In 2004 the S&D Group launched the Peace Fund, now called the Herwig Kaiser - International Co-operation Fund, to promote the values of peace, dialogue and co-operation beyond national borders and to champion conflict resolution in vulnerable areas and countries bordering the EU. The candidate of this fund must be a citizen from a recent or a former conflict area or country in the world (or an EU citizen engaged in cooperating with a recent or a former conflict area or country in the world), or from a potential new member state to the neighborhood.

Semester Beginning of traineeship Duration Registration period
1st semester mid-February 3 months (Precise dates to follow)
2nd semester mid-September 3 months (Precise dates to follow)

General provisions

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 3 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.

Related documents

Published: 14/05/2019

S&D Traineeships - Internal Rules