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.


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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

Our Young Experts

Joao Francisco de Araujo - YEP Agrofood at DADTCO in Mozambique

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

Velibor Rankic

Where is he now? Chief of Cabinet at Ministry of Transport and Communication, Republic of Srphska

Young Expert at Waterbedrijf Groningen - Bosnia Herzegovina

YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 2

YEP Role

Project manager at Waterbedrijf Groningen.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Initiative
  • Problem solving
  • Flexibility
  • Computer skills
  • Technical skills

Creativity, enthusiasm, communication skills, organizational skills, openness towards people and new knowledge, ambition and willingness to dedicated and hard work and teamwork.



Nationality: Serbian
Education: Master’s degree in Faculty of Traffic and Transport  Engineering, University of Belgrade


Experience before YEP

In the municipality of Srebrenica, I worked for 16 months in the department of spatial planning, housing and municipal affairs, on a position - Senior Associate for transport and roads. During my engagement I was in charge of supervision of the the roadwork and also member of the Commission for acceptance of road works.

I successfully managed to design and prepare a "Strategic plan for Traffic Safety Improvements in the Srebrenica Municipality", and have been engaged on the projects regarding improvement of municipal utility services.

While working on these projects, i have gained valuable experience regarding the administrative office work.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
This is video about expirence in last 8 more

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Repair one leakage on transport pipelines, where we were losing 6l per seconds. We repair this leakage with help people from Waterbedrijf more

New pipelines

Thursday, May 22, 2014
To repair a leakages we need finacial support. Municipality of Srebrenica already gave money for one big job. Also I sent project to the UNDP, and they provide 7000 euro to cover costs for material. more

Place when are we have serius problem,but municipality gave support for fix