What is YET?

The successful YET project brought together fifty top talents from five European countries (Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and the Netherlands). These young people, aged 18 to 35, were selected for their specific talents by relevant consuls, embassies, ministries and other government agencies to attend a three-day programme in Limburg that offered distinguished speakers, promising encounters and interesting visits. The fifty talents, more than twenty-two speakers, ten participating companies and institutions and the various embassies and ministries were extremely positive about the first edition of YET.

Our Goals

Following this overwhelmingly positive response, the organisers decided to host another YET event.
The four involved consuls created a new foundation under the name Young European Talent.
This foundation aims to:

structurally facilitate a high-quality international network and networking event for young and future decision-makers in Europe;

position Limburg as an internationally-oriented region that looks beyond borders to provide a network and an inspirational setting for top international talents.

For whom?

YET 2019 is currently looking for fifty top talents (ten from each country). These talents must be between the ages of 18 to 35 and must have demonstrated their capabilities (doctoral degree, special recognitions, excellent results or scientific successes, etc.) in their disciplines. Each country can nominate two talents per discipline.

The disciplines are:

  • Science
  • Public administration
  • Business
  • Sport
  • Culture/journalism

Do you know a talent? Please let us know.

Registration and information
The honorary consuls and embassies are tasked with selecting the talents.
For more information and practical questions, send an e-mail to info@youngeuropeantalent.eu


September 17, 2018

Interview Stefanie Metsemakers

September 17, 2018

Interview Camille Oostwegel

September 17, 2018

Interview Martin Paul

This was YET 2018

About us

The second edition of the Young European Talent (YET) project was held in November 2018 and was met with great success. The event was organised under the auspices of the honorary consuls of Belgium (Henri Van Lidth de Jeude), Luxembourg (Fernand Jadoul), France (Camille Oostwegel) and Germany (Ward Vleugels).