I have a background in international relations, women’s rights, international migration and sustainable development. I am currently based in Moscow, but I studied in Jordan, Lebanon and Italy. I have recently completed an internship at UN ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand. My interests include migration flows in North and Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. I am looking at the trends and drivers that encourage people to migrate and the economic effects of migration on both sending and receiving countries.
Why I joined FutureLab Europe? I believe that FutureLab Europe provides young leaders with a unique opportunity to implement projects aimed at creating inclusive, democratic societies with equal opportunities and strengthen relations between EU and non-EU countries.
Why do I think that Europe needs active citizens? I think that active citizenship is important to foster participatory democracy and greater political representation.
Yulia joined FutureLab Europe in 2018. Since then she has been involved in the following activities: