The Transatlantic Leadership Program is an initiative of YouthProAktiv. YouthProAktiv is an international organization that aims to create a generation of proactive individuals ready to invest their talents for the betterment of society by starting their own business and creating jobs for themselves and the others.
The selection process will be resume-based. After this initial stage, the international committee including the representatives of YouthProAktiv and other partners from participating institutions will select best candidates for an online test and interview. After this process we will select 20 finalists who will be presented at parliamentary and congressional offices for consideration. Should the office be interested in taking any of the pre-selected candidates they will have a chance to interview them beforehand. The selection process needs to be completed 6 months prior to the starting day of the working experience.
Working experience at US Congress and European Parliament
All final decisions will be announced by the end of January 2018. Selected candidates will receive a formal invitation letter from a particular congressman, senator or member of the European Parliament in order to join the program in their congressional/parliamentary office.
During the working experience, the participants will enjoy a series of extra-curricular activities in Brussels or Washington DC that may include meetings with officials from other institutions, like the Supreme Court, State Department, European External Actions Service EU Mission to the United States, etc. The participants will prepare a live blog covering the mentioned activities. At the end of the working experience, the participants will be asked to submit a report concerning their experience of the program and future plans regarding their involvement in building stronger transatlantic relations.
Follow–up activities and the Transatlantic Leadership Program Alumni Club
All Winners in the program as well as the finalists pre-selected to join the program will be invited to participate in the TLP Alumni Club. The Club will organize special meetings, conferences regarding transatlantic relations, and provide the participants with news regarding economic, political and social relations.
For American participants
All American participants working at the European Parliament will receive remuneration provided by the European Parliament offices for their work that it is sufficient to cover the cost of lodging and accommodation in Brussels. YouthProAktiv will also provide support in searching for affordable accommodation in Brussels for the period of the exchange.
For European participants
European leaders selected to conduct their program exchange in the US Congress for the period of September to December 2018 will be granted with a scholarship covering their plane tickets. Detailed information will be directly granted to the final selected participants.