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.


New release: YEP Effect no. 2

New release: YEP Effect no. 2, which can be combined with an supplementary sheet with our annual report 2016!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 12th batch starts on 2 October 2017

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (12th batch):

3 July 2017

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 24 July
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Valentin Iogo - YEP Water at in Burkina Faso

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

Planning 2017

Batch 2017-11

Deadline application of project proposals
1 March
Job application through website
20 - 29 March
Speed date job interviews
7 April
Young Experts' training programme *)
29 May - 16 June

Batch 2017-12

Deadline application of project proposals
3 July
Job application through website
24 July - 2 August
Speed date job interviews
11 August
Young Experts' training programme *)
2 - 20 October

Batch 2017-13

Deadline application of project proposals
1 November
Job application through website
20 - 29 November
Speed date job interviews
8 December
Young Experts' training programme *)
5 - 23 February 2018
*) Please note that a 1,5 hrs MBTI feedback meeting will be planned in the week prior to the training weeks
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