Stage Committee: association of the European Commission trainees

BrusselsLife Team.

31 May 2013, 10:05 Last Updated: 09 Apr 2014, 12:04

Twice a year the European Commission recruits over 700 trainees into all of its Directorate-Generals and into its several different external agencies and services.

The five-month traineeship program starts on October 1st and March 1st. Trainees are placed in Brussels, Luxembourg or the different permanent representations of the Commission in large cities throughout the entire European Union. Trainees come not only from all 28 European Union countries, but also from other continents.

Role of the Stage Committee

Although the trainees work full-time in the Commission, they like getting together and organising events during their free time. Therefore, they can set up subcommittees, ranging from Politics and International Relations and Happiness to Football and Beer 360. The organised events include film screenings, sports tournaments, job fairs, trips, fund-raising events and workshops. The board of the Stage Committee coordinates all of these activities and allocates a budget for each subcommittee as well as organising their own events throughout the traineeship. They also represent the interests of the trainees towards third parties like the Traineeship Office, the Directorate-Generals and external partners as well as providing help and support to the trainees on a regular basis.

More info

Want to know more about the Stage Committee, or eager to join their events? Visit their website (don't forget to check out the calendar) or send them an e-mail!

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