The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water & YEP Agrofood, 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 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) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform.


New YEP Agrofood Project Manager

Jocelyne Commandeur is our new project manager for YEP Agrofood.

Launched: YEP Effect 3

New release: YEP Effect no. 3 has been published!

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 15 May

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (15th batch):

1 May 2018

Preparatory training course

Training of the 14th batch starts on 12 March 2018
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Marie-Louise Kroon - YEP Water at Brabant Water in Colombia

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

Contact us

The YEP Programme Bureau can be contacted via The Netherlands Water Partnership acts as the Programme Bureau's lead agency.



YEP Programme Bureau
c/o the Netherlands Water Partnership

PO Box 82327
2508 EH The Hague

Bezuidenhoutseweg 2
2594 AV The Hague
The Netherlands


Phone: + 31 70 304 3704


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