Stagiaire Scheme of The European Commission
purpose of in-service training with the European Commission
trainees a general idea of the objectives and problems of
them with practical knowledge of the working of Commission
them to acquire personal experience by means of the contacts
made in the course of their everyday work;
them to further and put into practice the knowledge they have
acquired during their studies or professional careers.
training period begins with a general introduction to Community
matters, which lasts a week. Following this, trainees are
attached to Commission directorates. In post they are guided
by their programme advisers who supervise their training and
advise them on their work.
attend meetings on subjects of interest to them, unless these
meetings are confidential, receive documentation and participate
in the work of the department to which they are attached at
a level corresponding to their educational and working background.
are selected from among nationals of the 15 Member States
of the European Union. However, a limited number of nationals
of non-member countries may be accepted. Training periods
last at least three and at most five months.
should have a thorough knowledge of one language of the European
Union and a satisfactory knowledge of one other.
further information, please contact
for Education and Culture
Centre - Traineeships Office
de la Loi/Wetstraat, 200
Office Web-site :