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European Union Visitors Programme open for applications in Moldova


The EU Delegation in Moldova launched the annual European Union Visitors Programme, according to a press release from the EU Delegation.

The EUVP is a study programme for young leaders from countries outside the European Union. EUVP participants are invited to visit the EU in order to gain a first-hand appreciation of its goals and policies, and to discuss matters of mutual interest with Members of the European Parliament and officials of the EU Institutions, as well as with representatives of European associations, NGOs, etc.

An EUVP grant is valid for a maximum of 5 working days, enabling the recipient to visit Brussels (and, where appropriate, Luxembourg). A limited number of EUVP participants is invited to attend a session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, in which case their study-tour is extended to a maximum of 8 working days. Travel and subsistence costs are met by the EUVP.

Those eligible to participate in the EUVP include young politicians, government officials, representatives of the media (television, radio, newspapers), trades unionists, academics, etc., and in particular opinion-formers. Participants are required to have completed their university education or equivalent training and to have been in employment for several years. In general, participants are selected from within the 25-45 age group.  Delegations nominate participants on the basis of recommendation and personal application. Personal applications should, therefore, be addressed to the appropriate EC Delegation (for the attention of the EUVP Liaison Officer).

Selection of EUVP participants is made by a Committee (under the present co-chairmanship of the Vice-President of the European Parliament, and a Member of the European Commission), from a short-list drawn up by the External Delegations of the European Commission in the third countries concerned. 

Deadline for applications is 22 September 2013. The results of the selections will be announced by the end of 2013. Travel will take place in 2014.

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