A career at the European Environment Agency (EEA) is more than just a job. It is an opportunity to be part of a community that is working to make a difference towards protecting Europe’s environment.

At the EEA, we offer candidates from diverse professional backgrounds an international and stimulating working environment. Whatever your role, you will contribute to our collective purpose to provide evidence-based knowledge on Europe’s environment and climate.

We value our employees' unique skills, experience and perspectives, and work hard to create an empowering work environment that provides a sense of community. With a career at the EEA, you can grow professionally and personally, thanks to training opportunities, flexible work arrangements, and more.  

As an EU agency, the European Environment Agency only accepts applications from nationals of the EU and the agency’s member countries (the 27 European Union Member States and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, and Türkiye).

Our contracts

The EEA offers three contract types. Staff are recruited through open selection procedures.

Temporary agent contracts are typically offered as a four-year contract with the possibility of renewal. These posts are classified into three function groups, depending on the kind of duties: 

  • Administrative function group (AD) related to managerial, conceptual and analytical work. Linguistic and scientific duties are also included.
  • Assistants function group (AST) and Secretaries and clerks function group (AST/SC) relate to technical, excecutive and clerical duties.

We do not accept unsolicited applications

Applications for open published vacancies will be considered in accordance with the published application procedure. We do not accept unsolicited applications.

Contact us at recruitment.enquiries@eea.europea.eu if you have questions about our selection process and open positions.

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