The EU Concours

Are you interested in working for the EU? We can help!  At European Movement Ireland we are working with our partners on the EU Jobs Coordinating Committee to provide support and training for anyone looking to apply for permanent position in the EU.  If you are eligible and interested in EU jobs, get in touch.  We would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and to guide and advise you through the process.

Also, check out our Grad Jobs in Europe campaign to learn more about the work we do to help students and graduates get jobs and internships in Europe.


Monday 3 February: Public Information Seminar on Graduate Career Opportunities in the European Union

Department of Justice and Law Reform, 51 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

16.45 on Monday 3 February 2014

Email with subject line ‘EU Careers’ before Thursday 30 January

Are you a third level graduate or in the final year of your degree? Do you have working knowledge of at least two European languages? Are you looking for a rewarding career in a dynamic international environment? Then a career in the EU Institutions could be for you.

On Monday 3 February, from 16.45, the Department of the Taoiseach and the European Commission Representation in Ireland will hold an information seminar highlighting the opportunities open to Irish graduates and final year students.  The event will focus, in particular, on the AD5 Administrator Competition, to be launched by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) in March. Information will also be provided on a separate competition to recruit auditors to work in the EU Institutions, also to be launched by EPSO in March.

An expert line-up of speakers – including Delyth Evans of EPSO, Mark Ronayne of the European Court of Justice and Michael Scannell of the European Commission – will profile the work of an EU Administrator in detail and offer insights into the competition process and how best to prepare for it.

16.45    Registration
17.00    Welcome: Elaine Gunn, Department of the Taoiseach
17.05    ‘Graduate Career Opportunities in the EU Institutions: The AD5 Administrator Competition’: Ms Delyth Evans, EPSO
17.30    ‘Working as a Policy Officer or an Auditor in the EU Institutions’: Mr Michael Scannell: Director of the Food and Veterinary Office, European Commission
17.55    ‘Working as a Lawyer in the EU Institutions’:  Mr Mark Ronayne: Director of HR & Personnel Administration, Court of Justice of the European Union
18.10    Panel Discussion and Q&A chaired by Barbara Nolan, Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland

Admission to this event is free-of-charge. However, as seating is limited and demand expected to be high, advance registration is strongly recommended. To book a place, and take the first step towards an EU career, please email, with the subject line ‘EU Careers’, by Thursday 30 January.



Assistants in the fields of financial management and accounting, economy and finance or legal matters

The EU is currently recruiting highly talented, motivated and experienced assistants in the fields of financial management and accounting; economy and finance; or legal matters.  You will be required to carry out a range of executive, implementation, support and logistical tasks.  Depending on your field of expertise, you could find yourself for example monitoring financial procedures, providing assistance for work linked to monetary policy, or analysing and summarising legal files to prepare positions.  Positions will be in Brussels or Luxembourg.
Indicative starting salary is €3,397 per month (based on a 40 hour working week).

Applicants must be EU citizens with a good command of two official languages of the EU (your native language plus English, French or German).  You should have at least 3 years’ relevant professional experience and a level of secondary education relevant to the profile.  (No third level degree required!).

Learn more here and get your application in before the 14 January deadline.



Are you one of the eight Irish candidates through to the second stage of the 2010 Concours re-run?

EPSO have recently published the results of the 2010 Concours re-run. A total of eight Irish candidates have made it through the second stage assessment centre in Brussels next month. Here at EM Ireland, we are working closely our other EU Jobs partners to give the successful eight as much support and guidance as we can as they proceed to the next stage of the process.

If you are one of the candidates called to the second stage, or if you know someone who is, please get in touch.  We would love to hear from you and to have an opportunity to provide you with some useful training and information.



Get in touch
If any of the above sounds interesting to you, drop EM Ireland’s Comms and Membership Manager, Jenny, a line at or call her at +353 (0)1 662 5815


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