Young Leaders Visitors Programme (YLVP)

The Swedish Institute’s Young Leaders Visitors Programme (YLVP) is an intercultural leadership programme that aims to lay a foundation for dialogue and knowledge sharing among young leaders from the Middle East, North Africa and Sweden.

The YLVP is designed to provide the participants with new skills, broadened networks and innovative tools to strengthen their work to drive social change in their respective contexts. The participants are visionaries who are in a position to make a difference. They are young, open-minded leaders in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank-Gaza*, Yemen and Sweden who are actively working for democracy and human rights within the spheres of society, culture, politics and media.

During and after the programme the participants will be part of an active network that will boost creativity and support their personal and professional development, while also laying the platform for a more connected future. Since the launch of the YLVP in 2008, the programme alumni network has grown to comprise more than 170 young leaders.

*Including Jerusalem ID holders from East Jerusalem

The next YLVP will start on May 18, 2014!  The deadline to apply to YLVP 2014 has passed. 

About the programme

Application procedure

FAQ (frequently asked questions)

YLVP folder 2014 (pdf)

YLVP in Swedish at

Watch the YLVP video that was recorded during the first year of the programme (2008).

For more information, please contact:

Maria Henoch, programme manager
Camilla Eriksson, communications officer

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