Who We Are

Who We Are

Mission

Advancing Youth Development

Future International was founded with the purpose of addressing youth reality and engaging them as contributors, leaders, and volunteers in areas of social and economic development.

We see it as a way to put co-leadership into practice, as well as co-design frameworks and put policies with youth. Education, employment, climate change, poverty, peace, and security are just a few of the problems we face, making it challenging to identify local needs. As a result, today’s decisions and policies will have a direct impact on future generations of youth.

We advocate for children and young people’s rights and strengthen their representation in decision-making processes, as well as provide learning and development programs, by establishing a diverse, equal, and inclusive platform for championing their civic rights.

Vision

The Future Ahead

To empower youth and young people at all levels, we need even more political will and structural reforms in achieving a sustainable future for all youth.

To assist learning and development, we need to provide tailored solutions to children and young people.

To actively create the democratic society and increase awareness about issues affecting youth, we need youth civic engagement.

To allow youth to express themselves and speak up for what they believe in, we need a more equal, diverse, and inclusive society.

At the highest levels of global diplomacy, we need to strengthen youth leadership and provide a variety of youth leadership programs and advocacy training.

Rustam Baratov, Founder

OUR GLOBAL TEAM

Our governance is committed to empowering individuals by respecting their diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, and citizenship.

Rustam-round
Rustam Baratov Founder & CEO
Michael-round
Michael Mareuls Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer (COO) & General Counsel
Solal-round
Solal Kapelian Co-Founder, Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO)
Yunus-round
Yunus Ibrahim Hussain Country Director, Nigeria
Paul-round
Paul Cormarie Head of U.S. Programs
Konstantin-round
Konstantin Tkachuk Director, Learning & Growth Opportunity
Kevin-round
Kévin Kok Heang Director, Future of AI
Nicole-round
Nicole Ann Hubka Slovakia
Uku-round
Uku Lilleväli Estonia
Joelyne-round
Joelyne T. Kerneah Program Coordinator, Liberia
Elisabeth-round
Elisabeth Loua Program Coordinator, Advocacy Initiatives
Shoukat-round
Shoukat Aziz Regional Coordinator, Community Development
Simone-round
Simone Calabrò Head of Growth
Female-round
Chiara Veronese Corporate Communication and Engagement Strategist
Dimitrios-round
Dimitrios Asproulis Head of Youth Development Programs
Victoria-round
Victoria Willes Head of Youth Development
Kabrina-round
Kabrina Thompson Corporate Development Coordinator

OUR VALUES

Our values reflect our leadership's approach to developing global youth programs that youth around the world deserve.

Youth empowerment

We do things that enable youth to learn and grow.

Focus on purpose

We do things that lead to long-term growth.

Be truthful and responsible

We do things that change the world by everything we do.

Inclusiveness

We do things that contribute to a more inclusive society.

Take ownership

We do things in which we are accountable for our own actions.

Join our growing team

We’re on a mission to ensuring that all youth have an equal and sustainable future. You will be joining a group of civil society leaders, social activists, students working or studying in the fields of International Relations, Political Science, Engineering, or related fields, former or current UN staff members or diplomats, and former or current MFA staff members or diplomats.