2023 EU-India Young Leaders Exchange | Call for applications

Are you passionate about EU-India relations? Do you care about the representation of young European and Indian voices? Do you have innovative ideas that you would like to share with other young leaders from Europe and India? Are you interested in being part of exchanges with other young people to make your opinion heard in the context of the EU-India relationship?

Check out this opportunity!

Be part of the 2023 EU-India Young Leaders Exchange, a project that aims to promote dialogue and cooperation between young Europeans and Indians as they deliberate on the challenges and opportunities of EU-India relations. CSDS welcomes young European and Indian participants (below 30 years) to be a part of discussions on important global issues and to explore innovative ways by which both actors can collaborate to work together.

During this program, which will run from April to December 2023, 20 young Europeans and Indians will have the chance to engage with experts in EU-India relations and share their views with scholars, policymakers and researchers. A priori, these exchanges will take place virtually.

These exchanges will culminate with the drafting of one report – to be presented on the side-lines of the 2023 Brussels Indo-Pacific Dialogue. Participants will also get the opportunity to engage with relevant policymakers and stakeholders both in Brussels and New Delhi.


Young European and Indian  participants below 30 years old.


1. Access the Google Form HERE.

2. Submit your application consisting in the following items:

  • An updated CV
  • Your motivation to participate in the 2023 Young EU-India Leaders Exchange (500 words, max)
  • Recording a 3-minutes video on EU-India relations (full details on the Google Form)


Applications are open until 31st March 2023 at 11.00h CET/15.30h IST.

For any clarifications or further details, please contact Giulia Tercovich (EUPOP Project Coordinator) at giulia.tercovich@vub.be.