The European Committee of the Regions is the voice of regions and cities in the European Union. No village, town, or city is too far for us to bring it closer to the pulse of EU politics.
By empowering local and regional elected politicians to shape the EU legislation, we pursue our mission to create a Union closer to its citizens and built on their needs.
By joining the CoR, you will contribute to make Europe a great place to live.
The CoR staff works tirelessly for the voice of European regions and cities. But what better occasion to listen to your future colleagues to know how a day within the CoR looks like?
Throughout your professional path, you can always count on the support of a small but multicultural, dynamic and diverse, community of experts. Thanks to a crosscutting approach to objectives, you will have the chance to share knowledge with colleagues whose rich backgrounds reflect all the diversity and the vast potential of the EU.
As an employer, the CoR does not discriminate on any grounds such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation. You will be given an equal opportunity to demonstrate your abilities during the selection procedures.
At the CoR we balance the need for efficient use of our resources against modern human resources policies that enable our staff to reconcile professional and personal life.
We offer high-quality working conditions to ensure a sound and healthy working environment.
We do not offer 'a job for life' but a 'lifetime of different jobs'. Through our Integrated Talent Management Strategy, we give you the opportunity to learn and grow.
Flexible working hours, part-time work and teleworking
24 vacation (annual leave) days plus public holidays. Subject to conditions, there are also additional days for travel towards the place of origin.
In order to foster well-being among staff, the Social actions service provides a series of services to staff and their families (childcare facilities – crèches, European schools, after school childcare, holiday childcare, etc.)
Welcome office, Social service, language courses for partners, etc.
Medical service, Safety and Health at Work Programme, nutrition, ergonomic office design, etc.
We like to socialise! You get many opportunities to network. We also have other social events – Staff’s parties and events where you and your family are always welcome, cultural events, exhibitions, conferences on interesting topics, etc.
Our staff are mainly officials recruited via the reserve lists from general competitions organised by the European Personnel Selection Office. In certain circumstances, however, the European Committee of the Regions may also engage temporary or contract staff.
Our working and contractual conditions are based on the Staff Regulations (SR) and the Conditions of Employment of other Servants of the European Communities (CEOS).
The application process for a position at the CoR depends on the contract type. However, in order to be recruited as an official by an EU institution, you have to follow a competition procedure that might include several oral and written tests.
Visit the EU Careers website where you can search the database of available job opportunities for permanent and temporary positions, including contract agent posts, traineeships and secondments in EU Institutions and Agencies.