Project Officer for the #StandForSomething Campaign at the European Youth Card Association. Born and raised in Belgium, but with my parents originally from the UK and other family members living in the Netherlands, France and Norway, I certainly consider myself to be European. Growing up with a mix of several different cultures and languages was sometimes puzzling and even frustrating, but I soon realized how useful it actually is. I currently work for the European Youth Card Association on a project linked to the Conference on the Future of Europe. We are constantly looking to have young voices play a bigger role in shaping our society. In fact, I’ve recently come to realise that much of my career and personal projects have also revolved around the youth dimension. From scouts and university projects, to teaching and assisting in a schoolwork centre, working with young people is truly rewarding. Click HERE to read policy insights from Julien Tate-Smith.