Work experience placement environment


EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities, is offering a work experience placement in the area of environment. This area of works includes topics such as climate and energy, air quality, waste and circular economy, water. You will be working under the supervision of the policy advisor and the project coordinator for a period of six months, starting on Monday 4 November 2019.




  • Monitoring environmental policy initiatives and developments on the EU level
  • Analysing environmental policy documents and supporting the drafting of policy papers especially in the areas of energy, waste, climate and water
  • Drafting articles for the EUROCITIES newsletter, updating the EUROCITIES web pages on environmental issues and other communications-related tasks
  • Supporting environment-related projects (in particular: Covenant of Mayors), with events organisation and preparation of communication materials (articles, case studies)
  • Contributing to the organisation of the Covenant of Mayors Ceremony in Spring 2020
  • Contributing to daily press reviews
  • Contributing to the climate campaign event in November 2019, the organisation of the Environment forum meeting in March 2020 and of working group meetings
  • General administrative tasks





  • University degree
  • Basic knowledge about environmental policies in the EU and the role of local authorities
  • Good understanding of the EU institutions and policy processes
  • Excellent English
  • Good command of MS Office
  • Proactive, organised, team player
  • Basic command of graphic design softwares is a plus



We offer


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


Please send your motivation letter and CV by 23:00, Sunday 29 September 2019, to:

Patricia de Wouters 
Email subject : WEP Environment

Interviews will be held on Monday 21 October 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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