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Join the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ YAC Program 2024


Are you a young visionary eager to shape international policies? The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites you to apply for the International Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Program 2024. This prestigious program is a cornerstone of the Youth at Heart Strategy, aimed at empowering youth in global policymaking with a focus on education and employment.

Program Overview

The YAC Program assembles a dynamic group of young individuals from the Middle East, Africa, and the Netherlands. As a committee member, you will advise the Dutch Ministry on critical issues affecting youth, such as education and employment, ensuring that policies reflect the realities of young people in these regions.


  • Monthly Stipend: Receive a monthly stipend of €158.
  • Travel Expenses Covered: All costs for travel to the Netherlands, including visas, flights, and accommodation, are fully funded.

Key Responsibilities

  • Bi-annual Meet-up Weeks: Collaborate with policy officers during meet-up weeks in the Netherlands.
  • Policy Development: Contribute insights to inform policy development and implementation.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with stakeholders to include diverse perspectives in policy discussions.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Young individuals from the Middle East, Africa, or the Netherlands.
  • Demonstrated interest in international policy and youth empowerment.

Application Process

  • Deadline: April 10, 2024
  • How to Apply: Visit their official website for detailed application instructions.


Q: What is the duration of the YAC Program? A: The program runs from May 2023 to March 2024.

Q: Are there any opportunities for personal development? A: Yes, members receive training, engage in team-building, and visit relevant organizations during meet-up weeks.

Q: How does the YAC Program contribute to the Dutch Ministry’s policies? A: YAC members develop strategies and provide policy advice that is incorporated into the Ministry’s policy-making process.

Embark on a journey of policy influence and international collaboration with the YAC Program 2024. Apply now and be the change you wish to see in the world.

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