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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
Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:00

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Sara Neupane (Nepal)

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sara neupane Sara is cur­rently work­ing as a Project Coor­di­na­tor in the Infor­mal Sec­tor Ser­vice Cen­tre (INSEC), a promi­nent national level NGO of Nepal that pro­motes human rights and social jus­tice. She has 10 years of expe­ri­ence in the devel­op­ment sec­tor and has worked in the United Nations Mis­sion in Nepal (UNMIN), UN Women and the Munic­i­pal Asso­ci­a­tion of Nepal (MuAN). She was awarded in the Rhodes Youth Forum 2013 for her project ‘Girl Friendly School San­i­ta­tion Improve­ment Project in Far West­ern Nepal’. Sara holds a Master’s Degree in Devel­op­ment Stud­ies from Kath­mandu Uni­ver­sity, Nepal and is a recip­i­ent of Nepal Vid­hyab­hushan Award ‘B’ con­ferred by the Pres­i­dent of Nepal. Her areas of exper­tise and inter­est include human rights, gen­der, pub­lic pol­icy and project management. 


Thomas Wanker (Austria, Italy)

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thomas wanker Thomas is the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of an Inter­na­tional Orga­ni­za­tion based in Vienna that pro­motes, facil­i­tates and sup­ports eco­nomic and polit­i­cal rela­tions between Europe and Cen­tral Asia. Fur­ther, He is work­ing as legal coun­sel and pro­vides impulses for poten­tial busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties and con­sults entre­pre­neurs in order to ensure the secu­rity of their inter­na­tional busi­ness. Over the last five years Thomas has gained sound expe­ri­ence in project man­age­ment and facil­i­ta­tion of inter­na­tional pro­grams. In Italy and Ger­many he was work­ing to improve the mar­ket posi­tion of dif­fer­ent organizations.


Daria Laposhina (Russia)

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daria laposhina Daria grad­u­ated from Moscow State Uni­ver­sity as a Pub­lic Rela­tions spe­cial­ist. The desire to develop a deeper under­stand­ing of human behav­ior and to use the gained knowl­edge in PR-​work led her to pur­sue a PhD in the field of social phi­los­o­phy. Her PhD the­sis focuses on elec­tronic cul­ture and its impact on how mod­ern peo­ple think, inter­act and make deci­sions. As one of the results of this work was an idea to use Dig­i­tal Game-​Based Learn­ing (DGBL) to enhance the effec­tive­ness of edu­ca­tional process. In 2013 she became a co-​founder of ”Game ON! Plat­form” project, which is aimed at achiev­ing wider adop­tion of DGBL by Russ­ian uni­ver­si­ties. Daria is pas­sion­ate about trav­el­ing, explor­ing new places, adven­tures, nature, meet­ing new peo­ple. Involved in Youth Time activ­i­ties since 2011.


Fatima Joda (Sudan)

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Fatima Osman Fatima is a young social and envi­ron­men­tal activist; among her causes are edu­ca­tion, pos­i­tive change, devel­op­ment, and women em-​powerment. She is an Event Coor­di­na­tor for a local cam­paign AnaLan (the Ara­bic for I Will Not), a social move­ment tak­ing a stand against Female Gen­i­tal Muti­la­tion (FGM) in Sudan. In 2015, Fatima rep­re­sented Sudanese Women Lead­ers in SUSI – US Depart­ment of State and Equal­ity and Women’s Rights Con­fer­ence in Il-​menau, Ger­many. She is an active vol­un­teer with UNV, Food Bank, Gen­er­a­tions for Peace and teaches Eng­lish to under­priv­i­leged chil­dren who dropped out of school. More­over, she is a free­lance graphic designer and painter, cur­rently prepar-​ing for her own visual art exhi­bi­tion. Her inter­ests include pol­i­tics, travel, hik­ing and skydiving.


Dushko Bojoski (Germany, Macedonia)

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Dusko Bojoski With diverse pro­fes­sional expe­ri­ence in few promi­nent com­pa­nies in Ger­many and Mace­do­nia, at the moment he is work­ing as a Pro­duc­tion Man­ager at one of the lead­ing train­ing and con­sult­ing insti­tutes in the Mid­dle East, ded­i­cat­ing his time and energy to the skills devel­op­ment and knowl­edge capac­ity improve­ment of thou­sands of peo­ple on yearly basis. In addi­tion to his work duties, he is also becom­ing active in the entre­pre­neur­ship scene and is a fre­quent del­e­gate of numer­ous notable forums, con­fer­ences and schools world­wide, focus­ing on socioe­co­nom­ics, edu­ca­tion, busi­ness and politics. Lived on two con­ti­nents and pas­sion­ate about meet­ing excit­ing peo­ple and dis­cov­er­ing new cul­tures. You can find trav­el­ling, sports, music, chess, moon­light strolls on the beach and other ‘out­side of the com­fort zone’ adven­ture activ­i­ties on his free time menu.


Jonathan Fritzler (USA)

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Jonathan Fritzler After a nearly fatal accident Jonathan Fritzler experienced a profound Awakening. During his recovery, he began receiving visions of his future path. It was his call to a higher purpose. It was a call to serve the world. Now Jonathan is on a mission to impact the world through innovative approaches toward education, business, sustainability, and strategy. He is the author of the book “Hack Your Education”. While studying business at the University of Hawaii he used his school research build a million dollar recording studio in Honolulu. Now his organization has helped mentor thousands of students Hack their Education and use their projects as tools for their future. Fritzler has given a TED Talk called “The Education Energy Movement”.
Published in Ambassadors

17 – 19 Octo­ber 2014 the most dili­gent Youth Time (YT) activists nom­i­nated by the YT Pres­i­dent to be an exclu­sive rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the move­ment in their region gath­ered together in Bor­deaux (France) to take part in the first Youth Time Ambas­sador Meet­ing. The main goal of the event was to dis­cuss how YT changed since the moment it was founded and elab­o­rate the plans of the fur­ther devel­op­ment of the movement.

The win­ning social project “Health For Female Com­mu­nity Lead­ers” cre­ated and pre­sented by the recent med­i­cine grad­u­ate from Nepal Swek­shya Neupane.

Published in Winners
Thursday, 28 January 2010 00:00

Rhodes Youth Forum 2010


In Octo­ber, 2010 in Greece, on the Island of Rhodes the first Rhodes Youth Forum took place. The Forum was ini­ti­ated by World Pub­lic Forum “Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions” (WPFDC) in 2009 on the 7th Annual Ses­sion of the Rhodes Forum (www​.rhodes​fo​rum​.org) as an insti­tu­tion aimed to involve the mod­ern youth in the analy­sis of the global dia­logue of civ­i­liza­tions agenda and to develop prospec­tive strate­gies for the har­mo­nious progress of the human­ity.

Published in Rhodes Forum 2010
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