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When applying to one of our selection procedures you must read the following documents carefully.
You can also consult the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and the Conditions of Employment of other servants of the Union for information on staff rights, obligations and working conditions including recruitment, careers, pay and benefits.
Notice of Competition
This is the official, legal text governing the organisation of a competition. It contains all information specific to a particular competition (for example, duties, eligibility requirements, description of the tests). It is published in the Official Journal of the EU and on the announcement page of this website (see 'current job opportunities') when a competition opens for applications.
General rules governing open competitions
This document sets out the general rules and procedures common to all open competitions. It has the same legal status as the Notice of Competition and should be read alongside it. It is published in the Official Journal and available at the link above.
(Please note: the above general rules apply to all competitions published after 01/03/2014. They replace the formerGuide to Open Competitions which still applies to all competitions published up until 28/02/2014).
Contract Agent (CAST) / Temporary Agent Selections
Call for Expression of Interest
For contract and temporary agent selections the 'call for expression of interest' is the equivalent of the Notice of Competition and the General rules governing open competitions combined. It contains all information specific to a particular selection procedure (for example, duties, eligibility requirements, description of the tests). It is published on the announcement page of this website (see 'current job opportunities') when a selection procedure is open for applications.
Review / Appeal procedures
For contract agent selection procedures the following appeal procedures apply.
Online Application Manual
- This manual guides you through all stages of the online application procedure. There is a link to the manual from within the online application form and on the announcement page for the competition or selection procedure. You can also download it here in English , French and German.