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 and be involved and debate with the European Committee of the Regions and its members? Then apply to join the Young Elected Politicians (YEP) network!
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.
The programme, which will last until Spring 2024, will be structured around three topics: a new chapter for EU democracy, addressing the climate and energy crisis and the future of cohesion policy.
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.
Read the conditions and apply here. Deadline for applications: 10 April 2023.
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.