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The Europe India Future Leaders program by EICBI is a paid program that designed to provide support to promising leaders under the age of 39. The program aims to empower these individuals to utilize their skills effectively and develop into influential figures capable of fostering trade and strengthening relations in either the EU-India or UK-India corridors. The program specifically supports leaders who have the potential to leverage their skill set and pursue activities to promote trade and relations in the EU-India or UK-India corridor, even if they currently lack substantial engagement in those corridors.



The core mission of the Europe India Future Leaders program is to equip leaders with vital resources and unwavering support to seize opportunities within the EU-India/India-UK corridor. Its primary goal is to groom the program's finest leaders, preparing them to become integral members of the esteemed Europe India Centre for Business & Industry's future classes of #EuropeIndia40 leaders list. This annual compilation highlights the most exceptional leaders under 40, envisioned to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of EU-India and UK-India relations. Please find the listing of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 class leaders here


What is included as part of the program​?

  • A special “Future Young Leader Program” e-certificate.

  • Priority access to EICBI business meets/events/partner events for a year.

  • Access to the delegate list (Delegate Name, Designation, Organization) of EICBI's previous activities.

  • Placement of the leader's company logo and link on the “Strategic Partners” page of EICBI website.

  • Opportunities to promote the leader's organization in EICBI E-Newsletter.

  • Offers from EICBI's partner organizations to participate in related events and activities.

  • Broadcast leader's company announcements and news through EICBI's social media channels.

  • An opportunity to participate in high-level discussions to strengthen EU-India/UK-India relations within the leader's expertise.

  • Personalised social media campaign to recognize the person's potential as a future leader.

  • Invitations for future leaders to present their thoughts and ideas during EICBI's future activities and white paper.

  • 2-month virtual internship with EICBI, working alongside the governing council on initiatives to promote business in the EU-India/ India-UK corridor. The applicant can continue their normal work while pursuing the shadowing remotely.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be below the age of 39 at the time of the application.

  • Professional knowledge of English is required.

  • Should be actively involved in promoting trade and relations or engaged in business or professional work.

  • Must demonstrate a keen interest in pursuing activities that will contribute to the development of the EU-India and India-UK corridors.

Selection process

  • All applications will be reviewed by the EICBI governing council

  • The selection process looks at the previous initiatives of the applicant and their future business interest in EU - India or UK - India corridor

Application and Scholarship

  • There is an application fee and a program fee. 

  • Following the payment of the application fee, the program application form will be shared with the applicant. 

  • Applicants will be given a week's time to submit the program application form.

  • After submission of the program application form, it will be examined by the EICBI governing council.

  • In case of selection to EICBI’s Europe India Future Leaders Awards program, the applicant will be intimated by email and the applicant will have a week's time to pay the fee to be part of the Europe India Future Leaders Awards program.

  • Fees are as follows

  1. Europe India Future Leaders Program Application fee - Rs 1770 ( Includes 18% GST) 

  2. Europe India Future Leaders Awards program fee - Rs 2,00,000 plus GST

  3. Program fee is an annual fee and is inclusive of all taxes. All fees are non-refundable. 

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