The call for application to join the YEP Programme in 2021 is now open. Young local and regional politicians have until the 14 March to send their application and have a chance to be selected to attend the 2021 programme of activities.
What are the YEP programme and the YEP community?
The Young Elected Politicians programme (YEPs) is a network of politicians who are no older than 40 and hold a mandate at regional or local level in the EU. The YEP programme was established by the European Committee of the Regions in 2019, and more than 250 young politicians have joined it.
The YEP programme, and its online platform YEPCommunity.eu, offers an opportunity to network, exchange best practices, obtain information on EU legislation and EU funding opportunities, contribute to the work of the CoR, and to meet and discuss debate with CoR members and other local, regional and European politicians.
Selected YEPs will have access to:
- YEPcommunity.eu, the place for exchanging information and experience with fellow YEPs and YEP alumni;
- seminars, events and consultations upon invitation;
- online networking opportunities with members of the YEP community;
- trainings courses on EU topics.
In addition, selected YEPs will have the opportunity to participate in various communication activities related to the programme.
To apply, read carefully the description of the YEP 2021 Programme and fill in the application form.
For more information on the YEP programme and its past activities, visit the YEP dedicated webpage.