Short-Term Study Visit (non-remunerated traineeship)

ECR Group in the European Committee of the Regions

Place of employment: Brussels

Type of contract: Short-term study visit (non-remunerated traineeship)

Duration: 4-6 months

Deadline for application: 26 November 2021

Starting dates:  Upon agreement


The successful candidate will carry out his or her duties under the supervision of the Secretary-General of the ECR Group. The main tasks of the post include:

  • Conducting research in relevant policy areas;
  • Drafting background notes, concept notes, speeches, minutes and summaries of meetings;
  • Assisting Members of the CoR and Policy Advisors of the Secretariat in carrying out their duties;
  • Organizing and following-up of meetings;
  • Contribution to the communication activities of the ECR Group of the CoR.


The call for expression of interest is open to nationals of a Member State of the European Union or of a State which is an official candidate for accession who meet the following conditions:

Completed at least a Bachelor’s degree.

Thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union and satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages, to the extent necessary to carry out the duties to be performed. For functional reasons, a very​ good knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of Polish, Italian, Lithuanian, Finnish, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, French and Hungarian language will be an advantage.

Good knowledge of office software and internet-based applications.

A relevant policy experience and/or experience and knowledge of political party work will be an advantage.

Further details on short term study visits are set out in Decision n° 79/2017 on Rules governing the Traineeships schemes of the European Committee of the Regions.


Candidates interested in a short-term study visit should send their curriculum vitae and a motivation letter in English at [email protected] putting an Application for short-term Study Visit in the ECR Secretariat as a title.

The Secretariat of the ECR Group in the CoR reserves the right to contact only the most suitable candidates.


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