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.


Employ a Young Expert; submit your proposal before October 11th

Join YEP Programmes and submit your proposal for a Young Expert position now!

New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

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

Preparatory training course

Training of the 21st batch starts on 21 September

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
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

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

Planning 2020-2021

Below, you will find an overview of the planning of the next new batches, as well as the planned return trainings.
For new batches, please note that a 1,5 hrs MBTI feedback meeting in the Hague -the Netherlands- will be planned in the week prior to the training weeks for Dutch Young Experts. For local Young Experts, this feedback meeting will take place in the first week of the training programme.

Batch 21

Deadline application of project proposals
10 May 2020
Job application through website
2 June - 12 June
Speed date job interviews
26 June
Start Young Experts' training programme
21 September 2020*)
*) Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19, the training is adjusted to online sessions which will take place mainly on Wednesdays for a period of about 2 months

Batch 22

Deadline application of project proposals
11 October 2020
Job application through website
28 October - 8 November
Speed date job interviews
27 November
Young Experts' training programme
1 - 19 February 2021

Batch 23

Deadline application of project proposals
7 February 2021
Job application through website
24 February - 7 March
Speed date job interviews
26 March
Young Experts' training programme
21 June - 9 July 2021

Return Training Batch 17

22 November - 4 December 2020

Return Training Batch 18

3 January - 15 January 2021

Return Training Batch 19

7 March - 19 March 2021
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