Miriam Prívarová, 23, will be the first Slovak to lead the European Union delegation at the Youth 20 summit, one of the official accompanying summits of the meeting of G20 leaders.
The youth summit will take place in Saudi Arabia on October 12-18, similar to the main summit of G20 leaders. Miriam Prívarová will lead a three-member delegation of the EU.
“I am honoured to represent the EU at the Youth 20 Summit,” Prívarová told The Slovak Spectator.Related story:Read more
The Youth 20, she continues, is one of few official, global youth platforms that can directly influence heads of state and as a result has the potential to impact 80 percent of the world's economic output, two-thirds of the global population and three-quarters of international trade.
Youth empowerment a priority
Prívarová acknowledges that the honour comes with great responsibility towards all EU youth. “In this regard, we, the EU delegates, probably have it harder than other delegations representing their respective countries as EU youth are the most diverse population of the whole G20,” she noted.
The summit's agenda will focus on the same three key themes as the G20 - future fit, global citizenship and youth empowerment. Prívarová explained that although they are supposed to primarily address the above three in the final communiqué for G20 leaders, these priority areas are rather broad.
“For instance, the theme of youth empowerment includes economic, political, social, educational and psychological aspects,” she said. “Plus, the impacts of COVID-19 are omnipresent. Since the youth are particularly vulnerable to the socio-economic, educational and psychological ramifications of the current situation, we will certainly address these and try to help in devising pro-youth policies for G20 leaders that take into consideration these factors, too.”Related story:Read more
Slovakia has a say
As the first-ever Slovak to become a leader of the EU delegation at the summit, she hopes her role “will empower Slovak youth and confirm that although we are a small country, we have a say in the European project,” she noted.
“When learning about my role in the EU delegation of Youth 20, I also hope that young people in Slovakia see a boost in their self-confidence and increase their activities on the international level. If this news helps just one young person in Slovakia in some way, I will deem it a success.”
Who is Miriam Prívarová?
She has a Bachelor's degree from Sciences Po Paris. She is currently studying for a Master's degree in international management of public administration at the same university. Prívarová is also studying for a Master's degree in European studies at King’s College London.
She speaks five languages and is an active member of international NGO Young European Leadership. She participated in several internships in the field of international relations and assisted with the preparation of several international conferences.
Source: TASR newswire
20. May 2020 at 21:15 | Compiled by Spectator staff