Permanent officials and Temporary agents

Eurostat is mainly looking for the following job profiles: statistical officer, economist and IT manager (AD career), assistant in statistics, economics, statistical database domain manager, IT assistant and secretary (AST career).

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) regularly organises open competitions and selection procedures in different domains such as economics, statistics, IT for the recruitment of officials and temporary agents. Also jobs in various administrative / horizontal activities at the EU Institutions are filled via the competitions. The names of successful candidates are included in reserve lists. CVs of laureates are in a database managed by EPSO.

Career, how to apply (Permanent officials) Career, how to apply (Temporary agents)

Contract Agent staff

Contract Agents (CA) are devided into four Function Groups (FG) according to the types of duty performed and covering specific job requirements. Jobs are available in Eurostat for a wide range of activities, requiring different levels of qualifications, mainly for the following profiles: statistical officer (CA FG IV), statistical assistant or database manager (CA FG III and FG II) and secretaries (CA FG II).

Contract Agent staff are selected through a selection procedure organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) after a call for interest. CVs of laureates of contract staff selections are in a database managed by EPSO.

Career, how to apply


Bluebook traineeships

Twice a year, the European Commission offers five-month traineeships to university graduates from EU Member States and from non-EU countries.

Eurostat offers traineeships mainly in the fields of statistics, economics, and IT. They start their traineeship on 1 March and 1 October every year.

How to apply (Traineeships Office - DG EAC)

Unpaid traineeships

Students pursuing or coming to the end of the studies may be offered an unpaid traineeship at the European Commission.


Eurostat regularly offers, within the limit of available positions, the possibility of traineeships in the fields of statistics, economics, IT or secretarial work. The duration of a traineeship is from a minimum of one month to a maximum of six months. Candidates must:

  • be at least 18 AND
  • have a secondary school leaving certificate e.g. the baccalaureate (or Superior/Technical studies equivalent to this level) AND
  • have to complete a traineeship within the framework of their studies ( 1st cycle University or equivalent) (for example: LST, DUT, DEUG, Licence, Bachelor....) AND
  • have the nationality of one of the Member States of the European Union.


How to apply

Seconded National Experts (SNE)

Eurostat is looking for seconded National Experts at AD level mainly with a statistical profile.

Seconded national experts are national or international civil servants who are working temporarily for the Commission under the rules applicable to such experts (Commission Decision C(2008)6866/3 of 12/11/2008). Information about current opportunities are published on the current webpage and can generally also be obtained from the offices of the Permanent Representations of the Member States to the EU in Brussels.

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Vacancies Vacancies

Current Vacancy in Unit F4

Unit F4 of Eurostat is in charge of 5 surveys of the European Statistical System, namely the Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS), the Household Budget Survey (HBS), the Harmonised European Time Use Survey (HETUS) and the forthcoming Gender Based Violence Survey. The Seconded National Expert will work in the team in charge of the methodology and analysis of EHIS, HBS and HETUS. Please refer to the vacancy notice for further details.


Deadline for applications: 27/03/2017

Vacancy notice

Current Vacancy in Unit E4

Eurostat Unit E4 is responsible for the coordination of regional statistics, geographic information systems as well as the regular European-wide survey on land use and land cover statistics called LUCAS. The LUCAS survey includes the collection of in-situ data and provides essential input to a wide range of important European policy domains related to environment in general, biodiversity, landscape structure, climate change. In addition LUCAS data is used for the validation and calibration of earth observation programmes and other data sources such as CORINE land cover data. The person will be part of the LUCAS team which organises and manages the land cover and land use survey carried out every 3 years through the use of external contractors. The data collection is structured as an area frame sample survey. The team also acts as a focal point for land cover/use statistics in Eurostat. Please refer to the vacancy notice for further details.

Deadline for applications: 25/01/2017

Current Vacancy in Unit G3

Unit's G3 (Business cycle, tourism and registers) mission is to be the leading provider of high quality European business statistics (short-term business statistics and industrial production) and on tourism as well as to foster the integration of European business statistics with a well-functioning network of Statistical Business Registers (SBRs). We are looking for a new colleague who should have been working for some years in the area of business registers, statistical units and related issues. She/he should preferably have gained experience – in participating at national level - in the yearly EGR production cycle which finally creates the frame populations. Please refer to the vacancy notice for further details.

Deadline for applications: 25/01/2017

Current Vacancy in Unit C1

Within Eurostat, Unit ESTAT-C1 "National accounts methodology, indicators" is responsible for developing new concepts and methods in national accounting (SNA and ESA), both for non-financial and financial accounts, and for key economic indicator sets such as the Principal European Economic Indicators and indicators for the Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure. These activities are carried out in close co-operation with Member States, other units in Directorate C and in Eurostat, other Commission services and international organisations. The Seconded National Expert will be involved in several tasks in the area of national accounts methodology. Please refer to the vacancy notice for further details.


Deadline for applications: 16/12/2016