Invitation - The European Union Visitors Programme

What is the EUVP?

The European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) invites young upcoming professionals from countries outside the European Union to visit European Institutions to gain a first-hand appreciation of the EU's goals, policies and people, 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. It was established in 1974. 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. All programs are coordinated and arranged by the EUVP Secretariat. Travel and per diem costs are covered by the EUVP.

Who is eligible to participate?

The EUVP is opened for: Politicians and political staffers, Civil society actors, Government/Parliamentary officials, Journalists, Academics/Think-tanks, Trade unionists, exceptionally Private sector representatives (which exercise responsibility and influence outside the confines of an individual company, like a member of a national commission or Chamber of Commerce, etc.).

Participants should have completed their university education or equivalent training and should be engaged professionally for several years in a field where they have a direct or indirect influence on decision-making or opinion-forming.

How are participants selected?

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

When would the Program take place?

The results of the selections will be announced by the end of 2013. Travel will then take place in 2014.

What is the application process?

The EU Delegation in Chisinau is responsible for the initial screening of applications from the Republic of Moldova. Applications should be made in the form of a letter, accompanied by a CV, addressed to:

EUVP Applications

Delegation of the European Union to Moldova

12, Kogalniceanu Street

MD-2001, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Or e-mailed to:

The letter should be brief and must contain:

1. A description of the applicant's current position and area of expertise.

2. A brief outline of the sector to be studied in Europe, indicating specifically how it relates to the applicant's career objectives.

Deadline for applications is 22 September 2013, COB.

Enquiries to: Elena MADAN, Project Manager/EUVP Liaison Officer

Tel: (+373 22) 50 52 10

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