European Banking Supervision – SSM Traineeship

Type of contract:
Traineeship of between 3 and 12 months in total.
Who can apply:
EU nationals who are eligible according to our traineeship programme (Read more)
The trainee grant is €1,050 per month plus an accommodation allowance.
Working time:
Place of work:
Frankfurt, Germany
Closing date for applications:
Monday, 29 January 2018

150 Fully Funded PhD Degree Scholarships at the European University Institute, Italy, 2018-2019

Deadline:  31 January 2018
Open to: Applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements described here
Grant: Grants cover living costs and tuition fees for applicants from EU member states. Special grants are also provided to candidates from non-EU member states
European University Institute (EUI) is pleased to offer 150 Fully Funded PhD scholarships for international students for the academic year 2018-2019. These scholarships are awarded in the field of Economics, Law, Political and Social Sciences and History.
The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international centre for a doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research, situated in the Tuscan hills overlooking Florence.
The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Applicants are required to submit an English international language certificate to demonstrate their level.
To qualify for a national PhD grant, applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the relevant grant authority:
Austria: Completion of university studies (Magister/Master’s degree)
Belgium: Master degree
Cyprus: Ptychion or equivalent degree
Denmark: Kandidateksamen
Finland: Ylempi korkeakoulututkinto/högre högskoleexamen, equivalent foreign degree
France: DEA (or Master) or equivalent to bac + 5
Germany: Completion of university studies and the qualifications required to study for a doctorate
Greece: Higher education degree (ISCED 6), and master’s degree or equivalent (ISCED 7)
Italy: Laurea (Vecchio ordinamento); laurea specialistica /Masters (nuovo ornament)
Latvia: Magistra grads vai magistrate grade limenim pielidzinata izglitiba (Master’s degree or education equal to a Master’s degree)
Netherlands: Doctoral examen or Master’s degree
Norway: Master’s degree or equivalent degree
Poland: Master’s degree (magister or an equivalent degree)
Portugal: Licenciatura and qualifications required to study for a doctorate in Portugal
Romania: Candidates should have an undergraduate degree + a master degree (usually 3 + 2 years) or an equivalent qualification needed to study for a doctorate
Spain: Estudios de grado o licenciado y un master al menos de 60 créditos
Sweden: General entry requirements (According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance). A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or her: 1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification. 2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or 3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.The higher education institution may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant if there are special grounds. Ordinance (2010:1064)
Switzerland: Master’s degree or equivalent degree
UK & Ireland: Good honours degree (min. Upper Second); preference to those with a Master’s degree
EUI Special Doctoral Fellowships: Master or equivalent degree in an academic discipline relevant to the doctoral programme of the selected EUI Department and to the research proposal
Other countries: Diploma equivalent to the minimum qualification needed to study for a doctorate in a given country
Grants are available for nationals of some EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland) and some limited grants for nationals of non-EU member states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Turkey).
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the relevant grant authority.
Test Requirement: GRE (EUI code 7395 – departmental code 1801). The online or unofficial version of GRE – Examinee Score Report is acceptable. Candidates must directly upload mandatory GRE scores to the online application form.
English Language Requirement: The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Applicants are required to submit an English international language certificate to demonstrate their level. Candidates who are English native speakers, or have a degree from a university programme entirely taught in English and who have written a thesis in English in such a programme, are exempt from submitting a certificate of English proficiency. Applicants who submit a certificate with a test score below the threshold indicated hereunder may be conditionally admitted but will have to take English language courses during their first year. Sufficient progress in English language skills will be a criterion for admission to the second year. The following international certificates of English proficiency are recognised by the EUI:
IELTS: 7.5
TOEFL (IBT) – EUI code 9408: From 110
Cambridge Proficiency: A/B/C
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): A/B
Most EU member states offer grants that cover living costs and tuition fees. There are additional agreements with non-EU member states and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides grants to candidates from a number of countries. For more information please refer to our grant info page.
Applicants must submit an application and all required documents via the interactive online application form. There are two distinct phases in the application process
Register as early as possible: You are encouraged to register, insert your personal and referee details as soon as possible. This is important to allow sufficient time for your referees to submit the reference letters before the deadline. Reference letters will not be accepted after the deadline 31 January 2018 (24:00 – CET).
Complete and submit application by the deadline 31 January 2018
Before starting online submission, prepare the required documents:
A one or two page CV
The research statement of 1500 words (See above)
A degree transcript, issued by your university listing the exams/courses taken at university, grades/marks awarded and (if applicable) the final degree result (electronic size max 1 MB). Submit your transcript as a scanned file to the on-line application. If pertinent, you may attach more than one transcript from previous degree/s. Do not attach or send supplementary documents that are not strictly requested, such as the copy of your official diploma, traineeships diplomas etc.
International English language certificate (See above).
GRE (EUI code 7395 – departmental code 1801). The online or unofficial version of GRE – Examinee Score Report is acceptable. Candidates must directly upload mandatory GRE scores to the online application form.


The Commission is setting up a High Level Group (HLG) to advise on policy initiatives to counter fake news and the spread of disinformation online.
The phenomenon of fake news is more pervasive and impactful today than ever before because of the ease at which news can be posted and shared by anyone on social media, the speed at which such news may spread, and the global reach they might effortlessly attain.
Tackling fake news requires a comprehensive approach that addresses the problems journalism faces in the current news media landscape, as well as the role and responsibilities of social media users in spreading misinformation online. It also requires balancing fundamental principles such as freedom of expression, media pluralism, and the right of citizens to diverse and reliable information.
To address this problem, the Commission is calling for applications with a view to selecting members of a high-level group of experts (HLG) to advise on policy initiatives to counter disinformation spread online.
The HLG’s tasks shall be to advise the Commission on all issues arising in the context of fake information spread across traditional and social media and how to cope with its social and political consequences. More specifically the HLG shall:
Analyse in-depth the current situation and legal framework, as well as  the potential political and social risks associated with the spread of disinformation online;
Define the scope of the problem and canvass legislative or non-legislative interventions to limit the dissemination of fake content; in doing so, a distinction should be drawn between false information amounting to illegal content under EU or national laws e.g. incitement to hatred, violence or terrorism, defamation, etc., and false information falling outside the scope of such laws, and therefore not illegal;
Define roles and responsibilities of all relevant stakeholders with attention to the functioning of social networks and other online platforms, and the vulnerabilities of professional news media;
Assess the effectivenes of the voluntary measures put in place so far by online platforms and news media organisations to counter fake news;
Assess possible improvements to such existing voluntary measures,
Sketch out the direction for developing quality journalism (data journalism, investigative journalism, etc.) and improving media literacy as complementary actions to promote trust in media and users’ awarenes;
Identify guiding principles for possible self-regulation based on shared good practices and coordination of relevant policies and activities at EU and national levels.
The high-level group is to hold its inagural meeting in January 2018.
Details of the application and selection procedures are available in the call for applications (Privacy statement giving details on the protection of your personal data). The duly signed applications must be sent by 11 December, 2017 at the latest.
For further information please contact us.

10 Vacancies at the Joint Research Center

1.Exploratory Research Project Title Use of ion beams to emulate the effects of neutron irradiation in nuclear reactor components (IB4N)
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
2.Exploratory Research Project Title RADioCarbon ASSsessment for DECommissioning (RADCAS4DEC)
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
3.Exploratory Research Project Title Development of new methods for IDENTIfication and CLASSification of uranium powders based on image texture and NIR Spectroscopy signature (IDENTICLASS)
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
4.Scientific/Technical Project Officer – Exploratory Research: Innovative Seismic and
Energy Retrofitting of the Existing Building Stock (iRESIST+)
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
5.Scientific Project Officer – Exploratory Research: Safety Analysis of Cable Insulation Ageing (SACIA)
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
6.Scientific Project Officer – Exploratory Research: Climate risks and application measures for European forests
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
7.Scientific Project Officer – Exploratory Research: Antibiotics in aquatic environment – mechanism and key factors to understand the environmental contribution to the antimicrobial resistance
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
8.Scientific Project Officer – Exploratory Research: Sustainable use of Materials through Automotive Remanufacturing to boost resource efficiency in the road Transport system (SMART)
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
9. Scientific Project Officer – Exploratory Research: Antibiotics in aquatic environment – mechanism and key factors to understand the environmental contribution to the antimicrobial resistance
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
10.Exploratory Research: Heterogeneous Firms General Equilibrium Model (HETFIGE)
Deadline Application: 23-10-20

WORK POSITIONS in European Central Bank

1.Data Scientist Experts, Directorate General Statistics
28 Aug 2017

2.Facility Management Assistant, Administrative Services Division
28 Aug 2017

3.Head of Section, Legal Revision Central Banking
Legal Services
28 Aug 2017

4.Traineeship in Market Integration Division
Market Infrastructure and Payments
29 Aug 2017

5.Research Analysts, Directorate General Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability
Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability
29 Aug 2017

6.Head of the Market Infrastructure Support Division
Market Infrastructure and Payments
29 Aug 2017

7.Supervision Analyst in the Directorate Secretariat to the Supervisory Board
Secretariat to the Supervisory Board
31 Aug 2017

8.Financial Data Scientists, Statistics
31 Aug 2017

9.Traineeship (PhD), Currency Development Division
1 Sep 2017

10.Principal in Market Infrastructure Development (Project Management), Market Infrastructure Development Division
Market Infrastructure and Payments
1 Sep 2017

11.Principal in Market Infrastructure Development (Testing), Market Infrastructure Development Division
Market Infrastructure and Payments
1 Sep 2017

12.IT Security Awareness Expert, Security and Architecture Division
Information Systems
4 Sep 2017

13.IT Expert (Data Intelligence), Enterprise Systems Division
Information Systems
4 Sep 2017

14.Research Analysts, Analytical Credit and Master Data Division
4 Sep 2017

15.Internal Auditor for banking supervision
Internal Audit
11 Sep 2017

16.Senior Research Adviser
11 Sep 2017

17.Internal auditor
Internal Audit
11 Sep 2017

18.IT Experts (ITIL process design and management), Infrastructure and Operations Division
Information Systems
11 Sep 2017

19.Economist-Statistician (50%)
11 Sep 2017

20.Market Infrastructure Expert in the Market Integration Division
Market Infrastructure and Payments
12 Sep 2017

21.Financial Stability Expert in the Financial Regulation and Policy Division
Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability
12 Sep 2017

22.Traineeship in the Directorate General Statistics
28 Sep 2017

23.IT Experts (Business Application Architects), Security and Architecture Division
Information Systems
3 Okt 2017

The European Commission announces the launch of the 6th Call For Proposal of the grant scheme “CYPRIOT CIVIL SOCIETY IN ACTION”

On 30 June, the European Commission launched a EUR 2,500,000 call for proposals aiming at supporting Civil Society Organisation (CSO) capacity building, sustainability, effectiveness, transparency and accountability; to reinforce CSO involvement and impact in policy-making and actions in the public interest; and to strengthen CSO cooperation with other stakeholders to jointly tackle societal needs.
The sixth “Cypriot Civil Society in action” call for proposals targets these objectives by:
– Strengthening the organisational capacities, outreach and impact of civil society in promoting and defending democracy, fundamental rights and freedoms, cultural diversity and reconciliation;
– Reinforcing Partnerships, Cooperation and Networking across Cyprus and/or with CSOs from other EU Member States to jointly address societal needs.

The call represents a unique opportunity for Civil Society Organisations to reinforce their capacity, actions and cooperation and make a change for the benefit of all.
Projects to be supported will range from EUR 100,000 to EUR 350,000 for a two to three year implementation period.
The full Guidelines for potential grant applicants are available for consultation on the following internet site under the reference EUROPEAID 155191:
In the first instance only concept notes would have to be submitted. Applicants whose concept notes have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
The deadline for submission of proposals (concept note) is 12 September 2017, 17:00 Cyprus local time.
A launch event for this call will be held on 13 July 2017 from 18:00 to 20.00 at the Büyük Han, in the northern part of Nicosia in the presence of European Commission officials. Interested local stakeholders are invited to attend.
A series of information sessions and trainings will take place in July throughout the northern part of the island.
More information on these sessions and trainings will be available on, and and will also be made public in local media.
This initiative is funded under the EU Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, managed by the European Commission.
Cypriot press is invited to cover the meeting.

For further information, the European Commission contact person for this call is:
Charlotte Goyon (E-mail: [email protected])

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Communication Officer for CECOP and CICOPA

New vacancy for a communication officer in the communication department of CECOP – CICOPA Europe and CICOPA
We would like to announce a new vacancy for a communication officer in the communication department of CECOP – CICOPA Europe and CICOPA.
Interested applicants must hold a University degree in communication, journalism or related field and should have at least 3 years of previous experience. Also applicants are required to have an excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Spanish and a good working knowledge of French. The applicant will be responsible for planning and implementing the overall communication strategy for CECOP (Europe) and CICOPA (world level). Find below a complete job description for your reference.
If you know anyone with similar qualifications, you are encouraged to inform them about this opportunity. Interest applicants must send their resume to [email protected] before the 25th of July 2017.

WORK POSITION: The European Union Delegation to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is looking for an Administrative Assistant


The Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD) in Nicosia, is currently receiving applications for the position of Administrative Assistant.
The Administrative Assistant will work closely with the Administration and Finance Officer to provide support to the work of SeeD in the context of finance, accounting, administration, procurement and human resources. The responsibilities include the following:
Finance and Accounting:
• Support the Chief Financial Officer to prepare journal entries to record all income and expenditure in QuickBooks and file supporting documentation on a regular basis. • Assist other SeeD colleagues in preparing expense reports and other financial docs as needed. • Ensure that all expenses are coded to the correct budget line before they are sent to the Chief Financial Officer. • In coordination with the Chief Operating Officer, review status of relevant expenditures and compare with approved budget. • Support the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer to produce all required donor financial or narrative reports, by collecting relevant information from the research team. • Contribute to the preparation of project related documents, such as cash transfer requests, milestone payment requests, etc. • Manage a petty cash fund as needed for the office. Project Administration, Procurement and Human Resources:
• Collect quotations and bids for approved purchase requests and ensure all required documentation is in place, with the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer. • Handle payments through deposits at bank accounts in Cyprus and through transfers to bank accounts outside of Cyprus • With support from the Chief Operating Officer, and the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer manage personnel and human resources related tasks • Assist the Chief Operational Officer in facilitating the smooth flowing of routine, administrative work with due care for all applicable rules and regulations. • Ensure proper filing of all financial, administrative, procurement and human resources documents.
• Coordinate the provision of logistical support to the research team, including work group meetings, public facilitations, travel abroad, etc. • Assist the research team by ensuring needed supplies are purchased for conferences, events, etc • Other administrative duties as assigned. The contract for this position will be for consultancy services. The duration of the contract will be from 15th June 2017 to 31st October 2017, subject to renewal. The time-effort of the position will be full-time, with fees of 1,000 EUR per month. The duty station of the Administrative Assistant will be Nicosia, Cyprus.
Essential Qualifications
• Degree in Business, Accounting, Secretariat Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, or other relevant field. • Minimum 2 years experience with office and finance administration • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and in either Turkish or Greek. • Good knowledge of common software programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat etc.). • Strong commitment to peace, sustainable development and the principles of SeeD. • Strong communication, organization and prioritization skills. • Strong sense of attention to detail, responsibility and thoroughness. The following additional qualifications can be considered an advantage
• Trilingual language skills: Greek, Turkish and English. • Experience working with Inter-communal NGOs in Cyprus. • Knowledge of accounting software (QuickBooks preferably). To apply please submit the following to the email address: [email protected] by Tuesday 06th June 2017, 12 noon at the latest:
1. A cover letter explaining how the qualifications are covered
2. A CV
3. Contact details for two referees.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. All interviews for short-listed candidates will take place on Monday 12th June 2017, in Nicosia.

Call for national experts in lifelong guidance and careers education

Cedefop is looking for national experts based across Europe to cooperate for the development of national lifelong guidance and careers education systems.

An expert is needed in each of the 28 EU Member States, as well as in Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.

Applications and supporting documents (CV and other documents demonstrating the suitability) should be sent by 12 May 2017 to: [email protected]

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