The wait is over. The amazing and prestigious European Commission Young Leaders Programme 2019 in Brussels is now open for applications. The EDD 2019 leadership programme in Belgium will consist of 10-day visit to Brussels where the young leaders from over the world will meet EU experts and stakeholders and play a leading role in the EDD Programme. The EU leadership program is one of the best leadership programs in Europe. 


The European Commission is inviting young people from around the world to play an active role in this year’s EDD. We are looking for 15 extraordinary young people aged 21-26 who can represent the powerful impact that youth are having in the development field. The Young Leaders Programme will consist of a 10-day visit to Brussels, where Young Leaders will meet EU experts and stakeholders and play a leading role in the EDD Programme, which will include speaking in the various session alongside global leaders.

Is inequality an issue that impacts you deeply and which you are working to bring to light and to reduce? Do you want to share your vision of the future with other influential development actors? The time has come to make your voice heard: Apply for the European Development Days (EDD) Young Leaders Programme and grab the chance to be invited to Brussels to share your ideas!



EU Young Leaders Programme 2019 Details:


Host Country:

  • Belgium

Host Organisation:

  • European Commission – European Development Days

Program Location:

  • Brussels

Program Duration:

  • 10 Days

Program Dates:

  • The European Development Days 2019 (EDD 2019) will take place on 18-19 June 2019 at Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium.

Check out these international youth opportunities 2019:

  1.  One Young World Youth Summit [Fully Funded] in London – World Best Summit
  2. UNESCO Youth Leadership Program 2019 in South Korea – Fully Funded

Financial Benefits:

  • The 2019 EU leadership program is fully funded. It will cover all the costs of the selected candidates.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria of international leadership program 2019 is given by:

  • Open to young people from all over the world
  • You must be aged 21-26
  • You must be willing to share your views and experiences in high-level debates alongside world leaders and other change-makers in the development field.
  • You must be playing an active role in the fight for gender equality and women empowerment at the local, national or regional levels.

EDD 2018 Young Leaders Programme Highlights

Watch the EDD 2018 Young Leaders Programme highlights during the 2018 edition of the European Development Days in Brussels on 5-6 June.


How to Apply European Commission Young Leaders Programme 2019 in Brussels?

Please note that you can save your application at any time, in order to complete your form in installments. You just need to save your progress before you exit the form, in order to come back to it at a later stage if you wish. However, please do not forget to submit your completed application form before 24 March 2019 in order to apply to the Young Leader Programme. For that, please click the SUBMIT button on the last page of the form. Please note that the submission form must be completed in English.

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Application Deadline:

  • Applications for European Commission Young Leaders Programme 2019 in Brussels will close on Sunday 24 March (1:00 PM CET)