The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made, is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. They are employed through Dutch organisations in a number of eligible countries. The programmes aim to rejuvenate the water, agrofood and renewable energy sectors and ensure the continued availability of expertise for these sectors.

The YEP Programmes are carried out jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.


New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 20th batch starts on 15 June

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

11 October 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 28 October

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Tim van der Linden - YEP Water at aQysta in Malawi

Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR


Feb 6, 2020

Join YEP! Information Events March 26 and March 30

Are you interested in employing an enthusiastic motivated young professional on your international project? Find a Young Expert through YEP Programmes and, additionally, receive financial support! The next deadline for submitting project proposals is May 10th.
To prepare you for your participation, we kindly invite you to attend an online YEP information event. Two information events are planned:
  • YEP Programmes information event - Thursday March 26 14:00h- 17:30h 
  • YEP Energy information event - Monday March 30 15:00-17:00h 
During both events, we will present YEP Programmes -consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made- to you and guide you through YEP's project submission process. 
Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), both events will take place online, on the dates mentioned. We will keep you informed. 
Please confirm your online presence before March 19:
Yep AgroYep Water