The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) offers the opportunity of undertaking a short-term study visit to students who have obtained at least a Bachelor degree.
The traineeship period serves to finalise a research or other project of direct interest to a specific unit of the CoR. In general terms, the objectives of such study periods at the CoR are:
Who can apply?
Any national of one of the Member States of the European Union or a State which is an official candidate for accession may be proposed for a short-term study visit, provided that he/she:
Applicants of third countries may be awarded a short term study visit by the Secretary General in exceptional, duly motivated cases.
How to apply?
For participation in an officially recognised short-term study visit, the candidate must fulfil the specific admission criteria and must present a full application to the Traineeships Office, including the following mandatory documents:
The Traineeships Office checks whether the application is complete and meets the formal conditions as defined in the latest version of the Regulation. Only the CV and covering letter of the eligible applicant will be forwarded to the specific CoR department.
If the project and job description proposed by the CoR department meet the qualifications of the applicant, a short-term study visit may be granted by the Secretary General.
How long does it last?
The Secretary General can grant a short-term study visit of from 1 to 4 months. It may be extended to 6 months depending on the resources available at the CoR.
Expenses and insurance
All expenses incurred during the short-term study visit are to be covered by the participant. No financial support is granted by the Committee of the Regions.
Contact the Traineeships office at firstname.lastname@example.org