Call for applications | Young Talent 2019 | Energy challenges

Are you a MA/Ph.D. Student? Are you an expert in Energy challenges and interested in European cooperation?

The Young Talent event, organized on October 10th and 11th in Paris as well as November 14th and 15th in Amsterdam by the Dutch-French Network for higher education and research (RFN) and the institution for internationalization of the Dutch higher education (Nuffic), is an interactive case study in which ambitious young MA/Ph.D. students and young professionals from France and the Netherlands tackle different topics related to the way the knowledge society responds to and might alleviate various challenges within the energy sector.

This event is linked with the Erasmus-Descartes Conference, which hosts over 100 senior experts and is organized by the French Embassy in the Netherlands and the Dutch Embassy in France. The Young Talent participants play a pivotal role in animating and moderating the conference.

This year, the Young Talents prepare a ‘controversy mapping’, an interactive working/discussion session highlighting current challenges and possible solutions, concrete, innovative projects/ideas during the plenary session of the Erasmus-Descartes Conference.

The Young Talent event offers ample networking opportunities, students and young professionals between 18 and 30 years old can apply for this event. Applicants from all domains of study are welcome and encouraged. All events will be held in English.



November 14, 15, in Amsterdam + a preparatory meeting in Paris on October 10, 11

Attendance to both days in Amsterdam and the preliminary meeting is compulsory


For whom    

MA/Ph.D.-students and young professionals from all domains of study






All costs related to participation (travel between France and The Netherlands, meals, lodging) will be covered by the organizers


Interested? Please contact and and we will get back to you before before September 16th.

Preliminary programme:

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