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You should find the answers to most of your questions on this website.

To find answer as quickly as possible, please check the pages below before contacting us.

To ensure that all applicants are treated equally, the Traineeships Office will not answer any questions during the application period.

Who can apply?

The traineeship is open to all EU citizens, subject to eligibility criteria.


The rules governing the official traineeships scheme of the European Commission.

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Familiarise yourself with all the information available on our website and with the FAQ that will allow you to fill in the application form correctly. We only answer questions outside this scope.

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