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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.


Career, how to apply (Permanent officials)         Career, how to apply (Temporary agents)

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.

Career, how to apply

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 Unit G.2


Eurostat Unit G.2 (Structural business statistics and global value chains) is looking for a dynamic SNE. Under the supervision of the team leader, the seconded expert will be responsible for ensuring the production of good quality Structural Business Statistics. His/her work will consist of a regular monitoring of the quality of the disseminated data for annexes I to VIII of the SBS Regulation and keeping the methodological information up-to-date. The improvement of quality controls and analytical work comparing SBS data across countries is an important part of the work of the seconded expert. The organization of the pre-filling and collection of national quality reports by means of the appropriate Eurostat tools are also aspects of the work. He/she shall in addition draft a global quality report for Annexes I to IV and VIII of the SBS Regulation on the basis of the information collected. He/she will also contribute to the SBS package for Framework Regulation Integrating Business Statistics. This work includes contributing to documents for amendments to definitions of SBS characteristics, data requirements, transmission format and quality reporting. The work will also comprise contributions to the European Business Statistics manual as well as compilation guides or other guidance that is needed for the future implementation of the requirements of the SBS package. Finally, the work of the SNE will also consist of the follow–up of the compliance of the SBS Regulation, the improvement of the presentation of the SBS data on the Eurostat website and the exploration of pending methodological issues.
Deadline for applications: 27/10/2014. Vacancy notice


buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit E.3


Eurostat Unit E.3 (Transport statistics) is looking for a dynamic SNE. The candidate will work in several of these activities: updating and harmonisation of transport-related indicators such as modal split indicators, structural indicators, performance indicators and links to environmental issues; dissemination of EU transport statistics in the form of publications and of contributions to Eurostat's electronic dissemination media; production of transport statistics according to the EU legislation or voluntary agreements. All these activities imply professional relations with other units of Eurostat, policy users and EEA countries, notably in the framework of periodic institutional meetings.
Deadline for applications: 25/11/2014 Vacancy notice


buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit E.2


Eurostat Unit E.2 (Environmental statistics and accounts; Sustainable development) is looking for a dynamic SNE. We propose a challenging position offering several opportunities to further develop skills in international methodology development and production of environmental economic accounts. The successful candidate will ensure maintenance of existing data bases. The work requires close contacts with national statistical offices as well as users in the European Commission, the European Environment Agency, etc. The successful candidate will also prepare documents and presentations for working groups and other meetings
Deadline for applications: 27/10/2014 Vacancy notice


buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit E.1


Eurostat Unit E.1 (''Agriculture and Fisheries'') is looking for a dynamic SNE to carry out administrative tasks related to Agro-monetary statistics. The main responsibilities of the SNE are related to data collection, validation and dissemination for economic accounts for agriculture (EAA) and/or agricultural price statistics (APS). She/he will be involved in liaison with data providers, i.e. Member States, EFTA members, and Candidate and potential candidate countries. Furthermore, she/he will be involved in methodological developments and quality assessments related to EAA and APS. The SNE should be able to work independently and show a high degree of responsibility. These tasks will be performed in accordance with priorities decided in agreement with the hierarchy and the member of staff responsible for coordinating these activities. The work involves close cooperation with other Eurostat units, national administrations (statistical offices, ministries), other Directorates-General (mainly DG AGRI) and international organisations (such as FAO).
Deadline for applications: 27/10/2014 Vacancy notice


buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit B.5


Eurostat Unit B.5 (Central data and metadata services) is looking for a dynamic SNE. Under the supervision of the team leader in the unit, the candidate will be involved in many statistical business process redesign projects implementing SDMX and other standards, in supporting the use of the SDMX IT infrastructure and IT tools for improving/rationalising statistical business processes. These projects are organised at the level of the European Statistical System or together with international partners such as the UN or the OECD. The services to be provided require close collaboration with the Eurostat production units, with international partners or with other stakeholders being active in this work area (e.g. the SDMX working groups). The successful candidate will also be asked to prepare project/working documents, to promote and present work results to working group meetings, task forces etc. and to contribute to SDMX workshops and seminars.
Deadline for applications: 16/12/2014 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 15.10.2014