Youth Council

Ana Ilinca Ilie


Ana (24) participated in our workshop in Bucharest, Romania, in 2011. She has moved on to study Medicine at the University of Medicine in Bucharest. After finishing her degree she wants to specialize as a neurosurgeon. In her spare time she likes to dance and watch horror movies.

For me, Europe is…

…a place filled with remnants of our amazing history, culture and diversity. It is a place where creativity and imagination can blossom and come to life in the most unexpected of ways, binding us together and making Europe‘s population into a most unique one.

If you could, what would be the first thing you would change in Europe?

The youth right now will turn into tomorrow‘s leaders. The younger generation should be given a voice and the time of day. We can no longer afford to keep on thinking that our elders know better than we do. That is why the first thing I would like to change in Europe is the way people perceive the younger generation. Sure, we are younger, we are idealists, but when push comes to shove, we know how to be sensible and fix problems efficiently.

Activities for the Youth Council:

Member of the Working Group on Diversity (since 2015)

Member of the Working Group on Violence & Crime (2013-2015)