The application procedure consists of three steps: register on EU Login, complete the application form, and submit.


Estimate your chances to successfully pass pre-selection and enter the Blue Book -  the list of potential candidates for the upcoming traineeship session.

STEP 1: Register

STEP 1: Register

Register on European Commission Authentication Service (EU Login) to begin your application.

If you are a new user:

EU Login

  • Click here to create an account
  • Fill in the sign up form
  • Click 'Submit'
  • Check your email account (including your spam folder) for confirmation
  • In the email, follow the link to 'create your password'
  • Choose your password and Submit it
  • Click 'Proceed' to the application form
  • Use either the email or your ECAS username to login afterwards.
    Candidates to EC traineeships and trainees cannot login using electronic IDs.

Issues? Check "Help for external users".

For all questions regarding your registration with EU Login (European Commission's authentication service) see the EU Login FAQ page or contact

STEP 2: Complete your application

You do not have to fill in everything in a single session.

You can save and log back in any time to complete your application.


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Attention! In the “Motivation” section you will be asked to indicate your choice of DG(s), Services or Agencies for a possible traineeship. Be aware that the Commission Junior Professionals Programme is open exclusively to Blue Book trainees posted in the Commission DGs
(Others post-traineeship career opportunities are explained in the FAQ.)

STEP 3: Submit your application

STEP 3: Submit your application


Please do not wait until the very last few days before submitting your application.
Allow up to 3 working days for a response if you require (technical) assistance.

Log in and complete each section of the application form following carefully the instructions provided.

You do not have to fill in the entire form in a single session. You can save your entries and log in later to make changes and submit your application using your username and password. You can also preview your application form in a printer-friendly pdf format at any time during the application period.

Before submitting your application, the system will show you an overview, as well as any remaining sections that need to be completed before submission. Once your form is fully and correctly completed, you will be able to submit your application.

After submission, you cannot make any changes to your application.

A confirmation receipt will appear on-screen, along with your candidate number. This confirms that your application has been correctly submitted.
Please view the frequently asked questions and contact us if you experience any issues.
Should you not receive a candidate number, return to your application homepage and try to resubmit. Applications without a candidate number will not be considered.

You do not need to submit any documents with your application. Only once you have passed the first stage of the application will you have to provide evidence of your stated skills and experience. You will need to provide the following:

    • Valid ID card or passport;
    • University qualifications completed before the deadline for applications;
  2. PROOF OF 
    • Ongoing studies, university exchange programmes abroad, participation in EU or international programmes, seminars or workshops;
    • All declared language skills (other than the mother tongue/s);
    • All declared work experience;
    • All declared publications (publications which are part of education will not be considered).

Please ensure that you submit all proof necessary to support only your declared experience. Your application will be rejected if you do not provide adequate evidence of your declared experience. Please ensure you can evidence any experience before declaring it and prepare your supporting evidence in advance to avoid missing the deadline.