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Permanent officials and Temporary agents  - Eurostat is mainly looking for the following job profiles: statistical officer, economist and IT manager (AD career), assistant in statistics, economics, statistical database domain manager, IT assistant and secretary (AST career).

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) regularly organises open competitions and selection procedures in different domains such as economics, statistics, IT for the recruitment of officials and temporary agents. Also jobs in various administrative / horizontal activities at the EU Institutions are filled via the competitions. The names of successful candidates are included in reserve lists. CVs of laureates are in a database managed by EPSO.


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Contract staff  - Posts are available in Eurostat for a wide range of jobs, requiring different levels of qualifications, mainly for the following profiles: statistical adviser (ACIV), statistical assistant or database manager (ACIII and II) and secretaries (ACII).

Contract staff are selected through a selection procedure organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) after a call for interest. CVs of laureates of contract staff selections are in a database managed by EPSO.

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Seconded National Experts  - Eurostat is looking for seconded National Experts at AD level mainly with a statistical profile.


Seconded national experts are national or international civil servants who are working temporarily for the Commission under the rules applicable to such experts (Commission Decision C(2008)6866/3 of 12/11/2008). Information about current opportunities are published on the current webpage and can generally also be obtained from the offices of the Permanent Representations of the Member States to the EU in Brussels.



buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Task Force on Big Data

The Task Force on Big Data is looking for a National Expert on Secondment who can contribute to the fulfilment of the overall objectives and the implementation of the TF’s work programme, in particular: Contribute to the definition of ESS policies and programmes with regard to the use of Big Data for official statistics; Participate in programming, formulating and implementing training courses for European statisticians on the new skills needed to deal with Big Data sources; Contribute to the introduction of new measures of quality and accuracy to assess in the ESS statistical figures obtained from Big Data sources; Interface with other DGs, Member States, international organisations and other stakeholders on issues related to Big Data uses; Participate in research projects aiming at assessing the possibility of producing official statistics in specific fields from particular Big Data sources.
Deadline for applications: 25/09/2014. Vacancy notice



buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit E.1

Eurostat Unit E.1 (Agriculture and fisheries) is looking for a dynamic SNE who, under the supervision of the Head of Unit, will carry out administrative tasks for the supervision and development of data collection, data management and validation for agricultural and fisheries statistics. He or she will follow up a number of critical projects, launched in the last few years, like the implementation of SDMX-ML format, the creation of data structure definitions (DSDs), the management of the Electronic Data files Administration and Management Information System (eDAMIS Web Forms system), the improvement of eDAMIS data collection system in general, the re-engineering of the new MDT production system as well as the harmonisation of code lists, in line with the principles of SDMX-ML standard. The production unit – in cooperation with the IT units – aims to develop a harmonized and forward data processing strategy for the domains of responsibility. Common solutions for data handling have to be sought, followed-up and controlled, by taking into account of needs of the different agricultural and fishery domains and reconciling national, international and EU approaches.
Deadline for applications: 25/09/2014 Vacancy notice



buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit D.2

Unit D.2 (Excessive deficit procedure – EDP 1) is looking for a dynamic SNE to work as desk officer. Unit D.2 is responsible for the verification of government finance statistics relating to the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) for around half of the EU Member States as well as Candidate countries. The Unit cooperates closely with colleagues from the Directorate as well as with Member State experts and various institutions. We propose a job as desk officer for 2 Member States in a small a dynamic unit, with outputs of high visibility and importance. The main tasks include the assessment of the quality of the biannual deficit and debt data reported by countries, the preparation and participation in EDP visits to countries, the provision of advice and clarifications on specific methodological issues having an impact on government deficit and debt and the monitoring of developments relating to GFS in the countries under responsibility. In addition to country responsibilities, each desk officer also has responsibility for at least one horizontal EDP methodological topic.
Reduced deadline for applications: 25/07/2014. Vacancy notice



buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit E.1

Eurostat Unit E.1 (Agriculture and fisheries) is looking for a dynamic SNE who, under the supervision of the Head of Unit, will work in several of these activities: Contribution to the development of agro-environmental indicators in particular through the improvement of statistics on agricultural inputs: i.e. fertilisers, pesticides, water, energy. Set up of permanent data collection systems with the Member States. Cooperation with other Commission DGs and International Organisations (FAO, OECD) on the settlement and improvement of the indicators with a specific focus on nutrient balances. Implementation of the pesticide statistics Regulation 1185/2009: definition of specific data transmission formats, data validation and analysis, updating and communication on data collection methodology, development of pesticide risk indictors in collaboration with other Commission DGs and International Organisations (FAO, OECD).
Reduced deadline for applications: 25/07/2014 Vacancy notice



buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit B.1

ESTAT unit B.1 "Methodology and Corporate Architecture" provides Eurostat and the European Statistical System with service, guidance and expertise in the areas of statistical methodology, statistical confidentiality, research and innovation, information models and standards, enterprise architecture and modernisation in order to ensure the quality of European statistics and corresponding production processes, to maximise the use of data collected and to improve efficiency through interoperability, integration and standardisation of ESS processes. The offered post involves tasks related to the development, coordination and implementation of enterprise architecture principles and models in Eurostat and in the ESS. The expert would, in particular, contribute to: The development of enterprise architecture principles and models inside Eurostat and the ESS; Assess and monitor projects and processes from the Enterprise Architecture point of view; Contribute to the modernisation activities coordinated by Eurostat, both internally and in the ESS; Contribute to the establishment of an Enterprise Architecture culture in Eurostat. The post offers the opportunity to integrate the EA team in Eurostat and to work closely with colleagues in national statistical offices in the EU Member States, non-EU countries, international organisations and other units in Eurostat and in the Commission.
Deadline for applications: 25/07/2014. Vacancy notice





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Bluebook traineeships  - Twice a year, the European Commission offers five-month traineeships to young university graduates from EU Member States and from non-EU countries.

Eurostat offers traineeships mainly in the fields of statistics, economics, and IT. They start their traineeship on 1 March and 1 October every year.

How to apply (Traineeship Office in Directorate-General Education and Culture)

Unpaid traineeships  - Students pursuing or coming to the end of the studies may be offered an unpaid traineeship at the European Commission.


Eurostat regularly offers, within the limit of available positions, the possibility of traineeships in the fields of statistics, economics, IT or secretarial work. The duration of a traineeship is from a minimum of one month to a maximum of six months. Candidates must:

  • be at least 18 AND
  • have a secondary school leaving certificate e.g. the baccalaureate (or Superior/Technical studies equivalent to this level) AND
  • have to complete a traineeship within the framework of their studies ( 1st cycle University or equivalent) (for example: LST, DUT, DEUG, Licence, Bachelor....) AND
  • have the nationality of one of the Member States of the European Union.

How to apply

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Last update 16.06.2014