Launch of the 3rd generation of the Young European Ambassadors on 21 October at 18.30 (CET)

We are happy to welcome 60 new leaders, activists and young voices from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia into the Young European Ambassadors Network which already counts 120 youngsters. The event is being organised live in the 2022 European Youth Capital– Tirana, Albania, while all the regional partners and media will be able to follow the event with open-access on, as well as WeBalkans and DG NEAR Facebook live.

Representatives of the European Commission, the WeBalkans team, and the Western Balkans Expert Jury made up of prominent activists, journalists, musicians, educators from the region will name the 60 new voices who will represent their peers at regional and EU level.

To find out more about how the Young European Ambassadors are selected, read about our selection process.

How will the new 60 Young European Ambassadors influence the youth agenda in the region?

The 60 winners will join the network of already 120 active YEAs who were selected in 2020 and 2021, thus making a total of 180 young people in the network who will take part in local and regional activism initiatives, EU programmes and projects, conferences, cultural events, and study trips in order to expand their skills and sphere of influence. YEAs are here to say, do, share and care for their future. Take a look at some of the events YEAs participate in.

Sending a powerful message across Europe from Tirana European Youth Capital!

Over 36,000 votes were cast from all over the region, showing that young people in the Western Balkans are eager, ready and willing to use the opportunities offered by the European Union and share them with their peers wherever they are.

Meet the YEA Jury at the event!

YEA Expert Jury members were chosen based on the values they promote, and the imprint they have made in making our societies better and more diverse.

Meet the EU at the event

Representatives from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) will be joining us for the live stream, together with the YEA team leaders, who will be by your side over the next years.