The EUVP is a study programme for prominent young professionals from countries outside the European Union. EUVP participants are invited to visit the EU in order to gain a first-hand experience of its goals and policies, and to discuss matters of mutual interest with Members of the European Parliament and officials of other EU Institutions. Through the EUVP the EU hopes to bring about a better understanding with peoples from different parts of the world.
The EUVP is jointly financed and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission. An EUVP grant is normally valid for a maximum of 5 working days, enabling the recipient to visit Brussels (and, where appropriate, Luxembourg). A limited number of EUVP participants is invited to attend a session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Travel and subsistence costs are met by the EUVP.
Who can participate?
Those eligible to participate in the EUVP include young politicians, government officials, representatives of the media, trades unionists, academics, etc., and in particular opinion-formers. Participants are normally required to have completed their university education or equivalent training and to have been in employment for several years. Students are not eligible. In general, participants are selected from within the 25-45 age group.
Selection of EUVP participants is made by a Committee (under the present co-chairmanship of the Vice-President of the European Parliament, and a Member of the European Commission), from a short-list drawn up by the Delegation.
Delegations nominate participants on the basis of recommendation and personal application. Please contact the Delegation for further information.