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European Public Administration

The work of EU public administrators has a direct impact on the European Union’s growth and citizens’ well-being. 

EU public administrators contribute to shaping decisions that benefit the public. They closely support decision-makers by drafting policies on all aspects of EU life, such as justice, health, work, business, taxes, IT, among many others. 

Policy officer

Job description

Policy officers provide guidance and support to senior officials in designing,  delivering and evaluating EU policies in a large variety of sectors, from foreign policy, to human rights, human resources and programme management. 

In their role, policy officers perform a variety of tasks including formulating analysis and solutions; devising strategies; implementing projects; coordinating work across departments and institutions; organising public consultations on EU actions and liaising with external stakeholders.  
Key qualifications

You must have a good command of at least two EU languages, a degree in a related discipline for entry at grade AD 5 (the entry-level for officials at administrator level) and several years’ relevant experience to join at a more senior level (grade AD 7). Key qualifications may vary so always check the specific requirements whenever a selection procedure is published.

Learn more about selection procedures and different staff categories.

You can also find available job opportunities or consult our traineeships page.