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Meet Tiago Filipe Tavares Costa, Young Regional Ambassador in Azores (Portugal) 


Tiago is 30 years old and is from Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores.

He has a Master Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon and a MBA from the University of the Azores. He is currently taking a Post-Graduation course in Digital Marketing at the IPAM – The Marketing School.

Thanks to his studies, he has worked in several areas, namely in Pharmacy, Marketing, Management and Business development. Currently, he is working as a Hospital Pharmacist at the Hospital do Divino Espírito Santo, EPER. He was also selected for the European Eurodyssey traineeship which took place in Liège, Belgium and for the Inov Contacto international traineeship from the Portuguese Government which occurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

His hobbies inclued: Photography, sports (soccer and bike riding!), hiking, listen to music and spending good quality time with friends. His talent in Photography has been recognized as he was the winner of the #EYEamHERE Photo Competition, which was organized by the European Parliament (European Youth Event).

Tiago defines hiself as being a person who will always fight to defend his ideals: "Justice, Honesty, Altruism and Commitment are some of the values which I identify the most with. I believe in a society which praises the collective well-being instead of individualism, which tries its best to bring prosperity to its people and always associates transparency and equality in its decisions."

His life phylisophy is "Life is meant to be lived to the fullest, so enjoy each moment as it was the last one!"

As a Young Regional Ambassador, Tiago is passionate about his region and is working actively to promote it: "The Azores archipelago, an autonomous region of Portugal, is a natural wonder laying in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It is composed by nine islands, each one with singular characteristics capable of making anyone fall in love with them.

One of the things that I am most proud in life, is to have been born in such an amazing place. Here you can find great things such as magical nature, quality of life, outstanding regional food and one of the freshest and cleanest air I have ever breathed!

As I have experienced several realities, I am in a good position to say that the Azores settings are unique. We have such great potential as an economic actor, yet we are too small and isolated to explore such potential. That is why we need more regional empowerment which could lead to prosperity. As FEDRA’s Young Regional Ambassador, I try to put my region in the European map. With it, Azorean regional actors can access other European regional players who meet their specific needs. Therefore, they can find opportunities which can make a positive difference in their activities.

All of these efforts towards my region are done with full passion. I truly believe that with it, my region will have a strong voice in Europe, which will be translated in positive outcomes.

Finally, I would like invite all of you reading this writing to visit or to know better the wonderful region that is the Azores archipelago! I am sure you will be delighted with what you will find!"

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