Message to all candidates invited to Assessment Centres, Case Studies and other tests this week (25-27/11/15)

  Assessment Centres and Case Studies have been taking place this week as planned without incident. Although the alert level in Brussels will remain unchanged until Monday 30th November 2015, the vast majority of Commission staff is working as normal albeit with increased vigilance and security measures in place. According to the information received from the(…)

Message to all candidates invited to the AC tomorrow (24/11/2015)

Please note that the assessment centres will take place tomorrow (24/11/2015) as planned. According to the information received from the Belgian authorities, there is no indication for a specific threat against EU institutions, and as a result the Commission is operational. Travelling from and to Brussels is currently not affected. Please keep in mind, however, that(…)

Message to all candidates invited to the AC tomorrow (23/11/2015)

Please note that the assessment centre will take place tomorrow (23/11/2015) as planned. Traffic disruption and alterations are to be expected on the transport network, including on the roads. Updated information on the following web site: Belgian railway, Brussels public transport.

EPSOs statement about the T-124/13 and T-191/13 judgment

As promised in our previous updates of 25 September and 21 October, EPSO would like to inform you of the latest state of play following the recent judgment of the General Court in cases T-124/13 and T-191/1 on the language regime for open competitions. As stated previously, the rights of successful candidates in the three(…)


With regard to the recent judgment of the General Court in cases T-124/13 and T-191/13, case law confirms that the annulment judgment does not reopen expired appeal deadlines to contest the language regime in either on-going or already closed competitions.  EPSO therefore respectfully requests that candidates refrain from submitting complaints or Requests for Review on(…)

European Summit on 15-16/10/2015 – Security perimeter

During the European Council meetings, a security perimeter is established by the Belgian Police in the Brussels European area. The security perimeter will be closed on 15-16/10/2015. The EPSO building (Avenue de Cortenbergh, 25) lies outside of this security perimeter. Updated information on the following web site: Belgian railway, Brussels public transport.

Forum des carrières de l’Europe

The 1st Forum des carrières de l’Europe, organised by the SGAE, will be held for the first time in Paris, November 28, 2015 in the premises of the Fondation Alliance française. To improve the visibility of EU careers and encourage applications, the Forum will present all the opportunities in the public and private sectors in the EU. For this, the Forum will feature(…)

EPSO’s statement on the General Court judgment in Cases T-124/13 and T-191/13

On September 24 2015 the General Court delivered a judgment in Cases T-124/13 Italy vs Commission and T-191/13 Spain vs Commission annulling three Notices of Competition from 2012 and 2013. This annulment concerns the Notices of Competition for competitions EPSO/AST/125/12 – Assistants (AST3) in the fields of Audit, Finance/Accounting and Economics/Statistics; EPSO/AST/126/12 – Assistants (AST3),(…)

Planned service interruption of our Sample tests

On Sunday 27 September 2015 between 14.00 and 20.00 (Brussels time), you might not be able to consult some of our Sample tests on the website. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Vacancy notice COM/2015/20009: Members of the Regulatory Scrutiny Board (AD14) – Secretariat-General, European Commission

The European Commission is recruiting three Temporary Agents (grade AD14) for the Regulatory Scrutiny Board in the Secretariat-General, whose main responsibilities will include quality assurance of draft impact assessment reports prepared by the Commission on existing policies and new political initiatives. The Regulatory Scrutiny Board is dedicated to supporting the European Commission’s Better Regulation Policy(…)