Were you aware of the different career paths and opportunities available to you in the EU, after you leave School, College or University? We wanted to make sure! Our EU Career series aims to make you aware of the kind of jobs you can do in the EU institutions, and how you get there via different educational routes.

To find out more about what the most common job profiles in the EU institutions are, the qualifications you will need and how individuals are selected for the different roles, follow this link the the EU Job Profiles.

What is the EU?
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 member states, with an estimated population of over 508 million. Its institutions are: the European Council, the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the European Court of Auditors.  Within these different institutions there are of course people. People just like you.

EU Mission Statement:
To guarantee peace, freedom and security in and around Europe. To promote and protect democracy and universal rights in Europe and around the world. To strengthen Europe’s economy and to promote solidarity around Europe by working in partnership with national, regional and local government. To make it easy for Europe’s citizens to live and work throughout the Union. To promote equality and tolerance of diversity in Europe. To promote and facilitate cooperation between Europeans, at individual, local, regional and national level, and in both the public and private sectors. To protect Europe’s environment and combat climate change. To help Europe benefit economically and socially from globalisation*. To ensure that Europe’s voice is heard in the world. To listen to its citizens, be accountable to them and work for them in a transparent and decentralised way.