My traineeship at DG BUDG offered a front row seat to all the functions of European Union. Budget is by itself a horizontal DG, while my unit on performance and mainstreaming is a horizontal of our DG. I gained detailed knowleadge about all 60 EU programmes, how they function, what they do and how and what is their purpose. Due to luck I also had my traineeship after election of new Commission, new Multianual budget, Brexit, Green New Deal. It really feels that EU is sailing with a fresh wind and I had an opportunity to be an active part in all of that.