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What is a 'quota'?

The institutions are assigned a certain quota of successful candidates that they can recruit from the reserve list. This information is only available to EPSO and the EU institutions. 

The quotas reflect the recruitment needs of a particular institution(s) over a given period. 

Recruitment by another institution during the period in which the quota(s) are applied is subject to the approval of the institution(s) concerned. 

The quota is normally lifted three months (for generalists) or six months (for some specialists’ competitions) after the publication of the reserve list, or can be extended, on approval of the institution(s) concerned.

EPSO is not involved in the decision to lift the quota, but we inform candidates on the competition webpage as soon as such a decision is taken by the recruiting institutions.