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Registration CLOSED

for the OCTOBER 2015 traineeship session.

To check the status of your application


How do I apply?

There are only 2 steps in the application process:



Under My Account use the LOGIN button, this will take you to the European Commission Authentication Service (ECAS).

Make sure that you identify yourself by selecting the External domain before you introduce your username and password.

If you are a new user, click on the Not registered yet link, and fill in the Sign Up form. Once you click on the Submit button, you will receive an email. In the email, click on the link to create your password, and then on Proceed to go to the Application form.

If you log in for a second or consecutive time, you simply write your existing username and password.



Please do not wait for the last days of an application period to apply!
Any request for support (including technical support) might need up to three working days to be treated, so if you contact us the last three days we cannot guarantee that support can be given to you.

  • Log in and complete each section of the application form following the instructions provided on-screen.

  • You do not have to fill in the entire form in a single session. You can save your entries and log in later to complete the form. You can also preview your application form in printer-friendly PDF version at any time.

  • Before submitting your application form, the system will show you its overview, as well as the sections that should be filled in. Once your form is complete with information in each section, a "Submit application" button will be enabled. Once you have pushed this button, no further modifications can be introduced and your application is now registered in the system.

  • A receipt confirmation will appear on your screen, along with your candidate number. Your application is correctly submitted only if you have received such number. In case of queries or technical problems contact us through the “Contact” section.

Important note!
The European Commission does not require you to submit any documents.

Afterwards, only pre-identified candidates for the Virtual Blue Book will be invited to provide supporting documents in electronic version, such as:

  • copy of ID card/passport
  • copy of university qualifications
  • proof of declared language skills (studies, stay abroad or other)
  • proof of work experience (if applicable)


MARCH 2015-JULY 2015 Traineeship

  • TRAINEESHIP: Ongoing

OCTOBER 2015-FEBRUARY 2016 Traineeship

  • APPLICATIONS: closed
  • PRESELECTION/eligibility: February-May 2015

The results of the pre-selection process for the administrative trainees have been published on their ECAS account on the 11th of May 2015.
Please consult your ECAS account.

11-12 May 2015: Communication of the results of the pre-selection process to candidates
12-27 May 2015: Treatment of candidates' inquiries by the Traineeships Office Unit

  • SELECTION: June 2015
    Sending of offers: start mid of June 2015
  • TRAINEESHIP: October 2015

MARCH 2016-JULY 2016 Traineeship

  • APPLICATIONS: mid-July - end of August 2015