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RECLAIM's Young Activist Programme is a 6-month training and mentorship programme that equips young activists to drive change through EU legal advocacy. Twice a year, we roll out the red carpet for two new change-makers.

Will you be next? 

Applications are now

Apply by 25 January 2024

The YAP is a hands-on training that will provide you with:

  • A personalised mentoring plan to acquire real-world EU advocacy, stakeholder management, and EU legal skills.

  • Insight into how EU institutions operate.

  • Advice on how to reinvest your new skills, networks, and knowledge to positively shape the future of democracy in your country of origin and beyond.

Tasks include policy and legal drafting, political monitoring, and attending and organising meetings with EU decision-makers. 

🔗 Task List  🔗 Full Traineeship schedule

Learning objectives & tasks


  • Remuneration: a min monthly allowance of 1,100 EUR/month + food vouchers.​

  • ​38 hours/week - Brussels-based, with the possibility of telework 2 days per week.

  • Duration: 6 months.

  • Starting dates: ​
    • March, 1 to August, 30 (included)

    • September, 1 to February, 28 (included) 

( ! )  Exceptional candidates might be offered, depending on their profile and the programme needs of  RECLAIM a fixed-term contract of a minimum of 6 months afterward.  

Charity Support

The traineeship programme is open to university graduates who:

  • Are legally eligible to work in Belgium

  • Have a minimum 3-year higher education degree in law, EU studies or political sciences.

  • Have good knowledge of English (C1 or C2 levels).

  • Have done or are interested in doing a traineeship in an EU institution.

  • Have a proven concern for democracy and human rights in Europe.

  • Have strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesise.

  •  Are empathetic team players.


How to apply:

  • Download vacancy 

  • Send your CV and a short video of 90 seconds or a motivation letter explaining what drives your activism and why you are a good fit for RECLAIM to

  • Specify in the subject: “YAP Application” + SURNAME + NAME”.

  • Closing date to submit application:

      📅 25 January 2024 (00:00 GMT+2)

  • Interviews: will be held on an ongoing basis. We might fill this vacancy before the application deadline: DON'T WAIT!

Apply now!!
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