EPSO actively promotes equality and diversity in all its selection procedures.
In particular EPSO would like to reach out to EU citizens from diverse backgrounds, inform them about EU Career opportunities and its equality and diversity policy and encourage them to consider a career in the EU institutions or agencies and ultimately apply to EPSO’s ongoing and future selections.
For more information regarding this call for cooperation, please visit the dedicated page.
In the context of the 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, EPSO has developed a new Guide on reasonable accommodations in its selection tests to inform you on how to request special adjustments.
Reasonable accommodations procedure, type of documents such as medical certificates to provide, examples of possible accommodations, practical toolbox with tips and tricks are only some of the things you can discover in this guide.
More information and tools on how to request special adjustments?
Discover our step by step flyer on how to request special adjustments of selection tests.
Should you encounter difficulties accessing this document with assistive technology, please refer to this accessible version.
Discover EPSO’s overview of possible accommodations in its selection tests.
For more information regarding EPSO’s equality diversity and inclusion policy, please visit EPSO’s equal opportunities page.
Discover our video on special adjustments in selection tests:
VIPTechJob is a web application helping visually impaired people to find a job in a more accessible way.
EPSO fully supports this project, and its job opportunities are displayed on VIPTechJob’s website.
Discover EU careers opportunities and many other on VIPTechJob app.
EPSO would like to attract more talent with disabilities and specific needs.
Therefore a call for cooperation to all EU disability organisations involved in the promotion and welfare of persons with disabilities was launched. Discover more about this call.
EPSO has developed an overview of possible accommodations in selection tests for candidates with disabilities or specific needs including pregnant and breastfeeding candidates.
This document explains how we define reasonable accommodations and proposes a glossary of possible accommodations. For each type of accommodation, you can discover what it entails, at which test phase and in which test centres it is possible to grant it, and who is responsible for providing it.
Please note that the glossary of accommodations is only indicative and not exhaustive, you can always request other accommodations based on your specific needs and condition(s). It is a living document and will be regularly updated based on the evolution in the field of reasonable accommodations, new requests for adjustments in the selection tests introduced by our candidates and new accommodations granted.
Want to learn more about EPSO’s equality and diversity policy? Please visit our equal opportunities webpage.
Discover our video on reasonable accommodations and the step by step flyer on how to request special adjustments in the selection tests.
For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us (epso-accessibility@ec.Europa.eu).
Paid traineeship at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union in different domains reserved for trainees with a disability. This programme guarantees 4-6 paid traineeships a year to EU nationals with a recognised disability. Candidates must have a university degree or be third year students (or equivalent) of a higher education establishment.
Applications for the September 2020 — January 2021 traineeship period are open from 17 February (noon, Brussels time) to 16 March 2020 (noon, Brussels time).
For further information and to apply please consult the Council's website.
In EPSO we believe in and actively promote equality and diversity in all our selections.
In particular we would like to reach out to EU citizens with disabilities (including various medical conditions) and encourage them to apply to work for the EU institutions or agencies.
This is also an opportunity to inform our citizens and potential candidates about our equality and diversity policy, specific measures for candidates with disabilities (including various medical conditions) and share some practical tools on how to request special adjustments in selection tests.
For more information regarding the call for cooperation, please visit the dedicated page.