Become Young Leader at European Development Days in Brussels

Deadline: 18 March 2016
Open to: young leaders aged between 21-26 years
Venue: 15–16 June 2016 Brussels, Belgium


The European Development Days (EDD) are the leading forum in Europe for international development and cooperation. They are an incubator of new ideas to inform the shared aim of a poverty-free, sustainable and fair world where everyone has a chance at a decent life.

The European Commission will select 16 youth representatives based on their skills, experience and commitment to development issues. They will be invited to participate in EDD 2016’s high-level panels on subjects of their expertise, where they will share their experiences and ideas with key development stakeholders, policymakers and participants.


  • Applicants must be between 21 and 26;
  • Applications are open to young adults from all around the world, without restriction of nationality;
  • Applications must be submitted in one of the following official European Commission languages: English / French / Spanish / German / Portuguese. The candidate must be able to speak clearly and comprehensively in one of these languages, as well as have a good spoken level of either English or French;
  • Applicants must be able to travel to and participate in EDD 2016 in Brussels on 15 and 16 June 2016.


All costs travel, visa, accommodation, food, daily expenses will be covered by the European Commission.

How to apply?

In order to apply for the Young Leaders programme, please submit your application by 18 March 2016, 23.59 CET.

For more information please visit the official website.

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