WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP) welcomes participants preferably within an age range of 25-35 years old, who have at least a basic knowledge about the functioning of the EU Institutions and are fluent in at least one EU working language: English, French or German. Participants must have completed university education or equivalent training and will already have some years of professional experience.
The EUVP targets current and emerging leaders, young politicians and decision makers, government and parliamentary officials, diplomats, civil society actors, media professionals (television, radio, newspaper and digital), lawyers, academics and opinion formers from the countries and international organisations where the EU has a Delegation or an European Parliament Liaison Office.
Since its beginning, the EUVP has welcomed over 4,000 guests, some of whom have risen to positions of high office or responsibility, including, Heads of State, Prime Ministers (Canada, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary), EU Commissioners Governors of US States, Ambassadors, etc.
HOW ARE PARTICIPANTS SELECTED?
Participants are nominated by the EU Delegations and European Parliament LIaison Offices outside of the EU and selected by the EUVP Management Committee in Brussels, composed of the European Parliament and the European Commission high-ranking officials.