What is the purpose?
Who can apply?
Officials from local, regional or national authorities in Member States of the European Union or from a country which is an official accession candidate, including civil servants who are enrolled in a governmental training programme.
Candidates should be professionals working in a post with duties corresponding to the level of an EU Administrator.
For operational and practical reasons the candidates should have a thorough knowledge of French or English, the main working languages of the Committee of the Regions.
How to apply?
These documents must be sent by post or electronically to the Traineeships Office.
How long does it last?
A governmental traineeship is granted for a period of one to four months. The Secretary General may allow an extension up to six months. The start of the programme is decided together with the participating official.
Expenses and insurance
Health insurance and remuneration are provided by the sending institution.
Health insurance is compulsory and is not paid for by the CoR.
Accident insurance is set out in the insurance policy covered by the CoR. The CoR covers the entire relevant insurance premium.