RULES governing the official traineeship

Please make sure you have read and fully understood these rules before applying for a traineeship.

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Legal base

Rules governing the official traineeships scheme of the European Commission

(Commission Decision of 2.03.2005 - C(2005)458)

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Annex I - Basic diplomas required for the traineeship

University reforms are under way in many countries. It is not therefore possible at present to give a complete list of basic diplomas. Please note that you can only apply once you have been awarded a university/equivalent level diploma requiring at least 3 years study (see point 2.2 of the rules) and corresponding to a full cycle.

Annex II - European Institutions and Bodies

Important! Motivation and exclusion criteria:

If you have already worked (paid or unpaid) for more than six weeks for in any other European institution, EU body, EU Executive Agency, EU delegations, for Members of Parliament (MEPs) or Advocates General at the EUCJ, you are not eligible for Blue Book traineeships.

If you volunteered for activities supporting the European Union and its institutions (such as EPSO's EU Career Ambassadors, DG Education and Culture's Erasmus Ambassadors, Youth Ambassadors or similar initiatives), please mention this in the 'Motivation' section, not in the 'Professional experience' section!

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