Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00

YT Ambassadors 2015

Evgenia Samodelkova (Russia)

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evgenia samodelkova Evgeniya grad­u­ated from Moscow State Uni­ver­sity, MA in Philol­ogy, Russ­ian lan­guage and lit­er­a­ture. She works in French engi­neer­ing com­pany as a head of HR depart­ment. Cor­re­spon­dent in Youth Time mag­a­zine since 2012. Free­lance jour­nal­ist and blog­ger. Mem­ber of Friend’s Club of Gor­chakov Fund of Pub­lic Diplo­macy in Moscow. Inter­ests – pho­tog­ra­phy, writ­ing, shiv­ananda yoga and tae-​bo, psy­chol­ogy, Balkan culture.


Maria Semenova (Russia)

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maria semenova Maria is a musi­cian, leader of music band “Maria Majazz”. Grad­u­ated from St.Petersburg State Uni­ver­sity of eco­nom­ics and finance, stud­ied at Fach­hochschule fuer Wirtschaft in Berlin, worked in the PR Depart­ment of JSC VTB Bank for 5 years, but later made her final choice in favour of music and inter­na­tional youth and social affairs. Maria’s inter­est lies within such spheres as jazz music, travel, for­eign cul­tures and lan­guages. At the same time Maria cur­rently works as a pro­fes­sor assis­tant and teacher of eco­nom­ics in St.Petersburg State Uni­ver­sity of tech­nol­ogy and design.


Omnia Elkhayat (Egypt)

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omnia elkhayat Omnia is a jour­nal­ist and Nov­el­ist. Her first novel was nom­i­nated to the Inter­na­tional Prize for Ara­bic Fic­tion and sold in many coun­tries like Egypt, Emi­rates, Ger­many and Tunisia. Grad­u­ated from the Fac­ulty of Mass com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Cairo Uni­ver­sity, Jour­nal­ism depart­ment. She pre­pared stud­ies in jour­nal­ism and has a diploma in trans­la­tion from the Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity in Cairo. Omnia worked in many Egypt­ian and inter­na­tional media sta­tions and cur­rently she’s a radio reporter in Radio SAWA. She con­tributed the polit­i­cal and social changes in Egypt since 2011 till now.


Baptiste Amieux (France)

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baptiste amieux Bap­tiste is a young pro­fes­sional for the UN Coun­try Team in Tunis, Tunisia. Grad­u­ated with a Mas­ter in Inter­na­tional Rela­tions from the Catholic Uni­ver­sity of Lille, he gets a first UN expe­ri­ence as a trainee in Kosovo, and then at the UN in Laos. He mod­er­ated the last Youth Medit­er­anean Forum (Mona­s­tir). Par­tic­i­pat­ing to RYF 2013, mod­er­at­ing RYF 2014, and New Par­a­digm for Edu­ca­tion 2013. Pas­sion­ate about sports, his­tory and lan­guages, He ded­i­cates his life goals to enhance youth rep­re­sen­ta­tive power and par­tic­i­pa­tory role in the soci­ety, includ­ing at the deci­sions mak­ing level.


Rakesh Biswas (India)

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Rakesh Biswas Rakesh is an Indian entre­pre­neur. Founder and Chair­man of Inter­na­tional Youth Soci­ety of Eco friendly and Renew­able Tech­nol­ogy. He is the Recip­i­ent of Sam Global Youth Award 2014 and the Recip­i­ent of Best Sug­gested Project Award ( Social and Qual­ity Improve­ments in India) at Rhodes Youth Forum 2012. He had Chaired many national and Inter­na­tional con­fer­ences on renew­able tech­nol­ogy and envi­ron­men­tal affairs in Greece, Pak­istan, Bangladesh, Athens, Rhodes, Cri­o­tia, Italy, France, Rus­sia, Eng­land, USA, Nepal. He is cur­rently work­ing on many research projects related to Renew­able tech­nol­ogy, Waste man­age­ment, Social and Polit­i­cal Affairs, Biotech­nol­ogy, Youth affairs. He diliv­ers his famous talk on tedx Mum­bai “Trans­for­ma­tion of Youth Ideas into technology”.


Taulant Hoxha (Kosovo)

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taulant hoxha Taulant was Born and raised in Prizren — Kosovo, CEO & Founder of Even­tor HUB. Social activist eager to con­tribute in every pos­si­ble ini­tia­tive that has to do with the improve­ment of youth sec­tor. Spe­cial inter­ests on social entre­pre­neur­ship, Life-​Long learn­ing processes, non-​profits, envi­ron­men­tal activism. Pas­sion­ate moun­taineer and photographer.


Themistoklis Papadimopoulos (Greece)

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Themistoklis Papadimopoulos Themis stud­ied in Uni­ver­sity of Aegean and Uni­ver­sity of Piraeus in Greece, attended sem­i­nars from George­town Uni­ver­sity and Baruch Col­lege in the US, and after his MBA he started lessons about Art in Uni­ver­sity of Athens. His inter­ests are phi­los­o­phy, dance, travel and pol­i­tics. He works since 2007 in tourism indus­try as a mar­ket­ing and busi­ness con­sul­tant and he also is a proud fol­lower of Youth Time Move­ment since the moment of its founding.


Tigran Shadunts (Armenia)

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tigran shadunts Through his life Tigran received sev­eral uni­ver­sity degrees on diplo­macy and inter­na­tional rela­tions, has been a vol­un­teer for sev­eral orga­ni­za­tions and par­tic­i­pated in var­i­ous inter­na­tional projects. He is a founder of “Serund Pan-​Armenian Youth Cen­ter”. He orga­nizes projects related to edu­ca­tion, sci­ence, human rights, gen­der issues, cul­tural and inter­cul­tural issues, envi­ron­ment, youth activ­ity and etc. In 2014 he ini­ti­ated “OSCE 4 You(th) — You(th) 4 OSCE”-the aim of the ini­tia­tive was to give an oppor­tu­nity to youth orga­ni­za­tions to learn about OSCE activ­i­ties and main objec­tives. In 2014 he became the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of UN (New York head­quar­ters) Global Part­ner­ship for Youth Net­work in Arme­nia and estab­lished Armen­ian network.


Božidar Rados (Croatia)

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bozidar rados Boži­dar is Mar­ket­ing Assis­tant in Ernst & Young, based in Zagreb, Croa­tia. He holds a Master’s degree in Pub­lic rela­tions. Dur­ing his stud­ies, he worked as a teach­ing assis­tant at uni­ver­sity on the sub­jects of Pub­lic Rela­tions and Polit­i­cal Com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Boži­dar is a fre­quent speaker and facil­i­ta­tor at numer­ous inter­na­tional con­fer­ences and for two years he was a Croa­t­ian rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the Youth Coun­cil of the United Nations.


Hassan Rassmy (USA)

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hassan rassmy Has­san is cur­rently an under­grad­u­ate stu­dent from South­ern Cal­i­for­nia pur­su­ing a degree in polit­i­cal sci­ence and inter­na­tional stud­ies with a minor in con­flict res­o­lu­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Irvine. He was an Amer­i­can fel­low dur­ing the 2011 Ben­jamin Franklin Transat­lantic Fel­lows Insti­tute, and was involved in Model United Nations and Mock Trial — expe­ri­ences which opened his eyes to the world. Ever since, and over the course of his stud­ies, he par­tic­i­pated with the Reach­ing Zero Con­fer­ence at Yale Uni­ver­sity, was a men­tor with the Global-​In Fel­low­ship in Berlin, and par­tic­i­pated with many other projects both in the US and abroad. Has­san has trav­eled exten­sively study­ing con­flict regions in Europe, the Cau­cuses, and the Mid­dle East. In the States, he is pas­sion­ate about access-​to-​education advo­cacy in his home state of Cal­i­for­nia, and has lob­bied in Sacra­mento mul­ti­ple times. Has­san is an adven­tur­ist, Eagle Scout, and enjoys camp­ing, hik­ing, and Thai food.


Adi Kolasevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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adi kolasevic Mr. Kola­se­vic has more than 10 years of expe­ri­ence in civil soci­ety sec­tor and over 5 years of expe­ri­ence in capac­ity devel­op­ment of youth and sport CSO’s in devel­op­ing coun­tries. MSci in Sport and Youth­worker with exten­sice expe­ri­ence in areas of edu­ca­tion and non for­mal edu­ca­tion. A pas­sion­ate run­ner and pho­tog­ra­pher inter­ested in nature and dif­fer­ent cul­tures try­ing to con­nect it all in every day life. Extro­vert per­son­al­ity makes him social ani­mal always ready to meet new people.



Published in Ambassadors 2015
Sunday, 11 January 2015 00:00

Summer School 2015


In English
Youth­Time: Get intro­duced to a new wave of youth activism! LINK
Youth Time Sum­mer School 2015: A Cat­a­lyst for Opportunity LINK
Youth Time Sum­mer School 2015: Bril­liant and Engaged Peo­ple Everywhere LINK


In Greek
Διεθνές Sum­mer School Δημοσιογραφίας στο Αμβούργο LINK
«Κρίση και Κοινωνία, ζητήματα διαχείρισης» LINK


In Serbian
#YTSum­mer – Life­time expe­ri­ence – Kako smo mi to videli! (VIDEO) LINK
Mladi iz celog sveta: Zajedno da svet bude bolje mesto LINK
Mladi da se otvore za druge kul­ture i sruše stereotipe LINK


In German
Soziales: Start-​ups und Social Entre­pre­neurs aus der ganzen Welt in Ham­burg (Focus) LINK
Soziales: Start-​ups und Social Entre­pre­neurs aus der ganzen Welt in Ham­burg (Nachrichten) LINK
Start-​ups und Social Entre­pre­neurs aus der ganzen Welt in Hamburg LINK


In Nepalese
समस्याको समाधान खोज्दै युवा LINK


Published in Forum
Sunday, 11 January 2015 00:00

YT Global Forum 2015

In English
YouthTime Global Forum – a real chance to get your project funded LINK
More than one hundred young people from around the world debate on education and entrepreneurship in Barcelona LINK
Youth Time Global Forum in Barcelona LINK
Nepal medic bags grant for health education LINK
When Generating Ideas is not enough, Make a Project to Realize Them and Get It Funded at the Youth Time Global Forum LINK
Enganging Young People Worldwide through an Impactful Forum: Youth Time Global Forum 2015 LINK
BRICS should adopt new growth paradigm pdf icon sml


In Slovenian
Kako razmišljajo mladi novinarji? LINK
Sara Neupane - Girl Friendly School Sanitation Improvement Project LINK
Vladimir Yakunin LINK


In Macedonian
Дипломата не е доволна: Волонтирајте LINK
Интервју со Ади Колашевиќ, амбасадор на Youth Time LINK


Published in Forum
Thursday, 07 January 2016 00:00

Past Events

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Date and place: October 28-31, 2015, Barcelona, Spain.

Participants: around 100 young people from all parts of the world.

Theme: The New Era of Employment and Education: Solutions for Change

Result: During the forum, youth from all over the world presented 16 projects. Only the best were honored with four awards: a realization grant for the best project, two fully-paid scholarships to the Anglo-American University in Prague, Czech Republic, and a six-month-long paid internship at the IES consulting company in Barcelona.

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Date and place: June 18-22, 2015, Hamburg, Germany.

Participants: 30 most active young people from different countries.

Theme: Cri­sis and Soci­ety: Issues of Management

Result: Participants are equipped with the nec­es­sary skills to build col­lec­tive forms of think­ing, and they had the oppor­tu­nity to study key approaches to pub­lic diplo­macy, con­flict res­o­lu­tion, social inte­gra­tion, and stereo­type elimination. They were encour­aged to think beyond their reg­u­lar daily rea­son­ing in order to take context-sensitive actions in response to social crises and con­flicts. More pre­cisely, they took part in var­i­ous work­shops and train­ing ses­sions that included team-building inter­ac­tive activ­i­ties, col­lab­o­ra­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion and feed­back exchange, They had the opportunity to broaden their knowl­edge of nego­ti­at­ing skills and stress man­age­ment, two essen­tial top­ics that are press­ing issues in our fast-paced world.

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Date and place:  October 17-19, 2014, Bordeaux, France.

Par­tic­i­pants: 8 Youth Time Ambassadors from different countries+7 special guests.

Theme: The First Youth Time Ambassadors meeting.

Result:  Participants defined the features of YT and its specific place in the world of NGOs. They were agreed that YT is a dynamic youth-led initiative that empowers, engages and inspires young people from around the world in a powerful and innovative way. As work output there was provided a short definition of YT: “An international NGO founded by active young people to provide unique opportunities for youth to shape their future, independent of any political or governmental influence”.

Having discussed ambassador’s special responsibilities and privileges participants defined their concrete personal impact and possible partners that can be attracted to develop YT activities in different countries.
After summing up the results ambassadors were given specific tasks to be complete before
deadlines in the nearest months.

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Date and place:  September 25-29, 2014, Rhodes, Greece

Par­tic­i­pants: over 100 participants from 43 countries

Theme: Positive participation of young people in the life of society: from individual initiatives to collective cooperation.

Result:  This year the forum has become a platform for presentations in three different spheres: Youth Diplomacy and International Relations, Modern Learning Environment and Social Entrepreneurship. The winners from India, Morocco, Nepal and Slovenia will implement their projects in 2015. Interview and Q&A sessions have let participants to ask specific questions and get straight answers from honorable guests, CEOs and experts in business, marketing, international relations, information warfare and social entrepreneurship. During the Global Roadmap of Youth Initiatives 2021: Occupation of the Future participants had a chance to build a picture of the nearest future and set long-term goals. Joint Session with WPF “Dialogue of Civilizations”: Collective Memory: How to avoid the future conflicts?” has opened an intergenerational dialogue. All the participants with the help of young facilitators have shared their views on the past conflicts focusing on the results of the I World War. Working together both youth and elder generation have analysed negative and positive scenarios of the world development and designed a detailed proposal on how to avoid possible conflicts in future.

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Date and place:  June 20-24, 2014, Siena, Italy

Par­tic­i­pants: 15 active mem­bers of the YT Movement + 15 newcomers

Theme/Goal: Work. Life. Balance. Test/Taste your life! The goal was to study current trends, acquire knowledge and develop skills to manage time for work and life and strike the balance among various life spheres.

Result: In the “Work” part of the School participants learnt how to perform successful public speeches and presentations. In the “Life” part they discovered the basic secrets of the art of interview and improved their “hear-and-listen” and time management skills. On the third, so-called “Balance” day, participants will also had a chance to conduct their own workshops and hold a roundtable discussion on the topic “Work and Life Integration. How to be a Human Being”.

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Date and place: November 25 – 28, 2013, Paris, France

Participants: More than 50 young researchers, teachers, representatives of institutions, NGO and business, media–professionals and young community leaders from 23 countries.

Theme/Goal: To expand the youth’s possibilities to play a constructive role in changing the educational paradigm; to unite young people from different countries and open the dialogue on problems and hassles which faces the education nowadays; to define basic requirements from different stakeholders of education and to introduce young leaders as an active part in co-designing the education of the future.

Result: As the outcome of the Forum participants issued the Paris Youth Declaration "New Paradigm of Education" where the youth vision of education presented.

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Date and place: September 28  – October 1, 2013, Rhodes, Greece

Participants: More than 100 young activists, experts, and guests from 46 countries

Theme/Goal: Modern Youth Society: How to Build and Be In­volved? / To discuss various issues that affect the future (digitiza­tion and other transformations of the modern society, challenges in intercultural and international relations, the role of young peo­ple in the society) and find joint fresh solutions.

Result: Four of sixty presented during RYF 2013 projects were awarded with financial grants. Young leaders from all over the world shared their personal intellectual efforts to prepare the “World Roadmap of Youth Initiatives 2021”, which summed up fo­rum discussions, and the Youth Declaration on Education.

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Date and place: July 21 – 25, 2013, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Participants: 30 active members of the YT Movement

Theme/Goal: To train new skills and invoke knowledge of YT activ­ists in aspects of the social work, such as: creation and promotion of NGOs, fundraising, networking and social entrepreneurship.

Result: YT members developed their skills in the field of social work and got basis to develop quality of imple­mentation of their own projects as well as projects of the movement.

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Date and place: September 28 – October 1, 2012, Rhodes, Greece.

Participants: 126 people, among them: 88 young activists from countries, experts, VIP guests,  journalists and members of the media team.

Theme/Goal: This year the format of the forum was changed. It became more strategic and had practical approach. YT gave a chance to young activists to present their projects in 4 fields: Edu­cation and Employment, Intercultural Projects, Media and Social Projects, Improving the Quality of Life.

Result: The preference was given to the most outstanding and socially significant projects. The winner projects from Lebanon, Nepal, Russia, Zambia, India contained proposals for establishing Youth Resource, implementing peaceful journalism, conducting games to raise social awareness of ecological issues, creation of a clothes bank.

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Date and place: 15 – 19 of July 2012, Štiřín, Czech Republic .

Participants: 30 active members of the YT Movement.

Theme/Goal: To train YT activist’s skills in such areas as organizing youth conferences, high level discussions, and social projects.

Result: A team of professionals is formed to carry out and imple­ment YT projects.

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Date and place: March 29 – April 1, 2012, New Delhi, India.

Participants: 232 young activists, experts, VIP guests from 39 countries and students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi).

Theme: Country and Society of My Dreams.

Goal: Develop new general models of the new society of the XXI century.

Result: A global project “The World of My Dream” helps to create and visualise an image with ideal countries.

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Date and place: 10 – 14 of October 2011, Rhodes, Greece.

Participants: More than 150 young enthusiastic people from 50 countries.

Theme: Range of possibilities for the future of young people.

Goal: Joint search for development scenarios of the future.

Result: Creation of 12 positive scenarios of the development of the future.

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Date and place: 15 – 21 of July 2011, Altai, Russia.

Participants: 50 active members of the Youth Time Movement.

Theme/Goal: Teaching members of the movement practical skills in the creation and implementation of youth projects.

Result: Creation of the Youth Time asset, which takes part in the realization of a majority of the movement’s projects.

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Date: April 2011

Participants: More than 400 young designers and journalists from 14 countries.

Theme: Space and the Future of Mankind.

Goal: Attract the youth to designing the future of civilization, taking into account development of the technological progress.

Result: 17 authors of the best articles and design works were awarded the grand prize – a trip to the launch site “Baikonur” (Kazakhstan).

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Date and place: 3 – 6 of October 2010, Rhodes, Greece.

Participants: 150 young activists from 34 countries.

Theme: Working-out a scenario of the world community develop­ment.

Goal: Involve the youth in the process of the solution of global problems and working-out scenarios of humankind’s development in the future.

Published in Summer Schools

The conviction that youth are drivers of positive change in our communities is the basis for the Youth Time International Movement's programs and activities.

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