2016 Traineeship Programme – EFSA meets European universities

25 May 2016


Are you interested in food science, communications, law or human resources? Would you like to experience at first-hand what it is like to work for an EU institution? The European Food Safety Authority offers a unique opportunity to young university graduates to gain professional experience related to their field of specialisation in an organisation committed to ensuring that European food is safe. At any one time we have a group of about 50 trainees and study visitors working in our various departments. Trainees at EFSA have the opportunity to immerse themselves in our work and that of the European food safety system in general, experience that can act as a springboard for a number of career choices. As a trainee, you’ll have an important role in supporting the activities of your assigned unit, working in a dynamic, multicultural scientific environment. You will work alongside experienced scientists and have access to your own personal adviser, all of whom will help you to get the most out of your time at EFSA. Join EFSA through the 2016 Traineeship Programme, which will be launched in mid- May 2016. Find out more about traineeships at EFSA.

Objectives of the info session

What does EFSA offer a young university graduate? Come to this info session to learn more about our 2016 Traineeship Programme. You will meet EFSA representatives who will introduce you to the programme as well as current and former trainees who will share their experiences. You will also have the chance to find out more about career opportunities at EFSA – as a staff member or an expert – and the other schemes that EFSA offers, such as the Study Visit Scheme for university and PhD students.

EFSA meets European universities: programme

Who should attend?

The meeting is intended for all interested parties from universities (e.g. researchers, staff members, members of alumni associations, students, etc.). Participation is limited to a maximum of 50 participants.

On-line registrations

Registration is closed.

Please note that registration may close once the maximum number of participants is reached or, at the latest, by 13 May 2016. 

Attendance will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Practical information

The meeting will be held in Brussels, Belgium, from 14.00-17.00 on 25 May 2016. Further details on the venue and logistics will be communicated to registered participants. English will be the official language of the event; no translation will be provided.

There is no fee for participation but you will be expected to cover your travel and accommodation expenses.


Do not hesitate to contact traineeships [at] efsa.europa.eu