Category: Useful resources

  • European Commission Salary Grid 2024

    European Commission Salary Grid 2024

    This article provides the annual European Commission salary grid for Administrators, Assistants, Secretaries and Clerks, and Contract Agents. The version below is for the year 2023. A version for 2024 should become available in either May or June of that year. The European Commission salary grid is reviewed every year and a new version is…

  • Well-being of EU officials’ partners and spouses

    Well-being of EU officials’ partners and spouses

    Spouses of employees of EU institutions often move with them to a new country. It is important to remember to care about your significant other and not get consumed by the new job. This article provides some tips and guidance to EU institutions staff.

  • Do EU officials pay tax?

    Do EU officials pay tax?

    EU officials’ salaries are not subject to national taxes of EU member states. However, EU officials pay a ‘Solidarity Levy’ of 6% and a ‘Community Tax’ that ranges between 8% and 45% of their ‘basic salary’.

  • Jobs in EU agencies: how to find them?

    Jobs in EU agencies: how to find them?

    One of the easiest ways to get an EU job is to apply through the EU agencies. Instead of competing with tens of thousands of applicants through EPSO, you have to succeed over tens or, at most, a few hundred applicants.

  • How many people work for the European Commission?

    How many people work for the European Commission?

    At the start of 2022, the European Commission had 32169 employees. The total number of people employed by the whole “EU system” is over 60000 persons.

  • How many people work for the EU institutions in 2024?

    How many people work for the EU institutions in 2024?

    The European Union institutions employed over 79211 in 2023. This information is based on the most recent annual reports from each of the 76 European Union institutions and bodies.

  • JSIS Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme: A guide for new staff of EU institutionss

    JSIS Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme: A guide for new staff of EU institutionss

    Learn all about the European Commission’s Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme (JSIS) with this comprehensive guide. Find out the benefits, who is eligible, and more. JSIS is one of the most underrated benefits of working for EU institutions, but can be one of the main benefits of working for the EU, particularly, if you are a…

  • Staff Categories Working for EU Institutions: A Guide

    Staff Categories Working for EU Institutions: A Guide

    This article provides an overview of the various staff categories in the EU institutions, including the European Commission, European Parliament, Court of Justice of the European Union, and the European Council. The different types of staff categories include administrators, assistants, contract agents, accredited parliamentary assistants, secretaries and clerks, freelance linguists, interims, intramuros, trainees. It pays…

  • Interim Staff in EU Institutions: A ‘What’, ‘Why’ & ‘How’ Guide

    Interim Staff in EU Institutions: A ‘What’, ‘Why’ & ‘How’ Guide

    Are you interested in working as an interim staff (interimaire in French) in the European Union institutions? This article covers key information about why one should consider an interim position and whether it can lead to a more permanent contract with the European Commission or an EU agency.

  • Kosovo footnote | EU, UN, Council of Europe standard

    Kosovo footnote | EU, UN, Council of Europe standard

    Kosovo footnote | Footnote text as used by the institutions of the European Union (EU), United Nations (UN), and the Council of Europe (CoE)

  • Reserve lists: an explainer

    Reserve lists: an explainer

    ‘Reserve lists’ are pools of applicants that have sucessfully gone through the selection process of EPSO or an EU agency and are now “shortlisted” as potential employees. When the EU institution that organized the selection process has an actual vacancy to fill, a job offer is being sent out to the most appropriate person on…

  • Hotels in Brussels with prices under the European Commission hotel ceiling

    Hotels in Brussels with prices under the European Commission hotel ceiling

    This post is a collection of best hotels in Brussels that have a special price of 148 EUR per night for staff of EU institutions or Member States officials attending EU institutions’ events. This price is known as the “European Commission rate” and guarantees that you will be able to stay in a nice hotel…