Eurocities, the network of major European cities, is offering a work placement experience in the policy area of knowledge society (digital policy) to a young graduate, for six months, starting from 1 April 2021.
We welcome students eligible for Erasmus+ grant.
This area includes topics such as data, new and emerging technologies (AI, IoT, 5G, robotics…), digital rights, digital inclusion and e-government, standards, smart cities, research and innovation, and more.
- monitoring digital policy initiatives and developments at the EU level
- analysing digital policy documents, drafting briefing notes and policy papers
- working on policy related activities and initiatives in which the network is involved (boosting upscaling of digital solutions across Europe’s cities, Cities Coalition for Digital Rights)
- drafting articles for the Eurocities newsletter, updating the Eurocities web pages on digital issues and other communications-related tasks
- assisting in the organisation of forum and working group meetings
- general administrative tasks
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 work experience.
- a university degree preferably on political science, international relations, EU policies, Urbanisation, etc, or need to do a placement as part of your final year
- interest in digital services
- basic knowledge about digital policies in the EU (EU digital agenda, digital single market strategy), the role of local authorities and the EU institutions
- excellent oral and written communications skills in English. other languages is an asset
- advanced writing skills
- excellent organisational skills
- problem-solving approach
- good interpersonal skills for an international environment
- experience with Microsoft Teams
- digital awareness for online meetings
- a dynamic team player
- able to work independently
- agile in a changing environment with the ability to juggle competing deadlines
- assistance with living expenses of up to €200 per month under Belgian legislation
- a full time position that will be carried out at Eurocities office in Brussels. However, due to strict measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 you will be asked to telework initially
- reimbursement of local public transport expenses
- assistance with lunch expenses when working in Brussels
- up to €300 reimbursement for one trip home during the contract
- meal vouchers
- full reimbursement of public transport costs
Some other benefit examples are :
- training opportunities and access to online trainings
- a dynamic international team
- a pleasant working environment
- flexible working
- part time teleworking
Eurocities recognises the importance of a work life balance.
Applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation (max 1 page), together with a CV by COB on 28 February 2021 to: Patricia de Wouters, HR coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send the documents in pdf format and mention ‘WEP KSF’ in the subject line.
Your motivation letter should include replies to the following questions:
- What does attract you to Eurocities?
- Why, in your view, digital related matters are among the priorities of major cities in Europe?
Interviews will be held virtually on 11 March 2021.