As part of our fight against xenophobia and racism – particularly against Roma communities – the S&D Group created this fund in 2010 to get young Roma people involved in policy-making at all levels and give them an insight into the work of the European institutions.

The candidate of this fund must be part of the Roma community.
Semester Beginning of traineeship Duration Registration period
 1st semester mid-February 3 months(Precise dates will follow)
 2nd semester mid-September 3 months (Precise dates will follow)
All traineeship candidates are entitled to apply for ONE of the 6 specific funds*, or the FRANCIS VALS fund AND a maximum of ONE of the other 5 specific funds*.

*Any candidate applying for the "Traineeships for young people with disabilities" must have a medically recognised disability. We will require proof of a candidate’s disability.

Should a candidate submit multiple applications for the same fund, we will only consider the most recent one.

In order to determine to the department that best suits your profile, you can find out more about the work of each team in our Secretariat.

To apply for a traineeship you must fulfil the conditions specified in Article 2 of the internal rules governing traineeships in the S&D Group and complete the online application form.

When applying online, you have a maximum of 30 minutes to complete each page of the application form. Please note that if you leave your application form inactive for 30 minutes, the data you have entered will be lost. We therefore advise you to read the internal rules before starting to fill in the application form online.

To prevent the system becoming overloaded by a large number of applications, We advise you not to wait until the last day to apply.

The application is submitted in a single operation and cannot be changed once submitted. Therefore, please make sure that it is correct and complete before submitting it. Once you have submitted your online application a confirmation message will automatically be sent to your email address.

Please note that incomplete applications will automatically be rejected.