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European Union Visitors Programme - Call for interest (Deadline for applications is 25 April 2011)
What is the EUVP?The EUVP is jointly sponsored and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission. It has been in operation since 1974.
The EUVP invites young leaders from countries outside the European Union to visit Europe to gain a first-hand appreciation of the EU's goals, policies and people, and to increase mutual understanding between professionals from non-EU countries and their EU counterparts.?
An EUVP visit consists of an individual five- to eight-day program of meetings with EU officials at the EU institutions in Brussels , Strasbourg and/or Luxembourg . All programs are coordinated and arranged by the EUVP Secretariat and not by individual participants. Travel and per diem costs are covered by the EUVP.

Who is eligible to participate? Those eligible to participate are government officials (local and state), journalists, trade unionists, educators, officials of non-profit, non-governmental organisations and other professionals in their mid-twenties to mid-forties with career-related interests in the European Union. The EUVP is not open to students. 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. EUVP participants should be fluent in at least one of the EU languages. Basic knowledge of the EU Institutions and their functioning is welcomed

How are participants selected?
EUVP participants are selected by a committee chaired jointly by officials of the European Parliament and of the European Commission. A limited number (5-6 people) are selected from Ukraine each year.

When would the Program take place?
If your application is successful, you will be informed during the second half of 2011. Travel will then take place in 2012 (the precise date is selected by the participant from the offered list).

What is the application process?
The EU Delegation in Ukraine is responsible for the initial screening of applications from Ukraine.
The Applications should be made in the form of a letter addressed to:
EUVP Applications
Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine
10, Kruglouniversytetska Str.
Kyiv 01024
Or e-mailed to tania.zadera@eeas.europa.eu  

Letter should be brief and must contain: A description of the applicant's current position and area of expertise. A brief outline of the sector to be studied in Europe, indicating specifically how it relates to the applicant's career objectives. In addition, the EUVP application form and a CV must be attached.
Enquiries to:
Tetyana Zadera
EUVP Coordinator (380 44 390 80 10)
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