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European Development Days Young Leaders Program 2022

Are you playing an active role in promoting environmental issues and biodiversity preservation and fighting against climate change? Are you leading your generation at the local, regional, or national level? Do you want to share your vision of the future with other influential sustainable development actors? If yes, then apply for the Young Leaders Programme and grab the chance to be invited to Brussels to share your ideas!

This post provides detailed information about the European Development Days Young Leaders Program, how you can participate, and lots more.

You can scroll the table of contents below to get an insight into all that this post entails.

About European Development Days Young Leaders Program

The European Commission is inviting young people from around the world to play an active role in this year’s EDD.

The EC is 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, stakeholders and play a leading role in the EDD Programme, which will include speaking in a various session alongside global leaders.

Level/Field of Study

European Development Days Young Leaders Program is a Conference that focuses on leadership field.

Eligible Nationality

This European Development Days Young Leaders Program is opened for All nationality.

Host Nationality

This program is hosted in Belgium.


  • In the spirit of this year’s theme, gender equality and the empowerment and engagement of women and girls in sustainable development, 15 young people between the ages of 21 and 26 will be selected to represent their generation during the development sector’s European event of the year.
  • Young leaders are selected based on their exceptional skills, past experience and passion toward the goals set forth by the European Commission.
  • These young leaders will visit EU institutions, debate with development policy-makers and participate in a variety of workshops surrounding the topics and themes of this year’s European Development Days.

Note, the application form must include:

  • General information about yourself
  • Your chosen EDD 2021 Topic 
  • A two-minute video in English
  • How you will represent your generation at EDD
  • Your experience
  • Your involvement
  • Additional Information
  • References

Click this link to get the application form https://www.eudevdays.eu/sites/default/files/m-_edd2021-youngleadersprogramme-application_form.pdf

Protecting and Investing in the world’s women

Participants will discuss how to empower women and girls so that they have more control over their lives, improved access to quality education and skills, health and other services, to finances, economic activity and to decent employment, while amplifying the voices and participation in the decision-making of girls and women across the globe.

Since 2006, the EDD has brought together some of the most influential and committed actors working to promote sustainable development and solve the development challenges facing the world today.

Also, EDD 2021 aims to continue the global discussion and promote the policies and goals of the European Commission on international development. 

Note, special attention will be given to youth participation and exchanges of views among and with young leaders.  Key Documents

European Development Days Young Leaders Program 2021 Application Deadline

European Development Days Young Leaders Program 2021 application closed on 21 February 2021.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Development Days 2018 Young Leaders Program 


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