The European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is an interesting and dynamic workplace offering a range of career opportunities not only for fundamental rights experts, but also professionals in the administrative, HR and ICT related areas.
The Agency celebrates diversity! We are convinced that diversity is a strength in the workplace and that its harnessing will create a productive environment in which everyone feels valued, where their talents are being fully utilised, and in which organisational goals are met.
The Agency is fully committed to the provision of equality of opportunity for all its employees through its employment practices, policies and procedures. FRA undertakes to provide a working environment that is sensible to differences in racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and gender. The Agency’s policy is based on a model of best practice for sustaining a work ethos whereby all employees can reach their full potential.
To this purpose, FRA applies a policy of equal opportunities and takes great care to avoid any form of discrimination in its selection and recruitment procedure: the Agency ensures that no employee or job applicant is treated inequitably due to gender, marital or parental status, age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, colour, citizenship/nationality or religious belief.
The Agency’s premises are completely set to accommodate needs of persons with disabilities: FRA constantly makes sure to arrange what candidates, visitors and staff consider necessary to enable them to take part in interviews, meeting and activities of the Agency.
According to Article 1, paragraph 2 of CRPD (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities), persons with disabilities are defined as follows: “Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others”
Work opportunities at the FRA are open to nationals of the 27 European Union Member States: currently the Agency employs staff from 23 different nationalities: for this reason candidates of the following nationalities are particularly encouraged to apply: Croatia, Cyprus, Malta, and Slovenia.