We invite young Canadian leaders to participate in the EU Visitors Programme offering five to eight-day, tailor-made visits to Brussels to gain insight into the institutions and workings of the European Union.
EUVP participants may broadly be defined as active or future decision-makers and opinion-makers, whose potential influence and/or leadership prospects within their respective professional spheres are likely to be of long-term importance to the European Union.
The EUVP is jointly supported and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission. Visits take place during the year following the successful application, with the EUVP covering travel, hotel and daily costs.
- Canadian citizenship;
- be aged 30-40;
- have a relevant political, government, academic, media or civil society background (not open to business people); and
- have completed university education, or equivalent training, with some years of professional experience.
Please send the following documents to the EUVP Liaison Officer, Gabriel Gonzalez (Tel.: +01 (613) 563-6355).
- A completed application form
- A detailed resume
- A detailed Statement of purpose indicating your interests in the programme, the topics you would like to cover during your visit, and potential meetings you would like to have
The application deadline is generally 31 March for the visit the following year. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. A final selection by a Brussels panel and selection results are usually available by the end of the year.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EUVP is currently on hold.