Based in Brussels, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is an EU advisory body comprising representatives of workers' and employers' organisations and other interest groups. It issues opinions on EU issues to the European Commission, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) generally recruits staff through open competitions or selections. These are organised at inter-institutional level by the European Personnel Selection Office. Sometimes the EESC employs non-permanent staff, under the contract or temporary agent scheme. This applies to all institutions.
Twice a year the European Economic and Social Committee offers traineeships to university graduates. These periods of in-service training offer an opportunity to learn about the EESC's roles and activities and to acquire professional experience in a multicultural environment.
Who can apply: University graduates who are nationals of the Member States of the European Union.
Duration: 5 months
Paid: Yes. Around 1,190 € per month
Starting Dates: 16 February and 16 September
Unpaid traineeships for short periods are occasionally available with no age limit.
Who can apply: University students and recent graduates
Duration: 1 to 3 months
Starting Dates: ongoing