Work experience placement economic development

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EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities, is looking for a work experience placement under the supervision of the policy advisors for economic development as well as cohesion policy and urban development for a period of 6 months starting in July 2019. EUROCITIES is an equal opportunity employer. At EUROCITIES we are committed to fair employment practices and encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, ages and genders, as well as those with disabilities. We strive to create a workforce which is as diverse as the cities we serve.


The selected candidate will work in the following areas: economic development (innovation, entrepreneurship and SMEs, city branding and international economic relations), metropolitan cooperation, EU cohesion policy, urban governance, public services, public procurement and long-term investment and SDGs. The main tasks are to :


  • monitor policy initiatives and developments at EU level
  • analyse policy documents and draft briefing notes
  • draft articles for EUROCITIES newsletter, update EUROCITIES web pages and other communications-related tasks
  • contribute to the organisation of forum and working group meetings
  • update members database



  • university degree preferably linked to urban issues
  • basic knowledge about local economic development, metropolitan cooperation, public services, public procurement, long-term investment  and EU cohesion policy and SDG's
  • excellent English, other EU languages an asset
  • good command of MS Office
  • team player, well organised, proactive

We offer

  • insights into the daily work of our policy team
  • a dynamic, international and pleasant working environment
  • assistance with living expenses up to €200 per month under Belgian legislation
  • assistance with local public transport expenses
  • assistance with lunch expenses
  • a Belgian mobile phone number, with credit for calls and internet
  • up to 300 € reimbursement for travel expenses once during the contract


Please send your motivation letter and CV in Pdf format by 17:00, Sunday 9 June 2019 to:

Patricia de Wouters, HR coordinator

Email subject : application WEP EDF

Your motivation letter (max one page) should include responses to the following:

  • What attracts you to EUROCITIES?
  • How do you see cities improving their local economy through EU cohesion policy, Entrepreneurship and SMEs policy, and public procurement policy?

Interviews will be held during the week of 17 June. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. CV and personal data of non-selected candidates are not shared with anyone outside EUROCITIES and will be deleted immediately after the recruitment process. For more information, read our privacy policy.