The European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) is an individual visitors’ program that was established by the European Parliament and the European Commission in 1974.
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What is the EUVP?
The European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) is an individual visitors’ program that was established by the European Parliament and the European Commission in 1974. The EUVP is jointly sponsored and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission. An EUVP visit consists of an individual 5-8 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 or download the EUVP brochure.
Who is eligible to participate?
Americans with a career-related interest in the European Union are invited to apply for the EUVP.
Eligible participants include government officials (local, state, and federal), journalists, trade unionists, educators, officials of non-profit and non-governmental organizations, and other professionals aged 30-40 with career-related interests in the European Union. Ideal candidates will be professionals in a field where their EUVP experience will enhance their understanding of EU-U.S. 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.
As mentioned above, in addition to the United States, EUVP candidates are selected from a large number of non-EU countries throughout the world. Non-US applicants should contact the EU Delegation in the country in which they have citizenship.
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.
What is the application process?
The Washington Delegation is responsible for applications from Americans living and working in the United States. Please complete the following forms and send the originals by mail and copies by e-mail to the Delegation, no later than the deadline of March 1st 2018.
To ensure that the individually-tailored program reflects your motivation for the visit and your professional interest, your Statement of Purpose should include a brief description of your current responsibilities, EU theme(s) you wish to examine, topics you wish to discuss, and ideas for potential meetings.
Applications should be addressed to:
Anna Prisco, Press and Public Diplomacy Officer
Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America
2175 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037