Council of the European Union

In the Brussels-based Council, government ministers from each EU country meet to discuss, amend and adopt laws, and coordinate policies. The ministers have the authority to commit their governments to the actions agreed on in the meetings. Together with the European Parliament, the Council is the main decision-making body of the EU.

The Council of the European Union generally recruits staff through open competitions or selections. These are organised at inter-institutional level by the European Personnel Selection Office. Sometimes the Council of the EU employs non-permanent staff, under the contract or temporary agent scheme. This applies to all institutions.

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Traineeships

Council of the European Union compulsory unpaid traineeships

Open for application: 01/02/2019
Deadline: 15/03/2019 - 12:00(Brussels time)
Location(s): Brussels (Belgium)
Institution/Agency: Council of the European Union
Type of contract: Trainee

 

​Depending on the needs of the service, the daily work of a trainee would generally be equivalent to that of junior administrator officials at the beginning of their career e.g.: preparing meetings and drafting minutes, attending meetings of Coreper and Council preparatory bodies, researching on a particular project, translating documents, compiling documentation, writing reports. Trainees will also be invited to participate in a study programme that includes visits and conferences at other EU institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.

Who can apply: These traineeships are reserved for third, fourth or fifth year university students of EU nationality who have to do a compulsory training period as part of their course.

Duration: 2 to 5 months 

Paid: No. Reimbursement of travel allowance. GSC restaurant reduction card. Health/accident insurance.

Starting Dates: 1 February (application period around September/October - check at that moment for final dates) and 1 September (application period around February/March - check at that moment for final dates).

Council of the European Union Paid Traineeships

Open for application: 01/02/2019
Deadline: 15/03/2019 - 12:00(Brussels time)
Location(s): Brussels (Belgium)
Institution/Agency: Council of the European Union
Type of contract: Trainee

 

Depending on the needs of the service, the daily work of a trainee would generally be equivalent to that of junior administrator officials at the beginning of their career e.g.: preparing meetings and drafting minutes, attending meetings of Coreper and Council preparatory bodies, researching on a particular project, translating documents, compiling documentation, writing reports. Trainees will also be invited to participate in a study programme that includes visits and conferences at other EU institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.

Who can apply: EU nationals who, by the deadline for submitting applications, have completed at least the first part of their university studies and have a degree certificate or equivalent.

Duration: 5 months 

Paid: Yes. 1.176,84 € per month. Reimbursement of travel allowance. GSC restaurant reduction card.

Starting Dates: 1 February (application period around August/September - check at that moment for final dates) and 1 September (application period around February/March - check at that moment for final dates).