*** UPDATE January 2023: The selection procedure for the FRA Traineeship Programme 2023 has been reopened as the Agency is seeking Trainees for the period 1 April - 30 September 2023. To apply, please see the Call for Applications on the Agency's e-recruitment platform.***
FRA Traineeship Programme 2022-2023 (29/06/2022)
In line with Article 4(2) of the Rules Governing the Traineeship Programme at FRA (Ref. CS/023/217), traineeships at FRA may be offered for a minimum of three months and a maximum of 12 months.
For the 2022-2023 traineeship programme, FRA will offer traineeships for a duration of 6 months, i.e. from 01 October 2022 - 31 March 2023 or from 01 April 2023 - 30 September 2023.
This change will be brought to the attention of candidates during the trainee selection process.
This traineeship scheme is addressed mainly to recent university graduates of Romani1background, without excluding those who - in the framework of lifelong learning - are at the beginning of a new professional career. The aims of the traineeship at the FRA are:
This traineeship scheme is offered to candidates of Romani background who have completed either a post-secondary education attested by a diploma (e.g. bachelor’s degree or equivalent) or a secondary education attested by a diploma and professional experience of minimum two years relevant to the work of the Department they apply for.
Roma trainees are selected from nationals of the Member States of the European Union (27) and EU candidate (Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey) and potential candidate countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo2).
Trainees are requested to have a very good knowledge of English and another EU language. Roma traineeship places are offered in the following FRA Units to work on the tasks listed in each of the linked files below:
For detailed information about the eligibility criteria as well as the rights and duties of the trainees, please consult our Rules governing the Roma traineeship programme at the FRA and the FAQ. We recommend you read them carefully before submitting your application.
The FRA is an equal opportunities employer and ensures that its recruitment procedures do not discriminate on any ground such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Within the scope of application of the Treaty establishing the European Community and of the Treaty on the European Union, and without prejudice to the special provisions of those Treaties, any discrimination on grounds of nationality shall be prohibited.
FRA encourages candidates with disabilities to apply. If you consider yourself to have a physical, mental, intellectual or sensory disability please tick the appropriate box on the on-line application form and indicate any adjustments or arrangements needed in relation to your disability.
You can still apply for the second intake of the 2023 traineeship programme, i.e. for the period 1 April - 30 September 2023. To apply, see the Call for Applications on the Agency's e-recruitment platform.
FRA is a multicultural workplace and recognises the important contribution diversity can make to the working environment. It especially welcomes applications from under-represented groups to give them a valuable working experience that may lead to future opportunities.
1 The Romani background will be determined on the basis of applicants’ self-declaration.
The term “Roma and Travellers” is used at the Council of Europe to encompass the wide diversity of the groups covered by the work of the Council of Europe in this field: on the one hand a) Roma, Sinti/Manush, Calé, Kaale, Romanichals, Boyash/Rudari; b) Balkan Egyptians (Egyptians and Ashkali); c) Eastern groups (Dom, Lom and Abdal); and, on the other hand, groups such as Travellers, Yenish, and the populations designated under the administrative term “Gens du voyage”, as well as persons who identify themselves as Gypsies.
2 This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.