The European Parliament offers young people who have a secondary-school leaving certificate (obtained before the deadline for applications) corresponding to the level required for entry to university, or who have completed a higher or technical course to an equivalent level, the opportunity to undertake training placements. Priority is given to young people who are required to complete a training placement as part of their course of study, provided that they have reached the age of 18 by the first day of the placement.
Training placements are awarded for periods of between one and four months, with the possibility of exceptions.
(1) Non-compulsory training placements
|Starting dates and deadlines for receipt of applications for non-compulsory training placements:|
|Application period||Start of placement (max. 4 months)|
|1 December – 1 February||1 May|
(2) Compulsory training placements
Parliament can accept applicants who meet the general conditions of admission and for whom a training placement is a compulsory requirement:
as part of a course of study at a university or at an educational establishment of an equivalent standard,
in high-level vocational training organised by a non-profit-making body (notably public institutes or bodies),
as a prerequisite for access to a profession,
subject to the submission of supporting documentation from the body that grants access to the profession in question.
|Starting dates and deadlines for receipt of applications for compulsory training placements:|
|Deadline for receipt of applications||Start of placement|
|1 February||Between 1 May and 31 August|
In order to apply for a training placement you must meet the conditions of admission and must fill in the online application form.