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.


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Introduction video YEP

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

YEP Effect 5: result of YEP Phase I

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released! In this magazine, we reflect on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I, and the new Tailor-made programme. Download here!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Laurens Poelhekke - YEP Agrofood at CDR International in Vietnam

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


May 28, 2019

Announcement: new deadlines for submitting YEP proposals!

We are glad to inform you that YEP Programmes is announcing a new application round for YEP-positions right now! It is possible to submit your proposal(s) for Young Expert positions for the upcoming batches 17 and 18 by June 30th at the latest. Please note, this is the proposal deadline for both batches! Soon, we hope to announce the next deadline (October 15th) for submitting proposals for batch 19, this is depending on the official approval of YEP Phase II.


The general planning for both batches can be found here.

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