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Notice: EPSO has postponed upcoming competitions

We would like to draw your attention to the message that the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) published on their website on Monday the 16th of October 2023:



Unfortunately, EPSO has taken the decision to pause and postpone competitions, including in order to resolve issues associated with the online testing platform that has been used for competitions since September 2023.

This decision will disrupt, for instance, the plans of those intending to apply to the AD5 Generalist competition, which will no longer be published on 9 November 2023. The competition is not cancelled: EPSO advise they remain committed to making this competition happen in 2024.

As regards other competitions:

  • EPSO is still planning to publish one more competition for Nuclear Inspectors and Policy Officers on 19 October 2023,
  • Retesting sessions for the Economics and Crisis Management, Migration and Internal Security Competitions will be given priority. Dates will be confirmed as soon as possible – some rescheduling is likely.
  • EPSO will also run the two CAST testing sessions planned for the end of this year.

Further developments will be posted here once received.  The EPSO page with the latest updates regarding upcoming selection procedures is:



Every year, the Court of Justice of the European Union offers a limited number of paid traineeships of five months’ duration in the chambers of Members of the Court of Justice and the General Court and in the administrative departments of the Court.
Traineeships in the Court's administrative departments are generally undertaken in the Directorate for Legal Translation, the Research and Documentation Directorate, the Communication Directorate, the Protocol and Visits Directorate, the office of the Legal Adviser on Administrative Matters, the Registry of the General Court or the Interpretation Directorate.

There are two traineeship periods:

  • from 1 March to 31 July (applications to be made between 1 July and 15 September of each year)
  • from 16 September to 15 February for the traineeships in the Members' chambers and 1 October to 28 February for the traineeships in the administrative departments (applications to be made between 1 February and 15 April of each year.

To apply for a traineeship and for more information click here.

Internship Scheme

Deichniúr céimithe le ceapadh do Scéim Intéirneachta in Institiúidí an Aontais Eorpaigh 2021

D’fhógair an tAire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán, Catherine Martin TD agus Príomh-Aoire an Rialtais agus Aire Stáit na Gaeltachta agus Spóirt, Jack Chambers, go bhfuil an scéim Intéirneachta in Institiúidí an Aontais Eorpaigh á réachtáil arís i mbliana. 
Táthar ag súil go mbeidh deichniúr céimithe ceaptha arís i mlbiana agus i mbun taithí oibre sa bhfómhar.  Beidh ochtar de na céimithe ag cuidiú le haistriú reachtaíochta agus dlíthe an Aontais Eorpaigh - an acquis communautaire - go príomha le linn an tsocrucháin oibre.  Beidh beirt ag obair mar phrofléitheoirí faoi mhaoirseacht in Oifig na bhFoilseachán nó i bParlaimint na hEorpa agus doiciméid i nGaeilge le profléamh acu.

Is féidir gach eolas faoin scéim a fháil ag: https://www.gov.ie/en/news/ed02d-comortas-dinteirneacht-in-institiuidi-an-aontais-eorpaigh-maoinithe-ag-an-roinn-turasoireachta-cultuir-ealaion-gaeltachta-spoirt-agus-mean/

Ten graduates to be appointed for Internship Scheme in European Union Institutions

It has been announced by the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD and Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, Jack Chambers that the Internship Scheme in European Union Institutions will go ahead again this year. The scheme commenced in 2018 and is focused on the provision of opportunities for graduates to acquire work placements in the specialised subject field of translation and proofreading.

This year it is hoped that ten graduates will be appointed and undertake work experience in the autumn. Eight of the graduates will assist in the translation of European Union legislation and laws – primarily the acquis communautaire – during the work placement. Two of the graduates will undertake work in the proofreading of Irish language documents under the supervision of the Publications Office or the European Parliament. 

Further information regarding the scheme is available at: https://www.gov.ie/en/news/ed02d-comortas-dinteirneacht-in-institiuidi-an-aontais-eorpaigh-maoinithe-ag-an-roinn-turasoireachta-cultuir-ealaion-gaeltachta-spoirt-agus-mean/

Scholarships to study at the College of Europe

 The College of Europe accepts students who wish to study at postgraduate level at its Bruges (Belgium) or Natolin (Warsaw, Poland) campuses.

Places at the College are open to Irish students studying politics, law, economics, European studies, etc., and offer an excellent opportunity for graduates to develop their knowledge and skills in a truly international environment.

You can read a copy of the 2023 College of Europe prospectus here.

Students who apply for a place in the College may also wish to apply for scholarship funding to cover their academic fees and living expenses.

Since September 2021, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has provided six full scholarships, or part thereof, annually to Irish students who wish to study at the college. All who apply from Ireland will automatically be considered for these Irish Government scholarships and do not need to submit a separate application for scholarship funding.

Irish applications to the College, both scholarship and non-scholarship, are reviewed by an independent National Selection Committee, with interviews usually taking place in spring of each year. 

European Movement Ireland administer the application process on behalf of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. Further details can be found at: https://www.europeanmovement.ie/programmes/college-of-europe/.