Article 2

Recipients and conditions governing eligibility
  • Applicants for traineeships must meet the following conditions: 
  • be aged between minimum 18 and maximum 35;
  • be a national of one of the European Union Member States, unless the provisions of Article 22 apply;
  • share the values of European Socialists and Democrats;
  • have a university degree or have attended a university or an equivalent higher education establishment for three years (at least six terms), unless the provisions of Article 26 apply; 
  • have a perfect knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union and in addition a very good knowledge of one of the working languages of the S&D Group (English, French, Spanish or German).
The S&D Group maintains an equal opportunities policy and encourages applications from qualified men and women who fulfil the conditions for admission, excluding all discrimination. Selection and recruitment procedures are adapted to ensure that they do not disadvantage candidates with disabilities.