Young Publishing Professionals in Brussels – 2nd Edition #YPPiB 2022

The concept

After almost three years of stopping due to the pandemic, YPPiB is back with a new edition. We are ready to bring promising Young Publishing Professionals (YPP) from Europe to Brussels for two days of events and meetings in the capital of Europe. An excellent opportunity for young European publishing professionals to network and to learn together.

What’s our goal? To inspire and engage Young Publishing Professionals (YPP) from as many FEP member countries as possible, involve them in the overall European idea and the defence of industry values, such as freedom of expression and freedom to publish.

To enable networking among the YPPs and with FEP and to motivate them to get involved and contribute to the topics that FEP is working on together with its members. Furthermore, to put YPPs in the position to tie first contacts to Members of Parliament in Brussels and find the next generation of publishing professionals to support national and FEP’s advocacy work in the future.

The event is organised in collaboration with Aldus Up.

The YPPiB crew and FEP Team in 2019


14 -16 June 2022, within the context of the European Year of Youth.
Annual event. Each year with different participants


In Brussels. Programme available below.


• Young Publishing Professionals from publishing houses among the FEP members.
• Per edition: maximum two YPP per member/PA.
• PA is responsible for the respective selection process – promising YPPs who might potentially be interested in supporting FEP’s advocacy work in the future.
• PA asks members to designate YPPs.
• Age bracket (max 35 years).

FEP team will join, FEP Board and FEP members are cordially invited to join.


Applications are open!

FEP members are invited to find suitable candidates and send their nominees to FEP latest 29 April. Every PA is responsible for the process and communication with its members. The ideal candidates would be YPPs interested in FEP topics and would be willing to get involved with their respective PAs and to exchange on FEP related issues. Please refer to the requirements during the selection process.

FEP members can send their applications or request further info to

A picture from 2019 edition

Want to know more?

Read the short report from the previous edition in 2019 on our website and the ultimate report on the Aldus-K website.


• The respective publishing house or the PA will cover half of travel costs and accommodation for the YPPs
• FEP will cover dinner and lunches for the participants and half of travel costs and accommodation
• FEP will organise the programme and make a block booking in a hotel.
• PAs that are also Aldus Up partners can contact for the financial details.


Day 1, 14 June 2022

  • Meeting at COMET Meetings Centre at lunch time
  • Opening remarks by Mr. Peter Kraus vom Cleff – President of the Federation of European Publishers, CEO of Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels
  • “Legislation affecting European publishers in the European Union” with Mr. Gianpaolo Scacco, Cultural Policy Officer at the Directorate General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG – EAC)
  • “The opportunities of the Creative Europe Programme”, with Mr. Arnaud Pasquali, Programme Manager - Book sector, cooperation with European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) on programme implementation and development
  • Möbius Project – Wrap-up with the project’s team
  • FEP Session on sustainability
  • Dinner with YPPs, FEP team and members, and the Cultural Creators Friendship Group

Day 2, 15 June 2022

  • Meeting at the FEP Office (Chaussée d’Ixelles 29-35, box 4, 1050 Bruxelles) and presentation of FEP activities with Peter Kraus vom Cleff – President of the Federation of European Publishers, CEO of Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels
  • Visit of the European Parliament
  • CULT meeting: exchange with Commissioner Breton
  • Meetings with MEPs
  • Free afternoon
  • Dinner with YPPs, representatives from EU institutions and trade associations

Day 3, 16 June 2022

  • Goodbye breakfast