The program aims to be a prestigious recognition awarded to outstanding applicants from across Europe. While open to all ESO members, it is expected that at least one candidate from an ESO EAST country will be selected annually, on condition that received applications are to a required standard on review by the Oversight Committee. Financial support will be provided to all participants to complete the program requirements.
Each year, two spots will be available, and the program will span a three-year period. Participants will be paired with an ESO-affiliated sponsor and mentor.
Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a Certificate presented by the ESO President during the Presidential session at the ESO conference. Participants will take on leadership roles within their peer group, establishing networks, creating new educational opportunities, and actively engaging with ESO itself by serving as members of ESO committees and organizing bodies.