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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 25-45 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 by mail or by e-mail to the Delegation, no later than the deadline of April 10th 2019.
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
Timing of your EUVP Study Tour:
If selected, you will receive a list of possible starting dates throughout the calendar year for your visit. Delegation staff and the EUVP Secretariat in Brussels will work with you to find a possible date that fits your schedule.