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Positive Action Programme for Trainees with a Disability in the European Council

The General Secretariat of the Council (GSC) guarantees 4-6 paid traineeships a year to EU nationals with a recognised disability in the framework “Positive Action Programme for Trainees with a Disability”. Candidates must have a recognizable disability, and a university degree or be third year students (or equivalent) of a higher education establishment.

Applications for the September 2020 — January 2021 traineeship period are open from 17 February to 16 March 2020 (noon, GMT +2), for:

  • paid traineeships
  • unpaid compulsory traineeships 
  • positive Action Programme for Trainees with a Disability

In the GSC, reasonable accommodation can include provision or modification of equipment or technical devices, adjustment of policies or practices, etc. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. To provide the appropriate accommodation, a case-by-case examination is therefore needed.

In order to request reasonable accommodation, please send a message to reasonable.accommodation@consilium.europa.eu once you have submitted your application. The request should describe the reasonable accommodation arrangements that you would need during the traineeship and be accompanied by documentary justification of the need for reasonable accommodation arrangements. Please indicate your full name and the candidate number received when submitting your application.

Your request for reasonable accommodation will be handled by the Equal Opportunities Office and will not be visible to the Traineeships Office.

More information and applications