The EUI Young African Leaders Programme (YALP) 2023

The EUI Young African Leaders Programme (YALP) 2023

The EUI Young African Leaders Programme (YALP) 2023

Mid-career professionals in Africa are invited to apply for The EUI Young African Leaders Programme (YALP) 2023 worth a fully funded training in Florence, Italy, with a grant of € 2,500 per month to successful applicants and also provides a unique opportunity for aspiring leaders from Africa to further develop their policy work and professional skills amidst international experts and global leaders.

The EUI Young African Leaders Programme (YALP) is a full time fully funded fellowship program for mid-career professionals and aspiring African leaders who are looking to develop their skills. Selected participants of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence will have the opportunity to participate in seminars, training, skillbuilding sessions, conferences, and study trips across Europe. They will benefit from interacting with fellow attendees, policymakers, and academics at the institute, making it a highly rewarding experience.

The European University Institute (EUI) is an intergovernmental research and training institute based in Florence, Italy. Established in 1972 by the Treaty of Rome, the EUI was designed to promote advanced academic research and scholarship in the fields of European integration and international relations. The Institute offers doctoral and post-doctoral programs in law, economics, history, and social and political sciences, as well as a range of advanced training activities. It is one of the most diverse and vibrant international academic communities in Europe, with over 1,400 students and researchers from over 60 countries around the world. The EUI strives to foster an environment of openness, creativity, and dialogue, and to maintain a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching.

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Eligibility for The EUI Young African Leaders Programme (YALP) 2023:

  • Applicants must live in the area of Florence for the duration of their stay.
  • Applicants must be proficient in the English language because the language of the program is English.
  • Applicants must be mid-career, high-potential emerging leaders, policymakers, diplomats, and professionals from Africa, working in national and local authorities, regional, continental, international organizations and development partners, civil society organizations, academia, media, and the private sector, in Africa.
  • Applicants must be mid-career professionals and executives under the age of 35 at the start of the program.
  • Applicants need to be African nationals residing in Africa.
  • Preference will be given to young people with disabilities and dedicated measures will be foreseen during the fellowship as needed.

Conditions of the Award for The EUI Young African Leaders Programme (YALP) 2023:

  • The Young African Leaders Programme runs for 3 months, from September to November 2023. Participants must dedicate their full attention to the program during this time.
  • Fellows must remain in the Florence region throughout the fellowship period in order to participate in activities hosted by the EUISTG and the fellowship itself (with the potential for brief trips outside Florence and Italy as part of the program). The fellowship cannot be done from a remote/ online location.
  • Applicants who receive other grants or salaries must inform the EUI of this and the fellowship rate will be adjusted accordingly, with a minimum of1,750 per month (upon providing evidence).
  • The EUI does not tax fellowship funds; however, fellows must adhere to any relevant tax regulations.
  • Fellows are required to have an appropriate medical insurance plan for their stay at the Institute. They can show proof of their own insurance plan, or pay for the Institute‘s private sickness and health insurance plan.

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Application Deadline: February 22, 2023.

For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.

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