500 young talents already make the difference: what's next?

They are young, curious and competent.

They bring a whole new energy into the projects of the Belgian development cooperation, by asking questions 'out of the box', by offering a new vision.

So far, more than 500 young persons took up the challenge of being part of the Junior Programme. Find out some answers in this video to the question whether the Junior Programme should continue to exist.

What's next? 

Tussentijdse evaluatie

Mid-term review

The year’s end is always a good time to reflect on the past year. This also goes for the Junior Programme who celebrated their 10th birthday in 2016 but also finalized their mid-term review in the fall.

The consultants of South Research state in their main conclusions that the JP can present many good results and solid performances, with some recommendations for the future.

They are ready to go

23 new Junior Experts followed a 12 days-briefing in February to prepare them to their new working environment, living conditions, health aspects… As from begin of March on they will fly out to Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mozambique, Palestine, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda ...


to work with some of you in a project or at a Representation or with some NGO’s (11.11.11, ADG, IDP,MDM, Veco and VVOB).
For them it will be a unique experience and a springboard for a career in international cooperation. We wish them all the best!

Junior Experts contribute to the SDGs

Discover the new webpage with 17 Junior Experts' stories and contributions to the Sustainable development goals.

Junior Programme 10th Anniversary

We celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Junior Programme with a debate "Young professionals as partners for the sustainable development goals". Watch the debate online.

Wednesday 16 November live stream debate 14.00-17.30

"Young Professionals as partners for the SDG's"
On the ocassion of the Junior Programme's 10th anniversary - Conference Center BTC, Brussels


September 15-30th: 22 new Junior Experts in briefing

A new group of Junior Experts is for 2 weeks in briefing @ BTC HQ Brussels before leaving to BTC and NGO projects in Vietnam (VVOB), Burkina Faso (IDP), Guinea (Trias), Senegal (BTC & ADG), Benin (BTC & PROTOS), Morocco, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania (Trias), Bolivia (BTC & HI) and Peru !