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What is the EUVP?
The European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) invites young, promising leaders from countries outside the European Union to visit Europe to gain a first-hand appreciation of the EU’s institutions, policies, values, and people 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. An EUVP visit consists of an individual 5- to 8-day program of meetings with EU officials at the EU institutions in Brussels and/or Strasbourg. All programs are coordinated and arranged by the EUVP Secretariat rather than by individual participants. Travel and per diem costs are covered by the EUVP. For more details on the program, please visit the EUVP website.
Who is eligible to participate?
Belarusians with a career-related interest in the European Union are invited to apply for the EUVP.
Eligible participants include government officials, journalists, educators, representatives of non-governmental organizations, and other professionals aged 30-40 with career-related interests in the European Union. Candidates will be professionals in a field where their EUVP experience will enhance their understanding of EU-Belarus relations and contribute positively to their chosen career path. Basic knowledge of EU institutions and their functioning is a plus.
Please note that the EUVP is not designed as a program 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.
How are participants selected?
EUVP participants are selected by a committee in Brussels chaired jointly by staff of the European Parliament and the European Commission.
When would the study visit take place?
The results of the selection process will be announced in the second half of the year 2017. The participants will then choose the dates of their study visits from a list of dates in 2018 that will be offered to them.
What is the application process?
Please complete the following three forms and send them by email to the Delegation of the European Union to Belarus (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 19 April 2017 with following subject line: Application for EUVP 2018.