Young Elected Politicians - Apply for the 2020 programme
Update related to the covid-19 outbreak:
The event on 24-26 March is postponed to a new date that will be communicated shortly on this page.
If you have applied, you do not need to do this again.
The deadline for applications is now extended until 31st March.
The European Committee of the Regions has launched an annual call to select motivated young elected politicians (YEPs) for the 2020 YEP programme.
The deadline to apply is now extended until 31 May 2020.
Applying to the call also gives you the opportunity to become a member of the YEP online platform - yepcommunity.eu
The extraordinary measures in place under the current COVID-19 outbreak led to modifications of the YEP programme.
Please note that all events initially planned under this call in the first semester are now moved to the European Week of Regions and Cities , taking place in Brussels from 12 to 15 October 2020.
Within the programme of the European Week of Regions and Cities, YEPs will have a specific tailor-made programme built for each of the three themes of this call.
To apply, simply follow the link below. Select the theme you are most interested in and – very important – make sure you are available to travel to Brussels on the dates of the European Week of Regions and Cities.
If you have already applied, you do not have to it again.
If you wish to cancel your application, or to modify it, please get in touch with the YEP team email@example.com
This call is the only means to be selected to participate in the YEP programme.
Apply to join the 2020 YEP Programme
The YEP 2020 Programme is structured around three themes: European Cohesion Policy, Green Deal and the Future of Europe.
Applicants are invited to select one theme of preference. They must demonstrate knowledge of and direct commitment to the subject area they are applying for.
Applicants have to be available to travel to Brussels for the European Week of Regions and Cities, from 12 to 15 October 2020 inclusive, and must meet the following criteria :
Why should you apply?
The Young Elected Politicians Programme (YEPs) is a network of politicians aged 40 or below and holding a mandate at regional or local level in the EU.
If selected, you will be able to :
- exchange best practice among local and regional politicians
- network with fellow young elected politicians from the EU and other politicians at local, national and European levels
- understand and seize opportunities offered by the European Union for local and regional areas
- speak for EU regions and municipalities in the European legislative process
- raise your profile in European circles
- become a member of the yepcommunity.eu, an online networking platform bringing together other YEPs selected for the YEP programme and who have attended CoR organised events since 2019.
Outcome of applications
Candidates will be informed of the selection results by email.