How many participants are invited per year?
On a yearly basis, around 200 high-level participants of the EUVP, all nominated by the EEAS Delegations, are selected by the EUVP Management Committee (consisting of two senior officials from the European Parliament and two senior officials from the European Commission).
Who is eligible for participation?
Government officials (local, State and Federal), researchers, academics, journalists, trade unionists, officials of non-profit, non-governmental organisations and other professionals are eligible for participation.
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.
What are the age limits?
You must be in your mid-twenties to mid-forties and have career-related interests in the European Union.
How are participants selected?
All participants are first proposed by the EEAS Delegations and then selected by the EUVP Management Committee, which is composed of 2 senior officials from the European Parliament and 2 senior officials from the European Commission.
How can a request be submitted?
Request for individual meetings should be sent by letter, e-mail and/or phone to your EU Delegation.
I am a student. Can I send my application for an official visit to the EUVP?
The EUVP is not open to students.
How long does a study-tour last?
All participants are invited on a 5-working day study-tour to Brussels. Those with a political profile are also invited to attend a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on an additional 3-working day study-tour.
Each programme is individually tailored to meet the visitor's work profile and interests.
To whom does the EUVP regularly send meeting proposals?
Members of the European Parliament as well as key staff members from the EU Institutions receive invitations for a face-to-face meeting at their earliest convenience, either in their offices in Brussels or in Strasbourg.
Who do your participants meet during the study-tour?
Our participants meet high-ranked officials , Members of the European Parliament, senior officials as well as Cabinet Members in all Institutions.
Why should I meet an EUVP participant?
Meetings with EUVP participants can provide an opportunity to learn at first-hand, especially when visitors represent opposition movements or are working as civil society representatives.