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.


Preparatory training course

Training of the 19th batch starts on 20 January 2020

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 20):

1 March 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 23 March

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new 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

Sjoerd van Driesum - YEP Agrofood at Financial Access in Kenya

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


Sep 18, 2018

YEP Effect 4 has been released!

After three previous editions, YEP Effect 4 has been published! Our YEP Effect magazines cover stories about our Young Experts, their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals, facts and figures, the YEP Global Alumni Network and their careers and activities. In YEP Effect 4 you will find additional articles about YEP Energy, the participation of alumni Young Experts to DSS water activities, our YEP Vision toward 2030 and much more! Download the magazine now!


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