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“Never a boring day!” - Business development in Zambia

Our Young Expert Bram de Vries is a Young Expert, who is working as a Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland Greentech in Zambia. Bram has written a blog about his activities and his life as Young Expert!

Changes in YEP team members

As from April 1st, there will be some changes in the YEP-team.

Applying knowledge from YEP trainings in your daily work!

Nice interview with our Dutch Young Expert Bram de Vries about applying siklls, learned during the YEP trainings, in his daily work!

YEP mentor's day

On February 15th, the YEP mentor's day was organised at Mott MacDonald, where all mentors of new Young Experts met and were introduced to their new tasks as a YEP mentor.

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

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Financial support

- next deadline for submitting project proposals is 1 May 2018 -

 

 

Specification of the division of costs

There is a difference in the financial support for Dutch and local candidates: the specification for both can be found below. It is important to note the differences between the two.

 

Dutch Young Experts
The financial support for the deployment of a Dutch Young Expert is maximised at €40,000 per year and 50% of the total costs of the placement. Each year €10,000 is allocated for training and coaching, organised by the YEP programme bureau. The remaining €30,000 can be allocated by the Dutch organisation for costs incurred in the international secondment, such as:

  • Tickets, Visa
  • Accommodation expenses such as housing, furnishings, host country allowance
  • Insurance
  • Local transport

The Dutch organisation is responsible for the following costs and services:

  • Salary costs, including social insurances, tax, etc.
  • Yearly contribution of €1500 for implementation of the programme bureau
  • Time for supervision of the Young Expert

Local Young Experts
Financial support for the deployment of a local Young Expert is maximised at €12,000 per year and 50% of the total cost of the placement. Each year €2,000 is allocated for training and coaching, organised by the YEP programme bureau. The remaining €10,000 can be allocated by the Dutch organisation for costs incurred in the placement, such as:

  • Salary
  • Local expenses

The Dutch organisation is responsible for the following costs and services:

  • Ticket and visa for training in the Netherlands
  • Internal guidance and training if necessary
  • Introduction programme to the organisation and the Netherlands during the first week of the training programme (hotel and programme should be taken care of by the organisation) 

Co-financing
Since the YEP Programmes are subsidised programmes, it is not possible to finance the remaining costs via subsidies as well. The expenses not covered by the programmes should therefore be financed by the applicant organisation, using additional sources.

 

Piling up of subsidies occurs when an organisation receives a subsidy twice, for one expenditure. For example, an organisation is not allowed to make use of the YEP programme and subsequently finances YEP costs from a budget that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs finances, or that another Ministry finances.