About this blog

It was created by a group of trainees from the Winter Stage 2007 - 2008, hoping that it will become a practical tool with a complete package of informations for the future trainees. It explains what means to be a trainee at the Commission and answers as well to common questions like: 'How is to work as trainee at the Commission?', 'Which are the perspectives after such experience?','How is it to live in Brussels?', 'Where and how to search for accommodation?', 'Which are the best places to spend the free time?', etc

The comments or suggestions should be sent to felicia.stoica@gmail.com or directly on the blog!


Anonymous said...


I'm an American graduate student in law hoping to apply to the EC for the March 2010 intake. Do you know whether non-member applicants have a real chance at success? Any tips or suggestions?

Very useful blog!

Marta Isabel said...

I'm from Colombia and I ask the same question by the american graduate. I'm a BA in Political Science, and I'm really interested in the traineeship opportunity, but the cost of sending the papers is far too high if there is not a plausible chance for me to be able to get a spot.
Anyone has known of members of third world countries who get in?

Barbara said...

Hi there,

During my stage at the EC I have worked with people from non-EU member states countries (Camerun, Turkey and the US). Especially in the DGs Aidco/Echo there is an interest for applicants from third world countris. On a whole I can fully recommend to apply for a trainneship at the EC. Lots of success! Barbara

Marta Isabel said...

Thanks for you response Barbara. It encourages me to apply, and then hope for the best!

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone, Im from Portugal and i want to apply for EC - March 2010 too. Barbara i thought that we just send all the papers by e-mail.. what do you mean with the hight cost of sending papers?


Kyla said...

I'm originally from Ireland, and currently in the Middle East. I was hoping to transition to Belgium. I've got around to most of the process accept for one thing. Moving? Could someone provide a moving company thats reliable in belgium and well priced?

I'm also looking for an apartment but i'm not sure which site to use, there seem to be so many, and when I call it seems the property is not available. I was wondering if there is something similar to this site for apartments in kuwait yet for belgium, just want to be able to contact the right people. Any ideas?

Jude said...

Am a law graduate from Cameroon and will like to know about the DGs that take applicants from third world countries.

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