Join YEP Programmes, submit new YEP proposals before February 7th!

A tip for a great start of 2021: join YEP Programmes! February 7th is the next deadline for the submission of new proposals for new Young Expert positions in the water, agrofood and/or renewable energy sector. Please visit our website for more information about our programmesplanning details and information about the submission process. Please note that due to Covid-19, the YEP training programme could be adjusted with, for instance, online sessions. We will inform you of any adjustments in due time.

Since 2013, more than 550 Young Experts kickstarted their international careers through YEP Programmes in 43 countries for a variety of more than 146 organisations. For more information, please take a look at other pages of our website or contact us through

Food&Business Knowledge Platform --> Netherlands Food Partnership

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), out partner for YEP Agrofood, will be transformed into the new Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) in 2020.

In 2020, our partner for YEP Agrofood, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) transformed into the new Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP). Therefore, the Netherlands Food Partnership is now the new YEP partner for YEP Agrofood. The Netherlands Food Partnership will build on the knowledge and experience of F&BKP, and will implement the required changes to realise the ambitions of the NFP. 
Netherlands Food Partnership enables powerful collaboration with international partners to achieve urgent changes that contribute to sustainable food systems and nutrition security and reach SDG2. It accelerates transformative coalitions by facilitating relevant support, and creating experimental space to prototype new approaches and solutions.
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New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

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

In this magazine, we reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on YEP Programmes. However, despite this pandemic, YEP batch 20 and YEP Tailor-made batch WaterWorX II kicked off online, and all YEP trainings will continue online as well. Almost all Young Experts are working from home, and the majority of the Dutch Young Experts returned to the Netherlands.

This YEP Effect 6 also features interviews with the first-ever YEP Energy Duo, and all members of the YEP Steering Committee! Furthermore, three new YEP coaches are introduced, all of whom are YEP alumni. And of course, you will also find updates about facts and figures and YEP’s contribution to the SDGs. Download YEP Effect here


Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

In case YEP Programmes needs any introduction, we have released this new video! YEP alumni Philani Cebani and Lissy van Noort share their experencies in joining YEP as a Young Expert. In addition, Aidenvironment's Maarten Onneweer, one of our YEP employers, explains the benefits for organisations when employing a Young Expert.

Check our planning to see when you can also join the YEP Global Network! 

YEP Alumnus Niels joins the Dutch House of Representatives!

YEP alumnus Niels van der Berge has been installed as a member of the Dutch House of Representatives!

June 5th, Niels van den Berge has officially become a member of the Dutch House of Representatives! His ambition is to work on "a fair futureproof society in which education and innovation are crucial to cope with challenges like climate change". 

Niels was a Young Expert in batch 2, working for Max Foundation in Bangladesh. Furthermore, Niels has been active as a YEP trainer in the workshop Storytelling, and is an active member of the YEP Alumni Board.