Recruitment process

Application procedure

Candidates are required to follow the application procedure stated in the vacancy notice. No applications can be accepted after the specified closing date. Due to the large volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be notified. For further information regarding the status of the selection procedure, see recruitment status.

At a later stage, candidates may be requested to supply documentary evidence, in original, in support of the statements made in the application. Should a position be offered, candidates are required to undergo a mandatory medical analysis and physical check-up with our selected medical service.

Application forms

Please use the ECDC application form (MSWord) when applying for a position at ECDC. For Mac users please use the following form. Other application formats will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact: .

IMPORTANT: If you encounter any problems opening the form, please save the document as a compatible Word file before opening. You can save the form by right clicking on the 'ECDC application form' and choose 'Save target as'. If it is requesting you to provide 'username' and 'password', click 'Cancel'. You should be able to access the document. 

Please note that the indicated deadlines are always 24:00 (CET)

Selection process

For detailed information regarding the selection process at ECDC, please refer to the relevant Internal Procedure on Recruitment and Selection at ECDC available at the following links:

Selection Committees

Please find the Selection Committees for the ongoing recruitment procedures.

Applicants are reminded that the work of the selection committee is confidential. It is forbidden for applicants to make direct or indirect contact with members of these committees or for anybody to do so on their behalf.

Applicants are also advised that references may be requested at a later stage of the recruitment process.

Commitment to serve the public interest independently

Prior to appointment, the candidate will be required to make a declaration in relation to the interests that might be considered prejudicial to his/her independence. The Director will examine such declarations and take measures if necessary. Similarly, after appointment, the jobholder may be required to make such a declaration and may be asked to divest himself of any interests deemed by ECDC to pose a potential conflict of interest.

Travel expenses 

Rules on contribution of expenses for candidates invited to attend a selection procedure or medical examination

Protection of personal data

Please note that the personal information ECDC requests from applicants will be processed in line with Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.  The purpose of processing of your personal data is to support the selection procedures at ECDC. This processing may involve distribution of this data to other Community institutions. For further information or exercise of your rights (such as the right to access or the right to correct my data), contact can be taken with the Human Resources section.

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Equal opportunities

ECDC values diversity and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation.

Page last updated 30 Aug 2018