Aly Narvaez, a Filipino civil servant and an ASEAN Studies student, has been accepted as a delegate to the UN Youth Summer School on Diplomacy 2017, following her application which required her to answer questions and share her insights relative to the theme, Brexit-Unfolding EU's Future. However, she is financially incapable of paying the 180 EUR fee and her travel and personal expenses from Manila, Philippines to Bucharest, Romania amounting to roughly 1,500 USD.
A former radio announcer and advocacy journalist championing youth welfare and rights, Aly has always been passionate about public service. In 2015, she voluntarily trained more than 200 Filipino student leaders and campus journalists to be responsible citizen journalists and nation builders. She also used to promote programs that focus on community development and cooperation.
Aly is also the National Communications Manager of the ASEAN Youth Organization - Philippines which promotes regional cooperation and friendship among youths of Southeast Asia and even other parts of the world.
With her passion and commitment to advancing inclusive development, peace, and cooperation, she intends to apply the experience and knowledge she will gain from the Summer School to her relentless efforts and endeavors to make the world -- or rather the universe -- a better place.
Aly is optimistic that she can earn the support of those who share the same cause, and be able to attend the UN Youth Summer School on Diplomacy 2017
The UN Youth Summer School on Diplomacy is an educational programme that provides a unique space for learning and networking for students from Romania and their peers from all around the world. Here, distinguished speakers will contribute through diverse perspectives and experiences towards a better understanding of the topics covered, encouraging new thinking and inspiring debates.
This year’s Summer School on Diplomacy will take place between the 24th and 30th of July 2017 in Bucharest, Romania with the general theme Brexit-Unfolding EU’s Future. The project aims to deepen and consolidate knowledge on the implications that both parts have after the referendum that has decided United Kingdom’s wish to leave the union, but also to gather insight concerning diplomacy and the art of negotiation.
The programme will comprise lectures, debates, and workshops that will discuss the various economic, political, social and cultural challenges that lie ahead of the Brexit vote.
The curriculum addresses general issues and theoretical aspects of International Relations, Diplomacy, Economics and Security aspects in an effort to offer a comprehensive and balanced analysis of the foreseeable future of the European Union. It will also address topics such as the possibility of building an EU Army, challenging more integrated macroeconomic policies regarding the Eurozone, the flexibility of the single market and also achieving more integrated migration policies.
In previous editions, in addition to experts and intellectuals, we have enjoyed the presence of Ambassadors, diplomats, academics, businessmen and many respected professionals. Aside from the educational programme, participants will take part in a variety of social activities, which guarantee a complete Summer School experience by combining our high academic standards with fun, beautiful memories and socialization.