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Trainee for digital transformation


Eurocities is the network of major European cities, comprising more than 200 members, working across a wide range of thematic areas that reflect cities’ priorities.

Eurocities is a dynamic and international team where we trust in people, value constructive exchanges and collaborative work. We help people thrive in a friendly, open, and healthy environment while promoting a work/life balance.

We are recruiting a trainee to work on topics linked to digital transformation, to become a member of the digital policies team for 1 year (six months, renewable for another six months), ideally starting mid-April 2024.


As trainee, you will play an important role in Eurocities’ daily work, with a focus on topics linked to digital transformation. You will work with the Digital Transformation Policy Advisor covering topics such as data, digital rights, new and emerging technologies, digital twins, but also digital inclusion, e-government, algorithms, and more.

In this role, you will:

  • assist in the organisation and follow-up of the Digital Forum Working Groups and Task Forces meetings, such as (online) knowledge exchanges, workshops, webinars, and discussions;
  • draft articles and collect input for the Digital Forum weekly newsletter as well as the Eurocities newsletter, update the Eurocities internal web pages on digital issues, and perform other communications-related tasks;
  • support work on policy-related activities and initiatives in which Eurocities is involved (Living-in.EU, Cities Coalition for Digital Rights);
  • monitor relevant initiatives and developments at EU level, and prepare briefing documents;
  • participate and contribute to internal and external meetings with members and EU stakeholders;
  • support project development work in the area of digital transformation;
  • support the organisation of the Digital Forum annual meeting;
  • give general support to the digital team as needed.


You are proactive and enthusiastic about delivering positive results in a flexible manner.

Eurocities will support you in developing your skills for entering the workplace. We have set out below some skills that would help you get the most out of this traineeship.

You have:

  • a university degree, preferably linked to political science, international relations, EU policies, urbanisation, etc.;
  • basic knowledge and interest about digital services and policies in the EU, as well as the role of local authorities and the EU institutions;
  • excellent oral and written communications skills in English. Other languages are an asset;
  • excellent organisational skills;
  • problem-solving approach;
  • good interpersonal skills for an international environment;
  • good knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (incl. Teams, SharePoint).

You are:

  • a dynamic team player;
  • able to work independently or with minimal supervision;
  • happy to take the initiative;
  • agile in a changing environment with the ability to juggle competing deadlines.

We offer

  • a 1-year traineeship contract (six months, renewable for another six months), ideally starting in mid-April 2024;
  • a full-time position based at the Eurocities office in Brussels;
  • a remuneration of approximately €1,000 per month.

Important: Eurocities will provide you with a Belgian trainee contract (CIP “convention d’immersion professionnelle”). Due to the CIP requirements and conditions, the selected candidate will need to already live or be willing to move to Belgium for the duration of the contract, as candidates need to provide a Belgian address. More information on this type of contract may be found on:


  • meal vouchers;
  • full reimbursement of public transport costs;
  • training opportunities and access to online training;
  • a dynamic international team;
  • a pleasant working environment;
  • flexible working hours;
  • part-time teleworking.

Eurocities promotes the importance of a work-life balance.

How to apply and next steps

Applicants are requested to send a 1-page letter of motivation explaining their suitability for the position, together with a CV, by 12:00 CET on Tuesday 12 March 2024 to: Patricia de Wouters, Head of HR, at Please send the documents in pdf format and mention ‘CIP DT’ in the subject line.

A longlist of candidates will be drawn up, with pre-selected candidates invited to a one-hour remote test. On the basis of the test results, shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview on 2 and 3 April 2024 (please note that the interviews will be scheduled either in person in Brussels, or remotely on Teams).

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