European Union Visitors Programme 2017 - Call for interest
April 11, 2016.
(Deadline for applications is 12 April 2016).
What is the EUVP?
The EUVP is jointly sponsored and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission. It has been in operation since 1974.
The EUVP invites young leaders from Ukraine to visit Europe to gain first-hand information on EU activities as well as a better understanding of its values and complexity. At the same time, it allows to share perspectives and best practice on issues of mutual concern.
An EUVP visit consists of an individual five- to eight-day program of meetings with EU officials at the EU institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg and/or Luxembourg . All programs are coordinated and arranged by the EUVP Secretariat and not by individual participants. Travel and per diem costs are covered by the EUVP. The Delegation of the European Union provides visa support for participants.
Who is eligible to participate?
Politicians, such as members of national and regional Parliaments, party officials and advisers to politicians.
Government/Parliamentary officials. In particular those exercising responsibility in areas of special relevance to the EU.
Media. In particular those exercising an editorial function in areas of special relevance to the EU (e.g. as Foreign Editor or Political Correspondent of national newspaper or Editor of regional newspaper, radio or TV Current Affairs Producer/Presenter, etc.).
Academics/Think-tanks. In particular those responsible for teaching or researching in the fields of EU/international affairs.
Civil society actors/Trade unionists. Such as human rights activists, women's rights defenders, environmentalists, trade unionists (in particular those exercising a national responsibility in the field of international relations), etc.
Other: Private sector lawyers, industrialists, bankers, etc. are not normally considered eligible as EUVP participants, except where they exercise responsibility and influence outside the confines of an individual company (e.g. as a Member of a national commission or Chamber of Commerce, Human Rights activists, etc.).
The EUVP is not open 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.
EUVP participants should be fluent in at least one of the EU languages.
Basic knowledge of the EU Institutions and their functioning is welcomed.
EUVP participant should belong to 30-40 age group.
How are participants selected?
First selection of candidates is made by the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine. The final decision is taken by the EUVP Steering Committee in Brussels in August-September. A limited number (usually 4 people) are selected from Ukraine each year.
When would the Program take place?
If your application is successful, you will be informed in the second half of 2016. Travel will then take place in 2017 (the precise date is selected by the participant from the offered list (3-4 dates per month all over the year).
More information on http://europa.eu/euvp/en/
What is the application process?
The EU Delegation in Ukraine is responsible for the initial screening of applications from Ukraine.
The Applications should be made in the form of 1) a letter addressed to:
EUVP Liaison Officer
Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine
101 Volodymyrska Str.
and also e-mailed to email@example.com.
Letter should be brief and must contain:
- a description of the applicant's current position and area of expertise.
- a brief outline of the sector to be discussed/studied in Europe, indicating specifically how it relates to the applicant's career objectives.
In addition, 2) the EUVP application form (enclosed herewith) and 3) a detailed CV must be attached