2019 European Union Visitors Programme – Submissions of applications are now open for Ukrainian citizens

European Union, 2017
European Union, 2017

The EUVP is jointly sponsored and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission. It has been in operation since 1974.

The EUVP invites young leaders from Ukraine to visit Europe to gain first-hand information on EU activities as well as a better understanding of its values and complexity.  At the same time, it allows to share perspectives and best practice on issues of mutual concern.

An EUVP visit consists of an individual five- to eight-day program of meetings with EU officials at the EU institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg and/or Luxembourg. Each programme is individually tailored to meet the visitor's work profile and interests. Travel and per diem costs are covered by the EUVP.

Who is eligible to participate?

Politicians, such as members of national and regional Parliaments, party officials and advisers to politicians.

Government/Parliamentary officials. In particular those exercising responsibility in areas of special relevance to the EU.

Media. In particular those exercising an editorial function in areas of special relevance to the EU (e.g. as Foreign Editor or Political Correspondent of national newspaper or Editor of regional newspaper, radio or TV Current Affairs Producer/Presenter, etc.).

Academics/Think-tanks. In particular those responsible for teaching or researching in the fields of EU/international affairs.

Civil society actors/Trade unionists. Such as human rights activists, women's rights defenders, environmentalists, trade unionists (in particular those exercising a national responsibility in the field of international relations), etc.

Other: Private sector lawyers, industrialists, bankers, etc. are not considered eligibleas EUVP participants, except where they exercise responsibility and influence outside the confines of an individual company (e.g. as a Member of a national commission or Chamber of Commerce, Human Rights activists, etc.).

The EUVP is not open for students. 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.

EUVP participants should be fluent in at least one of the EU languages. 

Basic knowledge of the EU Institutions and their functioning is welcomed.

EUVP participant should belong to 30-40 age group.

How are participants selected?

First selection of candidates is made by the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine. The final decision is taken by the EUVP Steering Committee in Brussels in September-November. A limited number (usually 4 people) are selected from Ukraine each year.

When would the Program take place?

Travel will then take place in 2019 (the precise date is selected by the participant from the offered list (3-4 dates per month during the year).

More information on http://europa.eu/euvp/en/

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