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Yasmine Ouirhrane  

Young European of the Year 2019

Yasmine Ouirhrane is the newly recognized “Young European of the Year 2019”. She is an advocate for Social and Gender Justice in Europe.

She was recently namedEDD Young Leader by the European Commission and she is an expert on Peace & Security at the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub, mandated by the EU and the AU. In this role, she wrote a proposal in tracking basic services in fragile contexts with accessible digital support to feed into peace processes.

She is also an award-winning fellow at Women Deliver , a member of the Gender Innovation Agora at UN Women and she wrote a research on The Role of Young Women in Peacebuilding Processes. Since the age of 16, she worked in underprivileged neighbourhoods of France, committed to address inequalities and promote social inclusion. Last year, she helped organising the YO!Fest, gathering 8000 youth at the European Parliament and she managed to sponsor a delegation of underprivileged students, mostly young women with a migrant background coming from France.

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