European Union Visitors Programme

What is the EUVP?

The European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP) invites young, promising leaders from countries outside the European Union to visit Europe to gain a first-hand appreciation of the EU's goals and policies.  For 2015, 6 visitors from India (incl. Bhutan) will be selected. The total number of visitors worldwide is generally about 160.

The EUVP is jointly sponsored and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission. An EUVP visit consists of a 5- to 8-day programme of meetings with EU officials at the EU institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg and/or Luxembourg. The EUVP Secretariat organises the programme and covers travel and per diem costs.

The program has been in operation since 1974. Since 1992, more than 82 promising leaders from different walks of life including politics, academics, media and the business community of India have taken part in the programme and constitute an important facet of the friendship between the EU and India.

Who is eligible to participate?

Eligible applicants include policy-makers, legislators, politicians, advisers to government, members of think-tanks, civil society leaders, young journalists and academicians. The participant must be within the age bracket of 25 - 45 with career-related interests in the European Union. Ideally, candidates will be professionals in a field where their understanding of EU-India relations will contribute to their chosen career path. Please note that the EUVP is not designed as a programme 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.

Non-Indian applicants should contact the EU Delegation in the country in which they have citizenship.

For list of these representations, clickhere

How are participants selected?

EUVP participants are selected by a committee chaired jointly by staff of the European Parliament and the European Commission.

The India Delegation is responsible for applications from India, living and working in the India.

For EUVP 2015, applications should be sent by email to, with 'Application for EUVP 2015' in the subject-line -.

The application should be accompanied by:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae msw8 - 42 KB [42 KB] (CV)
  2. A Statement of Purpose pdf - 53 KB [53 KB] (SOP)
  3. Contact Details (email id, phone number etc.)

The CV and SOP should be in the format as shown in the model CV and model SOP under the Related Links column on the right-hand side of this page.

The deadline for submitting applications is 27 May 2014