Traineeships for persons with disabilities in the Parliament

The European Parliament promotes equality of opportunity and encourages applications from women and men with disabilities for its traineeship programmes. In 2006 the European Parliament launched a specific traineeship programme for people with disabilities.

Paid Traineeships for people with disabilities

The European Parliament is offering paid traineeships to persons with disabilities, as a positive action measure aimed at facilitating the integration of disabled people in the workplace. These traineeships are open both to graduates of universities or equivalent institutions and to people whose qualifications are below university level. (Article 18 of the Internal Rules Governing Traineeships and Study Visits in the Secretariat of the European Parliament which concerns the academic qualifications needed for admission to a paid traineeship thus does not apply to this programme). The main purpose of this programme is to offer a number of people with disabilities a meaningful and valuable work experience, and an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the activities of the European Parliament.


The European Parliament will soon be launching the call for applications for the 9th period of the traineeships for persons with disabilities (1 March - 31 July 2011 )

The call for applications as well as more detailed information, can be found on the European Parliament website

The call is open from 15 August to 15 October 2010


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