Young Professionals

What is the Young Professionals Programme?

IRF Young Professionals (YP) is a platform for the next generation of leaders and specialists in the road and mobility sector to propose initiatives, share ideas and engagement with the overall activities of IRF.

What is its mission?

Building on the IRF’s vast network and expertise, the Programme has as its mission to present the road and mobility sectors as a multidisciplinary area for development for young professionals from various backgrounds.

Why join?

IRF YP members are young people but who are not only interested in the road and mobility sectors, but are also keen to become part of IRF and contribute to the development and implementation of a new vision for the organisation. 

Members of the IRF YP programme …

  • are part of the prestigious network of IRF associates and participate in IRF activities and events.
  • have the opportunity to publish articles in World Highways, the official magazine of the International Road Federation as well as in other specialised publications.
  • get a unique chance to be part of IRF’s “ideas lab”, thus shaping the future of the organisation and the sector.
  • are eligible for the IRF Young Professionals Excellence Award

How to apply to the IRF YP Programme?

If you are between 22 to 35 years old, experienced in the road and mobility sector either as a graduate student or as a young professional, are a proactive individual and have demonstrated leadership skills, we encourage you to send an e-mail to to discuss the next steps of your application.