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EDPS recruitments are subject to the publication of a specific vacancy notice. When there is a vacancy, a notice is published according to the following procedure:

1) Internal publication: this is the first phase of the selection process. The notice is published within the institution and only staff members may apply at this stage.

2) Inter-institutional publication: if the position is not filled internally, the vacancy notice is opened to all European Institutions and at this stage, only officials from other European Institutions may apply. For this reason, the vacancy is published in the Inter-institutional Vacancy Notices page, which is accessible only from the intranet of European Institutions. If candidates fulfill all the required qualifications, an inter-institutional transfer is made. Only those positions that are not filled at this step can be filled in the manner described below.

3) Reserve list of competitions graduates
The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is an inter-institutional office that organises recruitment competitions for all the European institutions. Candidates who pass a competition are placed on a so called "reserve list" and can be recruited as permanent EU staff. 

If the vacancy is not filled with an internal or an inter-institutional candidate, the EDPS consults reserve lists of competition graduates.

To obtain information about competition announcements and timetables, read more on the EPSO website, or announcements published in the EU Official Journal.

EPSO Website
Official Journal of the European Union

4) More information about working at EDPS/ Call for interest 

  • 28 October 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli attends the conference New Instruments to Promote the Correct Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

  • 27 October 2016

    40th DPO meeting hosted by European Union Intellectual Property Office, Introductory speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Alicante, Spain

  • 26 October 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli meeting with Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Digital Single Market, Brussels, Belgium

  • 26 October 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli meeting with Ambassador Marlene Bonnici, Permanent Representation of Malta to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium

  • 21 October 2016

    VII edition of the Diplomacy Festival, The season of uncertainties. In search of new policies for the Coexistence and Integration,  Giovanni Buttarelli participates in the debate on Privacy shield: data exchange and trade relations EU-US, Rome, Italy

  • 19 October 2016

    38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners: Opening new territories for privacy, Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Adequacy, Localization and Cultural Determinism, Marrakesh, Morocco

  • 18 October 2016

    ISC GDPR Seminar: The Impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on collaborative science in Europe, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli on Implications of the GDPR on Science and Research (via a video link), Brussels, Belgium

  • 18 October 2016

    Technology, Challenges and Effective Governance, IAF/FPF Side Event at ICDPPC, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli on The Future of Technology and Data Governance, Marrakesh, Morocco