Coronavirus – Important information

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Please note that, until further notice, the latest information given about COVID-19 will be updated primarily in English. The other language versions will be added gradually.

NEW – updated 19/05/2020:

EPSO is constantly monitoring the evolution of the coronavirus COVID-19. We are taking all precautionary and appropriate measures in line with the instructions and guidelines provided to us by the EU institutions and national authorities. In the meantime, we advise candidates taking part in ongoing selection procedures to check their EPSO account and the EPSO website on a regular basis. You can also send us your questions as usual via the online contact form.

Computer-based tests:

EPSO is working on resuming computer-based testing for different selection procedures, together with its contractor Prometric. This takes into account the different rules in place in the Member States and third countries but also differing re-opening times, social distancing and hygiene measures. As soon as more detailed information on the planning of the tests is available, this will be updated in the relevant selection procedures’ pages.

Assessment Centre tests in Brussels and Luxembourg:

EPSO has put a hold on all its Assessment Centre activities, in Brussels and in Luxembourg. The Assessment Centres of competitions EPSO/AD/372/19, EPSO/AD/373/19, EPSO/AD/374/19 are suspended with effect from 9 March until September 2020 at the earliest. The timelines of the different ongoing competitions’ pages are being revised and will be amended in due time according to new planning dates.

Selection procedure CAST/P (CAST Permanent):

The CAST Permanent testing procedures in March were significantly disrupted by the Coronavirus crisis. If you had been invited for the tests in March (10-16 March) but could not book or sit the test, you will be invited to sit a test in June-July. You will receive an invitation via your EPSO account.

The next testing period for the CAST/P selection procedure is now scheduled for end June – beginning of July.  The new indicative dates have already been published on the web pages of the different CAST/P profiles.

EPSO is aware that some of the candidates invited for tests in June - July 2020 may not be able to book and/or sit the test due to the continuing effects of covid-19 pandemic.

If you are one of those candidates, please note that you will be invited to a future test. You do not need to contact EPSO individually or take any action. By the end of August, you will receive an email confirmation to the address indicated in your EPSO account.

The re-invitation to a future test is a measure that EPSO takes to mitigate the effect of covid-19 pandemic on the candidates and to ensure equal opportunities to the extent possible in the current circumstances.

New competitions and selection procedures:

EPSO keeps working hard to try to adhere to its indicative planning for new competitions, and looks forward to selecting committed and dedicated future colleagues to shape Europe together in these challenging times. More information on upcoming competitions will be provided shortly.

Please continue to take care of your own well-being, and that of your families and friends.