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How can I allow my Member State authorities to offer me assistance with preparing for the selection and recruitment process?

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Candidates in EPSO competitions can choose to have their contact details disclosed to the national authorities of their Member State, to allow these authorities to contact them with offers of support and assistance for the selection and recruitment process (such as training, information sessions, publications, etc.).

Candidates make this choice when applying for a competition, by indicating their agreement or disagreement in the relevant section of their electronic application form. This agreement or disagreement is valid only for the competition for which it was given, and therefore needs to be indicated each time you introduce a new application.

By answering “Yes” to the relevant question in your application form, you give your unequivocal consent for EPSO to transmit your first and last name, e-mail address, and the reference of the competition you are applying for, to the national authorities of the EU Member State of which you are a citizen. The purpose of this data transmission is to allow your national authorities to contact you in view of offering assistance with the selection and recruitment process in the context of the competition for which you are applying.

The transmission of your personal data to your national authorities is governed by Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC, in particular its Articles 7 and 9.

By answering “Yes” to the relevant question in your application form, you also unequivocally consent that the national authorities of the EU Member State of which you are a citizen process your abovementioned personal data, with the purpose of offering you assistance with the selection and recruitment process in the context of the competition for which you are applying.  Your national authorities are authorised to process your data for as long as you are a participant in the competition in question, or until the closing of the competition’s reserve list if your name is included in it, or until you withdraw your consent for the processing of your data.

The processing of your personal data by your national authorities is governed by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (the General Data Protection Regulation).

You can withdraw your consent at any time, by making a written request to that effect to your Member State. However, please note that if you decide to withdraw your consent after your data have already been transmitted by EPSO to your Member State, this will only prevent your national authorities from further processing your data, but will not affect the lawfulness of past data processing based on your consent that took place before its withdrawal.

Your consent for EPSO to transmit your personal data to your national authorities does not imply any obligation for you to accept any offers of assistance that those authorities might approach you with.

Your consent for EPSO to transmit your personal data to your national authorities does not imply any obligation for those authorities to contact you, or to offer assistance; this is entirely at the discretion of the EU Member State of which you are a citizen.

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