Development cooperation ,17.06.2021

EU Junior Professional in Delegation Programme (JPD)


Funding for EU Junior Professionals working in EU delegations (JPD) is one of Finland's instruments for multilateral development cooperation. The purpose of the traineeship is to provide young experts from the member states with the opportunity to work in the Commission or EEAS delegations around the world, thus gaining experience in EU external policies and practices. The EU JPD program runs every two years. The EU funds two trainees from each member state, in addition to which Finland itself funds two trainees to be placed in developing countries for the years 2021-2022. Finland has previously funded EU junior professionals in 1995-2015. The JPD program increases the number of Finnish EU experts and promotes the recruitment of Finns to European Union institutions. The JPD program has been found useful in preparing young experts for international careers. The pre-selection of trainees is made by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the final selection is made by the EU. With Finnish funding, two experts will be placed in delegations in developing countries. The salary and other expenses arising from the internship in the first year are estimated at approximately EUR 100,000.

Funding decision  17.06.2021

100 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Sectors not specified 100%

Funding channel

Euroopan unioni



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