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Eurocities, the network of major European cities, is looking for a trainee to work on topics linked to economic development, to become a member of its policy team for six months initially, renewable for another 6 months, starting as soon as possible.


As trainee, you will play an important role in Eurocities’ daily work, with a focus on topics linked to economic development. You will work with policy advisor on economic development. In this role, you will:

  • monitor policy initiatives and developments at EU level on topics such as innovation, long-term investments, entrepreneurship and SMEs, city branding and international economic relations and public services;
  • carry out research, analysing policy documents;
  • analyse policy documents and draft briefing notes;
  • draft articles for Eurocities newsletter, update Eurocities web pages and other communications-related tasks;
  • contribute to the organisation of forum and working group meetings, both online and onsite;
  • update members database;
  • give general support to the economic development team;
  • support the implementation of EU funded projects.


Eurocities will support you in developing your skills for entering the workplace. We have set out below some skills that would help you get the most out of this traineeship.

You have:

  • a university degree, preferably linked to economic issues;
  • basic knowledge and interest in local economic development trends in the European Union;
  • basic knowledge about economic development policies in the EU, the EU institutions and the role of local authorities;
  • a keen interest in economic policies;
  • excellent oral and written communications skills in English other languages is an asset;
  • advanced writing skills;
  • excellent organisational skills;
  • problem-solving approach;
  • good interpersonal skills for an international environment;
  • experience with Microsoft Teams;
  • digital awareness for online meetings.

You are:

  • a dynamic team player;
  • able to work independently;
  • agile in a changing environment with the ability to juggle competing deadlines.

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