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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.

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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 Unit C.4

Eurostat Unit C.4 (Price statistics. Purchasing power parities. Housing statistics) is looking for a dynamic SNE. This Unit provides the official measures of inflation for the euro-zone and the EU, i.e. the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP), the House Price Index (HPI) and the official measures of price level comparisons across countries, i.e. Purchasing Power Parities (PPP), for 37 participating EU and non-EU countries. The Unit is responsible for a high profile area and its teams work and deliver to tight deadlines. Several PPP surveys are organised each year to collect prices for comparable products in all participating countries. These data are used by Eurostat to calculate annual PPPs, which are used for example to compare GDP per inhabitant for the countries concerned. The post involves tasks related to the co-ordination of PPP surveys, the calculation of PPPs, the management of contractors, the documentation of production processes and the quality control of PPPs. Most tasks are carried out within the PPP production environment which consists of purpose-built web tools managing a central database. The post offers the opportunity to work closely with colleagues in national statistical offices, OECD, the World Bank and other Eurostat and Commission staff.
Deadline for applications: 25/06/2014. Vacancy notice



buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit F3

Eurostat Unit F.3 (Labour Market) is looking for a dynamic SNE. The successful candidate will be in charge of structural surveys on earnings and labour costs that are transmitted every 4 years to Eurostat. This comprises the final processing and the quality assessment of 2012 Labour Cost Survey data which are due in June 2014 and the whole processing of the Structure of Earnings Survey (SES2014) data to be transmitted in June 2016. He/she will also supervise the data collection on minimum wages and the dissemination of annual net earnings transmitted by the OECD. Together with two other colleagues, the job holder will be in charge of all production steps from the collection and validation of the data to the dissemination of analytical tables in the database of Eurostat (Eurobase) and on Eurostat’s website. He/she will liaise with the colleague in charge of Labour Cost Indices and prepare with him a workshop on the quality of labour costs statistics. Under the supervision of the team leader and the Head of Unit, he/she will report to the Labour Market Statistics (LAMAS) Working Group as regards the quality and timeliness of earnings and labour costs.
Deadline for applications: 26/05/2014. Vacancy notice



buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit G1

Eurostat Unit G.1 (Business Statistics – Co-ordination and Registers) is looking for a dynamic SNE who will be part of the team managing and co-ordinating the Framework Regulation Integrating Business Statistics (FRIBS) project in Eurostat in Directorate G. In close co-operation with the team leader and the whole team, he/she will: Provide support in the internal co-ordination of the project; Monitor the development of the different components of the project ensuring the necessary consistency and harmonisation; Draft documents describing the progress of the project and prepare and make presentations in meetings, including with Member States, to raise the awareness of it; Participate in discussions with stakeholders at strategic and technical level and report about the conclusions reached; Participate in the production of a single and consistent set of business statistics data requirements, a single set of definitions of statistical variables, coherent requirements for quality reporting and a consistent data structure; Complete the draft European Business Statistics Manual with the decisions taken in the FRIBS consultation process (e.g. data requirements); Contribute to the Impact Assessment procedure of the project. Help in the drafting of the Impact Assessment report; Provide support in the drafting of the legal texts and other documents necessary for launching the legislative procedure; After the adoption by the Commission of the framework legal text, to monitor, provide necessary input and report on the legislative procedure in the European Parliament and the Council; Provide support and participate in the procedure of adoption and implementation of the subsequent Commission secondary legislation (delegated/implementing acts) to complete the full set up of the integrated framework for business statistics; Monitor the implementation and compliance at national level of the FRIBS provisions and arrangements.
Deadline for applications: 26/05/2014. Vacancy notice


buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit D1


Eurostat Unit D.1 (GFS methodology, data collection and dissemination) is looking for a dynamic SNE. One of the main objectives of the Unit is to collect and disseminate GFS data. This includes the reception, checking, assessment, validation and publication of the annual data on detailed revenue and expenditure of general government, detailed taxes and social contribution receipts of general government, and general government expenditure by function, as well as of quarterly financial and non-financial accounts for the general government, and quarterly government debt. Additionally, the Unit contributes to the dissemination of statistical information of the areas under its responsibility through Eurobase, the dedicated sections of Eurostat's website on government finance statistics and sector accounts, statistics in focus, Statistics Explained, and other cross-section publications. The Unit co-authors the publication "Taxation trends in the EU", and produces bi-annual and quarterly GFS summary tables, and it co-organises the FAWG meetings and chairs the TF on COFOG meetings, incl. preparation and presentation of documents.
Deadline for applications: 25/04/2014. Vacancy notice


buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit G4


Eurostat Unit G.4 (Innovation and information society) is looking for a dynamic SNE. The expert shall contribute to the development, quality control and overall improvement of the Science, Technology and Innovation statistics of Unit G4. Duties comprise in particular analysis of the new data demands for EU policy needs, their feasibility and appropriateness within the current statistics’ landscape and resources of the European Statistical System. The expert shall evaluate new concepts through literature review and own research and develop them further in coordination with the Member States, European Commission and other international actors. The area covered is mainly Research and Development statistics but the expert is expected to contribute also to Community Innovation Survey and other closely related statistical areas (e.g. Patents, High-Tech etc.) and other business statistics in general.
Deadline for applications: 25/04/2014. 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 25.03.2014