This programme invites outside experts to ECFIN to prepare a research paper and share their findings with staff.
Last update: 17/09/2010.
DG ECFIN seeks to attract leading economists in academia, international
organisations, governments and top research institutions to participate in its
Visiting Fellows Programme. Visiting Fellows are invited for a short-term visit
(normally for two or three weeks with the possibility of an extension of up to
three months) to present and discuss with ECFIN staff original research work
related to the functioning of the European Economic and Monetary Union, both
from a macroeconomic and a microeconomic perspective.
The general aim of the programme is to enhance the overall quality of work done at ECFIN as well as strengthening in-house knowledge by improving its connections with the economic research community. The programme gives ECFIN staff better access to ongoing research work and new approaches and insights into issues of relevance for ECFIN. Visiting Fellows, for their part, have an opportunity to experience the policy-making environment in which ECFIN operates.
During their stay, Visiting Fellows present their research work at a seminar and prepare a paper for possible publication in ECFIN’s “Economic Papers” series or another publication to be decided by ECFIN. Visiting Fellows should also be available for discussion with staff members and, if requested, to advise them on research problems pertinent to ECFIN. Preference is given to visitors who will work jointly with a DG ECFIN staff member.
Visiting Fellows other than EU government officials receive a fee, a daily subsistence allowance of €92 and an accommodation allowance of €100 per night, and travel costs are reimbursed according to current regulations in force. In 2010, the fee, for example, for one or two weeks' fellowship is between € 2,000 and € 4,500 (depending upon experience and length of stay). No honorarium is paid to EU government officials and expenses are paid on a case by case basis.
No new applications are invited until further notice.