"I have participated in the project about constitution, which was held in Georgia. Approximately more than 1000 students took part in it. The project was organized in the form of contest, so my team also decided to join. It consisted of 3 stages. We had video blogging about constitution and our attitude towards it for the first stage. Next stages were about analytical thinking and it was based on knowledge about constitution. Fortunately, we won this competition. The prize was a trip to France, fully-funded by the Reserve Fund of the President of Georgia. We were in Paris, visited a lot of interesting places, sceneries and monuments. But the most important part of our visit was travelling to Strasbourg, especially visit to European Parliament and the Council of the Europe.
Recently, I got an opportunity to be a part of Young European Ambassadors Meet-Up funded by EU Neighbours East project in Brussels. With 60+ delegates we had a chance to ask questions to officials and representatives of European Commission, Council of the EU and European Parliament.
For me Facebook is really important channel in order to get information about projects. In some cases, I am informed about interesting opportunities from my friends, whom I trust. It started from Civic Club at our school. We could connect with many people and organizations and it helped me a lot to reach such projects. For now I try not only receive, but also share this information with my friends, acquaintances helping them to use those chances.
When I was younger, I was not self-confident. And I always had a fear about participation in public events, models or debate competitions, where you give a speech in front of the audience. It was quite challenging for me. We often think that we can not do something, but we must find that strength in ourselves to do it. Whilst we try it, we develop ourselves. I would advise to be active as much as possible, because formal education at universities and schools is not enough..."
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