Young Publishing Professionals in Brussels – 3rd Edition #YPPiB 2024

The concept

Are you a passionate individual working in book publishing and you are eager to know more about what’s happening in the publishing world beyond your country? Are you keen to engage with other like-minded colleagues from across Europe and dive into the most important trends shaping the book sector? Does the idea of participating in advocacy initiatives on both national and European levels interest you?

If your answer to the previous questions is “Yes!”, then you are the perfect match for “Young Publishing Professionals in Brussels” (YPPiB)! Hosted by the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) in collaboration with the Aldus Up project, YPPiB is a recurring event designed to bring together promising Young Publishing Professionals (YPPs) from all corners of Europe for two immersive days in the heart of Brussels.

Following the success of its past editions in 2019 and 2022, FEP will host the upcoming third edition of YPPiB on 13 and 14 May 2024. The project aims to not only inspire and connect young professionals but also to foster meaningful networking opportunities with the FEP office and its members. With YPPiB, FEP wants to inspire young publishing talents in the overall European idea and in upholding our industry values such as freedom of expression and freedom to publish.

YPPiB aims to bring together a new generation of publishing professionals engaged to actively contribute to FEP’s and their national Publishers Associations’ advocacy efforts. Do you want to join the programme? Get in touch with your PA to learn more about the selection process!

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A picture of the YPPiB 2022 crew along with FEP team and members


13 and 14 May 2024, with a networking dinner on 12 May 2024.


In Brussels. The programme (to be confirmed) will be announced soon. It will include:

  • Visit of the European Commission, meeting with European Commission’s representatives
  • Meetings with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) assistants
  • Dedicated discussions around relevant topics for the publishing industry currently discussed at the European level
  • Evening events
  • Time for networking among the YPPs


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


Applications are open! FEP members are invited to find suitable candidates and send their nominees to FEP at the latest by 25 February 2024. Documents needed to apply (send them to FEP after you choose the YPPs):

  • A CV from the YPP
  • A recommendation letter from the publisher signed by the publishing house selecting the YPP