Are you a politician with a mandate at the local or regional level, born on or after 1 January 1983? Looking for opportunities to network, exchange best practices, gather information on EU legislation and EU funding, as well as be involved and debate with the European Committee of the Regions and its members? Then apply to join the Young Elected Politicians (YEP) programme!
The 2023 YEP programme will enable participants to network with fellow YEPs from across the EU and other politicians at the local, regional, national and European level to exchange best practices, understand the opportunities offered by the EU for local and regional areas, contribute to EU policy making and participate in various communication activities related to the programme.
It will last until Spring 2024 and will be structured around three topics: a new chapter for EU democracy, addressing the climate and energy crisis and the future of cohesion policy.
Find out more and apply here.
The deadline for applications is 10 April 2023.
For this 2023 edition, the call is also open for applicants from EU candidate countries: Albania, Moldova, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Türkiye and Ukraine. Candidates will be selected on the basis of the quality of their application form and with an eye to ensuring balance in terms of gender, regional and local representation, political affiliation and nationality. Only applications in English or French will be considered.