The European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) invites young, promising leaders from the Kyrgyz Republic to visit Europe to gain first-hand appreciation of the EU's goals, policies and peoples and to increase mutual understanding between professionals from non-EU countries and their EU counterparts. The EUVP is jointly sponsored and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission.
The visit consists of an individual 5 to 8-day programme of meetings with EU officials at EU institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg and/or Luxembourg. Travel and per diem costs are covered by the EU. The Delegation of the European Union provides visa support for participants.
Who is eligible to participate?
Those eligible to participate are government officials (local and state), journalists, educators, officials of non-profit, non-governmental organisations and other professionals aged in their mid-20s to mid-40s with career-related interests in the European Union. Please note that the EUVP is not designed as a programme for students: its participants are required to have completed their university education or equivalent training and to have been employed for several years in their chosen career field, and have a working knowledge of one of the EU languages, preferably English or French.
How are participants selected?
EUVP participants are selected by a committee chaired jointly by a Member of the European Parliament and a Member of the European Commission. Usually, 4 visitors are selected from Kazakhstan. The total number of visitors worldwide is generally about 160.
Important note: First selection of candidates is made by the Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic. The final decision is taken by the EUVP Secretariat in Brussels in September.
How to apply?
The Delegation of the European Union is responsible for applications from the Kyrgyz Republic.
Applications should be addressed to:
Delegation of the European Commission
236 Abdymomunova street,
The letter should be brief, in English, and must contain:
- 1. A description of the applicant's current position;
- 2. The applicant's area of expertise;
- 3. A brief outline of the sector to be studied in Europe, indicating specifically how it relates to the applicant's career objectives;
- 4. A completed application form [32 KB] ;
- 5. A detailed résumé.
The deadline for applications is March 1st each year for the following year.
Applications in English (originals in hard copy) must be received in the Delegation's office BEFORE March 1st.