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EU Delegation call for Thai EUVP participants for 2019

23/05/2018 - 10:57
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The EUVP is jointly sponsored and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission and has been in operation since 1974.

What is the EUVP?

The objective of the European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP) is to enable young leaders, from non-EU countries, to obtain first-hand impressions of the Union's policies, Institutions, and achievements as well as to increase the 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 and has been in operation since 1974.

The length of the EUVP visit is normally 5 working days in Brussels, though visitors with a political profile are exceptionally invited to attend a 3-day plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, in which case the tour will last a maximum of 8 working days.  The programme consists of meetings with officials at the EU institutions in Brussels and where applicable, in Strasbourg and/or Luxembourg. All programmes are coordinated and arranged by the EUVP Secretariat (in Brussels) and not by the individual participants or by the EU Delegation in Thailand. Travel and per diem costs are covered by the EUVP.  

Who is eligible to participate?

Politicians. Such as members of parliament, 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).

Academics/Think-tanks. In particular those responsible for teaching or researching on 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: Aside from outlined above, others in the private sector are not normally considered eligible as EUVP participants except where they exercise responsibility and influence outside the confines of their individual company (e.g. as a member of a national commission or human rights activist 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 normally are in the 30-40 age group.

How are participants selected?

The Delegation in Bangkok is responsible for the initial screening of applications from Thai citizens.

The final decision is taken by the EUVP Steering Committee in Brussels in the second half of 2018. A limited number (usually 1-2 persons) are selected from Thailand each year.

When would the Programme take place?

If your application is successful, you will be informed during the second half of 2018. Travel will then take place in 2019. The precise date is selected by the participant from a list of possible dates.

What is the application process?

The application shall consist of:

1. Letter. The letter should be brief and must contain:

  1. A description of your current position and area of expertise.
  2. A brief outline of the sector to be discussed/studied in Europe, indicating specifically how it relates to the applicant's career objectives and which meetings are being sought.

2. Completed EUVP application form 
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3. A detailed CV

The deadline for applications is 30 May 2018.

Applications should be e-mailed to jarrod.weir@eeas.europa.eu

Questions?

Potential applicants should carefully read the above and visit http://europa.eu/euvp/en/ 

Additional questions can be directed to the EUVP Liaison Officer:

Jarrod Weir
Tel: 02-305-2703
E-mail: jarrod.weir@eeas.europa.eu

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