Do you want to study in Belgium? Here is an opportunity of fully-funded Young Leaders Programme 2020. The programme is a 10-day visit to Belgium where the Young Leaders will meet the EU experts and stakeholders and play a leading role in the EDD Programme. This Programme will include speaking in various sessions alongside global leaders.

EDD is looking for 17 extraordinary young people aged 21-26 who can represent the powerful impact that youth are having in the sustainable development field.

EDD 2020 is regarded as one of the top and best programme in Europe.Are you playing an active role in promoting environmental issues and biodiversity preservation and fighting against the 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? The time has come to make your voice heard: Apply for the Young Leaders Programme and grab the chance to be invited to Brussels to share your ideas!

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Young Leaders Programme 2020


Host country

  • Belgium

Host Organization

  • European Commission – European Development Days


  • Brussels


  • 10 days visit to Brussels

Young Leaders Programme 2020 Dates

The EDD (European Development Days) 2020 will take place on 9 – 10 June 2020 Brussels, Belgium.

Financial Benefits

It is a fully-funded Leadership Programme.

All the expenses of the eligible candidates will be covered by the organization.

Language of Presentation




 Please note that Young Leaders are expected to have a minimum level of upper-intermediate English (Level B2 in the “Common European Framework of References for Languages”). Young Leaders might be asked to prove their level of English in a Skype conversation with the EDD Youth Team.


The selected Young Leaders will be invited to speak in high-level panels at EDD 2020, alongside VIPs and key decision makers. Though this experience is rewarding, as it gives youth participants a voice as high-level speakers, allocated time of speech on the panel can be limited. Thus, we encourage Young Leaders who come to EDD 2020 to participate in other sessions, including lab debates sessions or brainstorming, where they will be given more space to express their opinions and share their experiences. Please read the community guide on our website for more information about sessions at EDD 2020.

Eligibility Criteria for Young Leadership Programme 2020

The eligibility criteria for Leadership Programme 2020 are given as:

  • 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.

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How to Apply for Young Leadership Programme 2020

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  • In order to be eligible, you need to submit your application by 21 February 2020 1pm CET.
  • 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.

Last Date to Apply for Young Leadership Programme 2020

The last date to apply for Young Leadership Programme 2020 is 21st February 2020 at 1:00 PM CET (Friday).

Application Procedure

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