Rui is a 21-year-old computer science student from Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
Rui is passionate about politics, music and reading and loves to travel to new places and have new experiences.
Rui has been working on the fields of education, youth participation and active citizenship for the last couple of years, working at a local, national and international level to empower young people and strengthen democratic processes.
His interest in joining the EYCA Youth Panel is to work with other young people from different places of Europe in order to promote the Youth Card as a tool to engage young people in participation and an instrument to build better public policies. He believes that only together can we empower Europe’s youth.