You may be contacted (or not) by one or several Commission Directorates-General (DGs), Services or agencies. The recruiting DG/Service/Agency is informed of the order of preference of DG/service/ agency you indicated in your application. Should more than one DG/service/agency express their wish to select you from the Blue Book, preference will be given according to the order you indicated in your application.
Candidates who succeed and make it to the Blue Book will receive a list of contact details from DGs/services/agencies, willing to accept enquiries from trainees. It is left to the discretion of trainees to make contact with these DGs/services/agencies or not.
However, should you be sought after by several DGs/ services/ agencies, there is a code of conduct among Directorates-General. If 2 DGs, services or agencies try to recruit the same candidate, the DG ranked highest in candidate's preference, would automatically take priority. If outside of your preferences, the Traineeships Office would intervene in the best interest of the candidate.
Any contacts you may have with recruiting DGs/services/agencies during the selection phase shall not be regarded as firm commitments on the Commission behalf.
Your recruitment becomes official only once the Traineeships Office has sent you the placement offer. You will be informed in your Stage Online Account. Please note that, if selected, you will receive only one placement offer for each traineeship session and you have the choice to accept or reject this offer.