I am a young communications professional from Italy with a strong passion for the EU project and its values. This passion comes mainly from my nine-month Erasmus program at Trinity College Dublin, which I did during my bachelor. Studying in Dublin in a truly international environment helped me to really feel like a European citizen and to understand the great importance of the free movements of people within the EU. I have seen how much you can gain from challenging yourself in a discussion among people of different countries and cultures, learning to see with a more critical view the mentality of your home country. To cultivate even further my interest for EU history and politics, I moved first to Denmark to study a master’s degree in European Studies and then to Brussels to kick off my career in the EU bubble, working for causes close to my passions such as freedom of expression, sustainability, promotion of inclusiveness and diversity in sport and the wellbeing of people living with HIV.