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Working for EISMEA

Join our highly qualified and motivated professionals working in culturally diverse and interesting place.

Important information to candidates

Due to the COVID19 emergency and its unforeseen duration, we would like to inform you  that EISMEA recruitment procedures might be delayed. 

For the most updated information on CAST testing possibilities, please refer to EPSO website for further instructions.

More information on each recruitment procedure will be provided by the team in charge of human resources directly to the relevant candidates.

We thank you for your interest in EISMEA.

People are at the very core of what makes the EISMEA a success today. Our staff enjoys working for the Agency and they love their jobs.

Our staff, our agency

Our highly qualified and motivated professionals are experts in their respective fields and are actively contributing to the Agency's success. We currently employ people from 27 EU Member States making EISMEA a culturally diverse and interesting place to work.

EISMEA is based in Brussels and its staff consists of Temporary Agents (TA), Contract Agents (CA), Seconded Officials from the European Commission, Seconded National Experts, Trainees and Interim Staff.

EISMEA is a working place where employees feel proud to belong and where we encourage our staff to keep their skills up-to-date and develop additional competencies.

If you want a new challenge and make a difference right away and, if you wish to contribute to EISMEA's activities and play a key role in the success story of our mission, we invite you to join us as we are constantly looking for people like you. At our core we have the spirit of team work, respect and responsibility and aim to provide a positive, creative and collaborative environment.

We look forward to welcome you on board and start the journey to "Realising Your Potential" together.

Applying for a job at EISMEA

Temporary and contract agents posts

EISMEA conducts its own recruitment and selection procedures which are independent from other EU institutions or other EU agencies. EISMEA does not consider spontaneous applications.

EISMEA can only hire contract agents (CA) who have successfully passed an EPSO selection and competence tests valid for Executive Agencies (CAST25 – CAST27 – CAST Secretary 2008 – CAST 2010 competency-tested candidates – CAST RELEX – CAST Research S/5/2013 - CAST/P/1-4/2015, CAST/P1- 17/2017).

Please note that the fact to complete and validate the online application form of the Call for Expressions of Interest (EPSO/CAST/P1-17/2017) launched by EPSO on 05/01/2017 does not mean that the candidate has automatically applied for published positions in EISMEA.

The Staff Regulations and the CEOS as well as the specific decisions of the Agency's Steering Committee apply to Temporary and Contract Staff:

Implementing Rules for Temporary Staff (TA)
Implementing Rules for Contract Staff (CA) and
Commission Decision on conditions of of employment (CA)

Please also read our Data Protection Notice for selection and recruitment.

23 AUGUST 2021
Data protection notice - external recruitment procedure
21 DECEMBER 2021
Data protection notice - internal recruitment procedure



Blue Book traineeship

The Agency offers traineeship opportunities, as part of the European Commission scheme for trainees. There are two sessions per year, starting in March and October. 

For more information and to apply please visit the European Commission's Traineeship Office. No application will be processed directly by EISMEA.

If you want to know more about how it is like to be a trainee at EISMEA, meet some current and former trainees by watching the video 'Traineeship at EISMEA - European Commission - what is it like?'.

Please also read our Data Protection Notice for Blue Book trainees.

Interim agents

EISMEA may hire interim agents to compensate for medium-term absences or to face peaks in workload, among other reasons.

For more information and to apply please contact our interim service provider, Randstad. No application will be processed directly by EISMEA.

Rue des Princes 8-10
1000 Bruxelles
Tel.: +32 (0)2/229 14 00
Email: inhouse_1230atrandstad [dot] be (brussel[at]randstad[dot]be)